2016 | Color | 1 Hr 12 Min | Documentary | NA | Troma
Thomas Edward Seymour
Synopsis: This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it's sure to entertain. With icons like Joe Bob Briggs (MonsterVision), Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger), Greg Sestero (The Room), Debbie Rochon (Return to Nuke 'Em High), Deborah Reed (Troll 2), Mark Frazer (Samurai Cop), James Nguyen (Birdemic) and many others.
If you hang around Lloyd and Charles Band long enough you get the sense that the 80' and VHS drove them to the top of their game and now that we are in the digital age you can see how they struggle to adapt. Thankfully both of them understand that their fans still want to physically own a VHS, DVD, or BluRay. And VHS Massacre does a good job letting you know there are fans out there not willing to let go. (I raise my hand here as well)
From someone who collects VHS and other physical media I highly recommend this Doc. If you have ever gone down a YouTube rabbit hole watching nothing but videos of Blu-ray hauls, box set unboxings, and, of course, VHS hunts at flea markets you will fall in love with Massacres charm.
|3 Bloody Brains out of 5|
And as you can see I picked up this crazy VHS tape the other day looking forward to doing a review on it soon.