VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE

VHS WASTELAND AD SPACE





VHS ARTICLES AND MOVIE REVIEWS
2017 FEBRUARY VHS SCANS
2017 JANUARY VHS SCANS
2016 DECEMBER VHS SCANS
2016 NOVEMBER VHS SCANS
2016 OCTOBER VHS SCANS
2016 SEPTEMBER VHS SCANS
2016 AUGUST VHS SCANS
2016 JULY VHS SCANS
2016 JUNE VHS SCANS
2016 MAY VHS SCANS
2016 APRIL VHS SCANS
2016 MARCH VHS SCANS
2016 FEBRUARY VHS SCANS
2016 JANUARY VHS SCANS
2015 DECEMBER VHS SCANS
2015 NOVEMBER VHS SCANS
2015 OCTOBER VHS SCANS
2015 SEPTEMBER VHS SCANS
2015 AUGUST VHS SCANS
2015 JULY VHS SCANS


TURN-VHS-COVERS-IN-TO-DVD-COVERS
TURN-VHS-COVERS-IN-TO-DVD-COVERS
TURN-VHS-COVERS-IN-TO-DVD-COVERS
MARCH 2016 POSTS
APRIL 2016 POSTS
MAY 2016 POSTS
SEARCH BY NAME
 
JANUARY 2012 POSTS
xx
FEB 2012 POSTS
MARCH 2012 POSTS
APRIL 2012 POSTS
MAY 2012 POSTS
JUNE 2012 POSTS
JULY 2012 POSTS
AUGUST 2012 POSTS
JANUARY 2011 POSTS
xx
FEB 2011 POSTS
MARCH 2011 POSTS
APRIL 2011 POSTS
MAY 2011 POSTS
JUNE 2011 POSTS
JULY 2011 POSTS
AUGUST 2011 POSTS
SEPT 2011 POSTS
 
OCTOBER 2011 POSTS
NOV 2011 POSTS
DEC 2011 POSTS
VHS ARTICLES AND MOVIE REVIEWS
SHARE THIS ON FACEBOOK Share on Facebook
TWEET ABOUT THIS SITE Click to Tweet This
EMAIL THIS TO A FRIEND
SHARE THIS ON MYSPACE Share on Myspace
DIGG THIS WEBSITE Digg This Website

SHARE THIS ON STUMBLEUPON


SUBMIT TO REDDIT

VHS ARTICLES AND MOVIE REVIEWS


 

 

VHS WASTELAND  

HELLO AND WELCOME TO VHS WASTELAND, YOUR HOME FOR HIGH RESOLUTION SCANS OF RARE, STRANGE, AND FORGOTTEN VHS COVERS. EACH OF THESE BIZARRE GEMS IS SCANNED AT 200 DPI. SIMPLY CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL OF ANY VHS COVER TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL HIGH RES FORMAT. WE WILL BE ADDING A NEW COVER DAILY, SO BOOKMARK THIS SITE AND CHECK BACK OFTEN. WE'D ALSO LOVE SUBMISSIONS FROM YOU. IF YOU HAVE A VHS THAT IS WEIRD OR RARE, JUST EMAIL US AT MADHATTERDESIGN@GMAIL.COM. REMEMBER TO SCAN THE FRONT, BACK AND SIDES OF THE VHS AT 300 DPI. WE WON'T ACCEPT LOW RESOLUTION FILES. WHILE YOU'RE HERE, GRABBING OUR AWESOME FREE VHS COVERS, FEEL FREE TO CLICK THE "DONATE" BUTTON ON THE LEFT. IF ENOUGH PEOPLE SEND US SOME CASH, WE MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO KEEP BRINGING YOU THE COOLEST, HIGH RES VHS COVERS ON THE NET. BUT IF YOU GREEDY, COVER GRABBING... I MEAN... YOU WONDERFUL VISITORS TO OUR SITE, DON'T COUGH UP A DONATION, MAYBE WE'LL JUST FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO WITH OUR TIME. LIKE GO MAKE NACHOS. MMMMM... NACHOS. SO HELP A BROTHA OUT AND DONATE A LITTLE DOUGH TO THE CAUSE.

LASTLY, WHY NOT VISIT OUR PARENT SITES (MADHATTERDESIGN.NET AND SERIALKILLERCALENDAR.COM). THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH VHS COVERS BUT I THINK YOU MIGHT BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY WHAT YOU FIND. OR NOT. I DON'T KNOW YOU. MAYBE YOUR NOT SURPRISED BY ANYTHING. MAYBE YOUR THE KIND OF GUY THAT SEES A COW FALL OUT OF THE SKY AND EXPLODE LIKE A PI√ĎATA AND YOUR ALL LIKE "HUH, THAT WAS WEIRD." MAN. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU ANYWAY? JEEZ. SOME PEOPLE.

BUT NO. SERIOUSLY. GO BUY SOME CRAZY AWESOME TRUE CRIME MERCHANDISE AT SERIALKILLERCALENDAR.COM. INCLUDING THE SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE, THE SERIAL KILLER TRADING CARDS AND MUCH MUCH MORE! DO IT. DO IT NOW. CLICK THE LINK.


SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE  
serial killer merchandise serial killer merchandise serial killer merchandise serial killer merchandise
serial killer merchandise

EXCLUSIVE JEFFREY DAHMER T-SHIRT
PRICE : $30

SERIALKILLERCALENDAR.COM IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRTS. THIS STYLISH PIECE OF APPAREL FEATURES MILWAUKEE’S FAVORITE PSYCHOPATHIC CANNIBAL, JEFFREY DAHMER. THESE COME IN SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA LARGE. YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE ANY COLOR SHIRT YOU WANT. THIS IS THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE GHOUL THAT HAS EVERYTHING. GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST.


CHOOSE SIZE
What Color Shirt
 
   
serial killer merchandise
serial killer merchandise
 

SERIAL-KILLER-CALENDAR-this-day-in-serial-killer-history  
serial killer merchandise serial killer merchandise serial killer merchandise serial killer merchandise
serial killer merchandise

SERIAL KILLER CALENDAR: THIS DAY IN SERIAL KILLER HISTORY BOOK
PRICE : $19.95

This perfect bound Serial Killer Calendar book includes detailed facts and trivia about serial killers for every day of the year. It also includes the best true crime artwork from around the world.

Want to know what happened today in serial killer history? Its all in this one massive collection of true crime information. This is the perfect gift for any fan of history, murderabelia or the macabre.



 
serial killer merchandise
serial killer merchandise
 


Thank you to wildeyereleasing.com for sending us a big box of vhs tapes! As an extra thank you to them, we will be putting their banner at the top of the site for the rest of the month. Any person or company that mails us a box of VHS tapes, will have their banner moved to the top of our links page and get their banner put on the top of the homepage for several weeks. Plus MORE! Click here!
VHS WASTELAND LINKS   VHS WASTELAND LINKS

MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
NIGHT OF THE DEMON - SUBMITTED BY CJ PATTERSON

NIGHT OF THE DEMON MICHAEL J. CUTT - SUBMITTED BY CJ PATTERSON


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
GIRLS IN PRISON - SUBMITTED BY PAUL TOMLINSON

GIRLS IN PRISON - SUBMITTED BY PAUL TOMLINSON


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
ARMAGEDDON

ARMAGEDDON VHS COVER


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
THE HARD WAY

THE HARD WAY VHS COVER


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
SUPER TECHICAL APPROACH : MICHAEL ANGELO

SUPER TECHICAL APPROACH : MICHAEL ANGELO VHS COVER


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
I DRINK YOUR BLOOD

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD VHS COVER


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
LIBIDO MANIA

LIBIDO MANIA VHS COVER


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
CUTTING LOOSE : REB BEACH

CUTTING LOOSE : REB BEACH VHS COVER


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
JAWS RETURNS

JAWS RETURNS VHS COVER


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
SHINING TIME STATION : STACY CLEANS UP

SHINING TIME STATION : STACY CLEANS UP VHS COVER


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
SCANNERS

SCANNERS VHS COVER


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
THE JUNGLE BOOK

THE JUNGLE BOOK WALT DISNEY THE CLASSICS VHS COVER


MAY 19 2011 VHS COVER SCAN - CLICK FOR HIGH RES VERSION
THE GREATEST WEEK IN GOSPEL PART 3

THE GREATEST WEEK IN GOSPEL PART 3 VHS COVER


VHS WASTELAND POSTER OF THE DAY
VHS WASTELAND POSTER OF THE DAY

MAY 19 VHS MOVIE REVIEW : I DRINK YOUR BLOOD
WRITTEN BY STOMPTOKYO.COM

My, what an unpleasant little movie.

They just don't make 'em like this anymore.I Drink Your Blood was half of a double bill of "2 Great Blood Horrors to Rip Out Your Guts!"released on an unsuspecting drive-in public in 1971 by the aptly-named Jerry Gross Organization. The other Great Blood Horror was, of course, I Eat Your Skin. Seeing these two titles juxtaposed in a newspaper ad were revelatory to my 13 year old mind; What a great idea, I thought.

Well, come on, I was 13. What was the filmmakers' excuse?

Nekked hippie devil worshippers.We open on the nightly ritual of your typical hippie devil-worshipping cult (credo: "Satan was an acidhead."), as they stand around naked, preparing to sprinkle fresh chicken blood over a similarly naked woman (and as the stalwarts at StompTokyo have pointed out, nudity in the very first scene of a movie is a sure sign of trouble ahead). A "local girl" observes, transfixed, a mere two or three feet away, and somehow remains undetected, until the Pregnant Hippie Chick spots her. Local Girl is then chased down by nude devil worshippers - one of the very few effective sequences in the movie, and far too short to be of any use.

We will note that once again Dr. Freex is using cutesy labels like Pregnant Hippie Chick and Local Girl for the dramatis personae - I Drink Your Blood does not provide a cast list, and the general tenor/quality of the film is not such that it would inspire caring much about such niceties as names, except in cases where the name is repeated over and over again until it is bludgeoned into your cerebellum. Let us carry on.

The next day the cult's van breaks down, and to show their youthful joie de vivre, they shove it Charles Manson, what hath thou wrought?into a ravine with one of their members still inside, asleep. Ah, what fun-loving hippie devil worshipper hi-jinx! They then find themselves on the outskirts of Pottersville, with a sign that states "Population 40,000"... with the 40,000 crossed out and "40" scrawled beside. Seems the town is practically deserted due to a nearby dam being built. The cult's leader, Horace (snicker) decides this is a perfect spot to stay awhile.

Except that this is where the "local girl" came from, and only this morning she staggered into town, beaten up and dosed to the gills on LSD. Nobody seems to make a connection between her condition and the arrival of the cult - who alternately explain themselves as either a rock group or a theatrical group. But then, of the supposed 40, we see only Local Girl, her annoying younger brother Pete, their Grandpa (the local veternarian), and the woman who still operates the town bakery at the behest of the men building the dam. I think her name is Sylvia, and we will call her that, as during the course of the movie we will constantly hope that she will try to make a statement like Sylvia Plath and kill 'Hey Man!  Look at my rats!' herself, but to no avail.

The cult takes up residence in an abandoned hotel, beginning their stay with an orgy of rat-hunting, leading to one of the more memorable images: the cult's Token Black Dude (TBD) standing on a fire escape, holding aloft a bunch of dead rats and shouting, "Hey man! Look at my rats!" Local Girl comes out of her acid coma and tells Gramps what happened. Gramps wanders over to the hotel, shotgun in hand, and commits the error so many people have in films of this caliber: although holding a full-choke shotgun, he gets nose-to-nose with Horace, and promptly gets the stuffing kicked out of him, and (of course) dosed with LSD.

Mark my words, this means trouble.Pete does not take too kindly to this, and uses Gramps' vet equipment to drain the blood from a rabid dog and inject the blood into the meat pies the cult eats the next day. Well, it was a long strange trip, but we finally have the setup for our little horror movie. Rabies apparently only takes a couple of hours to set in, and (an offscreen voice informs us) fills you with a craving for raw flesh. So a slew of bloodthirsty, insane hippies are roaming the land with various utensils of destruction.

According to Mike Weldon, I Drink Your Blood was cut extensively to get an R rating, and someSome ticket buyers would like to speak to Jerry Gross. pretty ham-fisted editing it was, too, as things get rather incoherent from here on out. Somehow, some construction workers at the dam get infected, too, effectively tripling the number of rabid loonies with axes walking the streets. From what's left of the sequence, it could be assumed that the workers found the rabid Sexpot Hippie in the woods and had their way with her (hmmm... seem to recall a similar sequence in Cronenberg's Rabid.....) and now are paying the price. Or maybe we should follow the film's logic and assume they just magically caught it.

No, no, something is missing, because Local Girl and Pete are, for some reason, running away through the woods with Hick, the only cultist with a shred of decency. They come upon the Pregnant Hippie Chick and tell her she has rabies. In the film's most (well, only) disturbing moment, she kills herself and her unborn child by pounding a wooden stake through her own belly (she's also the best actress in this mess. Pity.). It was very discomfiting finding a genuinely horrifying moment in an otherwise dishwater-weak movie.

Local Girl, Hick and Pete also run into the TBD with an axe. The TBD, however, is stopped cold by the fact that they're standing in a stream - ah! of course! HYDROphobia! The rabid guys are afraid of water!

So of course our nominal heroes run back into town, as far away from the stream as humanly possible.

Sylvia has boarded herself into the bakery, Night of the Living Dead style, and through sheer Pepper, you're going undercover.cowardice, allows Hick to be killed. She opens the door, too little, too late, as the rabid zombies pile in, destroying the bakery (and revealing that the back wall was only a thin piece of paneling. Oops.). In an all-too-rare clever touch, Sylvia keeps the rabids at bay with a common garden hose, while everybody piles into her car...which, because this is a crap film, will not start. Luckily, the state police arrive and shoot everything that has a foaming mouth. Sorta makes you wonder what the authorities would do in such a situation in the Real World.

Dr. Oakes, who has the thankless task of being the only intelligent person at hand, opines, "At least the poor bastards are out of their misery. Death from hydrophobia is an agony." What an uplifting final line! Such closure! As the credits roll, we see Pete walking in a field. This is a mistake, as this allows us time to realize that all this carnage, bloodshed, and misery (especially our misery) is due to Pete, so we wait and hope to see him run into the Mute Rabid Hippie Zombie (whose fate remains unexplained), another mad dog, or, at the very least, to be struck by lightning. No such luck. The little dickweed gets away with it.

Adding to the lamentable quality of the film are the many unanswered questions, like, Where's the dam? Why is an older Asian woman, complete with Suzy Wong outfit, traveling with the cult? What the hell accent is Horace trying to pull off? Why don't people just follow the stream to the next bastion of civilization? As far as that goes, why the hell doesn't someone just pick up the phone and call the cops? Another nail in the cinematic coffin is the reprehensible mondo easy gross-out: all those dead animals - the chicken, the rats, the goat carcass the zombies are carrying around at the end - are real.

I Drink Your Blood, due to the cutting, eliminates the only possible reason for watching such a flick: violence, and lots of it. Oh, there's plenty of gore thrown around, but we're denied the money shots. We always see the aftermath of the violence, never the occurance, and we can be sure they were there - so bad are the edits, that the soundtrack skips like a CD fished out of the mud.

Under such circumstances, there are really only two reasons to watch this movie - either you know somebody in it, or you're a very big fan of badly-done chopped-off heads and hands.
VHS WASTELAND VHS WASTELAND VHS WASTELAND VHS WASTELAND
VHS WASTELAND VHS WASTELAND
VHS WASTELAND VHS WASTELAND VHS WASTELAND
VHS WASTELAND VHS WASTELAND

VIEW OLDER VHS COVERS