memory hole: bizarre, terrifying 90’s home videos (the weird side of youtube)

Memory Hole is straight from the deepest depths of The Weird Side Of YouTube, one of ma’habocath’s favorite places on the modern-day Internet. Expect this one to drag back more magnificent monstrosities for you all to be utterly weirded-out by.

Here’s an article:

The Memory Hole Collects the 90s Home Movies That Were Too Weird for TV

VICE: Could you describe Memory Hole?
Commodore Gilgamesh: [snip] Basically, we were given access to the world’s largest collection of home videos. And they’re all very, very nicely organized and we can do whatever we want with them. Which is insane.

Whoa! Who gave you access to this?
They’re the folks who run the longest-running primetime television program in history, I think. I can’t say their names directly, but you can infer it based on the information I give you. Anyone who lives in this country and has watched television in the last 30 years knows who has every single home movie that is at all noteworthy.

I think I know which show you mean…
You’ve watched the television program, so you know what that consists of, but you can imagine what they haven’t used. It’s some of the most scary, darkest, fucked-up shit you can imagine. It’s cool, because I’ve found home videos plenty of times at thrift stores, and that feels really invasive and weird, and I’ve never felt comfortable with it, but this is something that the creator was so proud of that he or she mailed it in with hopes of the world seeing it. So it’s their decision, which is really, really awesome.

Or if you prefer a 4 minute description of Memory Hole:

Now go watch the stuff too weird for America’s Funniest Home Videos.

BONUS ROUND: EVERYTHING1STERRIBLE, mentioned in the above video by good ol’ ScareTheater, which is more-or-less the same thing: some guys who gather VHS’s from thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales and share the freakiest fracks they find.


Author: ma'habocath

ma'habocath knows some, tells much. ma'habocath knows few things others do. This one is a live-alone, full-time burger-flipper with an odd mind and too much to say. ma'hab always tries the best ma'hab can to keep up: • Chores • Bodybuilding and other health-nuttery • Japanese language studies • Culinary experimentation (see “other health-nuttery”) • Exploration of newfound spiritual territory • Exploration of my Self • Figuring out how to socialize well enough, mostly face-to-face • Backlogs: books, heavy metal, anime • Blogging, chatting, texting, and talking to whomever will listen about all of the above

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