In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Red Stuff

Blood. Nothing reminds us more of our own mortality than seeing that dark crimson fluid - or anything else that is supposed to be on the inside for that matter - flow out of us. In horror, blood is an almost ubiquitous component, whether it is dripping out slowly...

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or spraying out gloriously!

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Is it any wonder red is my favourite colour? My video store was a little short on the infamous gore titles like Maniac and Cannibal Holocaust, so I'll make this week's bloody edition of Coverbox Wednesday a bit more literal. Just the word 'blood' grabs your attention and instantly conjures up all sorts of grisly images in your mind. Is it any surprise then, that horror filmmakers have honed in on this to market their product?

2 comments:

Corey said...

I distinctly remember seeing the box for Bloody Birthday just about every time I went to the video store... but I don't think I ever saw it. Do you know if it's worth digging up?

Jay Clarke said...

No, I haven't seen it either, but the story sounds cool and I liked Plague (one of Ed Hunt's other films), so it may be worth tracking down.