In the days before home video and camcorders the only way to capture family events and vacations was with 8mm & 16mm movie cameras and projectors. It wasn't long before imaginative kids & teenagers were borrowing Dad's camera to shoot their own cinematic epics. The Monster Kids of the era, inspired by Famous Monsters magazine and weekly showings of classic films on Shock Theatre began making their own little horror and sci-fi epics in backyards, basements and vacant lots.
This DVD brings together THIRTY of these charming and sometimes scary films and helps preserve them for future generations to inspire and enjoy.
Monster Kid Home Movies is a collection of 8mm movies made by Monster Kids from the 50's to the 80's. This collection features not only these fun films but audio commentaries by the filmmakers plus lots of extras including biographies and photo galleries.
You'll find them scary, funny, charming, endearing and entertaining. You'll be astounded by their inventiveness and imagination in bringing their young visions to cinematic life.
A varied and talented group of Monster Kids have contributed their precious films to this amazing collection. Among the contributors are such well known talents as comics artist Kerry Gammill, author & historian Tom Weaver, Disney animator Frank Dietz, filmmaker Robert Tinnell & the original Monster Kid himself, Bob Burns.
"Monster Kid Home Movies easily ranks among the most enjoyable DVD releases
" -- Mark Clark, Horror-Wood.com
"The Monster Kid Home Movies disc is a hoot." -- Glenn Erickson: DVDTalk.com
any adult who ever daydreamed or play-acted as a child will recognize part of themselves here." -- Sight & Sound, August 2005