Alamo Drafthouse Special
The curators of Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday join VHS Summer blogger Max Dropout in bringing Austin the finest cinematic gems that lacked the financial power to release in any format other than VHS.
Just like the Tuesday and Wednesday series, tickets to Video Hate Squad are a buck, they will probably be tasteless slashers, roided out action flicks or Other, and they’ll definitely be the kind of event that makes you proud to live in Austin.
Video Hate Squad began in June and will continue every other month. The first obscure VHS classic VHS screened was a Rambo upgrade on meth, Deadly Prey, which looks like one of the fake movies Al Yankovic’s fictional TV station aired in UHF.
There is no reason to waste money this summer on the big-budget disappointments you feel like you should see just because your friends will be talking about them. If you are anything like the rest of America and you are dying for movies to high five to, you’re not going to find one that is more over the top violent and campy as anything the Hate Squad will be screening.
Video Hate Squad returns in August with what may be one of the best-titled movies we will ever be lucky enough to see on the big screen, Nasty Hero. All you need to know to be able to guess how tacky and hilarious it promises to be: it’s a revenge movie set in Florida. Take your pick of hilarious details included in plot summaries of Nasty Hero anywhere on the internet. Mine has to be, “Now he’s back with a black Porsche to find the bad guys and take revenge.”