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Video Violence (1987)

Unrated | | Horror | Video
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.


Gary P. Cohen (as Gary R. Cohen)


Gary P. Cohen (as Gary Cohen), Paul Kaye


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz ... 1st Store Owner
Chick Kaplan Chick Kaplan ... 2nd Store Owner
Robin Leeds Robin Leeds ... Customer
Paige Price Paige Price ... 1st Victim
Kevin Haver Kevin Haver ... Rick Carlson
Art Neill Art Neill ... Steven Emory
Bill Biach Bill Biach ... 1st Yokel
Uke Uke ... Eli
Bart Sumner ... Howard
Joseph Kordos Joseph Kordos ... Reggie Hobbs
Chris Williams Chris Williams ... Desk Sergeant
William Toddie William Toddie ... Chief of Police
Jackie Neill Jackie Neill ... Rachel Emory
Ricky Kotch Ricky Kotch ... Young Boy
Jennifer Biach Jennifer Biach ... Dog


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 <rosenfield@earthlink.net>

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Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

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In the video store there is a tape of Blood Cult (1985). Regarded as one of the first horror movies shot on video. See more »


References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Almost unwatchable. I love it.
7 June 1999 | by Sai-KenSee all my reviews

Video Violence is... painful, almost visceral. Your mind actually rebels against this drek, pleading please, please turn it off! And yet, you can't. Rather, even after your best friend tears the tape from the VCR, you pull it out later and force yourself to watch it again. From the beginning. It's not quite MST3K material; rather imagine _Redneck Zombies_ (The highly superior Pericles Lewnes gem) with cheaper special effects and no wit. Yes, this was shot on home video, and the color saturation alone lets you know we are firmly in the '80s. The hair helps too on that point, as does the classic fretting of the video clerk- "I can't believe everyone in this one horse town owns a VCR!" Mmmm. This film seems as if it was trying to be camp (though assuming so is purely an act of compassion) but fell flat. Horribly flat. Watered down condiments as blood. Bouncy rubber hands reused over and over. No continuity. No acting. No attractive men or woman to take your mind off the ordeal, though there is some incredibly boring nudity. It seems to have been shot over spring break. Or maybe a three day weekend. Needless to say, I enjoyed it immensely. Interesting note: Obviously shot in a real video store, a copy of _Blood Cult_ is highly visible in one scene. (Other movies are visible, and there's a Friday the 13th poster, but hey, it's _Blood Cult_! Supposed the first straight to video film! So very appropriate.)

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