• Gabe Powers

Shot-on-Video Horror Home Viewing Index

Updated: Feb 21

While I personally hope to take a break from shot-on-video horror movies for at least another year, I've taken the opportunity to research the best and, in many cases, only home viewing options for Genre Grinder listeners who might want to watch along with the movies Patrick and I have been talking about for four damned episodes. A fair number of these titles are currently only available via out-of-print (OOP) VHS tapes and DVDs, meaning that viewing is almost impossible for all but the hardest of the hardcore SOV Elite. Still, there are a lot to choose from. Below I've included YouTube links, sales links to official DVD & Blu-ray releases, notes as to which streaming sites where some titles can be found, and, when all else fails, descriptions of those OOP tapes and discs. I've also dug up some trailers for the fun of it.


The more research I do, the more I realize we missed stuff, especially during the '90s, when it becomes difficult to differentiate between analogue and digital video. It seems more and more likely that there will be a podcast update some day down the line, though probably a ways down the line, for the sake of my sanity. Any readers/listeners with titles they wish to add to the follow-up list can either comment below, tweet me at @GabeMPowers or @GenreGrinder, or send an email to genregrinder@gmail.com. I will attempt to update this list from time to time.



Boardinghouse (John Wintergate, 1982)

  • NTSC US VHS from Paragon Home Video (slipcase and big box versions)

  • R1 NTSC DVD from Code Red DVD (OOP)

  • R1 NTSC DVD from Olive Films (under their Slasher // Video banner, OOP)




Blödaren (aka: The Bleeder; Hans Hatwig, 1983)

  • R0 NTSC Swedish DVD from Atlantic Film (no subtitles)


Copperhead: The Snake Movie (LeLand Payton, 1983) Dir.

  • NTSC US VHS from VCI Home Video


Possibly In Michigan (Cecelia Condit, 1983) Dir. Cecelia Condit

  • Complete short below:



Sledgehammer (David A. Prior, 1983)

  • NTSC US VHS from NorStar Home Video

  • NTSC US VHS from World Video Pictures, Inc.

  • R0 NTSC DVD from Intervision Pictures Corp.

  • Streaming on Tubi and Night Flight


Suffer Little Children (Alan Briggs, 1983)




El Monje Loco (aka: The Mad Monk; Julio Aldama, 1984)

  • NTSC Mexican VHS from Film Mex Home Video (no subtitles)


Black Devil Doll from Hell (1984) Dir. Chester Novell Turner

  • NTSC US VHS from Hollywood Home Video

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Massacre Video (double-feature with Tales from the Quadead Zone)

  • Streaming on YouTube




Trashcans of Terror (Chuck Handy, 1985)


The Bounty Hunters (Bruno Pischiutta, 1985)

  • NTSC US VHS from Video to Video

  • NTSC US VHS from AVEC


Survival Earth (Peter McCubbin, 1985)

  • NTSC US VHS from North American Home Video Entertainment

  • Streaming on YouTube


The Tower (Jim Makichuk, 1985)

  • NTSC US VHS from AVEC

  • Streaming on YouTube


Bikers Versus the Undead (James R. Buick, 1985)


Shock Chamber (aka: Greedy Terror; Steve DiMarco, 1985)

  • NTSC US VHS from Vector Video

  • Streaming on YouTube


Terror on Tape (Robert Worms, 1985)

  • NTSC US VHS from Continental Video

  • Streaming on YouTube


Twisted Illusions (Tim Ritter & Joel D. Wynkoop, 1985)

  • NTSC US VHS from Sub Rosa Video




Blood Cult (Christopher Lewis, 1985)

  • NTSC US VHS from United Home Video

  • Streaming on Night Flight


The New York Centerfold Massacre (Louis Ferriol, 1985)

  • NTSC US VHS from Vidimax Home Entertainment

  • NTSC R1 DVD from Questar Entertainment (OOP?)

  • Streaming (incomplete) on Dailymotion


The Ripper (Christopher Lewis, 1985)

  • NTSC US VHS from United Home Video

  • NTSC R0 US DVD from VCI

  • Streaming on Tubi

  • Streaming on YouTube


Cards of Death (Will MacMillan, 1986)

  • NTSC US VHS from Bleeding Skull (released in 2014 and OOP)

  • Streaming on YouTube




Witchdoctor of the Living Dead (Charles Abi Enonchong, 1986)


Hallucinations (Mark Polonia, John Polonia & Todd Smith, 1986)

  • NTSC R0 DVD from SRS Cinema

  • NTSC R0 Limited Edition VHS, DVD, BD-R double-feature with Lethal Nightmare from SRS (OOP)

  • Streaming on Amazon Prime




Night of Terror (aka: Escape from the Insane Asylum; Felix Girard, 1986)

  • NTSC US VHS from Palace Explosive Video

  • NTSC Laserdisc from Image Entertainment

  • NTSC R1 DVD from Massacre Video (OOP?)

  • Digital rental or purchase via Amazon Prime

  • Streaming on YouTube


Spine (John Howard & Justin Simmonds, 1986)


Splatter: Architects of Fear (Peter Rowe, 1986)

  • NTSC US VHS from North American Home Video Entertainment

  • NTSC R1 DVD from Olive Films (under their Slasher // Video banner, OOP)

  • Streaming on YouTube




Black River Monster (John Duncan, 1986)

  • NTSC US VHS from Camelot Studios

  • [edit] Streaming on Amazon Prime


Night Ripper! (Jeff Hathcock, 1986)

  • NTSC US VHS from International Video Presentations

  • Streaming on YouTube


Blood Lake (Tim Boggs, 1987)

  • NTSC US VHS from United Home Video

  • NTSC R0 DVD from AGFA/Bleeding Skull

  • Streaming on Tubi and VUDU Free


Brainblast (Andy Nehl, 1987)


Video Violence (Gary Cohen, 1987)

  • NTSC US VHS from Camp Video

  • NTSC R1 DVD from Camp Motion Pictures (double-feature with Video Violence 2, OOP)

  • Streaming on YouTube (with Spanish subtitles)




Cannibal Hookers (Donald Farmer, 1987)

  • NTSC US VHS from Italian Stallion Video Corp.

  • NTSC US VHS from Magnum Video (under the title I Will Dance on Your Grave: Cannibal Hookers)

  • NTSC R0 US DVD from Widow Maker


Channel 13 (Mark Polonia, 1987)

  • Streaming on Tubi


Cemetery Sisters (Nick Millard, 1987)

  • NTSC US VHS from Incredibly Strange Filmworks

  • NTSC R1 DVD from Olive Films (under their Slasher // Video banner, OOP)




Fat Ethel II (aka: Criminally Insane 2; Nick Millard, 1987)

  • NTSC US VHS from Incredibly Strange Filmworks

  • NTSC US VHS from Video City Productions

  • Streaming on YouTube


Crowley (Ricardo Islas, 1987)

  • NTSC VHS from unknown Uruguayan company


Demon Queen (Donald Farmer, 1987)

  • NTSC US VHS from Mogul Communications, Inc.

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Massacre Video (OOP)


Body Count (aka: Bodycount [not to be confused with the Ruggero Deodato slasher]; Lionel Shenken, 1987)

  • NTSC US VHS from AVEC


Doctor Bloodbath (Nick Millard, 1987)

  • NTSC US VHS from Bingo Video, Inc.

  • Streaming on YouTube


Death Nurse (Nick Millard, 1987)

  • NTSC US VHS from Video City Productions

  • NTSC US VHS from Incredibly Strange Filmworks

  • NTSC R1 DVD from Olive Films (under their Slasher // Video banner, OOP)




Tales from the Quadead Zone (Chester Novell Turner, 1987)

  • NTSC US VHS from BC Video

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Massacre Video (double-feature with Black Devil Doll from Hell)

  • Streaming on YouTube


The Newlydeads (Joseph Merhi, 1987)

  • NTSC US VHS from City Lights Home Video

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Troma Entertainment under Toxie's Triple Terror, Vol. 6 (triple-feature with Dead Dudes in the House [1991] and Space Zombie Bingo [1993])


Venus Flytrap (T. Michael, 1987)


Splatter Farm (Mark Polonia, John Polonia & Todd Smith, 1987)



Death Row Diner (D3, 1988)

  • NTSC VHS from Camp Video


The Hackers (John Duncan, 1988)

  • NTSC US VHS from Camelot Studios (extremely rare)


Hollow Gate (Ray Di Zazzo, 1988)

  • NTSC US VHS from City Lights Home Video (two different covers)

  • Streaming on YouTube


Hollywood’s New Blood (James Shyman, 1988)

  • NTSC US VHS from Rae Don Home Video

  • NTSC R0 DVD-Rs seem to be available from several companies I've never heard of

  • Streaming on YouTube (in parts)


Shadows of Blood (Sydney Ling, 1988)

  • PAL Dutch VHS (unknown company)

  • Streaming on YouTube


Twisted Issues (Charles Pinion, 1988)

  • NTSC US VHS from director Charles Pinion

  • NTSC R0 DVD also from director Charles Pinion




Woodchipper Massacre (Jon McBride, 1988)


Captives (aka: Mama's Home; Gary Cohen, 1988)

  • NTSC US VHS from Majestic Home Video


Cannibal Campout (Jon McBride & Tom Fisher, 1988)

  • NTSC US VHS from Donna Michelle Productions

  • NTSC R1 DVD from Camp Motion Pictures (DVD-R in print)

  • Streaming on Flix Fling




555 (Wally Koz, 1988)

  • NTSC US VHS from Slaughterhouse Entertainment

  • NTSC R0 Blu-ray from Massacre Video

  • Streaming on YouTube (this is a rip of the DVD so I'm guessing it will be copyright struck soon)


The Brainsucker (Herb Robins, 1988)

  • NTSC US VHS from Parody Productions

  • Streaming on YouTube


Phantom Brother (William Szarka, 1988)

  • NTSC US VHS from South Gate Entertainment

  • Streaming on YouTube


Almohadon de Plumas (aka: Feather Pillow; Ricardo Islas, 1988)

  • Streaming on YouTube (in Spanish, no English subtitles)


Night Feeder (Jim Whiteaker, 1988)

  • NTSC US VHS from Delta Video Distribution

  • Interactive CD ROM from Viper Vortex Productions

  • NTSC DVD/VHS from Bleeding Skull (OOP, but the DVD-only version is available via Mondo Shop)


Dinastia sangrienta (aka: Sed de venganza and Blood Dynasty; Luis Quintanilla Rico, 1988)

  • NTSC Mexican VHS (unknown company)


Blind Faith (Dean Wilson, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from AEC


Witchfinder (Gary Whitson, 1989)

  • Seemingly released on NTSC US VHS from W.A.V.E. Productions, but I can't find proof


Black Past (Olaf Ittenbach, 1989)

  • NTSC R1 DVD from Massacre Video (OOP)

  • PAL R2 German DVD from Spasmo Video

  • PAL R2 German DVD from Another World Entertainment

  • Streaming on YouTube



Fatal Images (Dennis Devine, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from Halo Productions

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Frolic Pictures (double-feature with Tainted Image)

  • Streaming on YouTube


Las Vegas Bloodbath (David Shwartz, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from Burning Moon Home Video

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Digital 1 Stop (part of various multi-movie packs under the Pendulum Pictures title – Decrepit Crypt of Nightmares, Serial Psychos, et cetera)


Satan’s Storybook (Michael Rider, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from Even Steven Productions

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Telavista (OOP)

  • Streaming on YouTube


Scream Dream (Donald Farmer, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from Triworld Films Inc.

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Sub Rosa Studios (OOP)


Sleepover Massacre (Gary Whitson, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from W.A.V.E. Productions NTSC R0 DVD from W.A.V.E. Productions (OOP?)


The McPherson Tape (aka: UFO Abduction; Dean Alioto, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from Axiom Films

  • NTSC R0 DVD from POV Horror (OOP?)

  • Blu-ray from AGFA/Bleeding Skull

  • Was Streaming on Shudder at one time and might be back again someday?




Violent Shit (Andreas Schnaas, 1989)


Zombie Rampage (Todd Sheets, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from Cinema Home Video

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Camp Motion Pictures (Zombie Bloodbath Trilogy collection, OOP)

  • Streaming on YouTube


Redneck Zombies (Pericles Lewnes, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from Troma

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Troma

  • NTSC R0 Collector's Edition from Troma

  • Digital rental or purchase via Amazon Prime

  • Streaming on YouTube

  • Streaming on Hoopla



Pieces of Darkness (George Bonilla & J. Johnson Jr. III, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from Legacy Home Video


Houseboat Horror (Kendal Flanagan, 1989)

  • PAL AU VHS from Video Entertainment Corp.

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Televista

  • Streaming on YouTube


The Nutzoids at Cannibal Cove (Louis Ferriol, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from Vidimax Home Entertainment

  • NTSC R1 DVD from Questar Entertainment (re-edited, OOP)


Heavy Metal Massacre (Steven DeFalco & Ron Ottaviano, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from Valiant International Pictures

  • NTSC US VHS from Bleeding Skull (OOP)

  • Streaming on YouTube


Terror Eyes (Eric Parkinson, Michael Rissi & Steve Sommers, 1989)

  • NTSC US VHS from AIP Studio Home Video

  • Streaming on YouTube


Bimbos B.C. (Todd Sheets, 1990)

  • NTSC US VHS from Cinema Home Video (doesn't seem entirely legit)

  • Digital rental or purchase via Amazon Prime


Attack of the Hideopoid (Rick Werner Fahr, 1990)

  • NTSC US VHS from Demolition Video


Dark Romances Vol. 1: Born Evil (Mark Shepard, 1990)

  • NTSC US VHS from Salt City Home Video

  • Streaming on YouTube


Gorgasm (Hugh Gallagher, 1990)

  • NTSC US VHS from SRS Cinema (limited edition, OOP)

  • NTSC R0 DVD from SRS Cinema

  • Blu-ray from SRS Cinema


Shreck (Carl Denham, 1990)

  • NTSC US VHS from Video Outlaw (I think that's the company name)

  • Streaming on YouTube


Crystal Force (Laura Keats, 1990)

  • NTSC US VHS from Vista Street Entertainment

  • NTSC US VHS from Troma



Attack of the Killer Refrigerator (Michael Savino, 1990)

  • NTSC US VHS from Donna Michelle Productions

  • Digital rental or purchase via Vimeo


Honeymoon Murders (Steve Postal, 1990)

  • NTSC US VHS from Postal Video


Kingdom of the Vampire (J.R. Bookwalter, 1991)

  • NTSC US VHS from Cinema Home Video

  • NTSC R1 DVD from Tempe Video (double-feature with the 2007 re-edit)

  • Blu-ray from Makeflix (both versions of the film, currently only available as part of the limited edition SOV six pack)

  • Streaming on YouTube

  • Digital rental or purchase via Amazon Prime and YouTube


Zombie ‘90: Extreme Pestilence (Andreas Schnaas, 1991)


Alien Beasts (Carl J. Sukenick, 1991)

  • NTSC US VHS from C.J.S. Film & Tape Production & Distribution Ent.

  • NTSC US VHS from Massacre Video (limited edition)

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Massacre Video (double-feature with Mutant Massacre, OOP)

  • Streaming on YouTube


The Burning Moon (Olaf Ittenbach, 1992)

  • NTSC US VHS from Dead Alive Productions

  • NTSC R1 DVD from Intervision Pictures Corp

  • Streaming on YouTube (in Spanish)

  • Streaming on Amazon Prime

  • Streaming on Flix Fling



Scary Tales (Doug Ulrich, 1993)

  • NTSC US VHS from Cemetery Cinema

  • NTSC DVD/VHS from Bleeding Skull (OOP, but the DVD-only version is available via Mondo Shop)

  • Blu-ray from AGFA/Bleeding Skull


Savage Vengeance (Donald Farmer, 1993)

  • NTSC US VHS from Magnum Video (under the title I Will Dance on Your Grave: Savage Vengeance)

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Massacre Video (OOP)

  • Streaming on YouTube


Vampires and Other Stereotypes (Kevin J. Lindenmuth, 1994)

  • NTSC US VHS from E.I. Video

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Brimstone Media Productions (OOP)

  • Digital rental or purchase via Amazon Prime


Shatter Dead (Scooter McCrae, 1994)

  • NTSC US VHS from Tempe Video

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Sub Rosa Studios/SRS Cinema (2002 and 2012)

  • NTSC R0 DVD from Scream House


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