Video Hoarders

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20 December 2017

Join Rob Taylor as he journeys Australia in search of a nostalgic breed of film collectors known as VIDEO HOARDERS, takes a look at their insane collections and basks in the glory of VHS!

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.

EPISODE 7 – John Harrison & Darryl Stephens
In this instalment of VIDEO HOARDERS, Rob invades the home of film writer John Harrison (aka The Graveyard Tramp) and has a gander at his insane collection of weird and wonderful VHS tapes. Apart from contributing to magazine’s like Fatal Visions, Cult Movies, Scary Monsters, Headpress, FilmInk and others, John also published his own seminal 90’s fanzine, Reel Wild Cinema and his collection highlights his taste for the bizarre. On display are HITCH HIKE TO HELL (Starbase), BLOOD FEAST (Palace Explosive), THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (K-TEL), and BLOODY WEDNESDAY (Showcase) as well as an impressive collection of imported Something Weird tapes. In the bumper we take a look at Canuck Collector Darryl Stephens and his outrageous collection of horror tapes from the Canadian distributor Astral Video.