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The wide world of video era promotional materials is as vast as it is exciting, Tapeheads. The nostalgic allure of promotional video store ephemera for the avid Tapehead is undeniable, and if you’ve peeked into our Analog-Tising feature in LUNCHMEAT #8, you might already be aware that Vestron Video was arguably at the top of the video era promo game,...
A little over two years ago in March of 2015, Lunchmeat ran an article exploring the Canadian-based endeavor called PROJECT GET REEL: an initiative that aimed to collect, dismantle and recycle some 2.26 billion unwanted and abandoned VHS tapes overflowing in The Great White North, with intentions to keep them out of the landfill and protect the environment...
With the myriad of spooky, kooky, and wonderfully weird entertainment out there associated with the spirit of Halloween, it would seem the full-flavored thing to do to try and capture the gargantuan scope of spooktacular seasonal spectacles is to homebrew a hellacious Halloween mixtape. And this year, both established entities and enterprising individuals...
Chances are the names Shawn Lewis and Stephen Romano are already bumping around your rewind-inclined minds, Videovores. Lewis, who is the main brain behind the staple horror shirt shop Rotten Cotton, and Romano, who is responsible for the outrageously fun faux-horror flick compendium Shock Festival alongside some work within Masters of Horror, are two...
After a bit of VHSilence, the rewind-minded re-animators at Phantom Pain Films are back in action, Tapeheads. You may recall their brand of fresh VHS creations from releases such as Devil Times Five, the absolutely ridiculous (and loving it) 1988 women’s wrestling double-feature Going Hog Wild / Oil of L.A. (still available by clicking here!), and...
The incredible world of custom miniatures and magnetic magic are seemingly starting to mate, Tapeheads. UK-based artist Andrew Glazebrook is currently fashioning a miniature video store complete with slab-lined shelves, essential home video posters and some seriously authentic video store vibes. He’s even got coffee ring stains on the wooden check-out...
For many (okay, I’ll say all) fans of contemporary horror, Stranger Things is a show that needs no introduction. Widely lauded by horror fans everywhere as being the near-perfect throwback thriller / horror adventure story that oozes with 80s aesthetics and clever nods to retro essentials, nailing that dose of nostalgia most everyone had been craving,...
The Halloween VHSeason quickly approaches, Tapeheads, and if you’re in the Philadelphia area and looking for one rewind radical time on Halloween weekend 2017, we’ve got you covered, dude. LUNCHMEAT is proud to present the TAPE OR TREAT VHS SWAP at Century Bar located at the corner of 29th and Reed streets in South Philly! Groove on through and...
The films of ultimate outsider shot-on-video filmmaker Carl J. Sukenick are just about as mind-melting as they come, Tapeheads. His personal brand of sometimes incoherent, sometimes inane but forever fascinating SOV insanity has been championed by some of the most influential entities within the fresh VHS world, including Massacre Video, SRS Cinema,...
The video vindicators over at Weird Life LTR are likely to already be on your rewind-inclined radar. They’re an entity that has been steadily pumping out an array of radical fresh VHS, including the mind-bending neon noir flick Virus, Courtney Fathom Sell’s heartfelt and powerful backyard filmmaking documentary Tracking Issues, and a very limited...
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