As the Editor-in-Chief of the VHS-tastic magazine Lunchmeat, Josh Schafer celebrates the spirit of fun and trashy cinema, forever reminding us why we love the exploitation films that used to grace the shelves of mom and pop video stores around the globe. Sure, you can stream a ton of this stuff online now. But some of us will forever cherish the thrill of holding an actual videotape in our hands, and admiring those lurid covers. (We don't miss those late fees though.)
In this podcast we had a chance to talk with Josh about his love for VHS. And about Lunchmeat remaining a print magazine in the age of blogs and online content. And even asked him for a few tips for filmmakers who want to approach his magazine for reviews and interviews (hint: he will consider reviewing your 15 year old shot-on-VHS slasher flick.)
Learn more about Josh and Lunchmeat:
P.S. After our interview, Josh sent me a message to say that Trevor Bather and Trashmonger Video are a great group of young filmmakers, and that he plays the part of Shaman Dolphus in their new movie called Mondo Absurdo:
This week we'll be interviewing Josh Schafer, Editor-in-Chief of Lunchmeat Magazine!
Lunchmeat is not only a full-color hold-it-in-your-hands paper mag you can read on-the-go, but they also have great content on their website. I suggest you start by reading Josh's bio:
Then check out their blog, and then browse the rest of the site from there:
And check back this Friday for the full podcast with Josh.