That’s right tape heads – VHS Trash Fest is back! Returning to Edinburgh this September as part of Scalarama, VHSTF this time takes over Summerhall for two nights of glorious homage to the medium of analogue tape. Screening entirely from VHS, with original trailers included and tape swaps encouraged, VHS Trash Fest aims to bring you the very best in classic VHS horror trashdom. Read on for full programme….
Our opening night on Friday 15th September kicks off with Brian Yuzna’s body horror yuck-fest Society (1989), taking place appropriately enough in Summerhall’s old Anatomy Lecture Theatre. Amphitheatrical in shape and over 100 years old, this is where animals would be dissected in front of an audience in this former vet school. Join us as we descend into the world of paranoid Bill who suspects his middle-class family might not be quite what they seem… Not for the faint-hearted or weak-stomached!
Doors 7pm for tape swap, film starts 8pm.
Location: Anatomy Lecture Theatre (wheelchair accessible)
The Saturday of VHS Trash Fest brings a highly-anticipated double bill of Trash classics in the form of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed (1990) and infamous Video Nasty slasher The Burning (1981) in Summerhall’s Red Lecture Theatre. A monster movie where humans are the real monsters, with none other than David Cronenberg himself in an acting role, Nightbreed is trash movie heaven. ‘Friday the 13th’ spin-off The Burning is an underrated entry in the slasher canon, with special effects by gore-king Tom Savini (some of his best), a pulsing electronic music score by Rick Wakeman, and the unforgettable Cropsey on the loose…
Doors open at 7pm
First film at 7.30pm
Break at 9pm
Second film from 9.30pm
Tape swap from doors and in between films
Location: Red Lecture Theatre (no wheelchair access)
Friday Society tickets only £6.
Saturday double-bill of Nightbreed and The Burning tickets £8.
Full festival ticket both days £12.
Tickets available: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/11104
VHS Trash Fest is kindly supported by Assai Records Edinburgh on Grindlay Street: https://www.facebook.com/AssaiRecordsEdinburgh/
VHS Trash Fest 2017 poster designed by Ross Burt: http://www.rossburt.com/