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Old 01-24-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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If you were born in the 80's and are a horror fan than chances are you know what I am talking about. Whenever I see my vhs movies now I got a nostalgic feeling and last week I went into the old video store I used to always frequent to find it is closing and all of the vhs's have been long gone. Shit was depressing.

The horror section was all dvds of mostly mainstream crap that I had seen and the rest were sci fi originals like fucking Cobra or Komodo.

Just check out this old thread if you know what I mean I put up a bunch of old vhs movies I used to always want to see when I was younger

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/for...ad.php?t=55948
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I'll always have the fond memories of walking into Circle K stores where a small VHS rental section was in back. And this was before the actual video stores. As a kid, I would drool over covers like Terror Vision and Fright Night, but my folks would rent Commando or the like. When I finally got to watch them, though, I was in heaven.

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yes i LOVED going to the movie store and renting them and now the either dont have a horror section or its very scarce
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I couldn't agree more.There is still a store on Long Island that has an incredibleVHS section that just brings back memories.
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I too miss the old vhs horror sections, my Mom worked in a video store when I was a kid and I would spend hours browsing the racks. I wish Mom and Pop shops would make a comeback. I've even been tempted to start my own shop but fear it would flop
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The mom and pop I used to frequent as a kid is still open, but they've switched to DVD. I go in there about once a month and buy a used DVD, just 'cause I like the place so much. They have a small cardboard box by the front register with the last VHS tapes they have. Trilogy of Terror, Creepshow, and Evil Dead 1 and 2 are there. Even though I don't have a VCR anymore, I still may buy those tapes someday (they haven't moved in years). But, I fear if I do so, then those last tapes won't be there for some kid to oggle at like I once did.

There was nothing better than that great wall of horror and exploitation slapping you in the eyeballs on Friday after school though.
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If you were born in the 80's and are a horror fan than chances are you know what I am talking about. Whenever I see my vhs movies now I got a nostalgic feeling and last week I went into the old video store I used to always frequent to find it is closing and all of the vhs's have been long gone. Shit was depressing.
I really miss the video store. I curse that Netflix bullshit for takling it all away from me.
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I miss my Mom and Pop store What's really sad is that right next door (well, close) was the movie theater that had ONE screen and about 75 seats, it's gone too. I miss the theater more, but the store carried everything Laserdisc, VHS, NES...

The days go by too fucking fast.
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I really miss the video store. I curse that Netflix bullshit for takling it all away from me.
Blockbuster got what they deserved. I don't use Netflix, but I'm glad they put the chains out of bidness!
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the store carried everything Laserdisc, VHS, NES...
The Alamo Video in my area years back had all that as well. I miss renting my video tapes and NES games from there. I wish I could go back to those days.

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You got that right. The last fifteen years of my life feel like a complete blur.
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