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Beyond The Film Book Pays Homage to the Video Store Era

The brand new Beyond The Film book dives into filmmaking and the video store era from the 1980s and 90s.

Beyond the Film Book

Readers will get a deep dive into the behind-the-scenes stories of 16 films of the time from concept to release including analysis and the legacy of each film.

Beyond The Film: The Making of VHS Favorites From the Video Store Era takes movie lovers on a journey back to the 1980s and ’90s, a time of video store hunting and Be Kind Rewind. 

Beyond The Film features movies that would be found on the shelves of any video store throughout the era. Not the big blockbusters or award winners, but rather the films that make fans say, “I remember that movie!” The making of each film reflects the era, with every story doubling as an entertainment pop-culture time capsule. Among others, some of these films include Little Monsters (1989), Barb Wire (1996), Kuffs (1991), Matinee (1993), and Rad (1986).

Author Jason McFiggins had the following to say about his book release:

“I love movies and the passion behind making them, and I miss the days of going to the video store,” said McFiggins. “I wanted to combine all of that in a fun, meaningful way. So, this eclectic collection of films mirrors the random movies you’d find at the video store back in the day.”

The movies you know, now it’s time to learn the story on the other side of the film, the one behind the scenes! Beyond The Film is available now in paperback and Kindle on Amazon 

Author Jason McFiggins has written about movies and interviewed filmmakers for six years at He’s been involved in several independent films including working social media on Camp Dread, Killer Rack, Garlic and Gunpowder, and Death House, as well as a producer on Inverted and Guns of Eden.

Jason had poetry published in the literary magazine Jigsaw, as well as the horror poetry anthology It Came From the Darkness. He holds an associate’s degree in Theater and a bachelor’s degree in English. 

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