Yesterday I locked into for a trip back to beautiful to Raleigh, North Carolina to attend the 3-day film festival at their local Alamo Drafthouse’s VHStival. I was trying to slow down the travel, but when I saw the insane program (Basketcase (1982), Toxic Avenger (1984), TerrorVision (1986) and Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986)!) it was impossible not to commit. These folks rule the VHS b-movie programming school. In fact, I bought tickets for these four movies before posting this in fear any publicity may mean no space left for me 🙂
What’s more, as luck would have it my oldest son Miles is available, so he will be joining Tim and I as we travel down south for 3 days of VHS heaven. I am super excited, and we are going to try and show off to any interested folks how we have tried to automate Reclaim Video, as well as possibly sit in on the VHS & Video Stores: Past/Present/Futures panel on Saturday. How sick is that? I truly feel like the luckiest guy on the Lower East Side because I have a VHS store and you want to go for an OG rental!