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VHS Memories: The Classic Universal Monsters Collection to Die For!

In my humble opinion, there really isn’t a horror franchise that bleeds the highest of importance to the genre quite like the classic Universal Monsters. Stories such as Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolf Man have been retold countless times over the past 100 years in film, starting firstly with 1910’s silent movie Frankenstein by J. Searle Dawley. However, nobody really pulled it off quite like Universal with its surge of successful flicks that put the fear of GOD into audiences back in the golden age of film. And MCA’s 1991 release of the classic Universal Monsters VHS collection was the ultimate spooktacular event that fans had been waiting to sink their teeth into!

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I’ll admit, even though I was already a huge fan of the classics, the promos for the now coveted massive ensemble of VHS monster madness was what had me begging the parental units for $14.98 a week to nab one monster movie after another. Those flying VHS tapes towards your face before the beginning of each Universal monster flick in one of the original promos is the one I remember the most, and also served to hypnotize me into really expanding this ever-growing stack of VHS Universal goodness. And the list just seemed to grow every time we snagged a new cassette!

Slick move there MCA/ Universal Home Video. Mesmerizing the shit out of me with that enthusiastic voice-over urging me to visit my local retailer to ask for the Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection in a dark and serious tone like I meant fuckin’ business. I’m also going to tell you that I totally did that too. It was absolutely worth both the giggles and awkward stares from the guy behind the Video Rental counter.

 

 

Horror Decor Reveals New Interchangeable VHS Wall Art and OMG

As both a fan and consumer of Horror Decor (the online site that has continued to suck me in with buying endless Pennywise pillows for my head), the website has struck retro brilliance once again with the addition of new interchangeable VHS wall art for your humble abode!

 

Horror Decor Reveals New Interchangeable VHS Wall Art and OMG

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The announcement of the most glorious compliment to their line of VHS pillows came today via the website’s Facebook and Twitter that these bad boys are now up for sale on the site.  Each canvas is handmade with special care and measures 17″ long x 9″ high with a 0.75″ thin edge. The cassette label center features a large velcro strip (the soft side), so that you can change out a label with a variety of different movie choices. With a blank cassette or a rental VHS to choose from, along with literally dozens of fun labels to choose from (that run for $5 or under), it’s seriously a must-have for any fan of the VHS era.

 

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Pick one up for $25 by heading over to Horrordecor.net!