Tonight the Devil’s cumming to VIDEO…

HDN vhs pile

Growing up VHS transformed the way we experienced film. Before it was affordable, my Mum took me to this local hole in the wall. There were random movie posters tacked to the barren and cheap paneled walls. A desk with a catalogue of a handful of films. You’d pick your film and be escorted to a private room. There was a bench inside with foam padding stapled to the top of it. Inside there was a massive VCR and tiny TV. A few minutes would pass and they would return with a bag of microwave popcorn and cans of soda pop… and since we weren’t experienced in the use of a VCR, they would preload our film. The door would shut and it would not open till our movie experience was over.

 

Looking back these little rooms remind me more of something from Videodrome then anything… But at the time they opened a whole new doorway into the idea of experiencing a film. It was private and intimate. You spent that time alone or with a few friends. Eventually, we were lucky to land ourselves a VCR of our own. After a year of renting them weekly (which was the next phase after the screening room setup in our town). Now you were at the ease of your own home. Of course VHS rental became the norm. I was addicted.

 

Even though the video stores had their secret backside full of pornography, the experience was no longer like a walk into a creepy halfway office rental. Becoming less and less like an operation put on by Brian O’Blivion and something that would become a staple in those lucky enough to have experienced the home video wave…

 

Purchasing a VHS wasn’t conceivable early on. A single film would cost $80 or more… Forever I yearned to own my own movie. Just one film. Then my family and I were at a flea market and they had used video cassettes. Predator was only $20 used. This was a real bargain! I put my hard earned savings on the line and proudly purchased my first VHS. Just as I held it in my hands, the cassette slipped right out of the cardboard box and shattered on the concrete. My heart stopped… Luckily they made things a lot better back in the day. With a quick MacGyvering and Scotch tape, it was back together… and still plays to this day…

 

magGot Films is now aiming to bring a tad of that nostalgia back. The first VHS release we’ve put out in ten years… is now available.

 HDN VHS cover

His Devil’s Night gets the VHS treatment first. This’ll be limited, hand numbered and signed to 25 copies. Each will come in a filthy giant clamshell case, in an assortment of colors (mainly white, black, yellow, green, blue). Prior to the film is a plethora of trailers to set the mood. We’ve hunted down a slew of indie directors to really reach into the underground for a look into what is slithering about…

 

Aside from trailers of magGot Films work, you’ll bare witness to a teasing barrage of directors including: Nick Mears, Ronny Carlsson, Anthony Matthews, Nathan T. King, Torin Langen, Trevor Juenger, Eric James, Charles House, Benzy, Adam Ahlbrandt and Tyler Tharpe

 

Dig in and dust off that classy VCR! It’s time to get down to the nitty gritty! Hit the store HERE!

Rue Morgue Magazine (Issue 136 - August 2013 - currently on newstands...)

Rue Morgue Magazine (Issue 136 – August 2013 – currently on newstands…)