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.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

It Came From The Archives 28.4!

So I mentioned before, when it came to movies (excluding docs and the kids section which was its own separate ring of hell in the corner by the beanbag chairs) Blockbuster only saw the world in three colours - Drama, Comedy & Action. Inexplicably, Horror & Sci-Fi were listed as a subcategory of the latter. When I first started working there (it was a Major Video that later became a Cockbuster) these sections were massive, but they sadly got pared down as time went on. 

Here below are the inserts from the Sci-Fi section. I'm sure you''ll notice that several of these could've been just as easily been in the Horror section, as well.

Check back tomorrow when I regale you with one of BBV's more boneheaded practices (and there were many).

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

It Came From The Archives 28.3!

Welcome back to this ongoing trip back in time to the early nineties when Blockbuster reigned supreme. You know, looking through all these old titles it surprises me how many I haven't seen. I mean, I had my run of this place for several years and I was renting a lot. As an employee, I got seven free rentals a week (and often pilfered my co-workers unused slots, as well) and yet I never even got close to watching all the horrors my store had to offer.

But enough reminiscing, here's the rest of the Drive-In Horror sleeves.

Tomorrow, we move onto yet another one of Blockbuster's Action subcategories - Sci Fi.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

It Came From The Archives 28.2!

Today I continue posting the old Blockbuster rental inserts I recently found in my parent's basement. Moving on from the supernatural, it's time to look in on their Drive-In Horror offerings. Join me, won't you?

I just realized I have a shit-ton of Drive-In Horror inserts so I'm going to split it up over two days. A double bill seems appropriate, wouldn't you say?