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Rewind-inclined minds residing in Yonkers, NY and VHSurounding areas are in for a special set of home video-driven screenings throughout the last week of January courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers and the combined programming inclinations of two avid video aficionados Justin LaLiberty and Caetlin Benson-Allott. Running from January 24th until January...
Over the past few years, the rewind-inclined crew at Saturn’s Core Audio and Video have established themselves as the premiere entity dedicated to unearthing ultra-obscure and unfailingly brain-bending examples of no-budget, shot-on-video cinema. Saturn’s Core main brain Ross Snyder has also come to be known as a veritable scholar on one particular...
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...
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,...
You know us here in Lunchmeat Land to be perpetual proponents of that vintage video rental experience. And though the forums for those encounters are now lesser in number, the rental destinations that are endeavoring to thrive in 2017 are keeping that anti-streaming dream alive. They foster the notion that there are still individuals out there that...
The Druid Underground Film Festival has been invading eyes and boggling minds since 2006, and is self-described as “a traveling powerhouse of the most bizarre and provocative films on earth!”, but DUFF does much more than collect, compile and screen the weirdest of the weird. They’re a multi-faceted entity just oozing with underground cinema appreciation....
I had originally written this piece on July 24th, 2016 on a bus ride up to Horror Boobs Headquarters in New York, subsequently submitting it to the first issue of an indie VHS-centric zine which unfortunately never made it to publication. This piece has stayed in the back of my mind since last year, and after re-reading it the other day and finding...
One of the most exciting and highly anticipated VHS-driven events of the year is nearly here, Tapeheads! In just about 30 days and 30 nights, on the weekend of July 7th, 8th , and 9th at The Mahoning Drive-In Theatre in Lehighton, PA, the first-ever Drive-In VHS Fest will be rockin’, rollin’, and ready to boogie-woogie on your brain! LUNCHMEAT is...
The radical world of custom VHS casings is expanding at an eye-popping rate. Just take a peek at the #spoolswap hashtag on Instagram, and you’ll be able to soak in a spectrum of custom color-coordinated and blood-spattered tapes from Videovores of all inclinations and tastes. Yes, the more creatively-inclined VHS’ers are using that tried and true...
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