We thought we'd had the last word on lost shot-on-video horror films with the discovery of the Spanish VHS release of Southern Shockers, but the folks over at new label Warlock Home Video have us beat -- they're releasing a whole horde of brand new SOV fright flicks, but in a postmodern, time-bending twist, they have made them all look as if they are lost 1980s backyard monster movies.
So it's kind of like what Camp Motion Pictures does, except it's all like, meta or something.
Warlock was founded by New York filmmaker Chris Seaver and actor/writer Andrew Baltes, and you can read an interview with them here. I don't know what the movies are like, but they have fantastic covers.
Seaver, by the way, was the brains behind Low Budget Pictures, who gave us the likes of Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! (2001) and Teenape Goes to Camp (2008).
The Dead Next Door is a blog about regional or "backyard" horror and science fiction films made from the late 1950s to the earlyl 1990s (and beyond). These films were released during the peak years of independent film production, created by a motley crew of seasoned pros, gifted amateurs, and enthusiastic genre fans, along with dozens of eccentric dreamers -- doctors, lawyers, insurance salesmen, publishers, commercial filmmakers, TV production crews and moonlighting pornographers -- all looking for their big break or a fast buck or both.