It Came From Amazon

Like many horror fans, I check out Amazon.com a lot: Looking for deals and new releases, doing research for future articles or just checking out old cover art to kill some time. More often than not, I’ll happen upon something that I hadn’t set out to look for, but still find interesting enough to squirrel away the link for future use. And, well, the future is now:

What’s the point of making an action figure based on the 1910 version of Frankenstein’s monster if you’re going to radically alter the look of the creature to the point it’s unrecognizable?

Jim Knipfel’s The Buzzing seems like a really odd novel. It’s got a human private eye whose last name is “Baragon” and despite references to Godzilla movies and other Toho productions being fictional, the Seatopians from Godzilla vs. Megalon are treated as if they exist within the book’s universe.

Someone made a kaiju themed hip hop group. Wow.

This is the greatest DVD cover ever made.

Oh look, a horror anthology made up of reprints from…CTHULHU SEX MAGAZINE!?

I’m stunned that Media Blasters’ DVD cover retained the unauthorized use of the Millennium Falcon from Evils of the Night’s original poster art. Especially since the VHS release had the good sense to replace the poster art altogether.

I don’t know why, but something about the semi-cartoony artwork for Planet of Blood (also known as The Queen of Blood in your mythology) appeals to me.

The company behind this VHS release of The Legend of Blood Castle had some serious balls. They make their Bela Lugosi wannabe and the word “Dracula” the most prominent things on the box in order to trick unwary folks into thinking it’s the Universal classic, but also have “In the tradition of” above it all so they can’t get sued for false advertising.

You’ve gotta love the Amityville-style, carnivorous castle on this cover for Blood of Dracula’s Castle.

Oh crap, the skeleton from the Bloody New Year VHS cover is a Nazi? In case you’re wondering, Blood Sucking Nazi Zombies is just a retitling of Jesús “Jess” Franco’s Oasis of the Zombies.

Look at the price Biokids is going for these days. While $20+ isn’t the highest price for an old VHS, it still makes me wish I had been able to buy this cheaply when I had the chance to years ago. From what little I can find about the movie online, Biokids is a Filipino parody of a Japanese series called Bioman that was popular over there, which got brought to the USA to cash in on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers craze.

What the…

I can’t believe someone was dumb enough to put Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster on a “public domain” VHS triple feature. I can understand the inclusion of Godzilla vs. Megalon since that was widely believed to be PD at one time, but Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster? I bet Toho absolutely reamed the company behind this.

ATOR!

Please ignore the lack of cover art and focus on the fact that a movie called Adam & Eve vs. The Cannibals actually exists. I’m not kidding.

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