VideOdyssey All Star Halloween revue – coming soon to a screen near you

Posted on 26 October 2020
By Andy Johnson
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Watch out! Something wicked this way comes… creeping round the halls of VHS tapes and oozing through the cracks of the old video shop boxes is a spirit so evil we dare not speak its name.

Now the nights are drawing in, darkness will soon take hold of your evenings. Pushing you under a warm, cosy blanket to seek refuge in the healing feeling of a great movie and comfort food.

About this time of year, I’d usually be carefully choosing a celluloid classic to soothe your worries and allow you to drift off into a sense of glorious escapism.

But this month I’m urging you to watch a whole host of horrid horror films to get in the mood for the upcoming scary season.

For this Halloween weekend at VideOdyssey – the chaps behind the UK’s last video shop and TV studio are hosting a very special and live streamed Halloween revue show…

Featuring a dazzling array of your favourite freaky faces. Or are we? Will the dreaded lockdown restrictions stop us – watch the trailer in the video portal here. Guaranteed to make you smile.

Live from our replica Mushnik’s Flower Shop on Skid Row you can witness Little Shop Of Horrors like you’ve never seen before. An absolute gem of a movie, the cast boasts a wealth of 80s comedy legend cameos, including Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy and Jim Belushi.

Demon Chuck and Videodyssey’s very own Audrey II at last year’s inaugural immersive experience (voted one of the top things to do in Liverpool during 2019) will be on hand to host the evening’s weird proceedings.

We were hoping to invite all you lovely film fans to come and take part in the flesh (creeping or otherwise stable – we’re not fussy.)

But alas Boris and Co have forbade it… and for now, we will have to be content with entertaining you from the comfort of your own home.

The ideal accompaniment to Seymour and Audrey’s whirlwind romance is The Rocky Horror Picture Show, dating all the way back to 1975, the musical mayhem feels as fresh and progressive as the day it burst forth onto unsuspecting cinema screens.

Take a trip to Transexual Transylvania! This freaky film is filled with outrageous and iconic anthems to get you off the sofa and dancing round the living room.

We will have our very own Frank-N-Furter on hand to perform for you and introduce some special appearances from Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees.

The night will be topped off by a performance by the incredible band Scouser Things, who created one of the best shows we ever had at VideOdyssey with a totally immersive Stranger Things screening party, turning our studio into Hawkins High School for last season’s premiere.

Hopefully you can join us online for what promises to be a frightfully good night of music, improv sketches and 80s nostalgia.

Follow VideOdyssey Studio’s social media for special behind the scenes developments, news and clues as to where and when you can catch the show.

In the meantime, if you want to rent any of the films to get in the mood, come visit us at ‘the UK’s last video shop.’

So turn on, tune in and drop out. Let us take care of your Halloween party entertainment.