New screening series! Kung Fu Boom! 

First screening: July 10th @ Plan Nine Video. Bloomington, IN8:pm

Look folks! Grant made something for Video Boom where he talks about some of his favorite tapes!

Including:

The other face of Video Boom comes out of the attic!

Grant talks about some of his favorite tapes. 

Including:

El Descuartizador

Daikanyama Horror Wonderland

The Terrorists

Body Count

Operation Las Vegas

Cobra Thunderbolt

Final Score

cinefamily:

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES Q&A with Harry Manfredini (composer), Vincent Guastaferro (actor), Cynthia Kania (actress), Jason Voorhees (undead murderer), Darcy DeMoss (actress), Nancy McLoughlin (actor), Thom Mathews (actor), and Tom McLoughlin (director).
Friday, June 13, 2014 // Cinefamily

Goddamn, this would have been awesome to see. -Rick

cinefamily:

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES Q&A with Harry Manfredini (composer), Vincent Guastaferro (actor), Cynthia Kania (actress), Jason Voorhees (undead murderer), Darcy DeMoss (actress), Nancy McLoughlin (actor), Thom Mathews (actor), and Tom McLoughlin (director).

Friday, June 13, 2014 // Cinefamily

Goddamn, this would have been awesome to see. -Rick

New VHS scores video all about Friday the 13th. Quick doodles thrown in.

My pal Trae investigated the abandoned Chief Drive-In in Quanah, TX. He mailed me this and some film strips.

My pal Trae investigated the abandoned Chief Drive-In in Quanah, TX. He mailed me this and some film strips.

Came a Hot Friday (1985)
I sat on this movie for a very long time without watching it. The cover always put me off. I finally watched it and to my surprise it was actually pretty damned funny!
The film is set in 1940’s New Zealand. Two scam artist gamblers arrive in a small rural town after being chased out of another town. These guys are Wes, (pronounced “Wiz”) who is a pompous, smooth talking idea man. And his partner Cyril (pronounced “sirril”) a skinny, friendly yet kind of creepy guy whose sleeves whistle. 
 Wes and Cyril talk an honest and not too bright local boy into helping them scam there way into some horse race winnings. They succeed and the film follows the whole evening after they win. There’s gambling in a barn, fires, murder, explosions, angry bookies and a bandito called “The Kid” who lives out in the wilderness (pictured on the cover). 
Although I don’t know who any of these actors are, they are listed as some of the top comedians and performers in New Zealand at the time. You get a since of that in the film whenever one of them appears on screen. You can imagine a young Aussie saying to himself “Oh shit! Is that Roy Billing from Children of the Dog Star!?” in the theater while watching it in 1985. 
This movie is also pretty dark at times. The whole “that guy is possibly a murderer” side plot is pretty crazy. 
Things to Look Out For: One legged dads, saggy undies, bad Mexican stereotypes, lager, old women throwing bricks through policeman’s windows, Car wrecks, whistling sleeves, river monsters, THE COPS!. 
It is only available on PAL formatted DVD. But you can get it on VHS for about $12 on the internets. 
Will we screen it? I’m not sure. You be the judge.
TRAILER
-Rick

Came a Hot Friday (1985)

I sat on this movie for a very long time without watching it. The cover always put me off. I finally watched it and to my surprise it was actually pretty damned funny!

The film is set in 1940’s New Zealand. Two scam artist gamblers arrive in a small rural town after being chased out of another town. These guys are Wes, (pronounced “Wiz”) who is a pompous, smooth talking idea man. And his partner Cyril (pronounced “sirril”) a skinny, friendly yet kind of creepy guy whose sleeves whistle. 

 Wes and Cyril talk an honest and not too bright local boy into helping them scam there way into some horse race winnings. They succeed and the film follows the whole evening after they win. There’s gambling in a barn, fires, murder, explosions, angry bookies and a bandito called “The Kid” who lives out in the wilderness (pictured on the cover). 

Although I don’t know who any of these actors are, they are listed as some of the top comedians and performers in New Zealand at the time. You get a since of that in the film whenever one of them appears on screen. You can imagine a young Aussie saying to himself “Oh shit! Is that Roy Billing from Children of the Dog Star!?” in the theater while watching it in 1985. 

This movie is also pretty dark at times. The whole “that guy is possibly a murderer” side plot is pretty crazy. 

Things to Look Out For: One legged dads, saggy undies, bad Mexican stereotypes, lager, old women throwing bricks through policeman’s windows, Car wrecks, whistling sleeves, river monsters, THE COPS!. 

It is only available on PAL formatted DVD. But you can get it on VHS for about $12 on the internets. 

Will we screen it? I’m not sure. You be the judge.

TRAILER

-Rick

arterialspray:

  Brutal Sorcery Soundtrack 
Cut this together today. An aural summary and/or a creepy electronic trip filled with bad dubbing. You be the judge

This is how I force Grant to post into Video Boom.
-Rick

arterialspray:

  Brutal Sorcery Soundtrack

Cut this together today. An aural summary and/or a creepy electronic trip filled with bad dubbing. You be the judge

This is how I force Grant to post into Video Boom.

-Rick

Magic of the Ninja fan art by Noah Phillips of Shitty Weekend.

Magic of the Ninja fan art by Noah Phillips of Shitty Weekend.

Halloween Trick or Treat (1990)
A Christian video showing the world the dangers of Halloween. There is a bit where they talk about how horror movies put awful and demonic ideas into our heads. That is proceeded by a ex-cult member going into great detail about stabbing a little girl. The story sounds extremely fake. 
 The Pagan Invasion explores other cultures such as the Pagans and Druids. The Druids are just dancing around in the forest. They come off more as huge nerds opposed to devils. 
 A whole lot of ex Satanists and Ex - Witch Queens are interviewed this. It all seems like bullshit.  This is something you should watch if you need proof that every religion is stupid and California is weird. 
Probably the most amazing thing about this video is the extremely long intro/set for the Pagan Invasion. 
You can order this entire series on DVD. But the tapes have so much more charm. 
Things to Look Out For: The missing diaper. 

Halloween Trick or Treat (1990)

A Christian video showing the world the dangers of Halloween. There is a bit where they talk about how horror movies put awful and demonic ideas into our heads. That is proceeded by a ex-cult member going into great detail about stabbing a little girl. The story sounds extremely fake. 

 The Pagan Invasion explores other cultures such as the Pagans and Druids. The Druids are just dancing around in the forest. They come off more as huge nerds opposed to devils. 

 A whole lot of ex Satanists and Ex - Witch Queens are interviewed this. It all seems like bullshit.  This is something you should watch if you need proof that every religion is stupid and California is weird. 

Probably the most amazing thing about this video is the extremely long intro/set for the Pagan Invasion

You can order this entire series on DVD. But the tapes have so much more charm. 

Things to Look Out For: The missing diaper. 

Video Boom does screenings every month. And by “every month” I mean sometimes twice a month and sometimes not at all. 

About 85% of the movies we show have been released on VHS only. Some movies have had a very limited and/or hard to find DVD release. And there is one we are screenings soon that is very available on DVD, but I’m not sure how or why. 

I like to show movies that are either so bad they’re funny or just an obscure gem. But then, some of the movies that I think are gems aren’t so great to other people. 

Since I moved to Bloomington, there hasn’t been many screenings in Fort Worth. Mostly due to lack of attendance. 

In Bloomington, IN we mostly screen the movies in a 20 seat theater behind a video store. Its very cool. 

Video Boom is mostly two people. Grant was forced into it by myself as a supplier and consultant for the most part. He knows far more about VHS happenings than I do. 

We could always use more people to throw screening ideas or any other ideas around. 

One day, I plan on making an official website. With video reviews and two regular retro culture related “shows” which are in the works. 

I originally just wanted to post these pictures. But I ended up writing what Video Boom does. 

Thanks to everybody who has ever came to a screening or showed interest in our stupid project. 

-Rick