Tagged: Terror Vision

As Seen On VHS this Wed 2/29 @ Nitehawk

This Wednesday February 29th at 8PM get ready for another wild night filled with oddities of the VHS era, for FREE… only at Nitehawk Cinema!

Make sure to R.S.V.P. on facebook!

PEOPLE OF EARTH! Join VHS VAULT, WILD EYE RELEASING and HORROR BOOBS for New York’s ONLY monthly, free VHS extravaganza and screening of TERRORVISION!

This month we celebrate that sick and symbiotic relationship between TVs and VCRs with some of the rarest clips, trailers and trivia from the heyday of horror, cult and WTF on tape and TV!

All topped off with the rare, never on DVD, Satellite dish deliciousness of 1986’s TERRORVISION!

The first VHS goes in at 8pm, and there’s plenty of food and drink available from the fine folks at The Nitehawk. Not to mention the free tapes and other stuff, a HORROR BOOBS game show, tape trading, and all the usual insanity you’ve come to expect – so set your VCR timers and get your analog ass out of the house!

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Destroy All Movies!!! Back in stock, but not for long.

When I first heard about Fantagraphics’ Destroy All Movies The Complete Guide To Punks On Film I immediately knew this book was for me.  Being a “punk” myself and a huge cult film nerd how could I not be excited.

Destroy All Movies is an informative, hilarious and impossibly complete guide to every appearance of a punk (or new waver!) to hit the screen in the 20th Century. Featuring A-to-Z coverage of over 1100 feature films from around the world, as well as dozens of exclusive interviews with the cast/creators of crucial titles like Repo Man, Return of the Living Dead, The Decline of Western Civilization and Valley Girl.

Also examined are several hundred prime examples of straight-to-VHS slasher trash, breakdancing fairytales, no-budget apocalyptic epics and movies that barely exist. Plus hundreds of eyeball-smashing stills and posters, many in full color!

Six years in the making, this pulse-bursting monument to lowbrow cultural obsession is a must for all film fanatics, music maniacs, anti-fashion mutants, ’80s nostalgists, sleazoids, cop-killers and spazzmatics!

So while researching this book I came across their websites www.punksonfilm.com and I tell you its just as entertaining as the book.  On their site is an announcement for an east coast book tour with screenings and special guests from films that are covered in the book.  I instantly started dreaming of meeting Jon Gries at a screening of Terror Vision!!!

So I sent an e-mail to their contact introducing myself and letting them know that I (and Forbidden Planet of course) love the book and want to get involved in the book tour.  One of the writers, Zack Carlson promptly replied with some awesome yet sad information.

We’re actually at a dumb point with the book. The first printing is totally sold out (that’s good!) but there aren’t currently enough back orders for the publisher to put in for a second printing. So it’s kinda junked up our East Coast/Canada tour plans… So we’re stuck unless there’s suddenly some massive public demand for more copies… It’s a sad truth, but there it is.

So I encourage you all to buy copies of this book before they disappear for good.  Oh, and calling all your local retailers and making sure they have it in stock (or on back order) would help.  Lets see this baby go to a second print.  Destroy All Movies The Complete Guide To Punks On Film is too good to fall off the face of the earth so soon.

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Junk Food Dinner

Met an awesome dude named Mark last week who works on a podcast called
Junk Food Dinner.

Junk Food Dinner is a weekly podcast devoted to cult films, hosted by
three self proclaimed nerds.

Each episode is filled with “Nerd News” covering the type of current
events Daily Planet readers would appreciate, an overview of the weeks
DVD releases and of course film reviews.

When I saw the list of amazing unappreciated genre flicks that they
cover I knew that I could get behind this. They really cover
everything! You’ll hate yourself for not knowing about underground
classics like Terror Vision or Forbidden Zone and you’ll be curious
about flicks that literally deserve to be buried underground like
Samurai Cop and Rockula. On occasion they have guests like Alex
Winter, Frank Henenlotter, and Josh Schafer from Lunchmeat magazine, (issue number 5 is currently available at our online store).

So if you are even remotely interested in psychotic cinema and know
how to work a computer make sure to drop by their site and have a
listen to some honest opinions from some knowledgeable nerds.

So I guess what I’m trying to get at is… HAVE ME AS A GUEST ON THE SHOW!!!

Click the picture below for a link to the current podcast.

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