Celebrate the VHS tape and the cheesy, awesome movies it gave us

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! » 1/13/14 11:20am 1/13/14 11:20am

Your chance to ask V/H/S and Innkeepers director Ti West anything you…

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. » 9/22/12 11:00am 9/22/12 11:00am

Watch the red-band trailer for VHS, the movie that is scaring the crap…

We're dying to see the horror anthology flick VHS, a collection of five vignettes from such indie moviemakers as Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way to Die), and Simon Barrett (You're Next). » 6/19/12 6:45am 6/19/12 6:45am

The most sensationalist and befuddling VHS covers of the 1980s

All this week, the eminently entertaining Monster Brains is doing a round-up of astoundingly atrocious horror and science fiction 1980s VHS art. Looking at these covers reminds me of my old neighborhood video store, right down to that mysterious room with the cowboy doors. Here's a sampling of Monster Brains' choicest… » 2/01/11 12:53pm 2/01/11 12:53pm

When the Ninja Turtles played Radio City Music Hall, your childhood died

In 1990, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kicked off the "Coming Out of Their Shells" hair metal tour, a corporate cash grab so abysmal and confounding that it made children everywhere doubt that friendly genetic abominations lived in Manhattan's sewage. » 6/20/10 11:15am 6/20/10 11:15am

Basically it's just incredibly uncomfortable to…