Fire up your VCR and join Lunchmeat VHS for four VHS-fueled, fun-filled days and nights celebrating the glory of VHS with screenings, special appearances and analog-driven events sure to soak you with nostalgia!
Reaching the milestone of fifteen years, Fantastic Fest blasts off with the widest selection of weird and wonderful genre films gathered from across the world to screen in Austin, TX, from September 19-26, 2019, bringing a diverse array of global filmmakers for a highly-controlled explosion of curated cinematic mayhem.
“Our fifteenth year is a one-of-a-kind of celebration of the cinema we champion: brilliant and out-there.”
“Hey, we missed the whole thing!” was Buzz Aldrin’s quip to Neil Armstrong as the first men to walk on the Moon watched a recording of the TV coverage of the Apollo 11 mission while sitting in quarantine following their return to Earth. Now, fully half a century after the event, Mr Aldrin and the rest of us can see more of “the whole thing” than ever before thanks to Apollo 11, director Todd Douglas Miller’s astonishing new documentary. Miller and his team have created a cinematic experience whose scale and impact are worthy of the momentous events it depicts.
“A cinematic event 50 years in the making.”
The Tromadance Film Festival is an annual free film festival presented by Troma Entertainment, the longest running independent film company in the United States – celebrating 45 years of independent art!
“Let’s watch some art!”
It may not be October yet, but the Halloween season is already upon us. Set the spooky scene with Fright-Rags’ new apparel from Trick ‘r Treat, General Mills Monsters, Stephen King, and Haunters: The Art of the Scare.
“Werewolves, zombies and demons of every variety. They’ve all descended on the normally sleepy town of Warren Valley, Ohio. Where the holiday and all of its strange traditions are taken very seriously.”
Just as A Nightmare on Elm Street continues to thrive many years after its 1984 release, fans continue to share their stories on how the film has affected them. FredHeads is a documentary that shines a spotlight on the fervent fans within this passionate community.
“The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has done more than impact my life, it has saved my life. In my darkest times I have turned to Elm Street. It is a survival story, it is my best friend, it is my comfort, and it is my home.”
2017 is almost upon us, so why not celebrate a Happy Troma Now Year with Rock Stars, Animals, The Devil, and Leprechauns!? Yes, Troma Now will be streaming two new world premieres in January that will help you to forget 2016. Nick Box and Chris Hines’ documentary Andrew W.K. Party Safari and John Birmingham’s southern comedy Rednecks.
“This was no ordinary safari…this was supposed to be a party safari! You won’t believe your senses!”
After the unexpected success of the original Faces of Death John Alan Schwartz began working on his second mondo feature; Faces of Death II.
Like it’s 1978 predecessor Faces of Death II, was written and directed by John Alan Schwartz under the pseudonyms ‘Alan Black’ and ‘Conan Le Cilaire’ respectively. Michael Carr also returns to narrate the proceedings as Dr. Francis B. Gröss.
“When make believe is just not enough!”
Anyone with even the slightest interest in home entertainment recognises the importance of VHS. The marketing and promotion from the independent distribution companies elevated the medium to such an extent that collectors today now happily pay significant amounts of money for a VHS tape; not for the movie itself, but for the incredible artwork/design featured on the cover.
“Prepare yourself for the darkest day of horror the world has ever known!”
The Original Faces of Death, as it would later be known as, is a controversial pseudo-documentary on death containing real stock footage of accidents, suicides, autopsies, and executions. But, when the stock footage was unable to tell the entire story, the filmmakers created scenes of staged violence, editing it together to create a coherent narrative.