this website exist? What purpose does it serve? Two good
questions that we're about to answer whether you like it or not...
sick-films.com is an outlet
for the enthusiasm of a number of talented
creative individuals who "get
the joke" on this much maligned form of film-making. The contributors
to this website appreciate extreme,
creative art - which is what these
films are - and want to tell you about
the films they like, in a way that
they hope will help you see the funny side.
And there is a funny side. Imagine
the actors stifling their laughs (come on: these so-called nasties
are funny because they're so goddamn
bad!); imagine what the actors (and
crew) felt like when they were filming the craziest scenes; imagine
(for a second) that these people got paid
for making these films... Yes: there's no
end to the hilarity at sick-films.com...
It goes without saying that we're not
really interested in so-called "snuff movies" [which we
doubt exist anyway, and really don't
care if they do] or in sitting through hours of autopsy footage
or real death scenes - our appetite is for new
and classic films that rate
highly on the sickometer, that make us laugh
(and hurl at the same time).
At the end of the day this site is made as a labour
of love by a bunch of ordinary guys,
with everyday lives, families,
and not a criminal record in sight.
All of us have been watching crazy movies since our early
teens, and none of
us have gone on to become axe murderers.
We welcome any and all comments about
our site. Suggestions, movie tips, requests, abuse - whatever -
just email us at: webmaster at sick-films.com
NOTE: sick-films.com has been
going since 2001, but spent much of
it's early life broken and unfinished (it was initially nothing
more than a practise website built by our resident design guru).
It was redesigned in 2005 but still
suffered a few problems due to the fact that no
one could be arsed to finish it off properly. Now, though,
many of these glitches have been ironed-out
and the site is now starting to look like it's working
properly. Shit the bed! It's amazing
the motivation you can generate with a horsewhip...
ADVENT OF DVD IS NOW
WORKING IN OUR FAVOUR...
The DVD format is now so widespread that many rare and unusual exploitation films are now seeing the light of day.
And at last we can now easily rediscover the delights of lost
"classics" such as Flesh For
Frankenstein and Island Of Death,
and in a convenient way. And many rare films are now being lovingly restored by distributors
who can see the good in these movies - the fun. The
joy. And it is joy, because during the nastiest scenes
in the movies we love so much here we're always giggling at the back of our minds. Like schoolchildren. And we keep
repeating, over and over: "It's
only a movie. It's only a movie..." just like
the poster said.
TO THE CENSORS...
For years the British public has had to put up with crappy, butchered
UK releases at the hands of the BBFC.
Now they can bypass the censors and order totally uncut copies
of their favourite "nasties" on countless websites worldwide.
With DVD and the Internet it has never been easier to gross out
your mates with your wierd film collection, or introduce your unhinged
girlfriend to the perverted wonders of House
On The Edge Of The Park, or sit your mad
Aunt down to watch Re-Animator...
Or whatever. There are a lot of great sick films out there - we hope to bring the very
best to your attention here...
AWARE OF THE LAW
ESPECIALLY IN THE UK...
It is still illegal to supply
or intend to supply an uncertificated
film in the UK, but it is NOT
illegal to import uncertificated films from other countries INTO the UK, for your own personal
use. You are well within your rights to buy a film from a
website based in the United States, or Hong Kong, or France,
or anywhere - and import it into
the UK. As long as you're not buying
in bulk you will be okay. The DVDs for sale here on
this website (via the Sick Films Store)
are delivered from one of the biggest online distributors in the USA, and are almost always uncut. Please check the film
details for confirmation.