Home of the VHS Massacre podcast and feature length documentaries
About VHS Massacre Radio
VHS Massacre Radio started in January 2nd of 2012 by Tom Seymour and Ken Powell. It was originally called New York Cine Radio and over the last decade hit #1 most popular entertainment podcast on Podbean. As the VHS Massacre documentaries began to grow in popularity, the podcast was rebranded to VHS Massacre Radio. The podcast consists of the Stitcher Radio/Podbean shows along with Youtube/Facebook videos. Web-wide the podcast has had several million listens and is a good companion to the popular award winning documentaries. In the last fews years Tom Seymour has pivoted to conducting interviews and having discussions on indie film industry trends.
Some of our accomplishments from the past.
A great NYC source for interviews with Indie film icons such as James Rolfe, Lloyd Kaufman, Joe Bob Briggs, Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Debbie Rochon, Juliette Danielle (The Room), James Nguyen (Birdemic), Deborah Reed (Troll2) Mel Johnson Jr. (Total Recall), Matt Hannon (Samurai Cop), Chris Gore, Eileen Dietz and many more! For two years in a row NYCR was a Top Ten Most Popular TV/FILM Podcasts on Podbean. Also In 2014 New York Cine Radio hit the #1 TV/FILM spot on Podbean and broke the top 34 podcasts in the Entertainment section of Stitcher Radio. It also hit #24 on the iTunes TV/Film video podcast.
Hey guys! Name is Edwin Viruet, I’m 24 years old and live in Forest Hills in Queens (right by the stadium). Love the documentary you guys did and the podcast A LOT. I loved the Lloyd Kaufman interview and the AVGN interview was fantastic. I’m a fellow extreme cinephile and I’m trying to break into the business in any way shape or form but my high school grades and family’s financial problems have taken a toll, I try to get financial aid to pay for me to go to film school but it’s not working out for me. I work many manual labor jobs and do event security. I know you guys are stationed in New York City, and I was wondering if there’s ANY way possible that I can be a production assistant or something to work for you guys. Even if it’s unpaid internship, I need to be around it. I need to be around cinema lovers, film, the people you interview, I love it all and I need to be around it. Please hit me up so we could maybe talk in more detail I could be a decent fit for you guys.
Hi Edwin! Thanks for writing. You know, Troma Entertainment just posted that they are looking for volunteers on their Facebook page here. Be sure to research the company too see if you like their films (it’s not for everyone) before you reach out to them but here is the page.
Also, have you considered LaGuardia Community College’s Film/TV program? New York Excelsior Scholarship Program is supposed to help with tuition assistance. I’d try to apply. I believe this is the correct link.
In regard to volunteering for VHS Massacre, I’m very flattered but we’re really limited in the way we’re functioning right now. I do a podcast here and there from home when time allows and I’m trying to plan a new project but it’s something that’s going to take years and right now I’m not doing any film shoots.