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Hellbilly
04-20-2008, 08:09 AM
To celebrate the upcoming release of Boardinghouse, vote for your favorite shot-on-video film from the 80s.

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Katatonia
04-20-2008, 09:28 AM
I'm going with Epitaph. I love that movie, there's just something crappalistic about it.

The Last Slumber Party and Blood Lake are also terrible old favorites, and fun to watch and laugh with.

Hellbilly
04-20-2008, 09:41 AM
The Last Slumber Party and Blood Lake are also terrible old favorites, and fun to watch and laugh with.
I've heard amazing stuff about Blood Lake. I've been trying to track it down for ages!

RickMoe
04-20-2008, 09:57 AM
I'm pretty well versed in 80's SOV horror flicks so I thought I'd add a couple more titles to what "OTHER" on the list could signify...

Shock Chamber (1985)
Black Devil Doll From Hell (1984)
Tales From The Quadead Zone (1987)
Venus Flytrap (1988)
Spine (1986)
Phantom Brother (1988)

Shock Chamber (aka-Greedy Terror) would be my fave. Victims!, Terror At Tenkiller and The Last Slumber Party all look like filmstock films though. Last Slumber Party may have been video transfered to film, but I'm fairly sure Victims! was originally shot 16mm. Anyone know for sure?

allmessedup
04-20-2008, 10:00 AM
BLOOD CULT. I think it was also the first DTV horror film.

speanroc
04-20-2008, 10:36 AM
video violence....

Katatonia
04-20-2008, 12:53 PM
I've heard amazing stuff about Blood Lake. I've been trying to track it down for ages!

:lol: Yes, amazingly bad! But I still find it enjoyable 80's trash. I don't think it's ever hit DVD in any region. I own the old VHS tape. I could be wrong, but I think VCI now holds the rights...as they've released many of the other United Home Video releases.

DrHerbertWest
04-20-2008, 05:19 PM
I don't see Killing Spree listed there.

I'm voting for Killing Spree.

rhett
04-20-2008, 08:54 PM
I was just going to go to the trouble to ready a list like this for the official poll, but Helly is one smarter than I. I'll move this to the Site Polls page to make this official. Vote away!

ReelFear
04-20-2008, 09:06 PM
i voted for Redneck Zombies. The scene where the guy is tripping on acid and has to do an impromptu autopsy on a zombie is still hysterical!

Katatonia
04-20-2008, 10:07 PM
I don't see Killing Spree listed there.

I'm voting for Killing Spree.

Great one and a favorite, which I totally forgot about it. It was actually shot on film however...so maybe that excludes it. :evil:

fceurich39
04-21-2008, 02:41 AM
redneck zombies for me but my 2nd pick would of been dead next door

Shannafey
04-21-2008, 03:21 AM
Great one and a favorite, which I totally forgot about it. It was actually shot on film however...so maybe that excludes it. :evil:

Yes, Killing Spree was definitely shot in 16mm. Tim Ritter directed it and I worked on a couple of his later films that were shot on video.

Rocker10
04-22-2008, 02:43 AM
Redneck Zombies for me. Hilarious low budget stuff.

MorallySound
04-22-2008, 04:56 AM
Redneck Zombies!

indiephantom
04-22-2008, 04:36 PM
Haven't seen any!

Hellbilly
04-22-2008, 05:04 PM
Haven't seen any!

:eek1:

You're missing out, Indy. There are quite a few fun ones listed.

Fistfuck
04-23-2008, 08:10 PM
Who the hell said Blood Lake and what the hell is wrong with you!?

HAEMORRHAGE
04-23-2008, 09:22 PM
Anything but Woodchipper Massacre. That was horrible!

wago70
04-23-2008, 11:26 PM
I'm afraid to vote! BOARDING HOUSE is the only one I know. I got to see that trailer every time I used to watch my VHS of Alien Contamination.
I just cannot picture that at theaters! :)

indiephantom
04-24-2008, 12:19 AM
:eek1:

You're missing out, Indy. There are quite a few fun ones listed.

Dude, I belive ya. It's something left for me to discover though. The only video movie I remember seeing was SHATTER DEAD. :nervous: I'm curious about these.

satans-sadists
04-25-2008, 12:23 AM
The Last Slumber Party.

indiephantom
05-01-2008, 06:38 AM
I enjoyed the fuck out of BOARDINGHOUSE. I picked up VIDEO VIOLENCE 1&2 and will give 'em a spin soon.

Vlachio
05-05-2008, 05:30 AM
Went with Video Violence. Last Slumber Party easily comes in at #2.

deplop cinema
05-05-2008, 06:42 AM
wow, so many gems here! REDNECK ZOMBIES easily wins but BLOOD LAKE is the king of all laugh riot-terrible movies so it wins on that level. Also I remember BLOOD CULT being totally awesome in a weird offbeat way. HOLY SHIT anyone remember ADDICTED TO MURDER?!?!??!?! just got a flashback of that one, great SOV horror from '95, remember enjoying it a lot when i was a wee lad...

DVD-fanatic-9
06-14-2008, 07:42 PM
The only movie on that list I've seen is The Newlydeads. Not exactly worth voting for.

Fumi
07-12-2008, 10:59 PM
I thought I was pretty familiar with '80s horror, but I haven't seen any of those :eek:

Criswell
07-13-2008, 02:28 PM
This may sound silly.......... but what is SOV??

Hellbilly
07-13-2008, 07:46 PM
This may sound silly.......... but what is SOV??
Shot on video :)

maybrick
07-13-2008, 07:59 PM
I hate all SOV 80s movies fairly equal, but Gore-Met: Zombie Chef From Hell was entertaining enough to be memorable 20 odd years later.

Criswell
07-14-2008, 03:20 PM
Shot on video :)


Fuck i am an idiot. It actually finally came to me as i opened the thread just now....:p