FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Jul 31, 2009

awesome movie poster friday - the CRAP I BOUGHT ON VHS RECENTLY edition!

Yes, it's true- I recently bought these movies on VHS for cheap cheap cheap. Where oh where? Why, at my pal Eric's store, that's where...or as it's more commonly known, Spudic's Movie Empire. Los Angeles locals, it's a great place to browse. Everyone else, you can still get movies from Eric via the magic of mail order. He even does special orders, y'all. Yee haw! I've got some movies to watch, some of which I've (gasp) never seen.













21 comments:

Joshua said...

I also recently purchased Audrey Rose. Robert Wise is my hero.

Jeff McMahon said...

I watched Slaughter High about 6 months ago, you will enjoy it.

Oh, and Patrick is playing in three weeks at the New Beverly!

Dean said...

So happy you're back!
That "Slaughter high" poster is just about the worst thing I've ever seen. Love the movie though.
That clown from the "Funhouse"-poster brings back some memories too. I remember him staring at me from the cover of the VHS-tape every time I passed him at the video store.

ladracul said...

I think I'd rather hang out with Finley's character from "The Funhouse"...him as Gatchaman Phantom...well, for starters, there'd be the endless jokes about "Battle of the Planets"...

Anyway, did you know that the novelization was written by Dean Koontz (Under the name Owen West) and sheds more light on why the girl's mom didn't want them to go to the carnival? I need to check that out for myself...

slasherfan said...

Nice! I really like Slaughter High... it's my little gay boy revenge story--in my mind only, granted, but still. Great posters for Patrick, which was somewhat entertaining but not as good as Richard Franklin's Roadgames and Psycho II, which followed. I think Funhouse is awesome to start and sorta goes nuts, but I like it a lot, regardless. I have never gotten through Audrey Rose without falling asleep early on--same way with The Hunger--what is up with that? And normally I love Robert Wise movies. A great haul, though!

Stacie Ponder said...

I've got the Funhouse novelization, but I've yet to dig into it.

And I adore Slaughter High! It's one of the two films I bought that I've already seen.

Go, VHS!

The Warfreak said...

I love the Funhouse poster

Planet of Terror said...

This is incredibly awesome! Thanks for posting.

P. K. Nail said...

Oh, incorrectly used question marks in the last poster, I love you so. That whole poster makes me want to cock my head to the side and say "Hm, do you suppose?"

Anonymous said...

I remember being freaked out by "The Hearse" as a kid. I never got to finish "Audrey Rose".

BernieB

Sarah said...

My favorite thing about "The Funhouse" is the carny who looks a lot like and sounds almost EXACTLY like Tom Waits, but, sadly, isn't. I think I also watched it because Elizabeth Berridge, of Amadeus" sorta-fame, is in it, and though it's a pretty decent slasher as it is I can't help wondering what "The Funhouse" would have been like if it had actually involved Tom Waits and, say, Tom Hulce had been somehow involved. Probably the best movie ever.

rob! said...

That Funhouse poster with the drooling mouth could be repurposed for a movie about an evil dentist.

bwana said...

Cool! I scored a vhs of the Susan Anton tour de force GOLDENGIRL!

John said...

All of these posters remind me of the first video shop we had in the town where I was born. It would have been just before the Video Nasties scare went stellar over here - some of the images I saw when I walked in to that dusty little place have stayed with me forever - regardless of the quality of the films when I was eventually old enough to track them down and watch them.

Sorry to do a bit of self promotion - but you might find a series of short stories I'm working on called Final Girls to your taste. You can read the first one here: http://johnforth.wordpress.com/short-stories/final-girls/ The second should be up sometime this week. Hope you can pop by!

Bonnie said...

Ahaha, I love Slaughter High. It's my favorite bad movie of all time. I eagerly await a review.

I must seek out Patrick.

Neil Fulwood said...

Like John, these bring back memories of the video rental shop I got my "education" in horror movies from. Hilariously, the place was called Oscars (if they actually stocked a single title that had even remotely come close to winning an Academy Award I must have missed it!) and the walls were decorated with this kind of classic artwork.

BTW, I've passed along to you a "Great Read" award (always assuming you haven't received a clutch of them already). Details here:

http://misterneil.blogspot.com/2009/08/another-award.html

the jaded viewer said...

Patrick is awesome. The Italians made a sequel to this flick called Patrick Viva Ancore. It has more gore and T&A and a pole that goes up...well you'll see.

Bloody Mary said...

The beginning of Audrey Rose really shook me up as a girl of about the same age. If you didn't see it as a kid I'm afraid it just won't have the same magic. I NEED to see your other finds, the only other I've seen is Funhouse!

On the topic of hard-to-find VHS, a movie I've wanted to see for some time will be airing on tv this month, Pandemonium, a "Scary Movie" like spoof from 1982 with Carol Kane, Paul Reubens, and many more. You can click over to my blog for more info - I'd hate for anyone interested to miss it!

thomwade said...

No Patrick Lives?

Anonymous said...

Is that the original Australian-accented "Patrick" or the dubbed-into-American-accents "Patrick"?

Stacie Ponder said...

Ah, good question. The box doesn't indicate, and I've yet to watch it! :( I'll be sure to do a write-up when I do...