Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Trash Pack: Contest 08/06/14 to 09/26/14

\I've been spotty with keeping reviews and the podcast up to date, but I do appreciate anyone who has taken the time to listen to an episode, read a review or even share my work with someone else. That's why I'd like to show some appreciation to one lucky reader. I've been teasing the thought of a contest on our Facebook page for sometime now, and here's the deal:

In order to win over 30 DVDs, 30 VHS, a few action figures, comics and more you'll have to comment below with the name of your favorite video store, existing or not. The only other rule is you have to like our Facebook page. It's that simple! This contest will run until Friday, September 26th. I'll then collect all entries, and figure out a winner at random!

Now, these are all the DVDs that will be included, but more VHS will be added once I find some stuff I highly enjoyed, or a couple of more obscurer titles. Right now there's a stack of Punisher mags I have included, but I'll be putting some more horror comics in.

Make sure to like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on any additions to the Trash Pack contest!
Thanks for reading!


*New Additions 08/26/2014*

We're a month away from the contest ending, so I've added some more stuff to the pack. Here are detailed images of all that is included!
















70 comments:

Brendan Brewer said...

the long gone USA Video!!!

kris said...

RIP Main St. Video! My first job!

Monsieur Hulot said...

Plan 9 in Bloomington, IN!!!! Alive and well.

Brian said...

Video Joes in Middletown NY. I was exposed to the big box sleaziness of The Killing of Satan, Axe, House of Horror, and The Slayer! RIP Video Joes! I will never forget your worn carpet, wood paneling, and musty cardboard smell.

Unknown said...

Evil Eye Video in Knoxville, Tennessee. Best name, crazy horror section. Doomed to fail. Do not Rest In Peace, Evil Eye. Rise again!

againstmikie606 said...

Main Street Video 1987-2001
R-i-P

this was also were I had my first job :)

Unknown said...

The Video Barn in Brookfield MA. Still eeping the doors open as ll these years later!

Guts and Grog Reviews said...

Growing up, it was Video City in Yakima, WA. Currently, Movie Madness here in Portland,OR.

Scott Kearsley said...

Video Tronics in Yakima, but I'll never forget the corner gas pump when I was a kid in the little shit hole called St. Helens, Oregon.

Unknown said...

Video Images. Lots of great memories there.

SonOfCelluloid said...

Videodrome in Atlanta. I saw many of my favorite horror flicks thanks to them.

Savage, Shawn said...

Mooooovies. It had the largest horror section I've ever seen, and 5-for-5-for-5. Eventually Movie Gallery bought it out, and then they folded, so now it's an empty building next to a B-Dubs.

Unknown said...

Video Update in St. Paul, MN

DOC TERROR said...

James Harris grindhousehorror@gmail.com and my favorite video store was Long Valley Video in Long Valley NJ. It was an educational institution for me as a young viewer.

Ronnie Angel said...

Front Row Seat in Farmington, NM and Cortez, CO. I grew up on these stores. The horror section was massive and had some of the most obscure movies. Fond memories of countless hours spent there in my youth. Scarecrow Video in Seattle is a nice throwback to the old vhs boom days still in operation. I love spending hours in there just looking around. It really takes me back.

Eric Spudic said...

Maybe I'm a bit biased but....Spudic's Movie Empire in Van Nuys, CA. :-)

Darren Menendez said...

Video Zone in Carrollton, TX. Sadly it left us in the late 90s.

Anonymous said...

I'll catch hell for this, but my favorite would be the Blockbuster Video that I managed in Sioux Falls, SD. I made sure that it had a horror section that rivaled anyone in town!

- Shaun
shnsjolin@yahoo.com

Holocauster said...

GIT Video (RIP)....Remember going there when I was really young and seeing all the awesome horror art on the VHS boxes. Some that I remember are extremely rare these days. Good memories.

J'Mel said...

I rented all my VHS from the Rite Aid in Huffman, Alabama.

Unknown said...

Gotta love Movie Madness in Portland, Oregon. You can STILL rent VHS there! :)

the Trash Man said...

my first job in high school was for our local mom 'n pop shop, Video Showplace. i'd been renting there for nearly a decade before that; easily the best video-store i've ever known.

also, goddamn, Mr. Boogedy.

punky punkster said...

My favorite store was Riverside Video in Danville Va. Even after VHS had been phased out in a lot of video stores, he still had thousands of VHS available. Them days, man.

video carnage said...

Pic-A-Flick Video here in Spartanburg SC

Unknown said...

Steve Doust. steviestoys@yahoo.com
Video Spectrum in Bowling Green Ohio that place was amazing

Trav Daniel said...

There was a Suncoast Video in Pottstown, PA on the late 80s. They had a kick ass horror section and they have you free popcorn to take home. I remember a really gory movie box art with a lady's eye hanging out. It used to scare and intrigue me at the same time (I was prob about 8 years old). It got me interested in gory shit and I would always check out Fangoria at the supermarkets when I was that age. 27 years later I still love horror. Even though it was a chain it was still pretty kick ass. -Trav

jessie hobson. said...

Kroger, yes the grocery store, used to have a huge selection.

DethRabbit3K said...

A-Z Video in York, PA. It was dark and they had a great horror selection all along the back wall including a ton of big boxes and obscure titles that wish I had now.

Unknown said...

I never lived in a place with a real dedicated video store after I was old enough to buy my own movies so my favorites are all places that sell other things too: CD Exchange & Hot Poop in Walla Walla WA (record stores) & the many insane and cheap thrift stores of WW and Milton Freewater OR where a Christian missionary business wont hesitate to sell you a copy of Ichi the Killer or a VHS that says Satan's Cheerleaders right there on the front as long as they make a buck.

elizabeth Gray said...

My favorite was VIDEO VIDEO in Morristown, NJ. Had a great Indie/Arthouse selection and a large collection of Pin Ball Games including my favorite MEDIEVAL MADNESS. It is close now. :(

According To Paul said...

Dino's video. Miss that place.

Adam Conway said...

The now sadly closed Movieworks in Brookline, MA -admcnwy@gmail.com

Christy C. said...

My favorite video store is Video Games and More in Blackshear, GA!

rondtb said...

My all time favorite place in the whole world was VideoJack in Livonia,Mi. I grew up there renting Troll and Purple People Eater at every chance I had. It later turned into Chart Hits Video, which was pretty damn rad too! My then girlfriend at the time(now wife), would always hang out in there like it was a arcade. A big ol joint and a hour reliving better times looking at vhs, nes,snes, etc. All for rent or sale! Now, it is a Happy Dentistry or some shit. My wife still wears the Chart Hits hoodie all the time. She found it years later at Salvation Army.

Unknown said...

GOT-it-all video, Northbrook, ohio..mom and pop operation..

Unknown said...

Movieworks brookline!

Merrill Womach said...

Flicks & Pics in Eugene, OR!

RIP

Anonymous said...

We had a "mum and pop" shop up the hill from where we used to live. It was tiny, and they had little bins with flick-through covers, you took the one you wanted to the cashier, and they'd fetch the video from the back. We didn't go there often, but when we did it was magical, because it was unlike any of the other video shops. We moved from that area 5 years ago, so I've got no clue if it's still there.

Unknown said...

Hollywood Express in Cambridge, MA! Still kicking!

FatGayWreckChords said...

Rent A Flick in Columbus, OH. Vivid childhood memories of Pumpkinhead card board stand ups, the sex scene from Lawnmower Man on a wall of TVs and renting Mega Man 2 weekly.

Josh "Brakywaki" Stewart said...

I grew up with my mom working in a locally owned video store called J's Video. Spending day in and day out there until I was about 9 or so (when it closed down) really warped me into the weirdo I am today, and I'll always love it. I've spent years just trying to place titles to the lurid imagery I remember from the Horror section in particular. Loads of beautiful big boxes!

Unknown said...

East side video!

Matthew Myers said...

Mann's Video!!

Unknown said...

Premiere Video in West Carrollton, Ohio is my old stomping grounds. 5 movies for 5 days for 5 dollars got me through all of my childhood. I then moved onto Laundry Tan and Video in Lancaster, Ohio and Pricebuster video in the same town.

Torin Langen said...

Generation X, here in Waterloo, Ontario. RIP, the place was integral to my development! I know folks who still dream about it...

Mike Salamone said...

My favorite video store was Midnight Video in Brooklyn, Ohio. I made good friends with the owner Jay and half of his store was Horror movies. He also let me into the basement and take all the horror posters he had scattered on the floor. I was a kid in a candy store!

William Piper said...

Kouch Potato video and Circus Video. Both used to be in Jasper, IN. Kouch (sic) Potato was also a buy/sell/trade video game store. My friends and I would spend many hours there, hanging with the owners. Circus Video had the biggest selection in town. Found numerous bizarre stuff there. It also featured a pizzeria with arcade games (basically a rip off of Chuckee Cheese). It also had the area's biggest porn selection! How they got away with that, I will never know.

Unknown said...

Movie Madness in Portland, Oregon

Unknown said...

Blockbuster

Unknown said...

Scarecrow Video!

Unknown said...

RIP LION Video in Miami, FL

Unknown said...

eyesore cinema in Toronto is my fav movie store!!!!

Severn said...


Mega movies!

Unknown said...

For me it was Focus Video in Glendale, AZ. I would rent skateboarding tapes like 4 times a week from them!

Unknown said...

Video Hits Plus in Kalamazoo, MI. It's where I discovered everything about film.

Unknown said...

I miss the late, great, Wright's Video in my hometown of Troy NC. The wonderful store that introduced me to the world of mondo weirdness through tapes like the Faces of Death series.

Headcheese said...

the now defunct for over 12 years Hollywood Music & Films store from my hometown in Constanta, Romania.

Its where the first I got was The Omen, The Exorcist & The Blob (1988) tapes as a kid

Al said...

Figueiredo's Video !!! One of the best that's still alive.

B. Bennett said...

Double Play in my home town of Petersburg Indiana. It was where I grew up renting tapes and video games a couple times a week.

When I was about 20, the apartment above it became my first place when I moved out of my parents. While living there I also worked a couple hours a week at the store helping out.

So many fond memories at that place.

munoz said...

I Luv Video in Austin, TX which will never close. DO YOU HEAR ME, GOD??

Z-BOI said...

I have very fond memories of flamingo video and the video king of Modesto, California. They afforded copious amounts of classic/cult cinema growing up!

Unknown said...

Judy's Video it's been gone for a long time. Used to beg my mom to take me there all the time. Wasn't a horror fan yet but I always made sure to look at the horror VHS
-Paul
Lyubimiibogom@yahoo.com

J'Mel said...

Dixie Land Video
Bham Al
LONG gone

Ed Cahh said...

Mine was Video Paradise in Natick, Ma. We would rent 1 Nintendo game and 2 movies every weekend. Basket Case, Once Bitten, The Monster Squad, Graveyard Shift, Private Resort. I pretty much could rent anything that wasn't porn when I was just a lad.

Can I add I still own 2 working VCRS??

Chris Christopher said...

Mine would have to be Movie Max.Movie Max was my childhood and why I got into horror.I absolutely loved the genre because of this movie store.Every single Sunday I would rent CHUD 2, The Midnight Hour and many other classics! Long live VHS.

According To Paul said...

Long gone Dino's video. Found a lot of titles I now love there when I was to young to rent.

LordTyler McKnight said...

Red Kangaroo in Indianapolis.

againstmikie606 said...

Main Street Video!!!!

Unknown said...

Video Time in North Webster, Indiana. Then it became Towne Video. Then it moved, then it closed. They still continued renting VHS even till it's closing which was probably around 2010-2011. Now there is a chiropractors office where it originally was.

-Josh Warner

Pauldereak said...

2nd cinema video
Clinton, Illinois
Dreaded cut boxes but killer titles