Check out this old report from the 80′s by the clueless folk over at 20/20 titled VCR HORRORS on the DANGERS of horror flicks on VHS to the youth of America. Some of my fondest memories are of going to the local mom ‘n pop video store with my father every weekend. We’d get to pick out 5 videos to watch. My brother and I would get to choose 1 each and, more often than not, they’d be horror movies we were WAY too young to be watching (according to the MPAA and 20/20). I loved browsing the shelves, looking at the terrifyingly amazing (and, often, misguiding) art on the boxes, sometimes picking out a horror film specifically because of that art, and the outstandingly lascivious copy on the back of the box. This is a real blast from the past and it’s making me wax all nostalgic, putting me in the perfect mood to go see THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE on the big screen at midnight tonight! Hot Damn!
Here’s an example of what I mean when I talk about awesome box art:
One of my New Year Resolutions was to update more on BackwoodsHorror.com. Though I’ve been slow to it, I’m building up steam as I look forward to a new kickass year in Horror. January was so friggin’ awesome that visitors KILLED MY BANDWIDTH! And I’m not using a tiny little pissant bit of bandwidth, either, so thanks for kickin’ ass! As the year progresses, I have some plans that I hope can come to some form of fruition. Easiest will be to start THE BACKWOODS HORRORSHOW Podcast back up, perhaps with a bit more technical flair. I also plan (we’ll see which way the money train goes) to work on producing HORRORSHOW, a video-cast about all things horror. The latter is a bit ambitious, but I want to take BackwoodsHorror in a more high-octane direction.
I know, I know, I haven’t been keeping up with the site as much as I should be. Getting acclimated to the new job has been more than a handful, but rest assured boils and ghouls, big plans are in store for BACKWOODS HORRROR. Within the next few days, expect a full review of the new DELUXE EDITIONS of FRIDAY THE 13th IV, V, and VI, and a review for the horror/western THE BURROWERS, along with a slew of independent horror releases. THE BACKWOODS HORRORSHOW will be coming back soon…WITH A VENGEANCE, and I have been working out plans to turn it into a video production, making it, with any luck, the first real kickass video horrorshow on the ‘net. Along with everything else, I’m working towards redesigning the site a bit and getting away from the plain jane that we’ve all come to know and love, moving towards more of a bloody, backwoods feel more in the, ahem, vein of what I’m trying to do here. So peel off your eyelids because you ain’t gonna wanna miss what I have in store for YOU!