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It is perhaps the most essential, ubiquitous and largely unconsidered item when it comes to the Videovore world: the classic VHS logo. Admittedly, it’s an easy thing to take for granted. I mean, it’s just about the aesthetic equivalent of a stop sign: it’s a symbol that has definite meaning and function, but is so commonly encountered, that applying...
Mike Malloy may already be a name that’s flashed before your eyes for a number of reasons, including his writings on VHS collector label favorite Raedon Home Video, his continued work on the documentary PLASTIC MOVIES REWOUND which is endeavoring to define the complete history of the home video industry, or perhaps most recently, the release of his...
We’ve all basked in that iconic blue screen that precedes whatever we’re about to watch via our VCR, and in so many ways, that beautiful wash of blue with blocky on-screen indicators has become saliently symbolic, rightly representing those essential aesthetics of analog home video. Now, courtesy of a NY-based company called ZZA.NYC, you can take...
Lovers of obscure shot-on-video horror and gore are sure to get VHStoked on this piece of fresh VHS news currently oozing out of a nascent Canadian company by the name of Shivers Entertainment! Owner and operator Brenin Barrow founded Shivers Entertainment with the express intention to rebirth an array of under-appreciated Canadian cinema, with a central...
Most of the more up-to-date and in-the-know Tapeheads are probably familiar with the tremendous VHS preservation project that has been underway for the past year or so over at Yale University, spearheaded by a rewind-inclined academic fellow by the name of David J. Gary with the assistance and support of his colleague Aaron Pratt. If you aren’t clued...
The UK Video Nasties are some of the most colorful, coveted and historically significant slabs of analog the rewind-inclined world has ever known. For those who are a little shaky on the history, here’s a brief primer: the early 80s were a time of both abundant gore and reactionary conservatism. In the UK, this toxic combo manifested in the form of...
If you’re looking to soup up your Videovore style and display some absolute truth on your video vest or tape bag, the mighty fine rewind-inclined folks over at Strange Ways have recently offered up this most bodacious VHS IS BEST patch! An original and exclusive item from Strange Ways, this embroidered twill patch comes with an iron-on backing and...
Here in Lunchmeat Land, it is our express intention to encourage everyone to exercise the power of Videocassette Recorders on a daily basis. So imagine our delight when June 7th comes around, the day that someone out there has officially deemed in total celebration as National VCR Day! Certainly, we can dig it, but where does National VCR Day come from?...
Hey-yo, Videovores! Here’s a heads up on some fresh VHS from that fringe family of video vindicators over at Manor Video! You may recall this analog-oriented outfit from limited edition VHS releases such as the harrowing heroin addiction documentary Black Metal Veins or their most recent rewindable edition of Faim de Mort, a trilogy of dark and sanguinary...
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To all the Videovores in and around the Detroit, MI area, we’ve got a question: what are you doing this Sunday? You’re attending the Tapeworms VHSwap – that’s what! This radical rewind-inclined event is being held at the Rockery in Wyandotte, MI, from 11 AM until 6 PM on Sunday June, 12th and entry is totally FREE (which really just means...
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