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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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Incredibly Strange Films that are Almost Impossible to Find

Fans of bizarre, unusual, and generally weird cinema can sometimes have a difficult time locating classic movies from these categories. As the home video market evolved from VHS to DVD to Blu-ray and continues to evolve into the next technological frontier, some films are going to be left behind. Often bizarre and esoteric classics that do make […]

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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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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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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 […]

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5 Memorable VHS Tape Marketing Gimmicks

Clever marketing gimmicks have always been part of the horror movie industry. Be it William Castle “tingling” audiences or filmmakers passing out barf bags and warning that you could faint from fright, showmanship in many regards is just as important as the movie, if not more so. This was just as true during the 80s […]

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Scary Money!: 10 Horror VHS Tapes that are Worth an Insane Amount!

About a decade ago, I was meandering through a Goodwill Store in Virginia. I happened upon a big box style VHS tape for a movie I was vaguely familiar with, 1971’s THE DEVIL’S NIGHTMARE. I bought it for $2 because I have always been a lover of weird VHS tapes, and I thought the box […]

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Trapped on Tape: 10 Great Horror Movies that are Only on VHS

There are many reasons why some movies never make it past VHS format. Sometimes the filmmakers simply chose not to take that leap. It also happens that the film is able to release in other countries, but is not allowed to in the US for various legal reasons. Usually it is a rights issue as […]

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Lost on VHS: The Twisted Tale of a Mad Monster Party Called SPOOKIES

“A demonic game of hide-and-seek… a night of unrelenting terror…” Few obscure independent horror flicks have tickled the tongue of horror aficionados quite like the 1986 creature feature aptly entitled SPOOKIES. Aside from its playful sibilance and strategic title similarity to the hugely successful GOONIES, a simple mention of this film is likely to inspire […]

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Lost on VHS: PSYCHO COP (1989)

“He’s the last cop you’ll ever meet.” The arresting cover art (oh, yes, I did!) for Southgate Entertainment’s home video release of Wallace Potts’ PSYCHO COP is what you could call masterfully misleading. It dares you not to confuse this movie with the more recognized and largely lauded William Lustig action-slasher staple MANIAC COP, employing an […]