Wednesday, 24 April 2013

My Top 20 Horror V.H.S Covers

Horror V.H.S artwork was absolutely stunning, who hasn't go browsing rental stores and picked up a film because the cover looked awesome?

Of course we now know that a great cover didn't mean a great film but that's not the point. That cover truly was a work of art, there where so many great ones that I couldn't do my usual top ten list, I've had to double it this time.

So here is my top twenty Horror V.H.S. covers (the list is not in a favouritism order):

Child's Play (1988)

A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, later they find out that the doll is possessed with the soul of a serial killer
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
Angela Baker has undergone years of therapy, electro-shock and sexual reassignment surgeries, and finally landed herself a job in the last place she should be working - camp rolling hills. 

TerrorVision (1986)

A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
After his parents are murdered, a young tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa
Cannibal Ferox (1981)
Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.

Street Trash (1987)

When a liquor store owner finds a case of "Viper" in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties.
The Video Dead (1987)

A family takes delivery of a new TV set, unaware that it is the gateway by which killer zombies enter the world.

The Mutilator (1985)
A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father.

Pumpkinhead (1988)
A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

Fright Night (1985)
When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.
Revenge Of The Dead (1983)
A young journalist buys a used typewriter and accidentally sees that some text is still readable on the ribbon. He manages to reconstruct the story of a scientist, Paolo Zeder.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Five friends visiting their grandpa's old house are hunted down and terrorized by a chainsaw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

The Evil Dead (1981)
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Maniac (1980)

A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. 
House (1986)

Roger Cobb is an author who has just separated from his wife. He moves into a new house and tries to work on a novel based on his experiences in the Vietnam War. Strange things start happening around him
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. 
Blood Diner (1987) 

Two cannibalistic brothers kill various young women to make their flesh part of their new special dish at their rundown restaurant while seeking blood sacrifices to awaken a dormant Egyptian goddess.
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Three tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.

The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)
When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains.

Night Of The Demons 2 (1994)
High-schoolers throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon.

Honourable mentions:

  • Chopping Mall (1986)
  • Zombie Lake (1981)
  • The Gate (1987)
  • Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  • Squirm (1976)
  • Happy Birthday to Me (1981) 
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Well that's my favourites, I'd love to hear what yours are. Just write it in the comment box below:


  1. Great choices, I especially love the Evil Dead cover, so bad ass.

  2. It really is, it set the tone for the series