Issue #7 of Lunchmeat is now on sale via The Meat Market, and rather than do a typical review, we thought we’d post this post-mortem and include a look at a few pages from it. Check it out!
Hey, all you tape-heads out there riding the digital waves—Lunchmeat 7 has hit the savage streets featuring more “Blood! Terror! Babes! Monsters!” With its glossy slick and sick four-color cover and rock ‘n roll junk zine interior, editor-in-chief Josh Schafer has concocted another delightful collection of analog things from genres past, forever exploring the landscape of the ravenous revival of VHS.
This issue is filled with reviews of flicks not available yet on DVD or Blu-ray, highlights of which include Tombstone Territory, The Shout, Madhouse Mansion, and Project Nightmare, none of which I remember ever renting in my VHS youth at Video Video or Video Magic in Old Bridge, NJ. But that’s the charm: to find titles you had no idea ever existed and now you have to go to eBay to collect the whole set. (Or to at least see how much these titles are going for.) But wait! There’s more! An exclusive interview with Brian Trenchard-Smith, director of The Quest (also reviewed in this issue). He reveals in detail how he landed the job directing The Quest, working with writer Everett DeRoche (Patrick, Road Games) and what a “Donkegin” really means.
Other interviews in this issue feature beloved character actor Eddie Deezen (Grease, WarGames, LaserBlast), director Jeffery Obrow (The Dorm that Dripped Blood), Sam Sherman—the one and only who started Super Video (Graveyard of Horror, Blood of Ghastly Horror) and Liana Curtis (Sixteen Candles, Critters), who was everyone’s “girlfriend” in the movies of the 80’s. My favorite and most exciting bits are the retrospective on Thriller Video (my favorite cover art to peek at while renting) complete with checklist and Vestron Video Freebie Jeebies: awesome promotional items I wish I had right this second, which include a Street Trash coffee mug and “fish” Ghoulie hand puppet—so cheap and beautiful it’s a must have.
VCR hurt? Need the latest tape accessories circa 1982? Thank you, Lunchmeat, for a two-page spread on how to enhance your tape monster. Also, never live in fear again; the author of the article gives readers suggestions of what VCR/DVD combo is the best for backing up those precious gems like Three on a Meathook and Project Nightmare. Wait! There’s more! Coverage on Christian VHS, crazy animation and Chuck Norris, but I’ve said too much already—get a copy of Lunchmeat 7 now, before it gets you. Your VCR will thank you.
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