It’s really quite astonishing how the internet has opened so many doors for horror fans. Communities, niche websites like Scream! Factory and Fright-Rags, and crowdfunding have all made my life as a horror fan a lot better. Adventures in VHS is a budding idea from author Noel Mellor who fell in love with horror at the height of VHS. The project is obviously a passion project for Mellor, and it’s one I’d love to see come into reality.
From the Author Synopsis:
The shockwaves of the home video explosion were also felt in Hollywood. A new generation of film-makers emerged, providing low-budget, straight to video shockers. Noel has tracked down and interviewed many of the key film makers: Lloyd Kaufman (Class of Nuke ‘Em High, The Toxic Avenger), Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall, The Return of the Swamp Thing), Ted Nicolaou (Terrorvision, Subspecies), Harry Bromley Davenport (Xtro trilogy) and David DeCoteau, creator of the incredible Creepozoids, who provides a foreword. The 1980s was a unique period in movie culture, shaping a whole generation of film obsessives. Before Netflix, before Blu-Ray, before multiplexes, there were Adventures in VHS.
If you want a little preview of the book you can go to the Adventures In VHS page and there is even a podcast to go with it.