Video Hoarders

Catch Up on VIDEO HOARDERS Previous Episodes!

06 December 2017

VIDEO HOARDERS is a twelve episode web-series that follows series creator & host Rob Taylor as he journeys around Australia tracking down likeminded video tape collectors affectionately dubbed ‘tapeheads’ to check out their collections and “search the wild for that next rare find”. Shot on a combination of high-definition digital and antiquated tape equipment, VIDEO HOARDERS has its own distinct style that while playing to the aesthetic of the program’s content, it maintains a slick presentation.

VIDEO HOARDERS is on a mid-season break but will return to Cult of Monster on Wednesday December 20.

EPISODE ONE – Jamie Tate & Josh Schafer
In this episode, Rob heads out to Lara (VIC, Australia) and chats to rabid tapehead Jamie Tate. Tapes on display include EVIL DEAD (Filmways, K-Tel & Vestron), INCUBUS (Video Classics Gold), THE VIDEO DEAD (Premiere Home Entertainment) and DAWN OF THE DEAD (CBS-FOX). In the bumper VIDEO HOARDERS profiles LunchMeat VHS Magazine’s Josh Schafer.

EPISODE TWO – Stephen Fredricks & Christopher Bouchie
Rob traverses the mean streets of inner-west Melbourne and finds his way into hardcore collector Stephen Fredricks’ tape bungalow in this, the second episode of VIDEO HOARDERS. Highlighted tapes include SPERMULA (Video Classics), FRANKENSTEIN’S CASTLE FREAK (Starbase), SHE-FREAK (Go Video), THE HITCHHIKERS (K&C Video), PINK FLAMINGOS (Palace X) & WHAM-BAM-THANK-YOU-SPACEMAN (Starbase). In the bumper, VIDEO HOARDERS profiles the amazing 3000-tape collection of Christopher Bouchie.

EPISODE THREEE – Kire Naumovski & Caroline Lee
Insatiable FRIDAY THE 13TH fanatic Kire Naumovski is the subject of Episode 3 of VIDEO HOARDERS. Rob gets a world tour VHS-style as he is exposed to Jason Voorhees’ adventures on video tape from all over the globe. Stops include Germany, Italy, Japan and Korea. Other tapes highlighted in the episode include SCANNERS (Roadshow), ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS (Starbase & Infinity Video) and I DRINK YIOUR BLOOD (Media). In the bumper we profile Austin, Texas collector-extraordinaire Caroline Lee.

EPISODE FOUR – Luke Woodhouse & Zack Carlson
VHS roadtripper Luke Woodhouse is the subject of episode four of VIDEO HOARDERS. While Rob rummages through Luke’s impressive collection, Luke shares with us some fantastic archival footage of his 2006 Victorian VHS expedition where he and wife, Cassie raided every video library between Melbourne and Warragul, scoring some first-rate finds. In the bumper, OUTSIDER host Zach Carlson highlights some of his 4000+ strong collection of VHS horror oddities.

EPISODE FIVE – Merinda Staubli
Tapehead, Merinda Staubli has been collecting horror and Disney VHS since her early teens. In this weeks episode of VIDEO HOARDERS she shows Rob some of her impressive collection including BOARDING HOUSE (Showcase), PIECES (CBS-FOX) and TRILOGY OF TERROR PART 2 (CIC). In the bumper Rob takes us on an Op Shop treasure hunt through the wilds of Bayswater.

EPISODE SIX – Fitzroy Film Fair
Rob takes a trip to the Wild West of video hoarding when he enters the Fitzroy Film Fair (now the Melbourne Movie Market) and catches up market organiser Stuart Simpson (DRAGON FORCE X) and collectors Brent Medson, Ben Hellwig, Stephen Fredericks, Nick Zamudio, Hannah Atkinson and Joel Charter for a chat about all things VHS!

VIDEO HOARDERS returns Wednesday December 20th!