Rob Hauschild

Rob Hauschild

Rob's family bought their first VCR, a Fisher Studio Standard, around 1982 - and also foolishly dropped $99 for a "video store membership". So began a long journey of paying way too much for anything VHS. But since then, Rob has become an East Coast based writer and cult movie purveyor whose genre credits include Fangoria, Famous Monsters Underground, Total Movie, Ramp, Celebrity Skin, AOL and Metal Maniacs, alongside a few long gone mags and fanzines. Rob also founded, published and quickly folded his own oddball film magazine VeX (1995-2000), and is presently co-owner, curator and producer for micro label Wild Eye Releasing, focusing on distributing offbeat cinematic gems on DVD and presenting live film shows, including the worldwide release of Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated. He is currently working on a release of the entire Wild Eye library on limited edition VHS, all based on vintage label box styles, and hopes that VHS collecting is one day finally elevated to the status of collecting either stamps or soiled panties.

Question 1) VCRs owned (how many VCRs do you have in your posession):
Two VCR's for dubbing and one VHS to DVD-r Recorder.

Question 2) Five must-see-before-you-croak videos:

  1. The Day the Clown Cried
  2. Grizzly 2: The Predator
  3. Sasqua
  4. Alias Big Cherry
  5. Tweets Ladies of Pasadena

Question 3) First VHS you owned:
NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES on Vestron

Question 4) Most prized VHS:
Toss up between:

  1. OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES (on Wizard - big box signed by Jess Franco)
  2. BLOOD FEAST (on COMET, signed by H.G. Lewis)
  3. VIDEO WARS (on Best Film and Video)
  4. SCALPS/ THE SLAYER (double feature vhs on Continental)
  5. QUEST FOR THE JEDI - original fan VHS release with hand drawn cover
  6. Some Greek, clearly unauthorized BOZO THE CLOWN live action movie I found at a flea market
  7. MENUDO THE MOVIE (in original Spanish and illustrated clamshell)
  8. SON OF BLOB (on Video Gems)