Ridin’ The Rails

What’s great about digging for VHS weirdness is that you never know what’s going to turn out to be funny, when I found this tape I never thought it would turn out to be this good…

The Cursed Video Store Birthday Party Tape


Well here’s an update on that Video Store Birthday Party tape, it was the wrong one again! Yes it’s now going to be referred to as The Cursed Birthday Party Video Tape as once again we managed to not watch the correct tape. After having the wrong tape the previous time I’d worked my way through the stash of tapes and found one that started with a home recording inside a vintage video store and assumed that this was the birthday party. As I wanted to watch it with all of you in person I only watched the first few seconds and then stopped it, which was my big mistake. Turns out it’s a different tape entirely and it’s just someone in a video store checking to see if their video camera works.

So that was a disappointment on the night as it only ran for a minute and then went into a vintage TV recording of the Australian soap opera Sons & Daughters. Hoping against hope that the correct Birthday Party was still sitting in the rest of the tape stash waiting to be found, I went through the rest of the tapes last night and it’s my great pleasure to say that we now 100%, totally, positively, absolutely have the correct tape. I say this with such assurance because I did the thing I didn’t want to do, which was to actually watch the tape on my own to fully check it this time around so there’d be no more disappointment!

So come and find out what happens on this now cursed tape as we unveil it for the first time as part of our Best Of Found Footage Night, this Monday 4th April at PimpShuei! Show starts at 7PM and will be over by 8PM. FREE ENTRY as awlays!

DUKE BONUS NIGHT – Cinedelphia Warm-Up


Monday 4th April – PimpShuei – Show stars at 7PM Ends around 8PM 

This April Alex is heading all the way to Philadelphia, USA to represent The Duke at the Cinedelphia Film Festival, a massive 2-week extravaganza of incredible films, offbeat TV and general video madness.  We’ve been invited to take part and we’ll be unleashing a best of our Found Footage Show on Saturday night right in the heart of Philadelphia.

To warm up for this we’re doing a bonus Duke night at one of our favourite London bars, the one and only PimpShuei. Come along and join us as we run through the show we’re put together for Philadelphia and unleash on you the best of our Found Footage finds! We really want to see how it all plays with a crowd so please do come along and check out the show, plus we might throw in a few extra surprises along the way.

Also as Evrim can’t make our 100th Duke Night he’ll be here this time so come and join us as we belatedly celebrate 100 nights of film chaos with him at our 100.5 night!

Shows starts at 7PM and should run about 45-Minutes, stick around after the show for drinks and fun. FREE ENTRY as always!

The 100th Duke Night Info!


We’re celebrating the 100th Duke Night with our Early April Fools’ Special and we want you to come and join us!

The 100th night couldn’t fall on a more appropriate evening as our Early April Fools’ special is our annual salute to the worst that cinema has to offer. Come and join us for this momentous Duke event as we guide you through our most terrible finds of the last 12-months. On the night we’ll have the most atrocious trailers we’ve found over the last year, a shockingly bad selection of found footage VHS weirdness we picked up in Austin, Texas, an awful quiz with prizes you won’t want to win. Plus we’ll be showing a special mystery terrible feature film on the night! You’ll have to be there to find out what it is, all we’ll say is that it’ll be bad, but hopefully we’ll all have a blast watching it together.

Also we’ll be closing the show with the mysterious Birthday Party VHS tape that we didn’t get to play back in January, it’s a birthday party event filmed in a video shop and unseen for decades. We’ll be watching it the first time on the night with you, so anything could happen on screen!

Come and help us celebrate 100 Duke Nights!

WEDNESDAY 30th March
Doors 7PM Films Start 8PM Show Ends 11PM