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:
Geno is the creator of the infamous Rise of the Scarecrows. And talks about how he got this ultra-low-budget shot-on-video slasher flick onto Netflix and Amazon. It's an inspiring chat about how you can work your way up, project by project. And we also talk about Geno's movie review site, closed captioning your videos, and new career breakthroughs.
Learn more about Geno and his work:
http://www.scaredstiffreviews.com (his movie review site)