Monday, August 13, 2012

What the hell should I do with my VHS collection?

I did some summer cleaning over the weekend and I realized that packed in boxes I had overlooked is my entire VHS collection. After watching V/H/S a few weeks ago, it seems my generation is now stuck with VHS tapes that are neither valuable as collector's items nor useless as Betamax tapes. VHS tapes sit on that border of being cool nostalgia and being crappy nostalgia.

The funny part is I don't even own a VCR anymore so even if I wanted to watch one of these classic horror flicks I own (like Slashers above) I can't. And really....who has recently watched an entire movie on VHS?

Seriously have you?

I think not.

I can't throw them all away because well, shits fuckin toxic and electronic. There really is no proper way to recycle VHS tapes. Trust me, I've checked out sites and some sites ask you to pay to recycle them. Fuck that. I could Craiglist my collection. Maybe somebody out there wants my copy of Police Story 3. I'm not even sure anybody would want this. I could donate my collection to the Thift shop down the block. I mean would they even accept that?

Sure I know some people would say keep it and display it proudly but I'm kind of limited on space and I think it's about time I free myself of this archaic technology. Like all good things, it's time I let go of my 80s/90s obsession.

So I ask you horror blogosphere and the horror-verse community, what have you done with your VHS collection?

Here are some highlights of my collection.

Coven (autographed copy)
MTV's The State
George Carlin Jammin in NY
Luther the Geek (via Urban Fetch)
I Spit on Your Corpse, I Piss on your Grave (why do I own this?)
Assorted horror cannibal movies via trades (Cannibal Holocaust, Emerald Jungle, Cnnibal Ferox)
Assorted porn

A lot of movies I got via trades back in the 90s and early 00s.

Here are just some of the titles.

Violet Shit trilogy
Visitor Q
Lots of Miike movie

Look here is picture of said box. This is one of three boxes.

I have The Matrix and Big Lebowski on VHS tape! Lots of other tapes in the other 2 boxes. Clearly buying movies at horror conventions, making trades and eBaying has resulted in an overload of movies I can never watch anymore.

I need suggestions and ideas on what to do. Where is your VHS collection?


  1. Gosh, I have tons of animes and assorted porn anime with machines and tentacles. Besides that, I'm not throwing away my Friday the 13th original VHS, not even if that would save my life.

  2. Annie the Anal Wart8/14/2012 9:55 PM

    "What the hell should I do with my VHS collection?"

    EAT IT!

  3. I've replaced as many of my VHS tapes as possible with digital copies. Even odd, hard to find stuff eventually turns up online. I've got all of my stuff organized in XBMC now, and I'm a lot happier with a few hard drives than boxes and boxes of dusty videocassettes.

  4. the sayer of the truth9/27/2012 6:25 PM

    A VHS tape and player used in conjunction with a CRT television still gives a much better picture quality than: LED, LCD, Plasma, HD, DVD, or Blu-Ray (Completely irrespective of the combination of format or picture type). When will people finally realise that they`ve been conned by all these so-called new technologys ! ?.