Adventures in VHS

Adventures in VHS is the original VHS podcast, established back in 2012 and leading to the book of the same name which was published in 2016.

In each episode of the Adventures in VHS podcast, Noel selected one big box, ex-rental tape from his burgeoning collection, to review the release, the trailers and of course the movie itself – and often speaking to some of the people involved with making it.

The podcast was created to support the Adventures in VHS book, which was published and released in a short print run in 2016, with the digital version available through all the usual outlets. In 2020, Noel put the digital version of the book out for free online and added all 20 of the podcast episodes to a new archive (see below) for people to revisit.

Videos

Adventures in VHS: The pitch

For a spell, Adventures in VHS was being supported by a publisher called Unbound, who commissioned this video for me to pitch the book to its audience of supporters and buyers.

Adventures in VHS… take a peek inside

A look inside the print edition of Adventures in VHS back when it was hot off the press and being sent out to buyers.

Podcasts

The full Adventures in VHS podcast archive, from the initial 18 shows supporting the book, to the one-off, feature length documentary The Mancunian Man, focused on the life and work of VHS pioneer Cliff Twemlow. There’s also a never-before-released bonus ‘mini cast’.

If you don’t want to stream using the players below, you can also listen/subscribe via Spotify, Apple Podcasts or your usual podcast provider by visiting the links on this page.

Creepozoids (1987) – Plus interview with director David DeCoteau

Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986) – Plus interview with director Lloyd Kaufman

Devouring Waves (1984) and Monster (1980 – AKA Humanoids from the Deep)

Ghoulies (1985)

The Coca-Cola Kid (1985) – Plus listeners’ VHS memories

Kindred (1987) – Plus interview with artist Graham Humphreys

Xtro (1982) – Plus interview with director Harry Bromley Davenport‎

The Blob (1988) and Terrorvision (1986) – Plus interview with director Ted Nicolaou

Chopping Mall (1986) – Plus interview with director Jim Wynorski

Missing in Action (1984) and Invasion USA (1985)

Robot Jox (1989)

Evilspeak (1981)

The 13th Floor (1988) – Plus the history of Medusa Home Video

Hot Dog: The Movie (1984)

Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) – Feat Ian Loring of Film Basterds

Society (1989) – Plus interview with director Brian Yuzna

Eye of the Tiger (1986)

The Rats (1982) – Plus the launch of the Adventures in VHS book

Adventures in VHS Presents – The Mancunian Man

Bonus episode: AiVHS Minicast – Basket Case (1982)