Broke Horror Fan presents two brand-new VHS tapes loaded with Halloween horror: the indie horror anthology Dead by Midnight (11pm Central) and a double feature of two horror shorts, Dark Roast and Root of All Evil.
Creepy Company’s retro-inspired t-shirt is a loving homage to the cult spoof staple of the late 1980s, Linnea Quigley’s Horror Workout. Let’s gather ’round the fire and teach some zombies some new stretches in this red unisex tee, and officially licensed enamel pins!
“SEE! Linnea shape up the living dead through zombiecise!”
Join Cavity Colors Monster Club as we head down to Elvira Home Video Horror, for the Mistress of the Dark’s killer recommendations! Don’t forget to pick up a t-shirt, a brand new Creepy Carver enamel pin, and patches of the scream queen herself, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
“They’re back from the grave and ready to party!”
Broke Horror Fan and Witter Entertainment have teamed up to set modern monsters loose in a nostalgic format. Each release serves as both a limited edition collectible and a fully-functional VHS tape.
“Return to his swamp.”
“Things in New York are about to go down the toilet…”
“If she looked upon the horror her husband had become…she would scream for the rest of her life!”
“10 Seconds: The Pain Begins. 15 Seconds: You Can’t Breathe. 20 Seconds: You Explode.”
Shortly after Mad Max: Fury Road was released to theaters, an edited version of the original theatrical trailer was uploaded online, stylistically changing the tone of Fury Road to something one would expect to see at the grindhouse.
Since then The Playback Collective have created three more trailers in a similar vein; designed to take you back a few decades into the past.
“Maybe it was those torn cheesy covers of old VHS horror films that were prohibited by mom and dad. It was something about those years, those years that had to be played back.”
Fright-Rags are tapping into that collective nostalgia with the first in a planned series of box sets paying homage to VHS; launching with one film that defined the home video era: Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Fright-Rags are also proud to present the Alfred Hitchcock collection of four new t-shirts.
“Who will survive and what will be left of them?”
The green horror sticker will bring on a wave of nostalgia to anyone who spent their formative years browsing the horror section at their local video store.
“We’ve got your chest covered, now we’ve got your butt. That sounded weird – but you know what I mean.”
During the videotape format war of the late 1970s and early 1980s, JVC’s VHS would compete for market share against Sony’s Betamax. Betamax was, in theory, the superior recording format but VHS would ultimately emerge as the preeminent home video format in 1986. Consumers could not justify the extra cost of a Betamax VCR, which was often more expensive that the VHS equivalent due to the higher quality construction of Betamax recorders.