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Exclusive “CENSOR” clip goes hunting for video nasties

Friday, June 11, 2021 | Exclusives, News

The new film’s protagonist has a scary reason to seek the gruesome cassettes.

Opening theatrically today and coming to VOD June 18 from Magnet Releasing, CENSOR is set during the British “video nasty” scandal of the 1980s and was directed by Prano Bailey-Bond (who discusses the film here and in RUE MORGUE issue #200) from a script she wrote with Anthony Fletcher. The cast is headed by Niamh Algar, Nicholas Burns, Vincent Franklin, Sophia La Porta and Michael Smiley (KILL LIST, THE HALLOW). The synopsis: “Film censor Enid [Algar] takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye-gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.” You can check out our review of CENSOR here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.