A gem of old-school Nintendo popped up over the weekend as an old VHS tape revealed beta footage from The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time. This in itself is a rarity as once upon a time, there used to be a line of videos from a few different companies in the '90s that would […]
Mondo is now offering for sale the excellent new book Stuck on VHS: A Visual History of Video Store Stickers by Josh Schafer. The book is just what it sounds like: examples of the various different stickers that could be found on the VHS tape boxes at rental stores. It even includes stickers you can […]
One thing that we certainly miss as a society for sure is perusing the aisles at the video store. Yeah sure, streaming services have made it way easier to just search and find what you want and just click a button. It is not a substitute for turning the corner and discovering that unique VHS […]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and NECA announced the two must-have exclusives of this years SDCC this morning. Based on the turtles appearance in the classic 1990 film, these box sets of the boys come in a special VHS box package. Inside, all four turtles are in 7-inch scale, heavily articulated, and come with every accessory […]
According to The Guardian, Sony recently announced their intention to cease production of Betamax video cassettes next March. The end of the product comes after forty years of production and more than twenty years after people stop thinking about the product at all. In the mid 1970s and early 80s, Sony's Betamax format and VHS […]
Among the directors this time are Todd Lincoln, Nacho Vigalondo, Marcel Sarmiento, Gregg Bishop , Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. There’s some real talent there.
Gareth Evans talks us through the anxiety he had in making a horror film and how he dealt with the difficulties of shooting POV.
Amongst the film's directors are Hobo With A Shotgun's Jason Eisener, The Raid's Gareth Evans, Blair Witch's Edúardo Sanchez.
Save the Fraggles, Doozers and Gorgs.
Alasdair Stuart writes for Bleeding Cool. I'm rather fond of found footage movies, some considerably more than others. Done right, as it is in Chronicle and, to my mind, Cloverfield, it instantly makes the narrative more intimate and claustrophobic at the same time as painting in a lot of implied detail outside the frame. Done […]
The viral marketeers at Paramount are working overtime at the moment, mailing out VHS tapes to targeted horror sites. On the tapes are clips from Paranormal Activity 3, the upcoming prequel set in the VHS era. These clips are then being recorded and posted online. Here are the three to have surfaced so far, though […]
I tried to think of a clever title for this week's column, but really, nothing can beat the actual title of the movie itself. Yes, there really existed a movie called NICE GIRLS DON'T EXPLODE. No one seems to remember it or talk about it now. Why am I talking about it now? Why not? […]