So I just now I plunked the last scene into what is a completed rough-cut of the Documentary VHS Massacre. I need to add a lot of B-role and some movie clips but the film is there at a running time of 98 minutes without credits. My hope is to map out the doc, scene by scene and see what can be boiled down, chopped off or reduced in order to get it to 90 minutes and to have a clearer story. I already have a feeling I’m going to be combining some scenes as well. In general I think the doc will be very much of interest to lovers of cult films. We have folks from Troll 2, The Room, Birdemic, Toxic Avenger, Samurai Cop, Monstervision, Galactic Gigolo, Bikini Bloodbath and many others. There is so much work to do to bring a film from rough-cut to a “fine cut” but I think it’s safe to say this should be a fun watch. It will probably be about 6 months before I have a fine cut but I’m happy in the sense that I believe the doc is fun to watch, relevant and has a good story to tell. Below is a list of folks featured in the doc. Thanks to those involved!
Joe Bob Briggs (Monster Vision)
Greg Sestero (The Room)
Deborah Reed (Troll2)
Mark Frazer (Samurai Cop)
Alan Bagh and Whitney Moore (Birdemic)
Lloyd Kaufman (Film Legend)
Nick Prueher (Found Footage Film Festival) Debbie Rochon (Film Legend) James Nguyen (Director of Birdemic) Juliette Danielle (Lisa from The Room) Ron Bonk (Owner of SRS Video) Carmine Capobiano (Psychos in Love, Galactic Gigolo) Jason West (Vultra entertainment) Phil Hall (Writer/Film Critic) Jon Gorman (director of Bikini Bloodbath 1-3) Josh Schafer (VHS Lunchmeat Magazine) Dr. James Richardson (New Media Technology Expert) Bruce Seymour (Owner of the Fun Stuff Video Store Chain) Ken Powell (filmmaker) Thomas Edward Seymour (Filmmaker) Greg Kissner (Filmmaker) Aaron Syler (Filmmaker) Dave Leute (Owner of Mamas Place studio, producer of New York Cine Radio) Chris Ferry (Credits include Story Pirates on Sirius Radio and Salvage a selection at Sundance FF)