The 13th Floor

Films Scary Fun 

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, […]

Films Scary Fun 

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 […]