The newest release from VHShitfest is over 3 hours of homemade 80s/90s horror from Ohio filmmaker, Harold Olminsky! Most of this footage has all but been lost so don’t miss out on this release. This is the first official release of this material in over 20 years!
On the tape you will find:
1. Attack of the Mutant Roadkill & the Vampyre Zombies from Beyond the Grave trailer (1 min., 1993)
2. Attack of the Mutant Roadkill feature (60 min., 1993)
3. No Soliciting (4 min., 1990)
4. Groundhog’s Day Massacre (approx. 50 min., 1986)
5. Groundhog’s Day Massacre 2 (approx. 50 min., 1990)
6. Groundhog’s Day Massacre 3: The Infomercial raw footage [aka I was a Psycho Killer but I’m All Right Now] (approx. 55 min., 1994)
The wonderful new artwork was designed by Johnny Dickie (Slaughter Tales) as an homage to the old amateurish, but amazing, Gee Video box art. You also get a reversible cover with the rarely seen original Groundhog’s Day Massacre 2 VHS artwork.
There will also be reproductions of the original ad sheets inside.
Anyone who orders in the first week will be entered to win either the original three ad sheets for the film or the original, incredible rare Cemetery Cinema VHS release for Attack of the Mutant Roadkill.
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Here is the long awaited Official Trailer of Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector!
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This is now not only the coolest VHS you’ve ever seen, but also the most mangled and destroyed. I have never seen another copy of this in my life, I don’t know anyone else who has seen another copy, but if you have seen another copy please contact me. I saw a fellow collector found this tape and just knew I had to have it. The cover is half-printed on and half physically drawn on the box. The artwork is primitive but stunning. Just look at the monster’s little goatee. It was released on Gee Video, which no one has ever heard of. This was the first release, yet according to the back they have others. I found this somehow very doubtful, but I really hope they did release something else so I can find it. If it is anything as cool as this I’ll be ecstatic. The second I got this tape I had to put it in a big box protector because just touching it could destroy it even more. But like my friend said, if a tape passes a certain point of damage it actually becomes cool and adds to the coolness. If anyone knows anything about this company, please let me know.
Attack of the Beast Creatures is one of my all-time favorite movies ever, so I had to buy this bootleg tape for a dollar. My friend Earl had a box of bootleg tapes and this one really stuck out. It was released through the bootleg company, Witching Hour Video. I highly doubt this version is any more uncut than the World Video version (which I also have), but I’m going to double check to make sure. That’d be stunning if this version had more footage than the U.S. one. Weird thing about this is there’s two copies of the same cover included.
Got a dope MPI catalog from 1989. I figured this would be the appropriate Tumblr to post this little snippet from the mag’ since I recently reviewed the Gorgon Video Magazine on VHShitfest. I love seeing any of these old advertisements for stuff. As I review stuff on the site, if I have any ads that correspond with them, I’ll make sure to post them here.
Last bit of the Camelot Studios weekend is a very cool item, the original The Hackers promotional poster for the VHS release. These were sent out to video stores to promote the movie but a couple years ago they uncovered a bunch of the originals left in their basement. I got this from a fellow collector, but head over to their website and order one quick. Once they are gone, they are gone. And how often can you get a rare original 80s video store poster for this cheap? I’m also glad they changed up the poster design slightly from the VHS cover.
To continue with the Camelot Studios weekend we’re having over at VHShitfest, here is a scan of the very sought after, The Hackers. It was the sixth release through Camelot Studios in a small clamshell. So far, all I’ve been able to find out is they released Black River Magic, Black River Monster (CAM 003), The Earhunter, and possibly something called The Black River Horse Capades. That still leaves at least one or two releases that no one knows about, not even the current owner. They’re one of my favorite companies because of the rarity of their releases and because they were shot on video, which is something I absolutely love. I paid a lot for this on Ebay, but it was definitely worth it. It doesn’t pop up very often and when it does it goes for a ton. Rumor is a few thousand of these were made, but for some reason I think that number is exaggerated. One of my favorite tapes in my collection, easily.
The rumor on the street is that only 200 copies of this movie were produced before David DeCoteau pulled it for “poor sales.” That makes this easily one of the rarest Cinema Home Video releases. Later on the director started selling DVD-Rs of this movie on Ebay with added bonus footage, but he hasn’t done that in a long while, making that semi-bootleg/semi-official DVD-R very rare as well. This movie is fantastic, so the promise of bonus footage existing makes me semi-hard and makes me want to find a DVD copy of this. I found my copy at a porn shop (the name/location of which I can’t recall). It was the only copy sitting there and was sealed. I bought it because the movie looked amazing (and looked like a Gremlins rip-off), but didn’t realize how rare it was till I got it home. I had to open it so we could review it, but kind of wish I hadn’t, because later on I was able to find another copy (yes, that’s right, I owned 2/200) from a collector. I traded that one for a bunch of rare Nickelodeon stuff. If you have the chance to see this movie, do it. It’s one of my prized tapes from a really cool cult/horror distributor that I love to collect.
This was one of the first two Unicorn Videos I got. It’s one of the enclosed clamshells, which are all pretty rare, but horror titles are most rare. When I first got it from another collector friend, it was covered in sticker residue but I was able to clean it all off and now it looks stunning. I have never really sought after Unicorn tapes because every single collector goes after those and the prices are often ridiculous, but when I can get them cheap or find them I definitely buy them. Their amazing cover art could never be praised enough.