Terror on Tape! Horror VHS Boxes from Yesteryear

It’s the 1980s, and you’re staying home this Halloween evening to enjoy some scary movies with friends.  That means a stop at the old video store to rent something from the horror section.   Here are the VHS boxes on the shelf from A to Z. What will you be renting tonight?

Aenigma (1987)

Alone in the Dark (1982)

April Fool’s Day (1986)

Barracuda (1978)

Basket Case (1982)

Blood Beach (1980)

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water… you can’t get to it.. and if you’re in the water, stay there.

Worst. Tagline. Ever.

Blood Lust (1977)

The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)

Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

One the most depraved movies you’re ever likely to see.

Bloody Birthday (1981)

Bloody Moon (1981)

The Bogey Man (1980)

BrainWaves (1982)

City of the Living Dead (1980)

Claws (1977)

The Comic (1985)

The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Deadly Friend (1986)

I saw this in the theater when it came out.  I still remember the audience’s WTF reaction when the undead Samantha throws a basketball at the neighbor lady and her head literally explodes.

Death Shock (1981)

I love the special feature on this VHS: “To make this an amusing and enjoyable film and to ensure no one should take the sex scenes too seriously, the final scenes include the best and funniest of the out-takes.”

Death Ship (1980)

Demonoid (1981)

Empire of the Ants (1977)

Final Cut, AKA Death Games (1980)

Final Exam (1981)

Flesh Feast (1970)

The Forest (1982)

Funhouse (1981)

Hell Night (1981)

Hitch Hike to Hell (1977)

The House by the Cemetery (1981)

House of Evil, AKA The House on Sorority Row (1983)

Human Experiments (1979)

Killer, AKA The Swinging Barmaids (1975)

Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

The Legacy (1978)

Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971)

Martin (1978)

Monstroid (1980)

My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Night After Night After Night (1969)

Pieces (1982)

Possessed, AKA Manhattan Baby (1982)

Prom Night (1980)

Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)

The Return of the Evil Dead, AKA Return of the Blind Dead (1973)

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

Scream and Scream Again (1970)

Slugs (1988)

Squirm (1976)

Stranger in the House, AKA Intimate Strangers (1977)

This was actually a crummy TV movie starring the lady from Cagney & Lacy (Tyne Daly).

Terminal Choice (1985)

Videodrome (1983)

Virgin Witch (1972)

Werewolf Woman (1976)

So, which ones are you renting tonight?  I’d be interested to learn what tapes are going in your VCR this evening.