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The “Home Video Horrors” 2017 Calendar Celebrates Horror VHS Box Art

This. Is. Brilliant.

Like most horror fans who grew up in the ’80s/’90s, I miss (and will probably always miss) those weekend trips to the video store. Sure, it’s become easier and even cheaper than ever to rent new horror movies, but that video store experience, well, it just cannot be replicated or matched. It was special. It was magical. And if I didn’t know it back then, I damn sure realize it today.

One of the fans who has been doing a kickass job keeping the spirit of VHS alive and well is Josh Schafer, the man behind Lunchmeat Magazine. In his never-ending quest to make sure those video shops of our youth never truly go away, Schafer has just created his masterpiece: the “Home Video Horrors” 2017 calendar, a year-long tribute to the VHS box covers we’re all so nostalgic for.

Schafer explains:

If you’re looking to kick off this New Year in an absolutely radical rewind-inclined way, you’ve come to the right place, man. LUNCHMEAT is proud to present HOME VIDEO HORRORS Vol. 1: a 12-month, full-color 2017 calendar paying tribute to a selection of the most spectacular slabs of analog horror ever to rest on video store shelves!

Featuring phenomenal photography from artist Jacky Lawrence (of Charming New Society), each month vibrantly celebrates a different video cover, thoughtfully set in a scene reflective of the film’s content!

The date grid for each month is also amped up with groovy celebration indications for an array of special days from National VCR Day to Potato Chip Day to Elvira’s Birthday! What’s more, there’s also a bunch of fun home-video-driven trivia peppered throughout the months! Dig it!

Celebrate the gory glory of VHS horror and VHSave the date all year long, Tapeheads!

Only 50 calendars are being printed, so be sure to grab yours as soon as possible through the Lunchmeat Magazine website. They cost just $17 each and are selling fast!

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3 Comments
  • Ah-mazing. Just ordered my copy.

  • Thanks for the glowing write-up. I’m stoked that folks are digging it! It was hella fun to work on. XD

    http://www.jackylawrence.com

  • Bloodspatta

    Great idea for a calendar. Love old VHS box art from my youth.

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