Posts Tagged "vhs"

VHS Massacre (2017)

I grew up in the glory days of small video stores with shelves stacked with wonderful (and terrible) films for me to salivate over. As a kid i spend my summers watching stacks of VHS tapes picked out from the local mom & pop video store so of course i’m a sucker for vhs era […]

Murderlust (1986)

Intervision Picture Corp. is an interesting company. Somehow tagentially related to the well regarded Severin Films, Intervision picks up all the obscure detritus hiding under rocks. They’ve released such films as the low-fi Canadian head scratcher Things, the equally lo-fi Canadian gem Phobe,  the early German gorefest Burning Moon, final film from Bruno Mattel Zombies: […]

Cinema Somnambulist (2016)

My appreciation for Richard Glenn Schmidt’s work has been clear on this site. I have reviewed his zine, Fang of Joy (and have appeared within it’s pages most recently), and his first book Giallo Meltdown. Cinema Somnambulist (a title I struggle to say) is his latest cinema related published work and of course I have […]

America’s Deadliest Home Video (1993)

Before I begin this review I feel that I should disclose that I write for Lunchmeat magazine, whose head honcho Josh was largely responsible for this flick being released on dvd. In fact I first heard about this flick from Josh’s glowing review in an old issue of Lunchmeat. He discovered the film and loved […]

VHS Ate My Brain (2014)

Author Andrew Hawnt and myself have something in common: we both grew up during the VHS boom, renting tons of tapes and enjoying every minute of it. The difference? He wrote a whole book about it, I didn’t. VHS Ate My Brain is a love letter of a book to a time and place in […]

Video Spinegrinder (2015)

I watch a lot of movies. On a year basis I watch over 500 films. By most people’s standards, that’s a lotta films. Honestly I’m often embarrassed when asked how many films I watch in a year. Sometimes it even depresses me a bit when i start to add up the hours and realize what […]

Evil Altar (1988)

I love Robert Z’dar. There. I said it. He’s such a joy to see onscreen with his massive jaw, brawny physique and his over the top performances. I also love William Smith and his gargling with glass voice. This isn’t the first team up i’ve seen with the two titans of terrific performances in terrible […]

555

Back in the 80’s and early 90’s there was a huge demand for new content that video stores could purchase and put on their shelves, filling their store with all sorts of wonderful films for customers to enjoy. The trouble was, tapes in those days were incredibly expensive. Little mom & pop shops didn’t have […]

Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector (2013)

I grew up in the 90’s, the peak of the video boom, right before the massive fall of the video store and vhs as the king of the formats. I had a local mom & pop shop (movies to go) in my little town and eventually we got a Blockbuster, a Hollywood Video, and a […]

Lost Faith (1992)

Growing up in the 90’s, I’ve seen my fair share of bad straight to video action films. More often then not they were the worst thing a film can be, boring. I was sorely disappointed many many times after watching my selections from the video store. At some point though, after watching hundreds of bad […]