The most comprehensive, all-inclusive look at the history and evolution of shot on video horror films.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS In 1982, BOARDINGHOUSE became the first shot on video feature-length horror film ever made. Totally lensed on videotape, the film was later transferred to 16mm and blown-up to 35mm for theatrical exhibition. In 1983, David A. Prior shot SLEDGEHAMMER on video and eventually released the film on videotape. For the first time, analog video became the format used in horror motion picture productions. It was smeary, messy and it wasn’t film… but it was cheap. In 1985, United Home Video boldly released BLOOD CULT with the claim it was “the first movie made for the home video market.” The booming popularity of video stores coupled with a never-satisfied demand for content ensured these films longevity. Soon hundreds of titles followed, all video-created features by independent unknowns. They weren’t from Hollywood. They weren’t trained. But they had a lot of heart and a love for horror. And they made their own movies against the odds.
For the first time EVER – “ANALOG NIGHTMARES” has brought these films together. Everything from BOARDINGHOUSE to ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST individually reviewed, categorized and presented chronologically by production year. Over 260 films! Featuring in-depth interviews with the filmmakers themselves – some speaking for the very first time!
FEATURING CONTRIBUTIONS BY: TIM BOGGS (Blood Lake) MARK POLONIA (Splatter Farm, Feeders) DONALD FARMER (Demon Queen, Savage Vengeance) TIM RITTER (Twisted Illusions, Wicked Games) JOEL D. WYNKOOP (Creep, Lost Faith) DOUG STONE (Deadly Pursuit, Shock Chamber) ANDREA ADAMS (The Ripper, Blood Lake) GARY WHITSON (The Mummy’s Dungeon, Sorority Slaughter) DAVE CASTIGLIONE (Vampire Brides, Love Is a Stranger) PHIL HERMAN (Burglar From Hell, Jacker) ERIC STANZE (The Scare Game, Savage Harvest) JAMES L. EDWARDS (Chickboxer, Humanoids From Atlantis) WALTER RUETHER (Horrorama, Satan’s Storybook) TODD JASON COOK (Evil Night, Death Metal Zombies) NICK MILLARD (Death Nurse, Cemetery Sisters) DAVID “THE ROCK” NELSON (Conrad Brooks VS Werewolf, Vampire Woman) RON BONK (City of the Vampires, The Sandman)