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.
Some Harold Ramis related things I have.
A couple of years ago I went on a quest to see every Harold Ramis related thing I could get my hands on. I still haven’t seen a lot of his movies. Especially the later ones. I eventually got rid of Summer Rental, Analyze This, Analyze That and Vacation in the Great Video Purge of 2000-something.
Harold Ramis was the first actor/writer/director whose death really bummed me out.
Note 1: I have never seen Armed And Dangerous.
Note 2: That middle copy of Ghostbusters has a cool visual MST3K style commentary on it. You see Harold Ramis and Ivan Reitman sitting in theater seats at the bottom of the screen.
Note 3: I can’t find my DVD of Groundhog Day. Give it back! It was a gift!
Billy Badd AKA Motor Psycho (1992)
Looking for a movie where people drive up and down a desert highway where a crazy man on a motorcycle rambles insane shit every second you see him?!
Billy Badd starts off with us knowing that a small desert townis very afraid that the titular character just got out of jail. Even the big tough bikers that hang out at the gas station are terrified of Billy. And they’re really tough!
Frankie and Zoey are heading on a sex and weed fueled drive through the desert and run into Billy and his insanity. About seven times. When they try to get help all the locals just lock their doors and hide under their collective bed.
Frankie ends up being kidnapped by Mr. Badd leaving Zoey to steal a truck and try to save him. She runs into another local wackadoo who is obsessed with the war and living in a hole in the desert. His face is fully painted and he too, wants to destroy Billy Badd.
There is some backstory on how Billy went to jail showed in a waitress’s flashbacks. There is some women’s rights and abortion issues brought up in these flashbacks. It seemed like the film makers wanted to get real for a second to show us how fucked up our justice system is but did it extremely poorly. Oh, and in the wrong movie.
Billy Badd is as you guessed it, bad(d). I watched it by myself and think maybe it could have been laughable if I was with a group of people. Billy’s personality are kind of funny, I guess.
The film has never seen a DVD release and the VHS goes for about $25 on Amazon. I don’t think we will ever been screening it.
Things to look out for: Desert…
Very goofy outtakes from that Yacht Rock intro we posted yesterday.
Did you miss the Yacht Rock marathon screening we did in Bloomington? Mostly likely since only five people showed up. My fault really, I didn’t make fliers because I didn’t want too many people to come.
I’m a fool…
Anyway, Miles, Eric, Charlie and myself made an intro and outro with “A Bad Impression of Hollywood Steve” to wrap around the marathon.
It was fun and maybe we will do it next year on Kenny Loggins’ birthday instead.
Pushed Too Far (1986)
Advertised as a karate/martial arts movie but falls more into the suspense/horror/drama genres.
A small town is just living it’s life when a mad man rolls into town and starts bear hugging people to death. For reasons we as an audience never find out, the killer constantly calls up a local Karate Instructor Tom Ford, to let him know where the bodies are.
We find out later that the murderer is an ex wrestler known as “The Bear”. He killed his last opponent in the ring and he has escaped from a mental institution. He has no background with the town or the people the people his is killing.
Claude Akins plays Sheriff Jim Forrest who is best friends with the Karate Instructor. They have all kinds of bro downs. He gets top billing and is the only character on the bizarre cover art.
The Bear messes with Tom’s family and it pushes him too far! Tom gets content visions of a ninja on a horse and starts mentally preparing to take down the Bear.
But Tom doesn’t have much time because The Bear has targeted the town festival for his next blood bath! And the Festival is going to be great this year! They have balloons and Strange Outlook is going to play!
The film is shot in the small town of Greenville, IN. It’s a nice little place. Everybody knows everybody and all the cool kids hang out at an ice cream parlor.
Although, there is plenty of karate instructing in the movie, there isn’t much karate fighting. I truly have never seen a Karate movie like it.
It is a very bad movie with bad acting, plot holes and cameos of all your favorite Greenville locals. We are screening it this month!
Things To Look Out For: Flat tops, passionate love making, ice cream, Spike, Spikes grandmother, father son underwear moments.
Confession: I think the previously mentioned Strange Outlook is pretty good.