Friday, April 20, 2012

Netherworld Videozine 7-9 Review

This originally appeared in issue #13 of Married Punks published in 1998.

Netherworld Videozine 7-9

Like a good wine (which I don't drink), the Netherworld Videozine gets better with age.  For those unaware of the concept (shame on you), it is a show about horror movies and the people behind them, music, wrestling, and anything else that the host, Glenn Diablo Macneil, finds interesting.  It's a great concept, and there should be more shows/videos like this.

Episode seven is the return from retirement show, and it hits with a bang.  There's a video produced by Macneil for the Misfits' "I Turned Into a Martian," complete with some live footage that is as scratchy as a Misfits bootleg.  That adds to the charm.  There's also some coverage from the Extreme Championship Wrestling tour in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Also not to be missed is the Amityville Horror house.  Too bad the crew didn't go in.  From what I understand, though, the current owners aren't tourist friendly.

There's also a trailer for The New York Ripper and a Veruca Salt video.

Episode eight is "The Grindhouse A-Go-Go Episode."  The key focus of this episode is a lenghty, entertaining and informative interview with the guys of Grindhouse Releasing (one of which is Sage Stallone, Sylvester's son).  There's plenty of clips from their movies, too, including a rare preview of the new laserdisc release of The Beyond and a little seen film called Massacre Mafia Style, which looks like a low grade Tarantino film.

One word can describe episode nine: Misfits.  There's an interview with Jerry and Michael Graves, a video for "Dig Up Her Bones" and some excellent live footage from the House of Blues.  Misfits fans will love this.  I know I did.

As always, this is a great videozine that needs to be watched.  Macneil's love of music, wrestling and horror movies is damn near contagious, and I always want to go out and rent some '80's fright flick whenever I watch a new episode.  I think video stores should carry these because they would be top renters.  Demand it today!

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