Well, here we are again nostalgic nuggets for part three of the neverending thread of visually appealing VHS horror movie art! I feel we could go on for at least 20 of these pieces and who knows, I just might! But for now, let’s dive right into it.
It was the Fall of 1990 and after a healthy lunch of Pizza Hut personal pans with friends and staring at the newly displayed Halloween decorations at Osco Drugs, it was time to head to our nearby Video Store in the mini-mall by our neighborhood, Action Video. This was a pretty typical Saturday afternoon for us. If we weren’t at the movie theater or comic book shop, local Mom and Pop rental joint Action Video was the place to hang out and an easy bike ride at that. The only difference was that the sights and smells of the October season were upon us and frolicking our way to the horror section of the store just slapped a little harder and gave me a rush of adrenaline. Or maybe it was the bubble guts from that deep dish pan I just scarfed down my mouth-hole. Either way, it was a good time. The only reason my old ass remembers any of this is that this was the first time I rented Puppet Master, a franchise that grew into an obsession for many years over those little homicidal marionettes. Of course, you don’t need much convincing from me if there’s a film about killer puppets, but the VHS artwork sure didn’t dissuade me either.
Roaming through the newly released horror movies, staring at the glorious box art that served as a pitch for said film beckoning us to take it home and traumatize our eyeballs was one of three ways we discovered some not-so-mainstream horror flicks. The others of course being word of mouth and horror mags such as Fangoria and GoreZone acting as our door to such movies as Popcorn and ReAnimator. With being said, here is another couple of stunning horror VHS box art worthy of being put on a pedestal!
Also, if you need a refresher, here’s parts ONE and TWO of this series.
That wraps it up for now- stay tuned for VHS COVER ART Part IV: The Final Chapter coming soon!
Now go rewind your videotapes.