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.

Friday, October 27, 2017

VHS Artwork Is F*cked Up!

I realize it has been a while since I've done a VHS Friday, but it's been crazy around here lately, even by October's standards. I hope to bring back this feature with a vengeance once things slow down in December - even November has Horror-Rama, Ithaca & BITS!

In the meantime, I wanted to pass along this video posted by YouTuber Entertain the Elk a few days ago about VHS coverbox art.

This is not only a great little marketing lesson, but it bangs the same drum I have been all these years about convenience vs. experience. I really love the amount of footage taken inside actual video stores as well. There are lots of people who have impressive VHS collections, but there are fewer who have video evidence of what these stores looked like back in the day.


Belial Bradley said...

Not sure how you handle all these genre film festivals. Do you wind up booking a month off of work, or do you slog it out, working in the day then going out for late screenings? One of the guys I used to work with in Cowtown would fly out to TO each year for the whole TAD.

Don't think you do the Steam thing, but with their Halloween sale they put out a DLC for Dead by Daylight for Freddy Kreuger. The franchise has done a good job with adding some of the big slasher icons, like Leatherface and Michael Myers. If it's out on PS4 try picking it up sometime. There seems to be less backlash against DBD than the Friday the 13th Game from earlier this year.

Jay Clarke said...

It's a bit of both. I take time off for the out of town fests and the string of TIFF midnights, but yeah mostly it's a lot of candle burning.

Never got into DBD, there are a few things about it that turned me off (killer POV angle and less players per match) and I don't even have time to play F13 anymore anyway, even tho they've added a new map and fixed some of the bugs.