Vinegar Syndrome’s Black Friday Buying Guide (4th Edition)

Each year during Black Friday, Vinegar Syndrome does a huge sale on their catalogue and they always have something up their sleeves. They have killer deals on their back catalogue, Exploitation TV, Limited Edition films, and most of all their monthly packages. Needless to say, there is something in there for any film fanatic. That said, if you are newer to Vinegar Syndrome it can be a little overwhelming because their catalogue grows excessively each year and you can find yourself in a rabbit hole of never ending sleaze. For our veterans, you already know the titles and have ventured out yourselves and dove into many films that were new to you and took a chance on them.

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VHS Cover Series: A Night At The Video Store: Part IV: The Awakening

I’ve been renting videos since I was little. My mom would let me rent pretty much anything in the store, but when it came to watching it I had to close my eyes for any of the “no-no” scenes. That’s what my mom called them when I was a little kid and it still makes me laugh. I perused the aisles for hours and I had multiple video stores we would go to. When I lived in Pennsylvania there was a Pool/Spa store that had a video rental section in the back; I don’t remember the name of the actual spot. When we moved to Florida there was a couple mom & pop stores along with a Blockbuster all within walking distance from our house. When I would visit Ohio for the summer, there was a chain called Video Time that I would rent from every 2 or 3 days. That said, I spent a good amount of time walking the aisles and seeing plenty of cover art to embed into my memory. In this series I’ll share with you a ton of box art that I remember and grew old wi

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VHS Cover Series: A Night At The Video Store: Part 3

I’ve been renting videos since I was little. My mom would let me rent pretty much anything in the store, but when it came to watching it I had to close my eyes for any of the “no-no” scenes. That’s what my mom called them when I was a little kid and it still makes me laugh. I perused the aisles for hours and I had multiple video stores we would go to. When I lived in Pennsylvania there was a Pool/Spa store that had a video rental section in the back; I don’t remember the name of the actual spot. When we moved to Florida there was a couple mom & pop stores along with a Blockbuster all within walking distance from our house. When I would visit Ohio for the summer, there was a chain called Video Time that I would rent from every 2 or 3 days. That said, I spent a good amount of time walking the aisles and seeing plenty of cover art to embed into my memory. In this series I’ll share with you a ton of box art that I remember and grew old with.

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VHS Cover Series: A Night At The Video Store: Part 2

I’ve been renting videos since I was little. My mom would let me rent pretty much anything in the store, but when it came to watching it I had to close my eyes for any of the “no-no” scenes. That’s what my mom called them when I was a little kid and it still makes me laugh. I perused the aisles for hours and I had multiple video stores we would go to. When I lived in Pennsylvania there was a Pool/Spa store that had a video rental section in the back; I don’t remember the name of the actual spot. When we moved to Florida there was a couple mom & pop stores along with a Blockbuster all within walking distance from our house. When I would visit Ohio for the summer, there was a chain called Video Time that I would rent from every 2 or 3 days. That said, I spent a good amount of time walking the aisles and seeing plenty of cover art to embed into my memory. In this series I’ll share with you a ton of box art that I remember and grew old with.

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VHS Cover Series: A Night At The Video Store

I’ve been renting videos since I was little. My mom would let me rent pretty much anything in the store, but when it came to watching it I had to close my eyes for any of the “no-no” scenes. That’s what my mom called them when I was a little kid and it still makes me laugh. I perused the aisles for hours and I had multiple video stores we would go to. When I lived in Pennsylvania there was a Pool/Spa store that had a video rental section in the back; I don’t remember the name of the actual spot. When we moved to Florida there was a couple mom & pop stores along with a Blockbuster all within walking distance from our house. When I would visit Ohio for the summer, there was a chain called Video Time that I would rent from every 2 or 3 days. That said, I spent a good amount of time walking the aisles and seeing plenty of cover art to embed into my memory. In this series I’ll share with you a ton of box art that I remember and grew old with.

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Heroes Named John

It occurred to me during the release of John Wick 2 there are quite a few heroes in action films that have the name John. At first, I thought it was just Hollywood writers being lazy, but I think that is a little unfair to say. John is a very common name and I think naming a character John, the writer is trying to normalize the character to the audience. The name John is one of the oldest and overly used names next to James. It’s even used to identify a unknown corpse, John Doe. Of course there are a ton of John’s we know and least everyone knows one John is real life or even more. Let’s not forget about the biblical use of the name and how that carries over to families. John means grace and mercy of the Lord, and I think that’s where a lot of this stems from with religious families naming their kids after Saints and Apostles. John is just an average guys name and it doesn’t stand out at all. Maybe that’s what writers are going for…or maybe they are just lazy and I’m thinking too much into it.

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Children’s Horror Start-up Kit

Being a horror buff is hard work when you have a little one. The main goal is to turn them into a little movie fiend, but it’s harder work deciding on what to show them and when. Of course this is all on the parent and how they raise their child concerning what they watch and when. This list isn’t a must, and I imagine some will disagree with my parenting decisions but this is how I approached my daughter with horror.

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