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Creepy cool VHS covers

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We celebrate the horror film 'V/H/S/2' with these classic images By Bryan Reesman Special for MSN MoviesThere's been a resurgent interest in VHS horror movies over the last few years. If you wonder why someone would choose to watch a movie in a videotape format, especially given the beautiful restorations being done in HD, there are two key reasons. First off, many of these movies have yet to receive any Blu-ray or even DVD release. Secondly, the artwork on some of these titles is outrageous and highly entertaining, and the collectible tapes are now fetching high prices on eBay. Many of these iconic VHS covers have been replaced with something more conservative or modern for their DVD/BD reissues, but many horror fiends who grew up in the '80s remember how fun it was to troll through the back of video stores looking for the latest, greatest B-movie and being lured in by a graphic or eye-popping image. Often the packaging was way better than the movies themselves — who can forget the giant clamshell cases that enveloped certain tapes? — but they added to the whole experience for impressionable young viewers. Suggestion is often more powerful than reality. The new "V/H/S/2" is part of a series of movies celebrating the era of fear on tape. Here are some classic covers from that era that remain ingrained in many of our brains. Bing: Watch a trailer for 'V/H/S/2'What are your favorite cheesy horror films? Tell us at MSN Movies on Facebook and Twitter.(Magnet Releasing)
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