American Genre Film Archive

Shock-O-Rama Video Party

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This special limited edition embossed and spot gloss slipcover is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Presented in partnership with Something Weird Video...

The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) represents the world's largest theatrical catalog of exploitation cinema. Their home video line presents a diverse selection of movies, ranging from new preservations of classics from the vast library of Something Weird to the wildest in shot-on-video (SOV) titles. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

In the 1990s, Something Weird Video hypnotized a generation of movie maniacs by unearthing the most radically surreal genre films of all time—all via the magic of VHS. SHOCK-O-RAMA VIDEO PARTY is a hallucinogenic tribute to those cathode-tube-fueled days. Featuring four regional horror-blasts—preserved from the original Something Weird S-VHS masters, as the film elements have been lost—this collection serves as a time machine to a beloved era in home video history.

THE NAKED WITCH (1961, 59 mins)
One-part documentary and all-parts unreal, this Texas-made exploration of witchcraft from Larry Buchanan (ZONTAR, THE THING FROM VENUS) is a dreamy travelogue to parts unknown.

VIOLATED (1953, 67 mins)
A pre-cursor to PSYCHO, this DIY horror-noir was filmed in the gutters of NYC and written by exploitation producer William Mishkin.

GHOSTS OF HANLEY HOUSE (1968, 85 mins)
Written, produced, and directed by one-time filmmaker Louise Sherrill, this phantasmagorical DIY version of THE HAUNTING appears uncut for the first time on widely released home video.

PASSION IN THE SUN (1964, 69 mins)
Also known as THE GIRL AND THE GEEK, this carnival-set rampager from Texas wildman Dale Berry (HOT BLOODED WOMAN) is outsider trash-art of the highest order.

directed by: Various
starring: Various
1953-1968 / 295 min (combined) / 1.33:1 / English DTS-HD MA 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Preserved from the original Something Weird S-VHS tape masters
  • THE NAKED WITCH: Archival commentary with director Larry Buchanan and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Shocked-out trailers and drive-in snipes
  • Watch the full, uninterrupted program in “all nite slumber party” mode
  • English SDH subtitles

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