Category Archives: VHS

The Good Book VHS

Reality Bites Whoever said the cinema is about ideas? Here we have a film with what is so often the critics best friend: a fresh concept. In this low budget independent effort, the world of the future is presented (via … Continue reading






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Ice from the Sun VHS

Fresh Blood from the Heartland A 1998 horror fantasy, shot in Missouri by writer/director/editor Eric Stanze. Allison (Ramona Midgett) commits suicide, but instead of escaping whatever her problems are (apparently the inability to eat her breakfast), she finds herself standing … Continue reading






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Duck! The Carbine High Massacre

Lock ‘n’ Load High School Anxious to see a movie that depicts the 1999 Littleton high school mass murder as a wacky campus comedy, a sick joke, and a tragic drama all at once? Me neither – at least I … Continue reading






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Gamera vs. Guillon

Space adventure giant saucer turtle By the end of the 1960s, the audience for Japanese monster movies had changed dramatically. Monsters were showing up as villains on TV superhero shows — programs made specifically for children — and these shows … Continue reading






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Freak VHS

The kind you don’t bring home to mother Guest Review by Paul Freitag There are certain directors, Abel Ferrara and Gregg Araki to name two, that I have terminally mixed feelings towards.  At one end, I admire what they’re trying … Continue reading






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Mondo Psychotronic VHS

It’s a psychotronic world This compilation tape presents a two hour collage of bits and pieces of things psychotronic, some of which feature the editor and publisher of Psychotronic Video magazine, Michael Weldon. It begins with a pretty snazzy opening … Continue reading






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The Dividing Hour VHS

Actually more like an hour and a half This independent feature is a little bit Reservoir Dogs, a little bit Carnival of Souls, and a little bit o’ soul thrown in. Four bickering slackers get together to rob a bank, … Continue reading






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Faces of Gore VHS

Japan’s bloodiest home videos Before Todd Tjersland released The Necro Files, one of the most fucked up horror flicks I’ve ever seen, the twisted auteur launched his video career with this shockumentary, which has spawned several sequels. Freely acknowledging its … Continue reading






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ElectroBabe and DynaChick

Spand-X-Women In the mid-1970s, Sid & Marty Krofft were kings of Saturday morning TV. Their animated and live-action shows were top rated (as was their prime time Donny & Marie Show). Noting the popularity of superhero shows like Shazam! at … Continue reading






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Devil Girls

Wood Rises Again Mismatched scenes, loads of stock footage, cheap library music, bad acting – all are the hallmarks of the work of one of cinema’s most unique visionaries. Gotta hand it to independent writer/director Andre Perkowski. Nobody in the … Continue reading






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