Remember when you were a kid and your parents took you down to the video rental so that you could pick out a VHS tape for your whole family to watch, like “Ghost Dad” or “And You Thought Your Parents were Weird!” or “Adventures in Dinosaur City”? And remember how you always had to close your eyes when you walked through the horror section so that you didn’t accidently catch sight of all those grinning skulls and bloody eyeballs or, horror of horrors, that awful toy monkey on the cover of “Monkeyshines: An Experiment in Fear”? Today we’re transporting you back to those halcyon days. I just found a battered copy of “Blood Show Massacre” at the local ARC and I had to get it — this is the cover that scared the crap out of me more than any other cover when I was a kid! Still gives me the willies today. The tape inside was unlabeled and turned out to be someone’s home movies. Mostly just some guy walking through his house aiming his camera into corners; it was hard to figure out what was happiening since there wasn’t any sound.
This is actually a little promo for SHOW, the podcast that I co-host with Aurelina at http://www.podcastigation.com . Learn more about video nasties and other devilish delights with her and me on SHOW, the show that never holds back when it’s rooting through the dollar bin.