Adventures in VHS is back online and the next couple of episodes are now available to listen to once again…
In Episode 5, I take a look at 1985’s The Coca-Cola Kid, a brand-saturated oddity starring Eric Roberts as a fish-out-of-water corporate troubleshooter at the centre of very bizarre fizzy drinks industry power struggle. It’s pretty weird. I also have a selection of listeners’ VHS memories and select one of them to win a very special FrightFest 2012 goodie bag with additional DVDs and a mystery VHS tape.
Episode 6 sees me take on 1987’s Kindred (1987) and exclusively to the man behind its iconic cover and poster art, Graham Humphreys. Of course, Graham isn’t just responsible for this particular piece, having supplied the marketing for films like A Nightmare on Elm St 1 – 5, Basket Case and Creepers (AKA Phenomena) and many more. Not only that, but his celebrated work on the Evil Dead I and II are as brilliant an example of film art as you are likely to find.
You can still check out Episode 1 (Creepozoids with David DeCoteau), Episode 2 Class of Nuke ‘Em High with Lloyd Kaufman) and Episode 3 (Devouring Waves and Monster), as well as the feature length documentary edition on the life and work of Cliff Twemlow (The Mancunian Man). Episodes 12 and 13 (Evilspeak and The 13th Floor) are also live… and there are plenty more to come very soon!
Once again, if you enjoy the show please support it by donating to the Adventures in VHS book here. We could really use your help at the moment and in return for just £10 you can expect a copy of the eBook and audiobook, plus you’ll get a special thanks in the back (hardback copy also available for £20).
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