Scum Nation is an irreverent, visual and personal site focusing solely on me, Nigel Wingrove and my thoughts on the world and the UK in particular. It also features examples of my imagery and art, my film related work in exploitation cinema, as well as snippets of the things I like and dislike.
Do my opinions matter? No. Does what I write have any influence on the people or things that I’m writing about? No. Is my work of any relevance at all? No. In fact you could happily pass this site by and carry merrily on with your life – but, if you stay and explore you will find in the dark recesses of Scum Nation a whole cornucopia of visual and literary treats. Covering everything from beasties, like Grimly Fiendish and genocidal Martians, to Hammer starlets and sexploitation beauties; to satanism, blasphemy, political extremism and visual terrorism – to sex, pornography, punk, porn, and blood; to politics – from China’s cultural revolution and France’s revolutionary terror, to Nazism and genocide – here are all the things that interest me and make me tick.
I have no idea why I am doing this? Partly ego and vanity I suppose, and partly just for the pleasure of putting together all the images, words and thoughts that I like and make up my world and seeing what happens and who shares my interests …
This site is also very much an evolving project as I’ll be adding and updating material all the time so please check back often and feel free to comment.
From the blog
Eileen by Ottesa Moshfegh has sentences and passages that are quite simply breathtaking in their perfection. One after the other her words tantalise and tease. She never says too much, nor too little, they are just perfect. Poisonous, cutting, funny, odious, grotesque, dangerous, plain, scary - her writing is marvellous. In just a few sentences in the books’ opening paragraph we know Eileen You might take me for a nursing student or a typist, note the nervous hands, a foot tapping, bitten lip. I looked like nothing special. It’s easy for me to imagine this girl, a strange, young and [...]
We all know of the horrifying success of Nazi propaganda and its promotion of totalitarian and anti-Semitic ideas. In STRENGTH THROUGH DESIGN, collector and author Nigel Wingrove breaks down how it all happened with reproductions of Nazi books, magazines, brochures, newspapers and posters. [More]
Cinema X started publication in the late sixties almost at the same time as sexploitation films began. It focused on sex and on showing as much flesh from the films it was reviewing as possible within the law as was legal, with the pictures becoming increasingly graphic as the sixties moved. [More]
I’ve given Billy Bunter his own section because I couldn’t leave him out. Bunter has been with me throughout most of my life and in particular when I’m stressed I can escape to the often absurd but equally wonderful world of Billy Bunter Bunter and Greyfriars.[More]
Although I write more now than ever before the majority of my work, and my greatest love, is still the visual image and this site gives me an opportunity to show off some of the stuff that I’ve conceived, art directed or created over the years. This includes imagery and designs for my film labels Redemption, Jezebel and Purgatory [More]
REDEMPTION & SALVATION
When I founded Redemption Films back in 1992 I had absolutely no cash and was still in the process of recovering from the costs of losing my court case against the British Board of Film Classification over my film Visions of Ecstasy. [More]
GHOUL GIRL FILMS
Ghoul Girls are creative, sexual and provocative! Fetishized cosplay as you have never seen it before, delivered to your screens every month. Creative films that push and challenge conventional notions of erotica and push it every which way! Funny, perverse and truly alternative, Ghoul Girl Films will deliver costumed sex as irreverent and as exciting as its heroines!. [More]