It’s not a good day to be a genre film
Malevolent spooks ‘n goblins be damned! From China: China has added ghosts, monsters and other things that go bump in the night to its list of banned video and audio content in an intensified crackdown ahead of the Beijing Olympics.
Producers have around three weeks to look through their tapes for “horror” and report it to authorities, the General Administration of Press and Publications said in a statement posted on the government Web site.
Offending content included “wronged spirits and violent ghosts, monsters, demons, and other inhuman portrayals, strange and supernatural storytelling for the sole purpose of seeking terror and horror,” the administration said. Yikes! For the full story, click here.
And now, from Australia, where Wrong Turn 2‘s “zombies” are corrupting the youth of Australia: Underage sex offenders at a juvenile detention centre were shown an R-rated slasher film, which featured nudity and sex scenes, by a government officer who paid for it using taxpayer money.
Up to six detainees as young as 15 years old were shown the gruesome and explicit B-grade horror flick Wrong Turn 2 by their recreation officer.
It is understood two of the inmates were serving sentences for sex-related crimes, yet were exposed to an oral sex scene and semi-naked women.
The film also includes an incest scene between two flesh-eating zombies. Other scenes include a woman being cleaved in half with an axe. Way to go, Joe Lynch – this is why we love ya. More on this story here.
Source: Reuters, News.com.au