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A heady mix of early analog rental experiences and drive-in driven evenings helped forge the foundation for indie filmmaker Nick Mendoza’s cinematic appreciation. After years of homework-oriented home videos and public access camera angles, Nick finally found the means to create an analog-induced anthology armed with a no-can-do CGI attitude and a...
With an early home life seemingly pulled from a 70s Grindhouse flick, Bernie Von Claude and his brother Butch have cultivated their early tumult and constant diet of cult cinema into something terrifyingly tangible, crafting their brand of exploitative, extreme, jaw-dropping cinema filth from down under. Citing SERBIAN FILM and HUMAN CENTIPEDE as titles...
One of the most utterly exciting aspects of the current analog revival is the reemergence of so many “lost” and underrated SOV cinematic trashterpieces. Louis Justin and his Massacre Video label most famously brought Chester N. Turner’s TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE and BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL back from the grave, the analog-affirming Kleavage...
In the original analog-obsessed generation, you could pick up slabs of magnetic magic pretty much everywhere from your local gas station to the neighborhood grocery store. It was a time when picking a movie was more of an adventure, demanding you to get off your caboose and pick through a mesmerizing array of magnetic magic, only to go home and be blindsided...
The juxtaposition of a vibrant VHS revival and the demise of video rental shops en masse have amplified the importance of documenting these now receded rental establishments. So, in order to save these Mom and Pop shops from plummeting into abyssal oblivion, share out various analog anecdotes, and preserve the rental store experience in a vicarious...
If you’re clickity-clickin’ through this slice of analog-inclined internet, you’re probably no stranger to diggin’ through a mess of dust-covered chunks of magnetic magic in hopes of uncovering a not-so-legendary but totally lovable slab of esoteric cinematic insanity. Well, Ralph D. Apel, proprietor of IT CAME FROM THE VCR (not to be confused...
German-based synthwave artist Phillip Zocher AKA Action Jackson is one righteous retro dude. AJ draws inspiration for his analog-driven, synth-heavy aural adventures via everything from his family’s home dubbed VHS to the undeniably ubiquitous film classics of the 80s and their soundtracks.  The media culture captured within these elements oozes...
 Even way down in South America, fresh VHS is happening. Yes, my fellow Videovores, Argentinian entities SRN Distribution and SARNA Productions, who are known for their elaborate deluxe editions of fringe films, have recently released the first slab of fresh VHS to be produced outside of the US. And luckily for us, we have the analog obsessed Cristian...
An inclination to be behind the camera along with a lifelong love affair with fringe film has led Brian Williams to his nascent filmmaking career. It’s his frenetic affection for aligning aesthetics that has him laying his freshly finished feature film TIME TO KILL to some limited edition chunks of magnetic magic. Employing his lawfully wedded wife...
We all know that VHS tapes are far more sturdy and dependable than their digital counterparts. So, it’s no surprise that a select group of companies still use these chunks of analog glory in their everyday operations: the majority of casinos still record all of their security footage via magnetic magic, and an innumerable amount of employers have...
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