Rating - 6
Haven't watched many films lately, difficult to articulate why but life rolls on.
VHS Massacre is an odd documentary. Its subject matter is a crucial talking point & I don't see much change in the market in the five years since this docu's release.
The docu itself has quite a lot of issues though. The sound levels are all over the place, the editing is car crash stuff at times. Yet, there are moments where they get both of these elements right, which makes it even more puzzling.
The film also lacks a direction. Although the main event is the final viewing party, which is excellent, the connections between the various segments didn't coalesce, everything felt tacked together.
That said, it was entertaining, especially when Lloyd Kaufman described Troma as 'the herpes of the film industry because it just wouldn't go away.'
Insightful, informative, fun, but technically flawed. It's worth a watch for the subject matter alone though.