FANGORIA Announces the VHS Re-Animation and First-Ever Digital Release of Rare and Obscure Shot on Video Film AMERICA’S DEADLIEST HOME VIDEO Release from Camp Motion Pictures and LUNCHMEAT!! NEW ARTWORK REVEALED!!
Right on the heels of a most exciting analog announcement about Lunchmeat uncovering and unleashing (on Halloween!) the lost SOV flick starring Gary Cohen FRANKENSTEIN (I SWEAR ON MY MOTHER’S EYES) THE TRUE STORY, Lunchmeat is absolutely stoked to finally and officially announce yet another shot-on-video rarity re-animation coming in May of 2016 in association with Camp Motion Pictures! Newly appointed Fangoria Editor-in-Chief Michael Gingold exclusively announced the news and revealed the new artwork a couple of days ago via their website, so I’ll let him take it away but not without words from yours truly about this amazing shot-on-video rarity! Here’s the exclusive coverage, originally posted on Fangoria.com: “One of the first, most undercelebrated found-footage horror movies is being given its DVD and digital debut next year, and we’ve got the exclusive first look at the cover art and info on the contents. Camp Motion Pictures in association with Lunchmeat magazine will release AMERICA’S DEADLIEST HOME VIDEO May 10, 2016 on DVD, digital and a collector’s limited-edition VHS. The first feature directed by Jack Perez, who would go on to helm SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE and (under a pseudonym) the viral hit MEGA SHARK VS. GIANT OCTOPUS, HOME VIDEO was originally released in 1993, and is told from the point of view of a camcorder wielded by Doug (Danny Bonaduce). He sets out on a road trip after catching his wife cheating on him, and ends up being kidnapped by a gang led by Clint (Mick Wynhoff, who also produced), who force him to videotape their increasingly violent crimes.
The brand-new artwork that will adorn the VHS and DVD cover of America's Deadliest Home Video!The DVD will include audio commentaries by Perez and Wynhoff, a making-of feature and a booklet with liner notes by Lunchmeat’s Josh Schafer, who says, “I’m absolutely thrilled to work with Camp Motion Pictures to bring ADHV back to life and offer it to a broad new audience. The essence of Lunchmeat is to appreciate and celebrate the forgotten gems of the video era, and shot-on-video films were such an integral part of that movement. What’s special about ADHV is that it’s an incredibly obscure yet utterly essential addition to the growing list of cinematic history attached to SOV filmmaking. Its execution demonstrates just how powerful a shot-on-video film can be. ADHV’s method of using the home-video camera as a device to insert you directly into the film was so incredibly innovative and unique for the time, but its obscured existence prevented it from being fully recognized by a wide range of film fans and critics alike. This re-animation is going to change all that. I’m just really glad a whole new host of eyes are finally going to be able to experience ADHV’s ingenious application of the shot-on-video method and see something decidedly different, interesting, and retrospectively innovative from the immense SOV output of the ’80s and ’90s.”
A look at some makeup on a clerk that gets killed in a video store massacre. Yes, there is a video store massacre scene in ADHV. YES.The VHS edition will be limited to a 250-copy run, and come with a bumper sticker and custom keychain; 30 copies to be available for pre-order at the Camp Motion Pictures website will also include an original poster and a VHS sleeve autographed by Perez, Wynhoff and co-star Gretchen Bonaduce. Check out AMERICA’S DEADLIEST HOME VIDEO’s trailer below. Come May of next year, you'll be able to stick this slab of shot-on-video in your VCR (or DVD player if you're into that sort of thing) and enjoy the amazing independent excellence that is ADHV. Stay tuned to LM and Camp Motion Pictures for production updates and images as this will be one dang groovy package, indeed, Tapeheads. Get VHStoked. This is going to totally rule!