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ATTN L.A.! Relive The Video Store Days With The Upcoming SLASHBACK VIDEO Exhibit!

Now this is cool! We talk pretty regularly on the Shock Waves podcast about our experiences combing the shelves of video stores and scanning the cover art for what would become some of our favorite cult horror movies. Don’t you miss being able to walk into a video store and look at rows of horror VHS […]

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More Bizarre and Almost Impossible to Find Movies

In my last article, I explored some fairly strange films, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I could go stranger. So here are four even stranger films that for one reason or another have become hard to find. Note- I’m not including online sources that violate copyright, because true […]

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5 Terrifying Films You’ve Likely Never Seen

I know the feeling. You feel like you’ve seen every horror film out there, and maybe you have come close. But perhaps you overlooked a spooky gem or two somewhere. Here are five very obscure horror films that scared the bejeezus out of me. Fair warning, some of these are a tad hard to find, […]

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TAMMY AND THE T-REX: The Film That Put Paul Walker’s Brain Inside a Dinosaur

Hidden in the annals of 1990s low-budget genre cinema is a film so spectacularly stupid that it’s hard to believe that it not only exists, but that the actors ever worked again. And yet, sure enough, Denise Richards and Paul Walker went on to have very respectable careers after TAMMY AND THE T-REX put them […]

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Banned in the UK!: 10 Obscure Horror Greats on the “Video Nasties” List

During the 1980s, when movies first entered homes via VHS tapes, bannings and censorship became rampant in many parts of the world. Perhaps the most well-known of these censorship movements was the United Kingdom’s “video nasties”, a list of 72 horror movies that were in some way censored. Some of the titles were just forced […]

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10 VHS Box Covers that Scarred Me for Life

In 1980s video rental stores, shelves were filled with a brightly colored array of VHS box covers. These canvases served one purpose, to scream at the consumer…“RENT ME.” No other genre was better at grabbing a potential viewer’s attention better than horror. In a world where the shelves were stacked and the competition was thick, […]

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VIDEO: A Tribute To The Long Lost Horrors Uncovered On VHS!

Like most movie lovers, there was no better feeling than being able to purchase and own a movie you loved to add to your video collection. The evolution of the VHS era eventually made it not too far fetched to seek out and build your own home library that would rival that of any local video […]

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VIDEO: A Look At Horror Laserdisc Collectibles!

No matter what the format, if you’re a horror fan, you’ve no doubt picked up your favorite films in every conceivable format that’s come along. I bet you bought the VHS, the newer collectible VHS, probably a 3rd VHS, then a Laserdisc, then a DVD, then the extended cut DVD of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. Am I […]

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10 Awesome Horror Films Only Available on VHS Tape!

Think you’ve seen every horror movie out there? Well not without a VCR you haven’t. Many great horror films are trapped on tape, meaning they never got distribution after the initial VHS home video release. Dust off your VHS player, and happy hunting for these horror gems! DON’T GO TO SLEEP (1982) This movie traumatized […]

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The Forbidden World Of VHS Grey Market

Once upon a time in the days before bit-torrent and all-region DVD players, die-hard  horror fans could only find ultra-rarities through the forbidden world of the VHS grey market dealers. Genre fans were only able to get cult and obscure films – be they Mario Bava, Godzilla, Kung Fu or Hammer Films – during the […]

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How Well Do You Know VHS Box Art? Take our Newest Quiz and Find Out!

I’m from the “VHS generation” of horror and spent much of my adolescent years roaming the aisles of the local video store, endlessly staring at the box cover art. This covers have become rather iconic for many and ingrained in our psyches. We have collected 10 iconic VHS covers and snipped out any identifying info. How […]

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Think You Know Horror VHS Art? Try Out Our Latest Quiz and Prove It!

Last week, we posted a quiz showing artwork from iconic horror VHS covers and asked you to name the movies. If you haven’t already, try out last week’s quiz here. And because of the popularity, we are back with another VHS art quiz this week. Think you know horror VHS box covers? Prove it!  

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How Well Do You Know VHS Box Covers? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

Many of the Blumhouse staffers love reminiscing about the time we spent in VHS rental stores just looking at the horror box art. It captivated our imaginations and made us excited to see the movies! We soon discovered that, in most cases, we could name the film’s title just from seeing the old box art. We have collected […]