Modern technology has made it unnecessary to leave the house (or even the couch for that matter) to order up your choice of cinematic fare. But there was a beauty in the VHS tape. And artist Chris MacGibbon has given some modern faves the VHS treatment.
If you’re old enough to remember those trips to the video store, you certainly recall some of the more memorable VHS box artwork.
The unforgettable cover to the Maniac box comes immediately to mind, as does The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with Rex Reed’s quote “The most horrifying motion picture I have ever seen” boldly emblazoned on the cover, which featured an image of Leatherface laid over a backdrop of Marilyn Burns’ terrified eyes.
A fan of the style himself, MacGibbon decided to give some more recent standout horror films a bit of the ol’ VHS magic.
Dig in below and see what MacGibbon came up with. He’s designed some fantastic pseudo-covers and even put age on them for more realism. Among the standouts are The Collector, The Descent, Paranormal Activity, and The Strangers; but indeed they are all really well done and will bring all us video store veterans on a trip down memory lane. Check ’em out!
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