Hate Crime…2013 USA action horror thriller by James Cullen Bressack banned by the BBFC for VoD

Posted: 3 March, 2015 in BBFC Bans
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Hate Crime DVD Region NTSC Hate Crime is a 2013 USA action horror thriller by James Cullen Bressack.
Starring Jody Barton, Nicholas Clark and Greg Depetro. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb UK: Banned by the BBFC for:

  • 2015 Horror Show VoD

The BBFC commented:

HATE CRIME focuses on the terrorisation, mutilation, physical and sexual abuse and murder of the members of a Jewish family by the Neo Nazi thugs who invade their home. The physical and sexual abuse and violence are accompanied by constant strong verbal racist abuse. Little context is provided for the violence beyond an on-screen statement at the end of the film that the two attackers who escaped were subsequently apprehended and that the one surviving family member was released from captivity. It is the Board’s carefully considered conclusion that the unremitting manner in which HATE CRIME focuses on physical and sexual abuse, aggravated by racist invective, means that to issue a classification to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Board’s Guidelines, would risk potential harm, and would be unacceptable to broad public opinion. The Board considered whether its concerns could be dealt with through cuts. However, given that the fact that unacceptable content runs throughout the work, cuts are not a viable option in this case and the work is therefore refused a classification.

See article from haddonfieldhorror.com . The Director James Cullen Bressack responded:

I am honoured to know that my mind is officially too twisted for the UK. So it goes…I find it unbelievable that a film that shows little to no on screen violence and no nudity was actually banned. it just shows the power of what is implied and peoples imagination; and is a testament to the fact that the same crimes that happen in the world are truly horrifying.



US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summery Notes and Promotional Material:

A Jewish family, that just arrived in a new neighborhood, are recording their youngest son’s birthday celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal-meth-crazed Neo-Nazi lunatics.

  • … it’s brutal, it’s unflinching, and it is not for the squeamish. – AIN’T IT COOL NEWS

  • … one of the most realistic portrayals of pure fear and terror in modern day society. – BLOODY DISGUSTING

  • All I can do is promise you that it’s a damn well made movie by a talented and dedicated group that set out to do more than sicken or cash in. – MOREHORROR.COM


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