According to the folks who made this video of a melting VHS tape, it took 160 hours in an acetone vapor bath to liquify the relic of the Blockbuster age. 20,000 photos later, we have a visual record of the process. And while it starts out a little slow, the footage eventually hit all of my internet video pleasure…
Remember VCRs? Your grandparents probably still have one in active rotation, but the rest of us long ago moved onto DVDs, maybe Blu-rays, but eventually just streaming and downloads. We didn’t think we missed movies on cassettes all that much, until this fake retro ad for Rogue One on VHS convinced us otherwise.
Hell, it might be important today.
I have to take issue with the title of this video, VHS tapes were not “bad.” They were great. They were incredible little movie-playing contraptions that snapped, rolled and clunked, and they smelled weird. But yes, it is worth putting their image quality to the test, so let this video walk you through it in the…
Housed on Instagram is the portfolio of iamsteelberg, who has done the world a service by making art in the style of VHS boxes. These things are works of art, from the completely perfect font choices to the weathering and stickers added. I’ve never missed my local rental place more.
Believe it or not, people still buy VHS tapes. The aging format has been in decline for years, but between the collectors and the luddites, there’s a big enough market for Amazon to maintain a massive library of tapes for sale. You’d never guess what tops the “New and Popular” list.
Remember when you missed the season finale of Breaking Bad and you had to wait like a year until the series finally came out on VHS so you could watch it?
Attention, fellow sickos! Here's an excellent reason to break out that VCR you still have lurking by the TV: Cult Movie Mania and Grindhouse Releasing are joining forces to release VHS versions of Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, and other gory classics.
Remember the good old days of trolling the video rental horror section and just starring agape at the wondrous collection of VHS horror cover art? Well, this Halloween we're ready to celebrate all things horror by taking you back to the days of grotesque VHS cover art in our massive gallery. Enjoy.
Horror anthology series V/H/S is back with another addition, titled V/H/S: Viral, and the new red band trailer does NOT disappoint. Mainly because one of the monsters appears to be folks with deadly genitals.
Have you stared into the soul of internet today? No? Well, here's your chance. The folks over at Everything is Terrible have taken 50 VHS production company intros—those little animations that played on tapes back when you still used them—and layered them into a single deeply disturbing video.
The thought that today's kids will certainly have no concept of what VHS cassettes were is a little sad for those of us who grew up taping TV, rewinding movies, and messing with that mysterious tracking dial. But VHS cassette tapes will be far from forgotten as long as a few skateboarders embrace these retro-styled…
You have to love the internet. A year ago, Hunter Sanders made this 1990s remake of the Game of Thrones' intro, using Queen's I Want It All for the soundtrack. Then, three days ago, Steve Buzz uploaded an 80's inspired cover of the Game of Thrones main theme. And today, Mikolaj Birek mixed them both. It's so much…
Remember a few years ago when Blu-ray battled HD-DVD in the high-def DVD format war? Sony and Blu-ray ultimately won out, but there was a time when the electronics giant wasn't as successful in getting its way.
Do you have a VCR? Then it's time to dust it off, because if you still own one, then chances are you're a fan of the format, as well as the weird, goofy direct-to-VHS titles of the '80s. The new documentary Rewind This! is their ultimate tribute — plus, the movie actually comes out on videotape!
Do not adjust your computer screens. There's no problem with YouTube, other than the fact that it's getting a little misty eyed—by choosing to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the VCR with a little added analog character on its digital videos.
Italian artist Lorenzo Durantini made this 5-foot tall tower from his collection of 2,216 VHS tapes. It looks like a shrine to the TV demons. Or, if you believe that TV makes you stupid, a monolith that turns people to monkeys on touch. Unless these are all 2001 tapes.
It seems that the horror anthology V/H/S has claimed a second fainting victim. During a screening last night at the Nuart Theater in Los Angeles, one audience member fainted during a grisly scene, the same one that caused a viewer to faint at Sundance.
V/H/S knows that horror and film have a very special relationship. We sit in the dark and subject ourselves to the chills on the other side of the screen, daring ourselves to imagine those onscreen horrors creeping up behind us. The new found footage anthology film, which has been available on-demand, opens its…
Ti West scared our pants off with House of the Devil and Innkeepers. Now he's one of the cutting-edge directors behind the new horror anthology film V/H/S, directing the terrifying segment "Second Honeymoon." He'll be here at noon to answer all of your questions about V/H/S and about horror cinema in general.