A husband and wife open a video store in a new town, and come to find out that the locals only rent horror films and the "occasional triple X'er", and make their own snuff videos. Written by
Ari Rosenfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
nice, fast-moving no-budget slasher film from the mid-1980s was somewhat ahead of its' time (it predates the homebrew shot-on-video horror boom by ten years) and offers a nice plot and ample gore to keep viewers' interest.
Husband and wife move to a small town and open up a video store to find the people of the town are obsessed with violence and watching violence on video. Crudely-made snuff films start popping up and the couple start to feel that they are being targeted.
Film is very, very low-budget but works well within obvious monetary constraints. The killings veer between sickeningly gross and uncomfortably, creepily realistic. Film occasionally attains a "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" level of flat, you-are-there queasiness that many bigger-budgeted films have been unable to capture.
Very well done. Also offers a welcome dose of nostalgia for anyone who grew up spending time in video stores in the 1980s.
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