About thomasedwardseymour

Considered one of the "Top 20 Contemporary Underground Filmmakers in the U.S." according to the "History of Independent Cinema" published in 2009. Has won 14 indie festival awards, has directed seven features that have been covered and reviewed everywhere from the NY Times to NPR. Thomas's online content created for Black20 studios has reached over 25,000,000 views. The video "PG 300" (Cake Town) has 9 million views just on youtube alone. Was World Champion Record Holder on Twin Galaxies for the Konami Mame Arcade game "Crime Fighers" until his record was just recently defeated. Tom is published in three books about indie filmmaking. His latest film "London Betty" narrated by Clint Howard was just bought by Maverick Entertainment. Before that his Best Selling (York Entertainment) film "The Land of College Prophets hit 193 on the imdb pro ratings in 2005 the week of it's release.

MacLeod Doc Finished and VHS Massacre Too updates!

Listen to the latest update on MacLeod on VHS Massacre Radio!

Kevin MacLeod Documentary

So I’ve been working on my M.F.A. for the last years at Hunter College in the Integrated Media Arts program with a documentary film concentration. It’s rigorous program 3-5 year program but I’m in the home stretch. I recently finished my thesis project, a 25 minute documentary about the King of Royalty Free music Kevin MacLeod. Given the circumstances of the world right now I think it came out well. It was able to get John Brennan from Shudder network’s The Last Drive-in to be a part of it as well as co-host Marcus Park from the Last Podcast on the Left. Troma President Lloyd Kaufman is also featured in the project.

Kevin MacLeod the focus of the film has created over 2,000 songs that anyone can use for free in their projects as long as they give him credit or pay a small one-time fee. His songs have been heard hundreds of billions of times but very few people know who he is. I’ve been using his stuff for years and for me it was important to try to bring attention to a person show has helped out a lot of independent filmmakers and content makers over the years.

So I have a few things left to do, pass my thesis defense in which I screen the film and have a discussion with my advisors and present a 20 page paper to go along with the film. I think I can be done with the paper in the next few weeks. So the question then become what to do with a short documentary. Well it just so happens that Troma is the perfect home for the short. They are the longest running independent film studio in the U.S. and it makes sense that they would have an interest in the subject matter. They might end up putting MacLeod on the VHS Massacre Too Blu-ray which is exciting!

So what’s happening with VHS Massacre Too? As of today we are finalists at the Lit International Horror Festival in North Yorkshire United Kingdom! The film has 20 film festival wins, about 27 official selections and about 10 nominations. We’re still waiting to hear from a few more festivals but it’s been an awesome trip so far and who knows what will happen moving forward! Their is no official release date for the Blu-ray yet but the film should come up in the first quarter of 2021.

VIDEO GALAXY.EP20: Chris and Chris discuss Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

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This week Chris and Chris talk about the 1984 sci-fi flick The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai! Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.


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VIDEO GALAXY EP19: Chris and Chris talk about the 1985 horror classic Fright Night!

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This week Chris and Chris talk about the 1985 Tom Holland vampire flick Fright Night! A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.


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“VHS Massacre Too” wins its 20th award at the Vancouver Horror Show!

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Tom Seymour gives us updates on the VHS Massacre Too documentary and talks about how to navigate the genre film festival circuit! Music by Kevin Tim Kulig!   

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VIDEO GALAXY EP18: Chris and Chris talk about the 1988 film “classic” Vampire’s Kiss starring Nick Cage.

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This week Chris and Chris talk about the 1988 film “classic” Vampire’s Kiss starring Nick Cage. After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he’s turning into a vampire.

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VIDEO GALAXY EP17: Chris and Chris talk about the drama fantasy film The Lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe

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This week Chris and Chris talk about the drama fantasy film The Lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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VIDEO GALAXY EP16: This week Chris and Chris talk about the fantasy horror film Gretel & Hansel  (2020) staring Sophia Lillis.

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This week Chris and Chris talk about the fantasy horror film Gretel & Hansel  (2020) staring Sophia Lillis. A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

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VIDEO GALAXY EP15: This week Chris and Chris talk about David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1983)

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This week Chris and Chris talk about David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1983) staring James Woods and Debbie Harry. A programmer at a TV station that specializes in adult entertainment searches for the producers of a dangerous and bizarre broadcast.

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VHS Massacre Too virtual screenings and Debbie Rochon wins the Dracula Award!

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Tom Seymour gives us updates and virtual screening dates of the VHS Massacre Too documentary and Debbie Rochon wins the Countess Dracula Award at the Dracula Film in Transylvania Romania! Music by Kevin MacLeod!   

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VHS Massacre Too Virtual Screening dates starting tomorrow!

Upcoming screenings for VHS Massacre Too!

Dracula Fest (Judges Screening October 14th)

Spirit of Independence UK on (October 15th)

The Vancouver Horror Show, (Oct. 26th)

Montreal Requiem Fearfest (TBA)

Some very cool things have happened since our last update. We just won Best Documentary at San Fransisco IndieFest as part of the Another Hole in the Head screening! Our new documentary feature VHS Massacre Too has racked up 18 awards and 25 official selections total for this this film alone. We’ve screened everywhere from the Anthology Film Archives (sneak preview) in New York City, Horror Hound Weekend in Cincinnati, to Miami Sci-Fi, Kransk Film festival and more. We also just got a great write up in Pixels Garage as well!