So some very cool things have happened since our last update. Our new documentary feature VHS Massacre Too has made some progress in the film festival circuit. We’ll have exact dates soon but the film will play at the Horror Hound Weekend in March 20-22nd, Bare Bones Film Festival in Muskogee OK, April 2nd-3rd, the Miami International Film Festival (TBA). Also last week we were notified that the film was a semi-finalist at the L.A. Independent Film Festival Awards (more info next month). To date the film has won 6 awards. Film festivals and theaters can feel free to contact us to book a screening!
The last stand of the American exploitation film. In a post video store era, media consolidation has led to the censorship and near death of the independent and exploitation film industry. Joe Bob Briggs (Last Drive-in), Debbie Rochon (Toxic Avenger IV), Lloyd Kaufman and James Rolfe (Angry Video Game Nerd) take us on an adventure that leads from the last Blockbuster video store in Bend Oregon to Troma Entertainment in New York, all in an effort to examine how history keeps repeating itself from the video store era to the modern streaming.
The first VHS Massacre is a ten time award winning documentary and podcast referred to as “A really fantastic documentary” by Ain’t it Cool News! We cover independent, cult films, B-movie and over the last few years we’ve gained nearly 2,000,000 listens. Ken Powell and Tom Seymour the creators of the Amazon Prime Documentary VHS Massacre formed an alliance recently with Troma Studios to create a sequel to the popular documentary! Seymour is of course no stranger to this type of content since he first started covering B-movies on Public Access TV in the late 90’s. He was also a founding member of Emmy Nominated Black20 and has worked at CBS, NBC, IGN, College Humor now Troma! VHS Massacre 2 is his 10th feature film!
Guests range from Joe Bob Briggs, Matt Hannon, Debbie Rochon, Juliette Danielle, Lloyd Kaufman, Eileen Dietz (Exorcist), Mel Johnson Jr. (Total Recall,Star Trek DS9), Greg Sestero, Chris Gore and many many others. In addition we seek out some of the best Indie movies the world has to offer and bring you round table discussions.