Dead Formats of Yore

“Evolved” Torture Porn or Armchair Body Horror or…?

“Evolved” Torture Porn or Armchair Body Horror or…?

Tweet Watching Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s Inside (À l’intérieur) for the first time recently, I couldn’t help but roll this very question about in my head in regards to the state of the horror genre. Concerning a ruthless, gap-toothed woman on a tear to acquire another woman’s unborn child through back alley means; it’s […]




A Plea to eBay Sellers from a Simple Horror Collector…

A Plea to eBay Sellers from a Simple Horror Collector…

Tweet Those that devote their time to collecting horror-related memorabilia tend to have a tougher time given the disproportionate ratio of sci-fi to horror fans. At a certain point, the seductive allure of eBay proves too much. You find yourself signing up to comb through endless listings of items you’d probably never find even with […]




Ultra-rare Horror VHS in mint condition, only $16.80…!?!?

Ultra-rare Horror VHS in mint condition, only $16.80…!?!?

Tweet If you’ve ever walked into a sizable antique mall, you’re probably well aware of the plethora of price guides available. You know, that corner by the restrooms with a long wooden rack of collector’s guides dedicated to every hobby imaginable aside from the ho-hum of comic books, stamps, and coins. Everything esoteric from playing […]




Five Easy Field Tips for Fledgling Horror VHS Collectors…

Five Easy Field Tips for Fledgling Horror VHS Collectors…

Tweet Poor Wes. The man might head up the single greatest horror news and editorial website the world has yet known, but he has tremendous difficulty in discerning shit from Shinola when it comes to the eternal hunt for VHS glory. You see, several weeks ago Wes very kindly picked up a few tapes with […]




Regarding the new Mad Ron’s Prevues from Hell DVD…

Regarding the new Mad Ron’s Prevues from Hell DVD…

Tweet I really love Mad Ron’s Prevues from Hell. A horror trailer compilation released in 1987 with a thoughtful selection of 47 vintage clips. Such a bloody party tape wasn’t anything new in the VHS era at that point. Wizard Video had The Best of Sex & Violence hosted by John Carradine, Filmgore hosted by […]




Chester Novell Turner’s Beloved Horror Masterworks to make their DVD Debut…

Chester Novell Turner’s Beloved Horror Masterworks to make their DVD Debut…

Tweet In the annuals of genre filmmaking stands an icon without equal. A man who dared to dream the impossible dream. A man who stood ye on high and forever shook the pillars of horror cinema. That one man is Chester Novell Turner. The films are Black Devil Doll from Hell (1984) and Tales from […]




Profondo VHS: Italian Horror Cover Art from Around the World

Profondo VHS: Italian Horror Cover Art from Around the World

Tweet I love VHS (and Betamax) and Italian Horror. So it’s only obvious that I collect pasta classics, and not so classics, on the antiquated home video format. The following scans are all from my personal collection with the last few being grouped pictures because my scanner went nuclear. By the power of Lightbox, the […]




My Invitation into Horror’s Monster Club

My Invitation into Horror’s Monster Club

Tweet Virtually every horror fan has shards of early, cherished memories that reflected their passion before they realized it was their passion. If you’re of a certain age, some might be universally shared, like Michael Jackson’s Thriller or untold hours logged shotgunning Cacodemons in DOOM. Though most are quite personal, like the picture to your […]




Of Gambling and Horror on VHS…

Of Gambling and Horror on VHS…

Tweet Online auctions are a many splendid thing. A continual source for the avid tape collector to supplement their collection. Not so much a place to actually build a large collection, usual prices when combined with shipping often get insane quickly, but a place to dig and sometimes fight for rarer desired acquisitions. Be it […]