Lunchmeat is a fanzine that celebrates the obscure and esoteric of cinema! It features tons of reviews of rare and out-of-print vhs tapes, as well as original cartoons, articles, and more.
We’ve piled the meat high with Lunchmeat #5 with in-depth reviews of hard-to-find flicks such as Jennifer, The Jitters, Night Terror, Thou Shalt not Kill… Except, and Black Devil Doll from Hell along with a heaping helping of other blood-encrusted cinematic treats that are sure to stick to your teeth! Also lurking within the pages, we have an interview with Tony Riparetti about his prolific career as a B-movie film composer and his many collaborations with low-budget maestro Albert Pyun.
Painter extraordinaire Keith Batcheller candidly tells about his career hammering out video covers (House of the Long Shadows, The Tomb) for the releasing companies in the 80s. We’re also proud to present an interview with Black Lodge Video out of Memphis, TN: a rental store that’s sure to induce time travel, hurling you into VHS days gone by. Speaking of time travel, we’ve also dug up a bunch of Horror vinyl for you nostalgia hounds to chew on in what we like to call Tales from the Crate! Dig those groovy sounds!
Wait… There’s more?!… Much more! Rob Hauschild is back with a slimy box of tapes pulled straight from the trash; Heather Drain shows us she knows her shit when it comes to 80s music videos (and the 80s in general) with a review of Vestron Video’s Picture Music, and Putrid gives us his totally amazing one page comic: The Birth of Slithis! And, as always, the Crossword Troll has a challenge for you in the realm of Slasher flicks. Defeat him, and you shall win prizes. That’s right: PRIZES! Fantastic ones! We’re talking VHS tapes and stuff!!
What other video vittles and forgotten treasures await you in our newest issue? Guess you’ll have to grab one…before it grabs you!! Keep those eyelids peeled and glued, kids! Hoooo-haaahhhhh!!!
The guys at Lunchmeat VHS magazine not only continue to impress me, but they keep getting better and better with each passing issue. I thought I knew a little something about obscure cinema, but they really dig deep into the recesses of VHS hell. But not only do they review the coolest shit ( see; Black Devil Doll from Hell, which is getting released soon by Shawn Lewis!), but they do some of the most interesting interviews with people I have never heard of (don’t miss the talk with Keith Batcheller this ish!). I’m a little scared that Lunchmeat is going to get too big and sell out because of how good they do as a small press, but until they do, I am going to enjoy their little slice of cult nostalgia. Do yourself a favor and pick up issue #5 and all of the back issues… better yet, subscribe. It is well fucking worth it.