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Get ready for the return of the most radical rewind-inclined weekend of your life!

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Fire up your VCR and join us for four VHS-fueled, fun-filled days and nights celebrating the glory of VHS with screenings, special appearances and analog-driven events sure to soak you with nostalgia and inspire you to REWIND YOUR MIND!

VHStival is coming back to Alamo Drafthouse and Video Vortex (a real live video store with over 75,000 titles you can rent for free!) in Raleigh, NC from August 29th – Sept 1st, with spectacular screenings of rare, iconic, and totally wild VHS-driven films, special guest appearances, and awesomely interactive VHS-centric games and events, all in celebration of the almighty videocassette!

Presented by Alamo Drafthouse in association with Lunchmeat VHS, and sponsored by SHUDDER and A/V Geeks, this year’s VHStival will kick off on Thursday August 29th with two sold out shows of Joe Bob Briggs’ HOW REDNECKS SAVED HOLLYWOOD with Joe Bob live and in-person! 

The TOTAL VHS PARTY continues all weekend long, inviting ardent Tapeheads and casual cult film fans alike to revel in an avalanche of vibrant VHS glory! 

Vendor tables for the VHS swap are free of charge, but are extremely limited. VENDOR TABLE REQUESTS OPEN ON JULY 22ND. PLEASE CHECK BACK THEN FOR THE FORM!

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  • Fri, Aug 30 at 7pm

    VHSTIVAL: MIND REWINDER MIXTAPE


    Experience an utterly mind-melting menagerie of clips and snips from a collection of the weirdest, wildest, and most ridiculous VHS tapes ever to invade a VCR! TROPHY BREWING Beer Release Party! RAD!

  • Fri, Aug 30 at 8:50pm

    VHSTIVAL: TERRORVISION


    TERRORVISION is 100% Adult Repellent, and ranks with heavy hitters like PEEWEE'S BIG ADVENTURE and THE MONSTER SQUAD as a solid monolith of pure, undistilled entertainment.

  • Fri, Aug 30 at 11pm

    VHSTIVAL: ZOMBIE ARMY


    Trapped in the tunnels under an old asylum, government soldiers must destroy the living dead! It’s the world’s first zombie combat rock music video! PREPARE FOR TOTAL BRAIN ANNIHILATION!

  • Sat, Aug 31 at 2pm

    VHSTIVAL: LINNEA QUIGLEY’S HORROR WORKOUT


    The scariest exercise video ever made comes to the big screen for the first time ever! Tone up and get totally terrified with the ultimate scream queen as she stretches, slashes, gyrates, & mutilates!

  • Sat, Aug 31 at 3:45pm

    VHSTIVAL: GIRLS AT THE CARNIVAL (W/ DEREK EDRMAN)


    This inadvertent, spontaneous documentary is an unadulterated shot-on-video look at mid-western life in the early 1990s. Follow Jenn, Kelly and Nellie through a world of obscenity, lust and hedonism.

  • Sat, Aug 31 at 5pm

    VHSTIVAL: VHS & VIDEO STORES PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE


    An assembly of VHS & video store experts & enthusiasts from around the nation interactively discuss the influence & importance of the VHS format & video rental spaces in the past, present, & future.

  • Sat, Aug 31 at 6:30pm

    VHSTIVAL: THE TOXIC AVENGER


    One of the greatest Troma films by writer and director Lloyd Kaufman, THE TOXIC AVENGER is a classic horror comedy that must be seen to be believed. Not to be missed!

  • Sat, Aug 31 at 9pm

    VHSTIVAL: FOUND FOOTAGE FEST VOL. 9


    A live, guided tour through FFF'S latest VHS finds, including the 1987 Miss Junior America Wisconsin pageant, a mysterious tape labeled "bonion sergery,"& a fitness video called Jugglercise.

  • Sun, Sept 1 at 2pm

    VHSTIVAL: HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT (W/ JEFF KRULIK)


    The ultimate ultra-independent heavy metal party documentary that thrived on bootleg VHS finally comes to the big screen! Teased hair, tight pants, zebra print attire, & extreme intoxication abound!

  • Sun, Sept 1 at 4:05pm

    VHSTIVAL: BLOOD KALEIDOSCOPE


    Shot-on-video heroes Trashmonger Video emerged as an anonymous art collective in 2010. Shooting strictly on VHS camcorders, they've generated 8 films to date.This is a super cut of the entire output.

  • Sun, Sept 1 at 6:10pm

    VHSTIVAL: BASKET CASE - 4K RESTORATION


    Filmed on a shoestring budget against the backdrop of 1980s New York, BASKET CASE has clawed its way from its humble origins to become one of the most celebrated cult movies of all time.

  • Sun, Sept 1 at 8pm

    VHSTIVAL: FOUND FOOTAGE FEST - “AFTER DARK”


    Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report) are back serving up their dirtiest, most disturbing, and patently misguided VHS finds from 25 years of collecting at thrift stores.