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Ben Ruffett and his Hamiltion’s Trash Cinema banner initially grabbed my analog-inclined attention via their steady stream of obscure and aesthetically excellent VHS tapes on the Book of Face. Ben and his HTC outfit kept my feed fat with titles that consistently gave me a serious dose VHShelf envy, offering a glimpse at mind-melting slabs of magnetic...
It all starts with a consumer grade camcorder swiped from your parent’s closet. You stay up way too late, pound cans of sugar water to stay awake and just kind of make it up as you go, using your favorite slabs of analog excellence as a sort of road map to arrive at some sort of gory end. That’s how Dead/ Broke Productions got started, and while...
As any Tapehead is likely to tell you, an acute appreciation for the aesthetics of VHS is one the most inherent aspects of our love for this magnetic medium. The innate idiosyncrasies and inevitable decay of the analog picture and sound in their natural state are usually enough to appease the average analog aesthetic thirst, but there are others who...
When most Tapeheads think of shot-on-video filmmaking, they’re almost immediately inclined to think of no-budget, backyard flicks oozing with gallons of homemade blood and guts. And with good reason, man. Consumer grade camcorders helped innumerable fledgling filmmakers bring their indie nightmares to flesh and tape, no matter how horrific, ham-fisted...
Here in Lunchmeat Land, we’re continually keen on shining the VHSpotlight on fellow Tapeheads who share the unbridled joys of insano magnetic magic with radical indie screenings straight from a VHS source. Because, I mean, what’s better than snackin’ some snacks and crackin’ some laughs with a group of bodacious buds as you ingest some brain-smashing...
The more fun-loving movie maniacs and Troma-tized Tapeheads out there are apt to be familiar with indie film ace Mike Hartman. Flicks like the gut-busting rock n’ roll comedy Heavy Mental and the absolutely bonkers Blood Orgy at Beaver Lake both exemplify Mike’s pleasantly perverted and radically ridiculous style of filmmaking that has the power...
Tom “The Dude Designs” Hodge is a name you’re likely to recognize if you’re at all in touch with the world of modern movie art. His part flashy, part trashy mode of style harkens back to essential Grindhouse aesthetics, but also drips with a glaze of crisp design class that distinguishes his readily recognizable neo-retro style. Through amassing...
From the same video vindicators that brought you the bodacious big box package for the lost low-budget horror flick THE BASEMENT, and also supplied your VCRS (in tandem with us here at LUNCHMEAT!) with a radical re-issue of Gary Cohen’s shot-on-video classics VIDEO VIOLENCE and VIDEO VIOLENCE 2 in a deluxe Diehard Videovore edition, here comes another...
Lee Thompson is one bodacious illustrator based out of Philadelphia who has a passionate predilection for 80s aesthetics. He’s just about ready to graduate from the University of the Arts, and for his senior project he’s decided to go all out in celebrating the artistic attributes of the analog era by creating the trailer, packaging and managing...
If you’re tuned into this VHS-obsessed blog on the regular, you’re sure to know that the rewind re-animation and subsequent fresh VHS entities are in absolute full swing. Now, more than ever, there are Tapeheads taking the initiative to unleash their own brand of VHS beasts to share with their rewind-inclined brethren and beyond. The inspiration...
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