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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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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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5 More Memorable VHS Marketing Gimmicks!

If you got a kick out of the previous installment of VHS box gimmicks here on Blumhouse.com, here’s another helping of home video ballyhoo that’s sure to impress your analog inclinations! Here are five more pieces of outstanding VHShowmanship that encouraged you to rent, buy and simply marvel at the incredible ingenuity those VHS mongers […]

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10 VHS Box Covers that Will Haunt My Brain Forever

Like many horror fans who grew up in the 80s and 90s, a large chunk of my formative years were spent roaming the aisles of my local video store. On Track Video in Stephens City, VA was the definition of “ma and pop” store, from its adorable video cassette train logo (get it? On Track Video!) […]

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XYRENA Offers XHS: A Perfume That Comes in Collectible VHS Cases with Killer Cover Art!

The wave of retro-appreciation for VHS doesn’t seem to stop, and now, it’s about to head straight for your nose. The California-based fragrance company XYRENA has recently launched a line of unisex extriat de parfum called XHS to come housed in custom and collectible VHS clamshell cases. The XHS fragrance line comes complete with original […]