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My absolute favorite genre in the exploitation canon is the giallo. As other like-minded giallophiles out there will undoubtedly agree, one of the things that makes it sheer bliss to be a fan of the giallo is the outrageously expansive catalogue of films to choose from. One can indulge in the cinematic perfection of the Argento and Bava entries, the shameless sexploitation of films like Strip Nude for Your Killer or the Grand Guignol excess of a classic like Eyeball. I think it is safe to say, however, that everyone has their personal favorite that they claim as their own....

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Board games have been played in most cultures & societies throughout history; some even pre-date literacy skill development in the earliest civilizations. Ancient Greek & Egyptian cultures utilized game pieces & marbles for entertainment as early as 3000 B.C. Fast forward to the 1980's: some of my earliest childhood memories revolve around board games, and they are enjoyed as much today among families, friends, and co-workers as they were hundreds of years ago. Such games stood the test of time & remained a staple of home entertainment – a simple medium surviving in a complex society driven by constant change...

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Primarily, I love the sci-fi pulps of the 40's and 50's for the same reason I am passionate about VHS horror: the secret history of the genre. These volumes are full of the stories that didn’t make the cut at becoming classics and have since drifted into obscurity, but undoubtedly, for better or worse, shaped the future of the genre in very real and tangible ways. An added bonus, however, is the treasure trove of advertisements that accompany these stories from which we can learn quite a bit about the time and context in which they were published, as well...

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It all started two years ago . . . I was visiting family in the great state of Oregon and the local Mom & Pop video store closed. They were selling off all of their DVDs and VHS tapes. Even though I was out of work and money was an issue, I couldn’t help myself. I stepped in the door, died, and found VHS heaven! I had no idea they had so many cool flicks! Of course they didn’t . . . See there’s a company based in Vancouver, WA called Movie Movers. They have two stores in Vancouver and...

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Recent events on eBay have solidified the notion that VHS fandom and collecting have been kicked up to an entirely new level. For the past few years, prices of tapes have been sending shocks and awes throughout the VHS collector community, undoubtedly inspiring grunts of chagrin and disbelief to some of the avid aficionados of video. Tapes such as The People Who Own the Dark, Last House on Dead End Street,(both on the Sun Video label), Screams of a Winter Night, Snuff and a slew of other obscure gems demand sums that boggle one’s mind, consistently passing the $100 mark...

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