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Title: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: TheDope on July 04, 2009, 11:19:54 PM
Gang:

As I've been away, I've fallen in with a group who love bad movies as much as you do - maybe even more?  At any rate, one of them started a thread that I think is worthy of starting up on this board.  So here we go....

Many of you already know many bad movies got released on VHS, but what about the artwork for these babies?  Can you say crayola?  Can you say line drawings?  Can you say Third Grade Art Class?  Allow me to let the pictures do the talking:

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/2624/72240577.jpg)

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu352/SlackJack_CM/aliendead.jpg)

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3502/bodycountvhs.png)

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6681/cannibal.jpg)

Now, let us see how many more examples we can come up with!

- TGWD


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on July 05, 2009, 05:23:40 AM
...What in the hell is Cannibal Campout with that cover?

Anyway, I was actually looking at lots of VHS covers to various bad movies last night, some looked like they were well-drawn or well-painted while others were downright hideous.

http://www.critcononline.com/action_usa_1988.htm
These two for the same movie both look pretty drab.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Cthulhu on July 05, 2009, 07:02:27 AM
How can someone be so cheap that they actually draw a cover with a pencil? I'm looking at you Cannibal campout.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 05, 2009, 07:20:30 AM
I still think all these are better than most of today's DVD covers....


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on July 05, 2009, 07:49:16 AM
I still think all these are better than most of today's DVD covers....

If you're talking about the crappy Photoshop mishmashes they inexplicably put on movies that already have top-quality poster art, then I agree completely.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: InformationGeek on July 05, 2009, 07:55:42 AM
Cannibal Campout is a bit odd... but at least I know now that I could have gotten a job when I was 5 to do crayon drawings for some company somewhere.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: hellbilly on July 05, 2009, 08:46:41 AM
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/feelin%20screwy%20raedon%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on July 05, 2009, 08:58:05 AM
I thought that said "fun, romance, crap" then.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 05, 2009, 01:17:10 PM

As I've been away, I've fallen in with a group who love bad movies as much as you do - maybe even more? 

WHAT?  YOU'VE BEEN CHEATING ON US???!!!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 05, 2009, 01:28:42 PM
wow what a rack on that blonde


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 05, 2009, 01:30:15 PM
wow what a rack on that blonde

Heh, agreed.  :twirl:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 05, 2009, 06:26:44 PM
                                            (http://racksandrazors.com/Pics/demonwind.jpg)
This has an awesome hologram which you can't see.
But if you could, it looks so stupid...
the Demon goes through the window; he repairs the window; he goes through the window; he repairs the window; he...


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Monster Jungle X-Ray on July 05, 2009, 08:48:44 PM
                                            ([url]http://racksandrazors.com/Pics/demonwind.jpg[/url])
This has an awesome hologram which you can't see.
But if you could, it looks so stupid...
the Demon goes through the window; he repairs the window; he goes through the window; he repairs the window; he...
I remember this one from my video store days. The lenticular hologram was the worst I think I've ever seen on anything.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: hellbilly on July 05, 2009, 10:52:05 PM
Not necessary the worst, but it is kind of funny they did "photoshopping" in the 80s as well:

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/muthers%201976%20continental%20vhs%20front.jpg) (http://www.critcononline.com/images/fighting%20mad%20aka%20death%20force%20continental%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Jim H on July 06, 2009, 02:33:07 AM
Yeah, they did.  That's actually quite well-done for the time.  It was a LOT harder to do in those days, especially that well.  

(http://i1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/657/871/96/Zt9o2XhXvpNt6Y6.jpg)

To be fair to whoever arranged the cover, that's what the actual cartoon looks like...  Also, I know this is the DVD, but it's just slightly modified to fit the proportions of DVD and I couldn't find as good of a quality VHS scan.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: TheDope on July 06, 2009, 11:12:16 PM
Gotta keep this thread alive...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/2722240370_be94e226b7.jpg)

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/crucible%20of%20horror%20vhs%20front4.jpg)

(http://mos.totalfilm.com/images/a/awesomely-bad-80s-vhs-cover-art-00-408-75.jpg)

See?  This is the kind of stuff I mean.  badly drawn, no proportion, no talent.  

They're bad, but still give you a good, warm feeling when you see them.  Kind of like going through the ol' Mom and Pop stores where they have the rack of VHS rentals off to one side, kind of bluish-tinted from being in the sunlight too long.  You know?  

That's what these make me think of.

-TGWD


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on July 06, 2009, 11:41:50 PM
Went Googling for old 80s cover art, and this one seemed very familiar.
(http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/190-1.jpg)
How lame is it when you redraw the Afghan girl from National Geographic as your cover art?
(http://users.telenet.be/wootie/natgeogirl.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Monster Jungle X-Ray on July 07, 2009, 12:58:09 AM
Went Googling for old 80s cover art, and this one seemed very familiar.
([url]http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/190-1.jpg[/url])
How lame is it when you redraw the Afghan girl from National Geographic as your cover art?
([url]http://users.telenet.be/wootie/natgeogirl.jpg[/url])
Haha I've had that VHS for years, and it never dawned on me that they ripped off that National Geographic cover, but they did. Good find Andy  :thumbup:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 07, 2009, 02:18:07 PM
                            (http://www.critcononline.com/images/troll%20ii%20vhs%20front2.jpg)
We all know this one:
The boy on the cover isn't even the same boy in the movie.
The boy in the film  doesn't have a treasure troll toy.
The line, "The original boogey man is back" is misleading, as that assumes there only ONE monster, when there are several--
which brings another case; there are no trolls in this movie, certainly none wielding a battle axe.
Finally, if you look closer you'll see the boy is in fact running away from a troll that's painted on a piece of wood--
the light cast on the boy and stairs doesn't seem to effect the troll, which concludes the troll is two dimensional
(you can see this more clearly if you have the actual VHS cover!)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Mofo Rising on July 07, 2009, 02:39:02 PM
This little masterpiece:

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RJWHA87BL._SS500_.jpg)

This is a very low-budget, shot-on-video film that I actually rather enjoyed. It is awful, though. For some reason we had this on shelf at the library I work at.

My favorite part about this cover is that the woman's bust is clearly enhanced in the least convincing manner possible.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on July 07, 2009, 03:38:13 PM
                            ([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/troll%20ii%20vhs%20front2.jpg[/url])
We all know this one:
The boy on the cover isn't even the same boy in the movie.
The boy in the film  doesn't have a treasure troll toy.
The line, "The original boogey man is back" is misleading, as that assumes there only ONE monster, when there are several--
which brings another case; there are no trolls in this movie, certainly none wielding a battle axe.
Finally, if you look closer you'll see the boy is in fact running away from a troll that's painted on a piece of wood--
the light cast on the boy and stairs doesn't seem to effect the troll, which concludes the troll is two dimensional
(you can see this more clearly if you have the actual VHS cover!)



That one's a new'un.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Jim H on July 07, 2009, 05:16:10 PM
One other note on the Troll picture.  The troll itself is drawn as if it were leaning forward, or distorted vertically somehow - but this doesn't really make sense with the rest of the cover.

I have to say, this is one of my favorite thread ideas.  It's great.

Love all the ones posted.  I'm not having much luck finding any, and none of my old VHS covers look anywhere NEAR this bad.

It baffles me when the artwork is as bad as some of these.  I have a friend who can draw WAY better than any of this stuff (he did my avatar) and he'd be able to do it for quite cheap...  Probably cost a few hundred dollars for him to do a painting.  Can they really not spare a few hundred bucks for a good cover when mass marketing a VHS rental tape?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 08, 2009, 08:19:42 PM
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/Fernee914/bog.jpg)
Lookit this one, so is this creature underwater, or is half it's head underwater and for some reason bubbles float from its lungs when it exhales?
That blind screen makes wonder what the rest of this creature looks like,
to me it suggests it possibly looks like the Grinch!
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KX7TY4XZL._AA280_.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 08, 2009, 09:06:14 PM
Okay here I go again and plug "Nukie", but here is anothere reason why I think it's the worst movie ever made--
Heres the USA VHS cover:
(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/46/101946.jpg)
Nothing special but a blatant "E.T." rip-off with the moon in the background and silhouettes.

Here's the French VHS release, released under "Nukie Et Miko" translated :"Nukie and Miko"
(http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/nukieetmiko/j9.jpg)
Wait a minuet that's the "Mac and Me" VHS cover, Mac's antennae are lopped off, and his ears are trimmed ....
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/mac%20and%20me.jpg)
Not only did they rip-off "E.T." they ripped off a rip-off of it!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Bmeansgood on July 08, 2009, 09:15:45 PM
I want to see Angry Joe Bass!  Both the cover and the name have so many possibilities!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on July 08, 2009, 11:02:13 PM
There have been a lot of bad ones in the past, not to mention a lot of bad blurbs.  I remember the VHS copy I had of Son of Godzilla, which had a synopsis on the back written by someone who obviously had the movie on in the background. 

But I digress...

Bad VHS covers?

How 'bout Die Hard Dracula?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SAV0K6SBL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Death Wish Club

(http://www.papermag.com/blogs/dwishclubvhs.JPG)

I've never been a big fan of the Rawhead Rex VHS cover, either.

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1136-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Raffine on July 09, 2009, 12:10:40 AM
This one is a personal favorite:


(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t214/morrisawilliams/261-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: roboballs on July 09, 2009, 12:27:51 AM
Oh man, so many to choose from. Badi (AKA Turkish E.T.) pretty much speaks for itself:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OR1QF0-WMr0/SawzSwB0bWI/AAAAAAAAAI0/RYcjZ9KnIk8/s320/Badi1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: roboballs on July 09, 2009, 12:29:27 AM
And who can forget Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny?

(http://www.kiddiematinee.com/images/s-sicbunny02.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on July 09, 2009, 02:11:52 AM
This is an obvious statement, but those guys behind Nukie and Mac really failed to make their characters seem cute at all - Mac is frightening.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Mofo Rising on July 09, 2009, 03:19:17 AM
And who can forget Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny?

([url]http://www.kiddiematinee.com/images/s-sicbunny02.jpg[/url])


This cover is amazing!

I'm intrigued. "A Daring Rescue!"

And why are they driving around in that fire truck?

Holy hell! This film is live action? I must find it.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: roboballs on July 09, 2009, 06:19:15 AM

This cover is amazing!

I'm intrigued. "A Daring Rescue!"

And why are they driving around in that fire truck?

Holy hell! This film is live action? I must find it.


Haha, yeah, it's one of the most hilariously bad movies I've ever seen, in an "Oh-my-God-is-this-s**t-really-happening?" kind of way. I actually just bought it and liked it so much that I just had to write a Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny review (http://rarecultfilms.blogspot.com/2009/07/santa-and-ice-cream-bunny.html) on my blog (and obviously you can tell that I'm not much of a writer). Amazon has a few copies of the VHS on sale - totally worth the 12 bucks in my opinion. I would definitely put this one on a "movies you must see before you die" list!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: hellbilly on July 09, 2009, 08:12:32 AM
European cover art for Cannibal Ferox which might not be work safe, so here's the link:

http://www.schnittberichte.com/www/SBs/5139266/cov11.jpg

Jumping on the bandwagon:

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/dynasty%20of%20fear%20academy%20vhs%20front.jpg)

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/deathdream%20gorgon%20vhs%20front.jpg)

... and a boy was probably responsible for the cover art.

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/mad%20butcher%20magnum%20vhs%20front.jpg)

... the butchering of puppet people?

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/jaws%20of%20death%20paragon%20vhs%20front2.jpg)

... where bodiless hands wave goodbye.

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/goldie%20and%20kids%20prism%20vhs%20front.jpg)

... bad hair day AND the promise of Barry Manilow. No thanks.

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/adventures%20of%20pinocchio%20video%20gems%20vhs%20front.jpg)

... is it just me or is there something indesecent going on?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Bmeansgood on July 09, 2009, 08:33:55 PM
"European cover art for Cannibal Ferox which might not be work safe, so here's the link:"

What do you mean might not be safe for work?  I think I need to go clean my mouse off just for clicking on that link!



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 09, 2009, 08:36:58 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1443-1.jpg)
"Too gory for the silver-screen", "Made for Video"
So that's how they rationalized that they couldn't get a theater to show this P.O.S.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 09, 2009, 08:43:13 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/15-1.jpg)
See it, you see-- he's burning; I dunno if you get it, it's kinda hard to grasp!

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/219-1.jpg)
                    Moon + Beast = Moonbeast!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Monster Jungle X-Ray on July 09, 2009, 09:22:11 PM
([url]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/219-1.jpg[/url])
                    Moon + Beast = Moonbeast!


Ha ha somebody's been looking at far too many Frazetta paintings.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on July 09, 2009, 11:17:39 PM
([url]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1443-1.jpg[/url])
"Too gory for the silver-screen", "Made for Video"
So that's how they rationalized that they couldn't get a theater to show this P.O.S.


So, an angry bald woman kills people in their dreams?

([url]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/219-1.jpg[/url])
                    Moon + Beast = Moonbeast!


You get a lot of value for your money with that movie. It comes with a free soup recipe.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: The Burgomaster on July 10, 2009, 03:11:43 PM
Okay . . . my turn:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_6hDZt1e0ofY/SZ4xusoMXKI/AAAAAAAADew/qNNa3DeHKWg/s400/video+nasty.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6hDZt1e0ofY/SZ4q9_r9z-I/AAAAAAAADeY/t5GCZm7aE4Y/s320/video+rollerblade.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NiRTf-BKL._SS500_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513BQEEMGML._SS500_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510SX27TZSL._SS500_.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 10, 2009, 03:39:44 PM
some of these are not bad but rather awesome


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: TheDope on July 10, 2009, 10:31:14 PM
some of these are not bad but rather awesome


I tend to think they're a happy medium of awesome AND horrible - which is one and the same on this site!

More examples? Suuuuure:

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/night%20of%20the%20strangler%20vhs%20front4.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Ruf9JBv9V4U/SkDL8SOC8TI/AAAAAAAACMg/JvpjI4DGHKs/s1600/jchan.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ruf9JBv9V4U/SkDL8P1dkiI/AAAAAAAACMY/6YmxFzW9LJo/s1600/devildoll.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LZ92yTgKeAQ/SMFrhD4xC_I/AAAAAAAAEd4/wVHx1M0AFqs/s1600/terrorontour.jpg)

- TGWD


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: jimmybob on July 11, 2009, 11:35:46 AM
(http://i2.sell.com/7/19/504664/44/172/2861527-m.jpg)

-Jimmybob


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on July 11, 2009, 02:13:00 PM
Ho ho ho, that film is at the bottom of a very, very big barrel.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Frogger on July 13, 2009, 07:51:49 AM

This cover is amazing!

I'm intrigued. "A Daring Rescue!"

And why are they driving around in that fire truck?

Holy hell! This film is live action? I must find it.


Haha, yeah, it's one of the most hilariously bad movies I've ever seen, in an "Oh-my-God-is-this-s**t-really-happening?" kind of way. I actually just bought it and liked it so much that I just had to write a Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny review ([url]http://rarecultfilms.blogspot.com/2009/07/santa-and-ice-cream-bunny.html[/url]) on my blog (and obviously you can tell that I'm not much of a writer). Amazon has a few copies of the VHS on sale - totally worth the 12 bucks in my opinion. I would definitely put this one on a "movies you must see before you die" list!


Watched the clip on the review.

I have to find this film..... Mind bending stuff lol, the daring rescue was great, watch the slowly moving fire truck almost run over the dog...................... Lets dump the kids and the dog.... lol very entertaining. Wonder if a full version is uploaded on the internet somewhere. May have a look later, google videos may have it.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Mofo Rising on July 13, 2009, 01:03:06 PM

This cover is amazing!

I'm intrigued. "A Daring Rescue!"

And why are they driving around in that fire truck?

Holy hell! This film is live action? I must find it.


Haha, yeah, it's one of the most hilariously bad movies I've ever seen, in an "Oh-my-God-is-this-s**t-really-happening?" kind of way. I actually just bought it and liked it so much that I just had to write a Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny review ([url]http://rarecultfilms.blogspot.com/2009/07/santa-and-ice-cream-bunny.html[/url]) on my blog (and obviously you can tell that I'm not much of a writer). Amazon has a few copies of the VHS on sale - totally worth the 12 bucks in my opinion. I would definitely put this one on a "movies you must see before you die" list!


Watched the clip on the review.

I have to find this film..... Mind bending stuff lol, the daring rescue was great, watch the slowly moving fire truck almost run over the dog...................... Lets dump the kids and the dog.... lol very entertaining. Wonder if a full version is uploaded on the internet somewhere. May have a look later, google videos may have it.


Agh!

With that siren and deranged circus music, the Ice Cream Bunny appears to herald the arrival of Hell itself.

I'm willing to bet the whole thing is some bizarre metaphor. Santa Claus is hope, the Ice Cream Bunny is death, and the children represent the future, which must devour the past. Also, the barking dog is the chaos of the world, bringing Death to our door. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn represent... well, I have no idea.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on July 13, 2009, 05:53:47 PM
As far as I can tell, the only message in Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny is "Visit Pirate World."


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on July 13, 2009, 08:04:36 PM
Found some others:
(http://www.post-apocalypse.co.uk/endgame/83-15a.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41AD5MXR2WL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Hard to see the Ratboy one, but it was the biggest I could find.

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/bb/15/4521eb6709a0ccd030851110.L._AA280_.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1745-1.jpg)

(http://www.deathwishindustries.com/home/What%20Is%20Best/Indian%20Revenge%20Movies/Thunder%20Warrior%202%20VHS%20Box.gif)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1713-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Raffine on July 13, 2009, 08:59:12 PM


([url]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1713-1.jpg[/url])


Isabelle Sanford?!? Weezy?!?

Whoa baby! I'm there!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 13, 2009, 09:16:18 PM
As far as I can tell, the only message in Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny is "Visit Pirate World."

Jack and the Beanstalk was another ploy to get people to visit Pirate World-- still haven't seen it,  I'm waiting for the price to go down on Jack and the Beanstalk, or it to end up on Netflix.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 13, 2009, 09:17:14 PM

(http://www.deathwishindustries.com/home/What%20Is%20Best/Indian%20Revenge%20Movies/Thunder%20Warrior%202%20VHS%20Box.gif)

I didn't even know there was a first one!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on July 13, 2009, 10:18:21 PM

([url]http://www.deathwishindustries.com/home/What%20Is%20Best/Indian%20Revenge%20Movies/Thunder%20Warrior%202%20VHS%20Box.gif[/url])

I didn't even know there was a first one!


That's exactly what I thought.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BTM on July 14, 2009, 12:51:00 AM
Found some others:
([url]http://www.post-apocalypse.co.uk/endgame/83-15a.jpg[/url])


Why do I get this feeling that the cover for this one is way more awesome than the movie it depicts?

Here's one...

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/night%20of%20the%20bloody%20apes%20dvd2.jpg)

What I find interesting is the pics from the film are in black and white, but the movie itself is in color.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on July 14, 2009, 03:03:35 AM
Endgame looks like it's gonna be exactly the same deal with ROTOR; awesome poster, content that had a budget that couldn't even afford that was on the poster.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Cthulhu on July 14, 2009, 03:51:50 AM
(http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/242-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on July 14, 2009, 08:11:27 AM
Why do I get this feeling that the cover for this one is way more awesome than the movie it depicts?


Oddly enough, I recently found myself explaining this very principle of bad movie box art to my daughter. She was going through some of my collection and asking me about the pictures. I had to explain that I had no idea what was happening on the cover of Robot Holocaust, as nothing even remotely like that happens in the movie.
(http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/Rivamarsh/VHS%20cover%20art%201/RobotHolocausta.jpg?t=1247576936)
So then I showed her some sword and sorcery covers of the 80s that followed the same conventions. Such as...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3616/3438395469_a8b89439cb.jpg?v=0)
How do you even fight with those two weapons at the same time? Also note the beautiful title, apparently drawn in felt-tip pen.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BTM on July 14, 2009, 10:24:52 AM
You know, this reminds me of this old video review guide I had years ago from Fangoria.  One of the tips they said when looking for films to rent is "Never go by box cover artwork!  Some of the films aren't worth the costs of the artists pencils!"  (Or something like that.)



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 14, 2009, 11:02:07 AM
([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3616/3438395469_a8b89439cb.jpg?v=0[/url])
How do you even fight with those two weapons at the same time? Also note the beautiful title, apparently drawn in felt-tip pen.


HAHAHA! I never even noticed that before, just how could you! Karma!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Jim H on July 14, 2009, 01:54:14 PM
You know, this reminds me of this old video review guide I had years ago from Fangoria.  One of the tips the said when looking for films to rent is "Never go by box cover artwork!  Some of the films aren't worth the costs of the artists pencils!"  (Or something like that.)

Yeah, I wrote up a guide years ago for how to determine the odds that a movie is bad based on the box.  I have to say though, with the advent of DVD and photoshop, a lot of the rules I determined are not as true.

Wish I still had the whole thing, but a few bits I remember that most on this forum will understand:

If the box is bigger than normal, that is a HUGE indicator of crapiness.
If the back of the box has NO PICTURES from the film, it is probably garbage.
If there are quotes like, "The goriest horror film ever!" with no one attributed to the quote, it's almost certainly crap (that one is basically exclusive to direct-to-DVD releases).
If there is a drawn cover art image which is matted like the box was a picture frame, it's probably crap (Ratboy, as seen below, does this). 
If there's an ultra-cool Boris Vallejo/Frazetta style painting on the cover, and it's obviously a low budget film, it is probably crap.
If it has famous people in it in the era before they were famous, it's probably crap - especially if it is a film that was long out of print until they got famous.
If you can determine the cover art doesn't match the plot description at all, it is probably crap.
If the cover art font looks like the font from a more famous similar movie, it IS crap.
If there's a hologram on the cover, it probably sucks.  Ditto with 3D art that sticks out of the box, lights, sounds, and other box gimmicks.
If there is obvious photoshopping on a live action photo on the cover, it probably sucks.
If the title bears a striking resemblance to a big budget film's title, it probably sucks.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on July 14, 2009, 05:45:44 PM
I've never had any experience with bigger-than-normal VHS boxes, what are those?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Jim H on July 14, 2009, 10:22:01 PM
I've never had any experience with bigger-than-normal VHS boxes, what are those?


http://www.slasherindex.com/bookbox.html (http://www.slasherindex.com/bookbox.html)

There's a few examples.  They're not ALL bad (a few typical polished Hollywood films got these boxes in the early VHS days, I think), but most of them are.  It should be noted I'm not referring to any specific kind (one company's boxes are actually called Big Box VHS, IIRC), but any non-standard VHS boxes that are physically large.  

The worst examples were the ones that actually were a sleeve, just with a box made way larger and styrofoam inserts to hold the VHS.  



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 14, 2009, 10:46:59 PM
I'd have thought that larger boxes would incur larger costs... I guess that's not the case.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: hellbilly on July 15, 2009, 02:01:58 AM
If the box is bigger than normal, that is a HUGE indicator of crapiness.
If the back of the box has NO PICTURES from the film, it is probably garbage.
If there are quotes like, "The goriest horror film ever!" with no one attributed to the quote, it's almost certainly crap (that one is basically exclusive to direct-to-DVD releases).
If there is a drawn cover art image which is matted like the box was a picture frame, it's probably crap (Ratboy, as seen below, does this). 
If there's an ultra-cool Boris Vallejo/Frazetta style painting on the cover, and it's obviously a low budget film, it is probably crap.
If it has famous people in it in the era before they were famous, it's probably crap - especially if it is a film that was long out of print until they got famous.
If you can determine the cover art doesn't match the plot description at all, it is probably crap.
If the cover art font looks like the font from a more famous similar movie, it IS crap.
If there's a hologram on the cover, it probably sucks.  Ditto with 3D art that sticks out of the box, lights, sounds, and other box gimmicks.
If there is obvious photoshopping on a live action photo on the cover, it probably sucks.
If the title bears a striking resemblance to a big budget film's title, it probably sucks.
That describes about 90% of the movies I rented on tape back in the day  :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Cthulhu on July 15, 2009, 08:07:14 AM
(http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/287-1.jpg)
(http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/291-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on July 15, 2009, 11:22:49 AM
I'd have thought that larger boxes would incur larger costs... I guess that's not the case.

It's probably true, but I'm sure making the movie stand out on the shelf was more economical than making a good movie. Just like putting kick-ass cover art on a cheapo movie. It's turd polish.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Scottie on July 15, 2009, 12:38:12 PM
Night of the Bloody Open Heart Ape Surgery Stock Footage

(http://uraniumcafe-the.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/night-of-the-bloody-apes-gorgon-vhs-front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: hellbilly on July 15, 2009, 01:06:09 PM
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/don%27t%20open%20the%20door%20vci%20vhs%20front.jpg)

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/woman%20who%20willed%20a%20miracle%20usa%20vhs%20front.jpg)

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/curse%20of%20bigfoot%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 15, 2009, 01:11:36 PM
(http://www.bigassbiscuit.com/pics/schoolspirit.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on July 15, 2009, 02:27:55 PM
I've never had any experience with bigger-than-normal VHS boxes, what are those?


[url]http://www.slasherindex.com/bookbox.html[/url] ([url]http://www.slasherindex.com/bookbox.html[/url])

There's a few examples.  They're not ALL bad (a few typical polished Hollywood films got these boxes in the early VHS days, I think), but most of them are.  It should be noted I'm not referring to any specific kind (one company's boxes are actually called Big Box VHS, IIRC), but any non-standard VHS boxes that are physically large.  

The worst examples were the ones that actually were a sleeve, just with a box made way larger and styrofoam inserts to hold the VHS.  




Thanks for that little insight, I kinda wish I experienced the days of VHS more, though I think I would have hated sleeves though, those things must be really flakey after all these years.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: The Burgomaster on July 15, 2009, 04:20:34 PM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/don%27t%20open%20the%20door%20vci%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


I own this DVD . . .

 :bluesad:




Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 15, 2009, 08:17:07 PM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/curse%20of%20bigfoot%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


BIG FOOTS ASS AHAGHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Javakoala on July 15, 2009, 10:49:12 PM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/don%27t%20open%20the%20door%20vci%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


I own this DVD . . .

 :bluesad:





I own this DVD, and I can honestly say I love this movie. Not as much as I love "Don't Look In The Basement", but it is demented film-making at its zenith.  The whole bit with the train noises while the couple is in the train car, and then when she steps out onto the porch, the sounds stop, because they aren't really ON a train, just in a remodeled train car.  I damn near wet myself every time I see that scene.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on July 15, 2009, 11:05:07 PM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/curse%20of%20bigfoot%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


BIG FOOTS ASS AHAGHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


I immediately thought of a Charmin commercial when I saw that one. :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Javakoala on July 16, 2009, 06:13:47 AM

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/curse%20of%20bigfoot%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)

I like big butts and I cannot lie....


I'll bet ya Bigfoot has dingleberries.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Ash on July 16, 2009, 06:27:27 AM
This cover is amazing!

I'm intrigued. "A Daring Rescue!"

And why are they driving around in that fire truck?

Holy hell! This film is live action? I must find it.



Dude, this looks like some surrealistic weird dream:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLKEGAbkpyo


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on July 16, 2009, 07:22:30 AM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/curse%20of%20bigfoot%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


I'm guessing about 90% of the curse is his meaty rump...  :tongueout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on July 16, 2009, 07:26:35 AM
This cover is amazing!

I'm intrigued. "A Daring Rescue!"

And why are they driving around in that fire truck?

Holy hell! This film is live action? I must find it.



Dude, this looks like some surrealistic weird dream:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLKEGAbkpyo[/url]


Gotta love how the freaked out dog during the closeups keeps barking at the cameraman. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BTM on July 16, 2009, 09:25:06 PM

Oddly enough, I recently found myself explaining this very principle of bad movie box art to my daughter. She was going through some of my collection and asking me about the pictures.

You haven't been letting her look at the covers of ALL your movies have you?  Cause I imagine a few of them would raise why more questions than you'd want to answer just now...

:)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on July 16, 2009, 10:30:00 PM

Oddly enough, I recently found myself explaining this very principle of bad movie box art to my daughter. She was going through some of my collection and asking me about the pictures.

You haven't been letting her look at the covers of ALL your movies have you?  Cause I imagine a few of them would raise why more questions than you'd want to answer just now...

:)

Nothing naughty there. The horror covers are the ones I have to be careful with, and she naturally goes looking for those. So I've had to explain the cover of Creepshow to her without talking about death or decay. That's not easy.

Fortunately, she seems to like the Godzilla boxes best. And she gets excited about recognizing Arnold on several different action boxes. That led us to a game of identifying Arnold, Chuck Norris, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, etc. Then we played a game of "how old will I be before you let me watch it" with a bunch of movies. Her idea. She's definitely my daughter.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on July 17, 2009, 07:13:22 AM
You sound like you've got an awesome kid.

Also, another film. http://www.critcononline.com/images/savage%20water%20french%20vhs%20front.jpg


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Monster Jungle X-Ray on July 19, 2009, 07:20:37 AM
(http://www.trashcity.org/BLITZ/BLIT0017.JPG)

I saw this cover while looking around, and it is wretched. Bad Karma (1991)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 19, 2009, 09:55:35 AM
([url]http://www.trashcity.org/BLITZ/BLIT0017.JPG[/url])

I saw this cover while looking around, and it is wretched. Bad Karma (1991)


Makes me think of Neil from the Young Ones.
Llentils spill on the floor) Neil: "Bad Karma!"


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Cthulhu on July 19, 2009, 11:57:26 AM
([url]http://www.trashcity.org/BLITZ/BLIT0017.JPG[/url])

I saw this cover while looking around, and it is wretched. Bad Karma (1991)

The tagline is quite disturbing.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on July 19, 2009, 10:02:19 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/03/It_Conquered_the_World.jpg) yet, the cover looks like the monster is huge, but the fact is it is a metal pupet


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on July 21, 2009, 07:16:48 AM
I like that monster's face, it looks so cartoonishly sinister.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Monster Jungle X-Ray on July 21, 2009, 07:59:24 PM
I like that monster's face, it looks so cartoonishly sinister.


Yes I've always been quite fond of that creature, what is it a vegetable from Venus?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Saucerman on July 21, 2009, 09:25:54 PM
I like that monster's face, it looks so cartoonishly sinister.


Yes I've always been quite fond of that creature, what is it a vegetable from Venus?

More or less, it's a giant intelligent fungus.  Personally, IT CONQUERED THE WORLD is one of my favorite films. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Ozzymandias on July 24, 2009, 11:42:55 PM
This cover is amazing!

I'm intrigued. "A Daring Rescue!"

And why are they driving around in that fire truck?

Holy hell! This film is live action? I must find it.


Dude, this looks like some surrealistic weird dream:

Ozzymandias speaks: I watched this at work on a computer that isn't hooked up to speakers. I imagined (for fun) maybe some music behind it like the themes from The Double Deckers or the Banana Splits. Then I noticed the kids were singing, so I thought "I'll watch this and see what the music is like. I watched it at home and discovered THERE IS NO MUSIC - only that droning siren. ARGH! That makes it a sureal dream for sure. Then the kids sing and you can't understand it (or I couldn't).

I think this was film MOS with the sound added later.

Ozzymandias has spoken!!!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: p1zl3 on July 25, 2009, 10:17:38 PM
Here's a few covers that are pretty weak:

(http://horrorsnotdead.com/images/posters/AquaTeen-Final.jpg)
(Movie's as bad as the cover)

--

(http://z.about.com/d/horror/1/0/w/D/-/-/DayofDead.jpg)
(Not the worst zombie movie I've seen, but certainly a crap cover)

--

(http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2005/uglydvds/darko.jpg)

--

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XK4VVMBGL._SS500_.jpg)

--

(http://9i9i9.net/wp-content/uploads/d183d0b8d0bad0b5d0bdd0b4-d183-d0b1d0b5d180d0bdd0b8-2.jpg)



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Jim H on July 26, 2009, 02:53:28 PM
What exactly is wrong with Aqua Teen Hunger Force's movie cover?  It's a truly excellent painting by a master of the form, Boris Vallejo.  It just looks silly because they're characters that should never be done realistically - but that's the whole point...  Or was that you being ironic?  I can't tell..


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: p1zl3 on July 26, 2009, 07:01:47 PM
What exactly is wrong with Aqua Teen Hunger Force's movie cover?  It's a truly excellent painting by a master of the form, Boris Vallejo.  It just looks silly because they're characters that should never be done realistically - but that's the whole point...  Or was that you being ironic?  I can't tell..

Clearly it's not the craftsmanship or technique of the work (being an artist myself I recognize talent), but the subject matter in general. Nothing depicted on the cover (apart from the four characters) was even remotely close to happening in the picture... there's no dinosaurs... there's no barbarian women riding chopped Harlies... there aren't even any f*cking volcanoes in the movie!!! I realize ATHF is supposed to be asinine, but maybe it does it's job just a little too well...

...If they would have put a robotic-duck or even that stupid laser-shooting poodle, at least it would have been in context! Just because it was the designers intention to be lame, doesn't aleviate it from being such.   


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on July 26, 2009, 09:56:13 PM
That's Aqua Teen for you.  They thrive on randomness. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Monster Jungle X-Ray on July 27, 2009, 05:16:30 AM
Having not seen the Aqua Teen movie I cannot comment on its content, but the poster in question is an overt homage to all the Frank Frazetta Conan book covers, painted by the #2 in fantasy poster art Boris Vallejo. See the poster for National Lampoon's Vacation for another example of this humorous take again painted by Boris. At least that one has the Griswold wagon. That the ATHF one does not depict any actual events in the film is not a surprise.

(http://coolaggregator.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/national_lampoons_vacation3.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BTM on July 27, 2009, 08:41:17 AM
Fortunately, she seems to like the Godzilla boxes best. And she gets excited about recognizing Arnold on several different action boxes. That led us to a game of identifying Arnold, Chuck Norris, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, etc. Then we played a game of "how old will I be before you let me watch it" with a bunch of movies. Her idea. She's definitely my daughter.

Just hope you've hidden the more "interesting" stuff in a fairly good hiding place.  

If you need some suggestions, here's a good one: try putting them under her bed.  If she's like most children, she hasn't looked there in ages.

:)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: p1zl3 on July 27, 2009, 01:46:24 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LZ92yTgKeAQ/SMFocuqn24I/AAAAAAAAEc4/4_K7vz_OIxA/s1600/deathspa.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008G96A.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

LOL!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Jim H on July 27, 2009, 02:07:59 PM
What exactly is wrong with Aqua Teen Hunger Force's movie cover?  It's a truly excellent painting by a master of the form, Boris Vallejo.  It just looks silly because they're characters that should never be done realistically - but that's the whole point...  Or was that you being ironic?  I can't tell..

Clearly it's not the craftsmanship or technique of the work (being an artist myself I recognize talent), but the subject matter in general. Nothing depicted on the cover (apart from the four characters) was even remotely close to happening in the picture... there's no dinosaurs... there's no barbarian women riding chopped Harlies... there aren't even any f*cking volcanoes in the movie!!! I realize ATHF is supposed to be asinine, but maybe it does it's job just a little too well...

...If they would have put a robotic-duck or even that stupid laser-shooting poodle, at least it would have been in context! Just because it was the designers intention to be lame, doesn't aleviate it from being such.   

Ah, I see.  That makes sense. 

I haven't seen the movie, but I understand where you're coming from.  I just look at it and see a really good painting with ridiculous material in it - and I've never liked the show, so I never saw the movie.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: p1zl3 on July 27, 2009, 03:18:39 PM

Ah, I see.  That makes sense. 
...and I've never liked the show, so I never saw the movie.

Consider yourself lucky... I realize it's a stoner favorite, but I'm not sure even marijuana could rectify this garbage! *BLAH!*


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: TheDope on July 31, 2009, 09:22:41 PM
Even more prime examples of badness!

(http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/2559-1.jpg)

(http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/2379-1.jpg)

(http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1863-1.jpg)

(http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1395-1.jpg)

Keepin' the bad artwork alive....

- TGWD


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on August 01, 2009, 08:05:21 AM
Even more prime examples of badness!

([url]http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/2559-1.jpg[/url])


Was that film from the 70's?

Malice have the same artwork for their 1987 album "Licence To Kill"

(http://www.malicemusic.com/graphics/licensetokill.gif)

Look!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on August 01, 2009, 09:32:05 AM
Scrolling down to Robo Vampire felt bizarre; first I see "Robo" and expect to see "Cop" underneath, but instead I get "vampire".


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on August 12, 2009, 09:23:34 PM
(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/4720/diamondninjaforcemoonlicx3.jpg)
The cross-eyed ninja!  :bouncegiggle:

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3574/spiderlhorribleinvasionyz8.jpg)
AHH cob-web! AAHH spider!
How they can stretch that out for a whole movie is beyond me!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Scottie on September 08, 2009, 03:55:07 PM
I gotta bring this one back from the grave to show off some new finds. These covers are from Ghana Africa where artists were hired to create promotional artwork for traveling exhibitionists who toured the country with a TV, VCR and generator. Some of these are absolutely hysterical, especially the James Bond one. You'll know it when you see it. Some of these are not necessarily safe for work though why anybody would get offended beats me.


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/3804595157_f765919c4e_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2503/3805417910_22029499de_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2624/3804605451_3a45ced8f5_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/3804614795_a03cc796e8_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3482/3805442368_0c02e0a8e7_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2504/3804623587_387b61716e_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2617/3804619143_376c0e8f2e_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3479/3804613767_bde4415050_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2653/3805413962_1e00fdfaab_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2577/3804625995_160e6e7a4f_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2636/3804590793_69b5d1d75c_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2467/3804586223_a1bd6c4f28_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2440/3805426772_331aacc089_b.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on September 08, 2009, 03:59:29 PM
holy crap they could have at least gotten someone who was interested in art to draw them


stolen bible 2 looks awesome.  it's probably really boring though


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on September 08, 2009, 04:09:47 PM
AWESOME!
They're kinda charming in a way!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on September 08, 2009, 04:14:41 PM
this trailer for stolen bible is insane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBGmewXPYCE


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on September 08, 2009, 05:14:33 PM
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/3804595157_f765919c4e_b.jpg[/url])

This one had me roaring. Cujo seems to be about a mad experiment to graft the head of an Irish Setter onto the body of a Rottweiler. :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Scottie on September 08, 2009, 06:12:20 PM
Stolen Bible trailer is INSAAAANE. Thanks for the post, Lester. That's the first Nollywood trailer I've ever seen. I guess it explains a little bit about the Nigerian Dead Parrot Sketch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IQqd17p9_0


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Bmeansgood on September 08, 2009, 08:28:28 PM
this trailer for stolen bible is insane

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBGmewXPYCE[/url]


What.......the........helll..........was........that!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 09, 2009, 12:12:41 PM
this trailer for stolen bible is insane

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBGmewXPYCE[/url]


What.......the........helll..........was........that!


That just made my day. Utterly hilarious!  :bouncegiggle: That trailer should be required viewing for the entire universe!  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: 2xSlick on September 09, 2009, 02:16:32 PM
Holy hell. If Nigeria invests in a boom mic, they will rule the world.

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg124/doubleslick/deathvalley.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on September 09, 2009, 05:32:57 PM
nigerian is actually just loud and distorted english


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: RCMerchant on September 09, 2009, 05:57:21 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:

Mebbe they hired 5th graders to do it...! An art class project!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Raffine on September 09, 2009, 06:16:08 PM
this trailer for stolen bible is insane

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBGmewXPYCE[/url]


Lester, you are my hero.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on September 09, 2009, 06:22:45 PM
thank you.  and my hero is scottie for his sick haul!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on September 09, 2009, 06:41:27 PM
nigerian is actually just loud and distorted english

I love the periodic yelling of "STOLEN BIBLE! STOLEN BIBLE!" :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on September 09, 2009, 06:54:48 PM
oh man it's got the guy from sturborn grasshopper 1 and 2!!!  I gotta see this


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Raffine on September 09, 2009, 07:02:07 PM
Screw TURKISH STAR WARS - Nigerian cinema is my new true love!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on September 09, 2009, 07:10:53 PM
I saw some of Nigerian Titanic on youtube.  it was NOT on a par with the  stolen bible trailer or vhs cover


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on September 09, 2009, 08:45:01 PM
this trailer for stolen bible is insane

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBGmewXPYCE[/url]


I think I just had a stroke!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Mr. DS on September 09, 2009, 09:34:45 PM
Wow, Jesus sure got off the cross easy in Stolen Bible.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on October 04, 2009, 06:14:46 AM
(http://www.tierhorror.de/cover/577_3673.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on October 05, 2009, 03:00:55 PM
Pure cheese for a crappy Fulci flick.

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/house%20by%20the%20cemetery%20vestron%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on October 06, 2009, 02:34:30 AM
([url]http://www.tierhorror.de/cover/577_3673.jpg[/url])


Christ, the kid is doing a horrible job of trying to look like he's having fun.  Even the suit he's riding looks bored.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on October 07, 2009, 01:32:52 AM
(http://uraniumcafe-the.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/human-beasts.jpg)

 :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on October 07, 2009, 01:45:00 AM
Headless Eyes (1971).  Goofy!

(http://www.itsonlyamovie.co.uk/COVERS%2010/HEADLESSS%20EYES.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: TheDope on October 07, 2009, 06:05:41 AM
Headless Eyes (1971).  Goofy!

([url]http://www.itsonlyamovie.co.uk/COVERS%2010/HEADLESSS%20EYES.jpg[/url])


Kingdom of the Crystal Sk... what the?

Bless you guys, keep the thread alive; there's so many VHS covers out there yet to find!

- TGWD


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Raffine on October 07, 2009, 06:35:12 AM
Pure cheese for a crappy Fulci flick.

([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/house%20by%20the%20cemetery%20vestron%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


Ha! Reminds me of this album I had as a kid:

(http://bp3.blogger.com/_EQXPQvxgn9A/RxmS2Ab8kUI/AAAAAAAABf0/O9ov57pl68g/s320/FrontCoverPhoto2)

Fulci ala Disney?




Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on October 07, 2009, 05:23:30 PM
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_m0YtPN5vgmI/SZv_iUw4o4I/AAAAAAAAKS4/zxfHw6DzOk8/s800/DirtyFingers.jpg)
EWWW!

(http://retroslashers.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/offerings.jpg)
Damn, the cherry cordials are leaking!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on October 07, 2009, 05:35:25 PM
(http://retroslashers.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/absurd.jpg)
A bloody axe on the sleeve of a horror movie, how absurd! :buggedout:


(http://retroslashers.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dont-open-till-christmas.jpg)
Well I don't wanna open it now, nor ever, I can't even return the gift!

(http://retroslashers.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/happybirthdaytome.jpg)
You should probably remove the skewer when you eat!

(http://retroslashers.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/initiation.jpg)
A giant hand lights your hair on fire and raises you up to burn a giant eyeball-- you are initiated!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JaseSF on October 07, 2009, 09:32:55 PM
The Initation one definitely has an hidden sexual subtext.  :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on October 07, 2009, 10:34:06 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/86-1.jpg)
Street Sh*tz ?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on October 07, 2009, 10:39:18 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/143-1.jpg)
Cover bare breasts up with a motorcycle and a disembodied head!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: paula on October 08, 2009, 12:20:47 AM
wow what a rack on that blonde

why thankyou!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: paula on October 08, 2009, 12:37:22 AM
(http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/rapturemassage/firecracker20monterey20vhs20front.jpg)

"She'll blow you...........away."             well, something sure blows here.

Can we make out any sort of clue as to, other than martial arts, what she does or why she does it?

and did the 'artist' (loose term) HAVE to give her a camel toe????



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: paula on October 08, 2009, 12:43:23 AM
one more for you...

(http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/rapturemassage/young20and20free20monterey20vhs20fr.jpg)

"Young and Free........and dead very soon"  who fights a bear with a lit torch??  you're only going to p*ss him off.

and don't let the bear get inside on you, look, he already has a claw on the kid's crotch.  "Hi, I weigh 85 pounds but I am going to go toe to toe with a black bear, because brute force will work, not cunning and quickness."

"Young and Free.........and in need of a protective cup."


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on October 08, 2009, 02:52:20 PM
Sleep of Death.  So a guy is improperly sleeping on a pillow that's got rope tied onto it.. a cross stabbed into it.. and a disembodied evil head floating above it?  WTF?

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/61-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SPazzo on October 08, 2009, 05:22:42 PM
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNTc1NTU5MTE2OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzA4NDQyMQ@@._V1.jpg)

Not too sure if it's a VHS, but it's pretty bad.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on October 08, 2009, 06:52:06 PM
I still think all these are better than most of today's DVD covers....


If you're talking about the crappy Photoshop mishmashes they inexplicably put on movies that already have top-quality poster art, then I agree completely.


I'd like to SECOND that agreement.

Whatever happened to making not only the film, but the POSTER ART a masterpeice? NoW its just get a picture of the big name a-list star on the front and call it a day. Back in the days of illistration, even if the producers demanded the actor's money making mug on the poster art, it was still a DRAWING or a PAINTING or SOMETHING along those lines. and it looked FANTASTIC! I mean, look at the star wars posters! The Mines of Kilominjarro! Hell, even B-MOVIES had great artwork! Look at Masters of the Universe! and all those cheeply made exploitation fliks of the 70s!

.......MAN .......Is THIS really what we settle for these days? I mean, what is he even DOING in this picture?! Is that an INVISIBLE GUN in his hand?!

(http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/00018144.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on October 08, 2009, 09:15:03 PM
Found some others:
([url]http://www.post-apocalypse.co.uk/endgame/83-15a.jpg[/url])




Dude! That is an AMAZING illistration! Explain to me why you think that's bad. Just curious.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Pilgermann on October 09, 2009, 02:07:31 PM
one more for you...

([url]http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/rapturemassage/young20and20free20monterey20vhs20fr.jpg[/url])

"Young and Free........and dead very soon"  who fights a bear with a lit torch??  you're only going to p*ss him off.


But he has two lit torches.



.......MAN .......Is THIS really what we settle for these days? I mean, what is he even DOING in this picture?! Is that an INVISIBLE GUN in his hand?!

([url]http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/00018144.jpg[/url])



Also, his left arm is practically disappearing into his jacket.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on October 09, 2009, 02:14:06 PM
^ I think his right arm is his left arm....


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Pilgermann on October 09, 2009, 02:25:29 PM
^ I think his right arm is his left arm....

 :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on October 10, 2009, 02:39:13 AM
Found some others:
([url]http://www.post-apocalypse.co.uk/endgame/83-15a.jpg[/url])




Dude! That is an AMAZING illistration! Explain to me why you think that's bad. Just curious.


Now that you mention it, it is kind of awesome.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on October 10, 2009, 05:02:27 AM
Soulkeeper.
Don't know what it's about, and by the look of this picture, I don't care.  Pass.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_D1ZZyTOG7tQ/Sn12AXl0JCI/AAAAAAAAFIA/S2ay-7uqRTk/s400/Soulkeeper.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on October 10, 2009, 12:35:01 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bf/Wild_Women_of_Wongo.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ab/The_Day_the_Earth_Froze_poster_-_1.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/22/FreaksPoster.jpg/391px-FreaksPoster.jpg) This is a crappy cover, but a really scary movie! :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Ash on October 10, 2009, 02:25:49 PM
([url]http://www.tierhorror.de/cover/577_3673.jpg[/url])


That kid looks like the oldest son from Home Improvement. (Zachary Ty Bryan)

(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/49/picture311e396c94.jpg) (http://img91.imageshack.us/i/picture311e396c94.jpg/)

 :bouncegiggle:



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Javakoala on October 10, 2009, 04:22:45 PM
([url]http://www.tierhorror.de/cover/577_3673.jpg[/url])


That kid looks like the oldest son from Home Improvement. (Zachary Ty Bryan)

([url]http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/49/picture311e396c94.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://img91.imageshack.us/i/picture311e396c94.jpg/[/url])

 :bouncegiggle:




It is.  Check here:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109271/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109271/)

This film will come back to haunt HIS career...oh, right, he doesn't have much of one now.  This might help him.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on October 10, 2009, 05:33:53 PM
Wild Women Of Wongo!  Man, that's a brutal film!  :teddyr:

Terror Eyes.  Why don't they show any eyes? 

(http://www.itsonlyamovie.co.uk/cover%20scans/terror%20eyes.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Jim H on October 11, 2009, 02:06:11 PM
I still think all these are better than most of today's DVD covers....


If you're talking about the crappy Photoshop mishmashes they inexplicably put on movies that already have top-quality poster art, then I agree completely.


I'd like to SECOND that agreement.

Whatever happened to making not only the film, but the POSTER ART a masterpeice? NoW its just get a picture of the big name a-list star on the front and call it a day. Back in the days of illistration, even if the producers demanded the actor's money making mug on the poster art, it was still a DRAWING or a PAINTING or SOMETHING along those lines. and it looked FANTASTIC! I mean, look at the star wars posters! The Mines of Kilominjarro! Hell, even B-MOVIES had great artwork! Look at Masters of the Universe! and all those cheeply made exploitation fliks of the 70s!

.......MAN .......Is THIS really what we settle for these days? I mean, what is he even DOING in this picture?! Is that an INVISIBLE GUN in his hand?!

([url]http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/00018144.jpg[/url])


It's an obvious photoshop, and not a great one.  This appears to have the original image, with the guns in place. 

(http://upload.unlimitlife.com/ib/bangkok_dangerous.jpg)

Here's another example of Photoshop gone awry (a LOT of the DTV Seagal covers feature this).

(http://www.horreur.net/img/affiche-Attack-Force-2006.jpg)

Far as I'm concerned, Photoshop was the worst thing to ever happen to box cover art...


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on October 11, 2009, 02:24:04 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ruf9JBv9V4U/SkDL8P1dkiI/AAAAAAAACMY/6YmxFzW9LJo/s400/devildoll.jpg)

(http://www.dvdbeaver.com/FILM/DVDReviews18/a%20Shohei%20Imamura%20Vengeance%20Is%20Mine%20DVD%20Review%20Fukush%FB%20suruwa%20wareniari/cover%20Shohei%20Imamura%20Vengeance%20Is%20Mine%20DVD%20Review%20Fukush%FB%20suruwa%20wareniari.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 11, 2009, 09:34:17 PM

([url]http://www.horreur.net/img/affiche-Attack-Force-2006.jpg[/url])

Far as I'm concerned, Photoshop was the worst thing to ever happen to box cover art...


Nah, Steven Segal was the worst thing ever to happen to box cover art.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: wickednick on October 12, 2009, 09:41:44 AM
What exactly is wrong with Aqua Teen Hunger Force's movie cover?  It's a truly excellent painting by a master of the form, Boris Vallejo.  It just looks silly because they're characters that should never be done realistically - but that's the whole point...  Or was that you being ironic?  I can't tell..

Clearly it's not the craftsmanship or technique of the work (being an artist myself I recognize talent), but the subject matter in general. Nothing depicted on the cover (apart from the four characters) was even remotely close to happening in the picture... there's no dinosaurs... there's no barbarian women riding chopped Harlies... there aren't even any f*cking volcanoes in the movie!!! I realize ATHF is supposed to be asinine, but maybe it does it's job just a little too well...

...If they would have put a robotic-duck or even that stupid laser-shooting poodle, at least it would have been in context! Just because it was the designers intention to be lame, doesn't aleviate it from being such.   

I think you missed the point. Aqua Teen is all about illogical randomness. Very rarely does anything make sense in the show and defiantly not the movie. So really it actually makes sense that the cover for ATHF has no relation to what happens in the movie. Its one of those things you just have to go with. Besides it still doesn't mean that the cover sucks its amazing painting done by one of my favorite artists.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: skuts on October 13, 2009, 11:03:37 AM
Looking at some of these covers brings back memories of the sleazy video stores that had a few rows of "legitimate" movies with sun-faded covers in the front of the store while they sold direct-to-video porn in the back. Geez did those places smell, too.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on October 13, 2009, 02:50:32 PM
Gorgon, Wizard and Continental Video all had the most cheesy artwork on their boxes.. and they were BIG, too!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: voltron on October 13, 2009, 03:11:41 PM
(http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq64/voltron_014/demonpara1.jpg)

Also, Video Gems had some poor artwork, but they were nothing compared to Rae Don - a company which specialized in some of the most horrendous movies ever.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on October 13, 2009, 04:13:43 PM

([url]http://www.post-apocalypse.co.uk/endgame/83-15a.jpg[/url])

why does this remind me of R.O.T.O.R.?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Bmeansgood on October 13, 2009, 10:59:51 PM
Looking at some of these covers brings back memories of the sleazy video stores that had a few rows of "legitimate" movies with sun-faded covers in the front of the store while they sold direct-to-video porn in the back. Geez did those places smell, too.

I think this deserves its own topic.  I never understood why some video stores had a certain smell.  And I don't think it was related to the porn.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on October 14, 2009, 01:54:16 AM
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/bloodofthevampiregorgonvhsfront.jpg)

Okay, really, that's the best someone could come up with?  This could be the cover for about several thousand movies out there. 

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/summerofterrormpivhsfront.jpg)

I don't know.  This cover looks awfully terrifying.  I feel like that cabbage patch doll from that Awkward Family Photos pic should be superimposed somewhere on there.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/legacyofhorrorgorgonvhsfront.jpg)

Is his beard made out of steel wool?  He scrubs his victims to death with his hairy chin! 

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/greatalligatorgorgonvhsfront.jpg)

Oh, that alligator.  He's so great!  He was a big help at the bake sale fundraiser this weekend. 

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/frankenstein80gorgonvhsfront.jpg)

So, he bashed her on the neck with his bone and somehow caused a contusion?  Sounds pornographic. 

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/frankenstein1973gorgonvhsfront.jpg)

Looks like all Frankenstein's monster wants is a beer. 

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/draculasgreatlovegorgonvhsfront.jpg)

...followed by its sequel, "Dracula's Money Shot."  Did he pick that chick up here in Spokane?  Looks like one of our hookers got loose.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/diesisterdiegorgonvhsfront.jpg)

She's fleeing in terror from the run-on sentence. 

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/christmaslilliesofthefieldmpivhsfro.jpg)

Jesus loves the little children, all the little children in his soup!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/bloodspatteredbridegorgonvhsfront2.jpg)

Is that... Jennifer Tilly?  What is she stabbing that's causing the inexplicable blood?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on October 14, 2009, 07:27:49 AM
 

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/greatalligatorgorgonvhsfront.jpg[/url])

Oh, that alligator.  He's so great!  He was a big help at the bake sale fundraiser this weekend. 

he's a freakin crocodile!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on October 14, 2009, 11:27:22 PM
Or would that be a crock?  Sounds like the movie in general..


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BTM on October 14, 2009, 11:57:08 PM
Looking at some of these covers brings back memories of the sleazy video stores that had a few rows of "legitimate" movies with sun-faded covers in the front of the store while they sold direct-to-video porn in the back. Geez did those places smell, too.

I think this deserves its own topic.  I never understood why some video stores had a certain smell.  And I don't think it was related to the porn.

Hmmm... weird you should mention that, cause where I live in Southern Illinois most video stores also had tanning salons in them, so they'd have that "tanning" smell.  (Weird cause, I never saw that in video stores in Missouri, maybe it's a local thing, or MO's the exception).  I do remember one video store also did photo development and had one of those movie popcorn makers, so there was a mix of developer and old popcorn in the air.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SkullBat308 on October 15, 2009, 12:20:10 AM
I do remember one video store also did photo development and had one of those movie popcorn makers, so there was a mix of developer and old popcorn in the air.

Yummy :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Javakoala on October 17, 2009, 09:27:29 PM
Gotta love the artwork on this winner"

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/73-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on October 17, 2009, 10:50:34 PM
Gotta love the artwork on this winner"

([url]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/73-1.jpg[/url])


Hay yew get offah mah rawk!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on October 18, 2009, 04:59:24 AM
Looks like a green, retarded gargoyle.

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/curse%20of%20the%20demon%20goodtimes%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on October 18, 2009, 05:03:15 AM
Gotta love the artwork on this winner"

([url]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/73-1.jpg[/url])


Hay yew get offah mah rawk!



 :bouncegiggle:

Thanks.  My sides hurt now.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on October 18, 2009, 05:19:28 AM
And what's the the random ass floating picture on the left? 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on October 20, 2009, 02:10:49 AM
She's stuck inside a burning clock.. and it's struck by lightning?  WTF?

(http://www.itsonlyamovie.co.uk/cover%20scans/after%20midnight.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on October 20, 2009, 06:22:14 AM
Quote
([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/draculasgreatlovegorgonvhsfront.jpg[/url])

Is it just me, or does that tagline make absolutely no sense?

Quote
([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/christmaslilliesofthefieldmpivhsfro.jpg[/url])

The one kid's a little too high? Just crop his head off.

Quote
([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/Joe_the_Destroyer/legacyofhorrorgorgonvhsfront.jpg[/url])

You gotta love the drawn-in-marker font. Reminds me of a school project from the days before desktop publishing.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on October 20, 2009, 02:11:38 PM
She's stuck inside a burning clock.. and it's struck by lightning?  WTF?

([url]http://www.itsonlyamovie.co.uk/cover%20scans/after%20midnight.jpg[/url])


...And that's a bad thing!?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: roboballs on November 04, 2009, 09:09:13 PM
Not a VHS, but this one definitely deserves some recognition...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51v0PS9ALQL._SS500_.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SPazzo on November 05, 2009, 09:41:45 PM
Here's one:

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy348/SPazzo_1493/DeathRace2000.jpg)

I just bought this DVD and thought the cover looked crappy, so I scanned it just for this thread.  If the cover's this bad, I can't wait to see the print quality!  :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on November 05, 2009, 10:41:58 PM
Here's one:

([url]http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy348/SPazzo_1493/DeathRace2000.jpg[/url])

I just bought this DVD and thought the cover looked crappy, so I scanned it just for this thread.  If the cover's this bad, I can't wait to see the print quality!  :buggedout:


Beautiful example of what we were talking about earlier in this thread. Just take your clip art CD, your copy of Photoshop and a couple of frames grabbed from the movie and you too can create professional-looking box art to replace that shabby painting some artist did back in olden times. Jeez.

And I love how these things always have prominent pictures of the stars, and give top billing to a supporting character who happened to get famous after making the movie. Somewhere around here I have a copy of Parasite, starring Demi Moore with her face plastered on the cover.

Honestly, I don't see why this wouldn't sell DVDs:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3510/4079684812_803e2435e5.jpg)
Wow, there must be some mistake. Sly is third in the credits on this one. :wink:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: hellbilly on November 06, 2009, 04:43:45 AM
Not VHS but still pretty bad:

(http://cover7.cduniverse.com/MuzeVideoArt/Large/91/213991.jpg)

Whats worse than a cover art with IMDB blurb?

(http://cover7.cduniverse.com/MuzeVideoArt/Large/48/222248.jpg)

Ben Affleck was smart enough to get his name removed but his mug is still there. Fail  :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on November 06, 2009, 06:07:41 AM
Curse of the What The Hell Are Those Things And What Do They Have To Do With Blue Lights?

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1240-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JuiceTerry on November 24, 2009, 02:25:26 PM
My god that Cannibal Camp cover is a shocker unbeleivable.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on November 24, 2009, 02:30:15 PM
Not VHS but still pretty bad:

([url]http://cover7.cduniverse.com/MuzeVideoArt/Large/91/213991.jpg[/url])

Whats worse than a cover art with IMDB blurb?

([url]http://cover7.cduniverse.com/MuzeVideoArt/Large/48/222248.jpg[/url])

Ben Affleck was smart enough to get his name removed but his mug is still there. Fail  :teddyr:


"From one of the producers of American Pie." That's about an order of magnitude lamer than saying "from the people who brought you..."


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: vukxfiles on November 24, 2009, 02:43:16 PM
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/143834.1020.A.jpg)
(http://johneaves.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/giant_gila_monster.jpg)
(http://www.averyant.com/Averys5.gif)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on November 26, 2009, 11:50:42 AM
the FIRST happy birthday to me dvd was AWFUL.

(http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/206/40251206.jpg)

LOOK AT THAT! She looks like the friggin' Cheshire Cat! At what point in the movie do her eyes GLOW? and come to think of it, is that chick even IN the MOVIE?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Criswell on November 26, 2009, 12:09:49 PM
oh photoshop. what you can do


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: vukxfiles on November 26, 2009, 03:36:27 PM
(http://titulky.icr.cz/mini/SweetInsanity.jpg)

OK, so this cover is coll, but that's the point. I rented this piece of crap thinking it was about some cool killer goth chick, and it turned out to be about a lesbian goth chick that was molested and I never even found out who the heck was killing everyone (it wasn't her). Plus, she doesn't look anything like on the cover.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Bmeansgood on November 29, 2009, 09:32:02 PM
([url]http://titulky.icr.cz/mini/SweetInsanity.jpg[/url])

OK, so this cover is coll, but that's the point. I rented this piece of crap thinking it was about some cool killer goth chick, and it turned out to be about a lesbian goth chick that was molested and I never even found out who the heck was killing everyone (it wasn't her). Plus, she doesn't look anything like on the cover.


I thought it was Edward Scissor Hands's sister!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on January 06, 2010, 11:01:56 PM
Hey Infogeek, here ya go! (http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/brainiac/monster_a_go_go.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/64/The_Incredible_Melting_Man.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ea/Dangerdeathray.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0c/Red_Zone_Cuba.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/Girlgoldboots.jpg)(TOO BAD!)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/Deadly_bees.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ce/Pumaman.jpg)
ALL ABOVE HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO MST3K RIFFING!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SkullBat308 on January 06, 2010, 11:34:30 PM
The Incredible Melting Man one is cool.... :tongueout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Mofo Rising on January 07, 2010, 01:25:23 AM
Yes, I have to say I quite like that Melting Man poster.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on January 07, 2010, 03:13:49 AM
Killer disembodied eyeballs colored with a red marker from space!

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1966-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on January 07, 2010, 11:06:57 AM
(http://www.animaldisguise.com/images/ironmaster.jpg)
Seriously, go see this movie! The front cover suggests it's a Sword and Sorcery Fantasy film, while the back says it's a movie about cavemen. Further more check out the sword on the front cover-- how the hell can anyone swing that! Also note how the artist was reluctant to draw the sword holders face.

(http://www.amoeba.com/dynamic-images/blog/Phil/landofdoomfront.jpg)
A hand crossbow? Really?!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Time_Signature on January 07, 2010, 11:13:34 AM
I like how a lot of these pieces of VHS cover artwork look like early thrash and death metal cover art.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: vukxfiles on January 07, 2010, 12:31:07 PM
I love how many fantasy B-Movies have hot redheads on their covers. :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Jim H on January 07, 2010, 02:24:40 PM
Nukie - you should check out Land of Doom.  It's terrible but actually pretty entertaining.  I also have to comment that, even if a hand crossbow is ridiculous (the one in the movie is very similar to the one in the Road Warrior, BTW) that cover artwork is actually REALLY good.

(http://cheesy-movies.com/movies/a/images/alien_terror/alien-terror-1981-vhs-cover.jpg)

I think ones like that are amongst the worst, due to the total lack of any creativity at all.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: vukxfiles on January 07, 2010, 03:13:01 PM
Plus, since these kinds of films have a dead body as their artwork, they remind people of snuff.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on January 07, 2010, 04:55:34 PM
Nukie - you should check out Land of Doom.  It's terrible but actually pretty entertaining.  I also have to comment that, even if a hand crossbow is ridiculous (the one in the movie is very similar to the one in the Road Warrior, BTW) that cover artwork is actually REALLY good.

True, but you know it's going to be a bad movie because of the cover, as it features people in fruity costumes!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: NowhereMan on January 08, 2010, 03:32:27 PM
I'm actually kind of fond of all the old hand drawn covers but wow that first posting with the Cannibal Campout or whatever has to be one of the WORST I've ever seen! LOL :cheers:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: InformationGeek on January 08, 2010, 08:40:12 PM
Hey Infogeek, here ya go!
([url]http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/brainiac/monster_a_go_go.jpg[/url])


Ugh.  Don't mind me.  I don't need that memory surfacing.  The movie poster is terrible, but the DVD release from Something Weird is horrendous.

Speaking of bad covers:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/Gh5-cover.jpg)

Oh sure, it isn't a movie, but I have never seen such lazy cover work in my life!  This thing tells nothing about what is going on or what it has to do with guitars or with being a hero.  I mean look at the previous game's cover:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4c/Guitar_Hero_World_Tour.jpg)

It at least shows us what is going on! 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 09, 2010, 09:23:48 AM
Speaking of bad covers:

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/Gh5-cover.jpg[/url])

Oh sure, it isn't a movie, but I have never seen such lazy cover work in my life!  This thing tells nothing about what is going on or what it has to do with guitars or with being a hero.  I mean look at the previous game's cover:
 


Well, that would be a guitar carry case and there's some leads an a foot pedal on the ground. So it does have something to do with guitars. Now, if only the game had something to do with guitars....  :lookingup:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on January 09, 2010, 09:48:00 AM
Speaking of bad covers:

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/Gh5-cover.jpg[/url])

Oh sure, it isn't a movie, but I have never seen such lazy cover work in my life!  This thing tells nothing about what is going on or what it has to do with guitars or with being a hero.  I mean look at the previous game's cover:
 


Well, that would be a guitar carry case and there's some leads an a foot pedal on the ground. So it does have something to do with guitars. Now, if only the game had something to do with guitars....  :lookingup:


 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: good one Circus :thumbup:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: InformationGeek on January 09, 2010, 07:18:47 PM
Speaking of bad covers:

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/Gh5-cover.jpg[/url])

Oh sure, it isn't a movie, but I have never seen such lazy cover work in my life!  This thing tells nothing about what is going on or what it has to do with guitars or with being a hero.  I mean look at the previous game's cover:
 


Well, that would be a guitar carry case and there's some leads an a foot pedal on the ground. So it does have something to do with guitars. Now, if only the game had something to do with guitars....  :lookingup:


 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: good one Circus :thumbup:


Good point, but think about it.  What captures your attention more when looking at video game cover.  A guitar case or someone actually playing a guitar?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 09, 2010, 07:20:46 PM
or someone actually playing a guitar?

I wish they all would.  :wink:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on January 09, 2010, 08:06:07 PM
Agreed on the Guitar Hero cover.  How bland!
This one has NOTHING to do with the title.. or anything.
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/gold%20runner%20interglobal%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on January 10, 2010, 08:06:09 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4f/Incrediblystrangecreatures.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/95/Space_mutiny2008dvd.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: TheDope on January 11, 2010, 07:05:47 AM
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/95/Space_mutiny2008dvd.jpg[/url])


I hate that cover!  HATE IT!

THIS is the only kind of cover this movie should have....

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu352/SlackJack_CM/spacemutinydvd.jpg)

Period.

- TGWD


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on January 16, 2010, 03:19:27 PM
Look out!  There's a giant head behind you!

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/blade%201972%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)

What a stupid cover.. it's like, "Hey buddy!  Long time no see!  Let me buy you a drink!"

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/legend%20of%20the%20seven%20golden%20vampires%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: hellbilly on January 17, 2010, 01:06:51 AM

What a stupid cover.. it's like, "Hey buddy!  Long time no see!  Let me buy you a drink!"

([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/legend%20of%20the%20seven%20golden%20vampires%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])

Never seen myself but from what I've heard the movie is pretty bad. So maybe the cover art is most fitting after all ;)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BUREINPARESU on January 17, 2010, 04:45:26 AM
You make that sound like all titles previously mentioned in this thread with bad cover art weren't already terrible to begin with. XD


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: hellbilly on January 17, 2010, 07:14:21 AM
You make that sound like all titles previously mentioned in this thread with bad cover art weren't already terrible to begin with. XD

 :bouncegiggle: true, but then again I added a "wink"  :smile:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on January 17, 2010, 02:34:38 PM
Really, 7 Golden Vampires wasn't too bad.  It should've been better though IMO.

This one looks like she's thinking, "Hey, pervert!  Let go of my clothes!  And what's with that giant Peter Cushing head staring at me??  GROSS!!!"

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/shock%20waves%20american%20vhs%20front.jpg)



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on January 17, 2010, 06:45:21 PM
The disembodied Peter Cushing head reminded me of a classic poster that is pretty bad on closer examination.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4282273747_f7dddd78d8_o.jpg)
Don't get me wrong. I like this style of poster, and I happen to have this one mounted next to my TV. That's given me lots of opportunity to study it.

It's got some good things going for it. Heroes striking action poses, giant Vader looming over them, Death Star battle in the background, but that's where it gets kind of shoddy. It's like the artist tried to cram in too many things and didn't worry about tying it all together. With all its little images, it actually has a lot in common with the badly photoshopped DVD covers of today. There's actually two X-wing battle scenes going on there, plus a little chunk of Tattooine that makes no sense at all. Yes, it's Luke's farm, but it serves no purpose here. They aren't even standing on ground. The artist has pretty much sized the characters according to importance, so we have the droids and Chewbacca hiding behind Luke's leg. The two great British actors needed to be recognized, so they get a couple of floating heads that are not to the same scale as anything else. Cushing is rendered in a monochromatic style. I suppose that's because he's bad. And while the other heroes are standing, Han is running, and he looks like he's going to circle around and plow right into Luke.

When I was a kid, I used to have the Hildebrandt version of the poster on my bedroom wall. And I always thought that one was cheesy. Darth Vader has one eye much bigger and flatter than the other, and it was apparently drawn before the roles were cast, so Luke looks like George Kennedy. But apart from that, it's actually much better. Luke and Leia are standing on Tattoine, with the farm behind them. The droids are standing with them, to the same scale but farther back. A clearly defined Death Star battle is going on in the sky above them, and then we have Vader (the only piece not integrated into the scene) looming over everything in a threatening manner. The composition is much better all around, and the style also has more of an old-fashioned pulp sci-fi feel to it.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4283018970_01ea00d107_o.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on January 18, 2010, 01:55:55 AM
Yeah.. depth perception/size is all out of whack in the first picture.

Um.. why does he have a disembodied girl's head on his left shoulder?  And is the blond girl in the pool with the girl being strangled by the invisible strangler?  If so, damn she's big!

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/invisible%20strangler%20video%20treasures%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: wickednick on January 18, 2010, 09:33:23 AM
(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/gallery/10011692/photo_13_hires.jpg)

Not a vhs cover but a movie poster for some old Japanese flick which for some reason the trailer has become popular on the websites lately. Pretty lame if you ask me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN0HVJ5tkIM
I watched the trailer and to be honest I don't see what all the fuss is about it. I've seen far crazier Japanese movie trailers than this.

Also
(http://www.ahashare.com/uploads/images/234980.jpg)
(http://www.impawards.com/2004/posters/decoys.jpg)
(http://meonfilm.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/monsturd-poster.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on January 18, 2010, 10:26:16 AM
([url]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/gallery/10011692/photo_13_hires.jpg[/url])


Ok, that made me laugh out loud when I saw it.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 18, 2010, 01:37:11 PM
^ Me too  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on January 18, 2010, 03:10:36 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/Slimepeople.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/99/Giantleeches.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: hellbilly on January 18, 2010, 03:15:17 PM

([url]http://meonfilm.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/monsturd-poster.jpg[/url])



This has been posted before but yeah, it's still gross  :bluesad:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on January 18, 2010, 03:52:03 PM
I think Monsturd does pretty much exactly what it sets out to do.  It's gross, but it means to be. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Javakoala on January 18, 2010, 06:16:42 PM
When I was a kid, I used to have the Hildebrandt version of the poster on my bedroom wall. And I always thought that one was cheesy. Darth Vader has one eye much bigger and flatter than the other, and it was apparently drawn before the roles were cast, so Luke looks like George Kennedy. But apart from that, it's actually much better. Luke and Leia are standing on Tattoine, with the farm behind them. The droids are standing with them, to the same scale but farther back. A clearly defined Death Star battle is going on in the sky above them, and then we have Vader (the only piece not integrated into the scene) looming over everything in a threatening manner. The composition is much better all around, and the style also has more of an old-fashioned pulp sci-fi feel to it.
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4283018970_01ea00d107_o.jpg[/url])


And if you look closely, Leia appears to be missing a finger on the hand holding the gun.  You try holding a pistol like that, with a index finger running along the gun and your middle finger pulling that trigger. Doesn't really work.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Jim H on January 19, 2010, 07:00:10 PM
That's basically an inferior version of the CED/Betamax cover..

(http://www.yameenmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/ced-star-wars.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on January 19, 2010, 08:01:35 PM
That's basically an inferior version of the CED/Betamax cover..

([url]http://www.yameenmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/ced-star-wars.jpg[/url])


Yep, the Hildebrandt poster is a reworking of that design. The Hildebrandt brothers were brought in to basically bash out a quick alternate poster. They were told to go for more of a comic book feel, and didn't actually have photos of Luke and Leia (I looked that up, because the generic characters baffled me).

It didn't get used in theatres, but stores sold a lot of them. I had one on my wall for years.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on January 19, 2010, 10:10:14 PM
look at the top!
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/Women_planet.JPG)
is it me, or is he only wearing a loin cloth in DENIM?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/12/AtorBlademaster.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on January 20, 2010, 04:39:01 AM
What..?  She lives in the sewers?

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/night%20owl%20goodtimes%20vhs%20front.jpg)

Umm.. did a private plane crash into a jumbo jet airliner.. and then fly out of it?  WTF??

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/airport%201975%20goodtimes%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Jim H on January 25, 2010, 05:18:18 PM
Quote
Yep, the Hildebrandt poster is a reworking of that design.


Wow, the Hildebrandts?  It's ok, but I've seen considerably better work from them.  Apparently they had to do it in 36 hours.  Probably helps explain it.

Their other Star Wars work is better.  Like this:

(http://www.brothershildebrandt.com/Images/millenium.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on January 30, 2010, 10:05:33 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4316153372_f5e8e8208c.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4315517067_329d3c4be1.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4315517169_8e8ec1ce26.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on January 30, 2010, 12:55:43 PM
This dude loos like he has the wrong gender's boobs.
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4316153372_f5e8e8208c.jpg[/url])


WHOA! 74BUX for THAT?!
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4315517169_8e8ec1ce26.jpg[/url])


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 30, 2010, 01:04:28 PM
The Equalizer 2000 cover is awesome!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: vukxfiles on January 30, 2010, 01:05:43 PM
The Equalizer 2000 cover is awesome!  :thumbup:

And the chick is wearing hot..almost nothing :buggedout: :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: WingedSerpent on January 30, 2010, 01:21:46 PM


([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4315517169_8e8ec1ce26.jpg[/url])


SuperGirl: The Awkward Years

Yeah, I know she's looking through a peep hole-but the cover makes it look like she's got X-Ray vision.




Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: vukxfiles on January 30, 2010, 02:03:51 PM


([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4315517169_8e8ec1ce26.jpg[/url])


SuperGirl: The Awkward Years

Yeah, I know she's looking through a peep hole-but the cover makes it look like she's got X-Ray vision.





Who'd give $74,95 for that crap?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on January 30, 2010, 04:02:58 PM
 I wonder if that was the original price tag.  some vhs tapes were super expensive when they first came out

Smarkus looks awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwD4vXOPrGk

"no need to fear, smarkus here"  

I'm afraid you forgot the "is"


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on January 30, 2010, 10:03:57 PM

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4316153372_f5e8e8208c.jpg)
She's giving birth to a car!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4315517067_329d3c4be1.jpg)
It'll teach you to count to three!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4315517169_8e8ec1ce26.jpg)
Please like a hot chick would ever have to spy on a guy like that!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on January 31, 2010, 06:39:12 AM
For those of you who have suffered thru this one, who could forget the guy yelling JOE BAAAAAAAAASSSSSS in the movie.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4317685658_a67dfb47dc.jpg)


 JP Morgan, Pat Cooper, Linda Blair and Rip Taylor? Thats one hell of a show.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4316951665_e0712df4dd_b.jpg)


This is a must see BTW.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2699/4317685860_9f3bbf636e.jpg)


Nuff said

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4316951485_25e8bc358a.jpg)






Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 02, 2010, 06:26:54 AM
Okay.. she's straddling a giant porcelain mask.. not sure what the eyes are bleeding from.. but the mouth.. yuck!  Must be her time of month?

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/savage%20lust%20aip%20vhs%20front.jpg)

"I'm gonna KILL the a**hole who drew on my face while I was passed out drunk!"

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/hellmaster%20aip%20vhs%20front%20small.jpg)

And I know this thread is about bad video artwork, but the title is just so stupid.. wouldn't 24 hours to midnight BE midnight???  
Oh, and "Look out Seagal!  Watch out Van Damme!" isn't the most shining of endorsements..

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/24%20hours%20to%20midnight%20aip%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 02, 2010, 08:06:43 AM
For those of you who have suffered thru this one, who could forget the guy yelling JOE BAAAAAAAAASSSSSS in the movie.

Must be a relative of Leroy Jenkins.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: hellbilly on February 03, 2010, 07:25:13 AM
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/master%20blaster%20prism%20vhs%20front.jpg)
I got my finger on the... trigger? Not sure how anybody could actually shoot with that gun.

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/project%20shadowchaser%20prism%20vhs%20front.jpg)
Looks like gay porn to me ;)

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/hush%20little%20baby%20prism%20vhs%20front.jpg)
Somebody is begging for help because a) the person is bad at math or b) is scared of bleeding apples.

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/adg/cov200/dru900/u926/u92641jy8gu.jpg)
Odd torch holding position.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 03, 2010, 07:44:50 AM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/master%20blaster%20prism%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])

The gun really goes well with all the camo. Should blend right in. Actually, it looks like his daughter glued a Barbie to the side of it, and he didn't have time to pry it off before he had to go out and shoot somebody.

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([url]http://image.allmusic.com/00/adg/cov200/dru900/u926/u92641jy8gu.jpg[/url])
Odd torch holding position.

For Shatner, it seems perfectly natural. :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 03, 2010, 07:53:32 AM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/hellmaster%20aip%20vhs%20front%20small.jpg[/url])
"I'm gonna KILL the a**hole who drew on my face while I was passed out drunk!"


Wow, it takes a real cooking pro to get grill marks that perfect.

What an original movie. I suppose adding pins would have put them on shaky legal ground, even if they called him Tacktop or Nail Noggin. As it is, we'll just have to settle for Steakface, victim of a disfiguring barbecue accident.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 03, 2010, 02:24:06 PM
Or maybe they could've called him Grillmaster, but that might be the name of a tv chef.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 03, 2010, 02:27:07 PM
Or maybe they could've called him Grillmaster, but that might be the name of a tv chef.

Or a brand of gas barbecue.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 03, 2010, 03:54:07 PM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/master%20blaster%20prism%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])




So her p***y is the trigger?  Odd..


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 03, 2010, 05:15:14 PM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/master%20blaster%20prism%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])




So her p***y is the trigger?  Odd..


Is that smoke from the muzzle, or do her feet just really smell?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 03, 2010, 10:20:26 PM
Not only do they smell, but apparently they squirt blood, too!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on February 03, 2010, 10:49:50 PM
Not only do they smell, but apparently they squirt blood, too!

Um, I dont think that's the LEGS that are squirting blood.....


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on February 03, 2010, 11:03:44 PM
Holy hell. If Nigeria invests in a boom mic, they will rule the world.

([url]http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg124/doubleslick/deathvalley.jpg[/url])



Did they TRY to make that chikclook like a blow up doll?

And as for THIS one, I usually LIKE the termina...WAAAAIITAMINIT.
(http://img.movieberry.com/static/photos/35946/poster.jpg)
See, thats the phucking shame of all these dvds of old movies coming out. They think the original artwork is to outdated or something so they just slap together some lame photoshoped mess that has NOTHING to do wih the movie.
Just look how cool the ORIGINAL artwork was!
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/203567.1020.A.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 03, 2010, 11:31:05 PM
See, thats the phucking shame of all these dvds of old movies coming out. They think the original artwork is to outdated or something so they just slap together some lame photoshoped mess that has NOTHING to do wih the movie.

What really bugs me about it is the artwork is usually no more dated than the movie inside. The original artwork is going to appeal MORE to someone who will actually want the movie. Rather than please the people who like it, they'd rather p**s off people who thought they were buying something else. And that Class of 1999 cover goes way beyond the normal BS. It's just plain fraud, as far as I'm concerned. There is no reason for a design like that, except to misrepresent the movie and trick people into buying it.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 04, 2010, 12:13:55 AM

([url]http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/203567.1020.A.jpg[/url])


Wow.. the Silver Surfer in a suit and tie has 4 teens trapped in his head!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: hellbilly on February 04, 2010, 03:28:21 AM
Category: Bad spelling

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/project%20kill%20paragon%20vhs%20front.gif)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: vukxfiles on February 04, 2010, 03:43:57 AM

([url]http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/203567.1020.A.jpg[/url])


Wow.. the Silver Surfer in a suit and tie has 4 teens trapped in his head!


This poster looks cool and thanks to whoever posted it because now I want to see this movie.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 04, 2010, 03:53:15 AM
What?  Some guy is walking down a road, approaching 2 giant women, armed with a knife.  All the women have to do is squish him with a fist.  End of movie.

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/contagion%201987%20sony%20vhs%20front.jpg)

I think the lunatic(s) in question designed the art here!  The hell.. a couple standing on a brain?  With spiders on it?  And a flying telephone..?  God help me!!!

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/lunatics%20a%20love%20story%20sony%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on February 04, 2010, 12:23:25 PM

I think the lunatic(s) in question designed the art here!  The hell.. a couple standing on a brain?  With spiders on it?  And a flying telephone..?  God help me!!!

([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/lunatics%20a%20love%20story%20sony%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


Ahh, the 90s.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 04, 2010, 02:15:05 PM
What?  Some guy is walking down a road, approaching 2 giant women, armed with a knife.  All the women have to do is squish him with a fist.  End of movie.
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/contagion%201987%20sony%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


The knife isn't so silly. I think it's a natural reaction to defend yourself when giant women suddenly emerge from a spatial rift in front of you. I mean, maybe he was driving on that road and almost crashed into them. He's scared sh!tless but full of road rage, so he grabs something sharp from the glove box and goes to give them hell. "Hey, you crazy broads! Get your dimensional gateway out of the damn road! Some of us have to get to work!"


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 04, 2010, 02:25:53 PM

The knife isn't so silly. I think it's a natural reaction to defend yourself when giant women suddenly emerge from a spatial rift in front of you. I mean, maybe he was driving on that road and almost crashed into them. He's scared sh!tless but full of road rage, so he grabs something sharp from the glove box and goes to give them hell. "Hey, you crazy broads! Get your dimensional gateway out of the damn road! Some of us have to get to work!"
Wow.. it almost sounds like a better plot than what's probably in the movie itself!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 04, 2010, 04:13:03 PM
I suppose the eyes are supposed to make this guy look crazy or demonic or something. Reminds me of a Monty Python animation.
(http://www.kvikmyndir.is/images/news/9-1.jpg)
...or a Palmolive commercial. "You're soaking in it."


And what is with this guy's face? And why does everybody have "Barney the Dinosaur" teeth?
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/71-1.jpg)


You know, I'd probably scream too if somebody stabbed me in the back with a couple of tombstones.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_APOTJWw25Hs/SEuJ69BNg3I/AAAAAAAAAHc/G9T0gtMId0o/s320/fear+vhs+front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on February 04, 2010, 04:23:55 PM
You know, I'd probably scream too if somebody stabbed me in the back with a couple of tombstones.
([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_APOTJWw25Hs/SEuJ69BNg3I/AAAAAAAAAHc/G9T0gtMId0o/s320/fear+vhs+front.jpg[/url])


Ya know, i kinda LIKE this one.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 04, 2010, 04:44:01 PM
You know, I'd probably scream too if somebody stabbed me in the back with a couple of tombstones.
([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_APOTJWw25Hs/SEuJ69BNg3I/AAAAAAAAAHc/G9T0gtMId0o/s320/fear+vhs+front.jpg[/url])


Ya know, i kinda LIKE this one.


Yeah, it's a good cover. I just find the proportions and the forced perspective to be a bit out of whack.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on February 04, 2010, 07:06:52 PM
You know, I'd probably scream too if somebody stabbed me in the back with a couple of tombstones.
([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_APOTJWw25Hs/SEuJ69BNg3I/AAAAAAAAAHc/G9T0gtMId0o/s320/fear+vhs+front.jpg[/url])


Ya know, i kinda LIKE this one.


Yeah, it's a good cover. I just find the proportions and the forced perspective to be a bit out of whack.


Yes, two tiny gravestones instead of one normal sized one!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 04, 2010, 10:30:13 PM
I suppose the eyes are supposed to make this guy look crazy or demonic or something. Reminds me of a Monty Python animation.

Yeah, it looks like his jaw should drop down about a foot, and a super-long tongue should roll out with the Python members' names on it, like the opening credits for one of their movies.  Then a giant foot would squish him.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on February 04, 2010, 11:20:15 PM
I suppose the eyes are supposed to make this guy look crazy or demonic or something. Reminds me of a Monty Python animation.
([url]http://www.kvikmyndir.is/images/news/9-1.jpg[/url])


It totally does, check out the layouts!
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-movies-2006/641-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on February 04, 2010, 11:31:20 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/2612-1.jpg)

The monster must have really short legs, or the oceanic shelf must have a real declining slope.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on February 04, 2010, 11:41:51 PM
DERR Fire a gun DERRRR!
(http://dawnofthedave.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/strike-commando.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on February 05, 2010, 12:13:57 AM

([url]http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/203567.1020.A.jpg[/url])


Wow.. the Silver Surfer in a suit and tie has 4 teens trapped in his head!


This poster looks cool and thanks to whoever posted it because now I want to see this movie.


YA SEE?! THATS what im TALKIN' ABOUT!! If they would just use the ORIGINAL arkwork insteada some misleading photoshoped DOOKIE, they might actually BENIFIT from it and the film could become more POPULAR!!
JEEZIS!

And vukxfiles, I found out about this movie the same way! I saw the poster at a horror convention and decided to hunt it down!



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on February 07, 2010, 11:39:53 AM
You would think they would have gotten a better looking broad for this cover.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4337262807_fc74aac045.jpg)


I'm shocked that this classic hasn't made the list.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4337262833_d1d215b3e7_o.jpg)


I like to think the Klan dude got bucked off the horse, broke his neck, and is squirming in his own poop...or maybe its just a bad cover.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2757/4337262941_a742929756.jpg)



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 07, 2010, 04:02:34 PM
I know it's just sticker wear, but it looks like a flying log is about to take out the Klansman who's already about to fall off his horse.

Strange juxtaposition on this one.. the review stating she's "a beautiful woman" when we can see skull where the skin's peeled off.  Bleargh!

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/madonna%20a%20case%20of%20blood%20ambition%20atlas%20vhs%20front2.jpg)

And this one.. wow, this is just stupid!  A knife stuck in the street (rather difficult to manage) with blood, money and.. what the hell is that in the blood?

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/fresh%20kill%20city%20lights%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on February 07, 2010, 05:27:12 PM
And this one.. wow, this is just stupid!  A knife stuck in the street (rather difficult to manage) with blood, money and.. what the hell is that in the blood?

([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/fresh%20kill%20city%20lights%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


They look like there running across an I-BEAM high above the city to me!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 07, 2010, 11:16:02 PM
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2757/4337262941_a742929756.jpg[/url])


That is either an unusually big horse, an unusually tiny klansman, or the horse is much closer to the viewer.


([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/fresh%20kill%20city%20lights%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


Looks to me like somebody's pinned some toast and peanut butter to the street with a knife, or maybe a burnt Pop Tart. That must be it. Guy burnt his Pop Tart, got mad, pinned to the middle of a highway with a large kitchen knife, and all the berry filling leaked out around it. Then he went on a killing spree against people in blue pantyhose, all because of an overdone breakfast pastry.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 08, 2010, 01:57:19 AM

([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/fresh%20kill%20city%20lights%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


Looks to me like somebody's pinned some toast and peanut butter to the street with a knife, or maybe a burnt Pop Tart. That must be it. Guy burnt his Pop Tart, got mad, pinned to the middle of a highway with a large kitchen knife, and all the berry filling leaked out around it. Then he went on a killing spree against people in blue pantyhose, all because of an overdone breakfast pastry.
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Makes sense!  :bouncegiggle:
Seriously, that's a pretty inane cover.  I don't know how I can top that.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 08, 2010, 06:19:55 AM
DERR Fire a gun DERRRR!
([url]http://dawnofthedave.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/strike-commando.jpg[/url])


I'm not familiar with that particular rifle. I mean, it looks like some kind of teeny tiny Gatling gun on the end of a regular assault rifle, but all the barrels are firing at once. It has a scope that appears to be completely blocked by the large open sight, which is probably why the scope is pointing off to the right and not straight down the barrel. Why that front sight is there is anyone's guess, since there's no rear sight. But none of that matters because Mr. Don't Ask, Don't Tell isn't bothering to aim it anyway, probably because there's no stock - just a pistol grip placed unusually high on the rear of the weapon. This gun is also unique in that it's fed by both a clip and a belt at the same time. I'm not sure where those large cartridges are going, however, since the barrels look like they couldn't be much larger than .22 calibre.

And then there are the problems with the picture itself, like the faulty perspective. It looks like the barrels flare out from the front of the gun, which also appears to be slightly bent. And since the artist apparently can't draw a foreshortened circle, it looks like the grenade launcher has an angled "baloney cut" on the end, and the scope appears to have a large chrome ball in front of it. Altogether, I'd say that's just about the worst rendering of a gun I've seen on any movie poster.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 08, 2010, 10:14:46 AM
A lot of work obviously went into this cover. What I find really funny is Patrick kind of looks like Pat Boone in this picture. Beware of Patrick Boone. He's in a coma, yet he can kill with his high-contrast face and dodged, hand-tinted eyes.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_a2DZzPSW9nE/SoCyjalJ0oI/AAAAAAAAAR0/0KJB_Wv9JgY/s1600/patrick.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 08, 2010, 03:26:13 PM
Yeah.. I can see him saying, "Am I that transparent?"


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on February 08, 2010, 07:31:32 PM
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4337262833_d1d215b3e7_o.jpg[/url])

"Dammit! I'm going to march right over and tell Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth to keep his dog in his own yard!"


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 10, 2010, 03:04:56 AM
Actually, it looks like the dog's laughing.  Like the guy told him a joke.  "A cat walks into a bar.."  ARF!  BWA HA HA HA!!!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on February 10, 2010, 05:59:31 AM

([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/fresh%20kill%20city%20lights%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


It looks like she sharted while this guy was trying to rob her with a kitchen knife, and both are now trying to run away in embarrassment.   This is why I don't eat Tex-Mex fast food very often...  :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Bmeansgood on February 10, 2010, 09:28:53 PM
DERR Fire a gun DERRRR!
([url]http://dawnofthedave.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/strike-commando.jpg[/url])


I'm not familiar with that particular rifle. I mean, it looks like some kind of teeny tiny Gatling gun on the end of a regular assault rifle, but all the barrels are firing at once. It has a scope that appears to be completely blocked by the large open sight, which is probably why the scope is pointing off to the right and not straight down the barrel. Why that front sight is there is anyone's guess, since there's no rear sight. But none of that matters because Mr. Don't Ask, Don't Tell isn't bothering to aim it anyway, probably because there's no stock - just a pistol grip placed unusually high on the rear of the weapon. This gun is also unique in that it's fed by both a clip and a belt at the same time. I'm not sure where those large cartridges are going, however, since the barrels look like they couldn't be much larger than .22 calibre.

And then there are the problems with the picture itself, like the faulty perspective. It looks like the barrels flare out from the front of the gun, which also appears to be slightly bent. And since the artist apparently can't draw a foreshortened circle, it looks like the grenade launcher has an angled "baloney cut" on the end, and the scope appears to have a large chrome ball in front of it. Altogether, I'd say that's just about the worst rendering of a gun I've seen on any movie poster.


I'm sure Andrew can verify that this gun is 100% legit. :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 12, 2010, 03:20:14 PM
Neat-o.. (not) the skull of a ZZ Top member!

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/invitation%20to%20hell%20sony%20vhs%20front.jpg)

And I know this is supposed to be a silly movie.. but still, that's a pretty dumb cover.  And wait-- is that Dr. Forrester from MST3K?  "Send 'em the movie, Frank!"

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/night%20of%20the%20laughing%20dead%20super%20video%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Javakoala on February 12, 2010, 05:37:01 PM
A lot of work obviously went into this cover. What I find really funny is Patrick kind of looks like Pat Boone in this picture. Beware of Patrick Boone. He's in a coma, yet he can kill with his high-contrast face and dodged, hand-tinted eyes.
([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_a2DZzPSW9nE/SoCyjalJ0oI/AAAAAAAAAR0/0KJB_Wv9JgY/s1600/patrick.jpg[/url])


Actually, I think he looks like Gerrit Graham.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on February 14, 2010, 05:54:07 PM
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/13%20ghosts%201960%20goodtimes%20vhs%20front.jpg)
What's even going on here?
Is that a floating chefs hat in the background?

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/terror%20goodtimes%20vhs%20front.jpg)
Grabbiest cover ever!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 14, 2010, 06:08:53 PM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/13%20ghosts%201960%20goodtimes%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])
What's even going on here?
Is that a floating chefs hat in the background?


Yes it is!  And there's also a disembodied arm laying across the green guy's arm!

And yes, that does look like Gerrit Graham.  Years before his luminary status as Bud the CHUD.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Time_Signature on March 03, 2010, 03:18:02 PM
(http://paisley.presys.com/graphics/breaker.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z6TZG1H1L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

(http://www.wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/posters-b/breaker_breaker_poster_02.jpg)

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/videos/drv700/v799/v79953qg3v8.jpg) (http://media.mightyape.net.nz/serv/get-image.dyn?imageId=4433694) (http://www.famouswhy.com/ddd/admin/images/breaker!_breaker!.jpg)

(http://www.musicman.com/00pic/2859.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on March 03, 2010, 04:30:44 PM
([url]http://paisley.presys.com/graphics/breaker.jpg[/url])

([url]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z6TZG1H1L._SL500_AA280_.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/posters-b/breaker_breaker_poster_02.jpg[/url])

([url]http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/videos/drv700/v799/v79953qg3v8.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://media.mightyape.net.nz/serv/get-image.dyn?imageId=4433694[/url]) ([url]http://www.famouswhy.com/ddd/admin/images/breaker[/url]!_breaker!.jpg)

([url]http://www.musicman.com/00pic/2859.jpg[/url])


Wow, five covers and at least three different styles of facial hair on Chuck. I don't remember him shaving off a beard one piece at a time in that movie.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on March 03, 2010, 04:40:10 PM
He looks kinda like David Bowie in the first one!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on March 03, 2010, 08:04:43 PM
Even I hate these movies, something must be wrong here.
(http://tcotrel.tripod.com/gone/deadlinedvdcover.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on March 03, 2010, 08:45:52 PM
It's a trilogy, yet there are two movies here?
It looks like they are having a hard time being gone in 60 seconds.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on March 03, 2010, 08:53:28 PM
It's a trilogy, yet there are three movies?
It looks like they are having a hard time being gone in 60 seconds.
I Hate Gone in 60 Seconds two cuz it is really not a sequel, it's just crap put together.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: joejoeherron on March 04, 2010, 05:02:37 AM
i used to own the gone in 60 seconds 2/deadline auto theft dvd. didn't care for the old footage from the original 60 seconds or the junkman reused in those movies. I still prefer The Junkman. I remember at one time (maybe still does?), The junkman held the world record for most cars destroyed in a movie.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on March 05, 2010, 03:18:28 PM
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/fix%20world%20video%20vhs%20front.jpg)

Woman in bikini: No, giant bodyless man!  Don't shoot him!
Giant Bodyless man: Out of the way, woman!  He's gotta die!  And if my bullets don't take him down, my jet, car and speedboat will!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on March 05, 2010, 03:28:33 PM
I love breaker breaker.  Probably my second favorite Norris after Lone Wolf Mcquade


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on March 05, 2010, 04:47:48 PM

([url]http://www.deathwishindustries.com/home/What%20Is%20Best/Indian%20Revenge%20Movies/Thunder%20Warrior%202%20VHS%20Box.gif[/url])

I didn't even know there was a first one!


I have the first one.  Not bad, I will try and scan it an put it up.  Funny movie.

Later,

John


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on March 08, 2010, 10:42:25 AM
How about lame marketing!
(http://haal9000.com/dvd2002-3/coming/munchie.jpg)
Hey kids, if you love pizza, you'll love Munchie!
He's just so cool in his leather jacket and all...


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on March 08, 2010, 11:12:01 AM
How about lame marketing!
([url]http://haal9000.com/dvd2002-3/coming/munchie.jpg[/url])
Hey kids, if you love pizza, you'll love Munchie!
He's just so cool in his leather jacket and all...


So, does he actually ride a flying pizza like a skateboard in the movie, or is that just artistic licence?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Mofo Rising on March 08, 2010, 03:23:28 PM
So, does he actually ride a flying pizza like a skateboard in the movie, or is that just artistic licence?

You know, they've had the technology for flying pizza skateboards for years, but the government won't let them release them because they're thought to be too dangerous/delicious for children.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on March 08, 2010, 05:11:27 PM
([url]http://retroslashers.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/absurd.jpg[/url])
A bloody axe on the sleeve of a horror movie, how absurd! :buggedout:


([url]http://retroslashers.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dont-open-till-christmas.jpg[/url])
Well I don't wanna open it now, nor ever, I can't even return the gift!

([url]http://retroslashers.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/happybirthdaytome.jpg[/url])
You should probably remove the skewer when you eat!

([url]http://retroslashers.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/initiation.jpg[/url])
A giant hand lights your hair on fire and raises you up to burn a giant eyeball-- you are initiated!


Links are not working.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on March 08, 2010, 05:30:27 PM
I see them alright.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on March 08, 2010, 08:05:45 PM
So, does he actually ride a flying pizza like a skateboard in the movie, or is that just artistic licence?

You know, they've had the technology for flying pizza skateboards for years, but the government won't let them release them because they're thought to be too dangerous/delicious for children.

I heard something similar, except that it was being suppressed by an unholy alliance of Big Oil and Burger King.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JJ80 on March 08, 2010, 08:48:11 PM
I heard that they were all set to go into production but they just couldn't arrange the dough.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on March 09, 2010, 03:04:51 AM
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/357%20magnum%201977%20world%20video%20vhs%20front.jpg)

Woman: Uh.. honey?  There's a little guy behind you with a tiny gun at your back.
Man: And there's a guy behind you, pointing at you and holding a gun.  Aw crap.. there's a giant hand about to hit me on the head with his gun, isn't there?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on March 09, 2010, 10:05:54 AM
Super Dude, you really need to look more excited.  I mean look at it.  You've got guns that Dirty Harry would kill for.  Oh wait.  They're apparently only those little playdo shapers. Well, at least you can balance a woman on top of one of them and you're several hundred feet high.  Plus your name is SuperDude! 

A guy called SuperDude isn't allowed to look that grumpy!  ... Of course with that name, you should probably be dressed like a surfer and wear a cape, but we'll worry about that after the grumpy thing is taken care of. 

(http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/93/superdudeposter01.jpg) (http://img54.imageshack.us/i/superdudeposter01.jpg/)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on March 09, 2010, 10:20:45 AM
Who needs an artist? Just use a grainy, high-contrast photo and some watercolours. Nobody will ever know it isn't a painting.
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/nightmare%20in%20wax%20interglobal%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on March 09, 2010, 04:14:43 PM
Who needs an artist? Just use a grainy, high-contrast photo and some watercolours. Nobody will ever know it isn't a painting.
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/nightmare%20in%20wax%20interglobal%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


GAWD that movie is borring. A friend of mine found it at a thrift store. We tried watching it. we TRIED.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on March 10, 2010, 03:59:22 PM
This was also on the movie poster.  Somehow it scared me as a kid.  But this is silly: a disembodied woman's hand with a cat head grafted onto it?  It looks like Thing from the Addams Family had a wife who was the unfortunate victim of a scientific experiment involving a cat head.   :teddyr:

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/legacy%201979%20vhs%20front2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on March 10, 2010, 07:52:14 PM
This was also on the movie poster.  Somehow it scared me as a kid.  But this is silly: a disembodied woman's hand with a cat head grafted onto it?  It looks like Thing from the Addams Family had a wife who was the unfortunate victim of a scientific experiment involving a cat head.   :teddyr:

([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/legacy%201979%20vhs%20front2.jpg[/url])


LOL. I remember thinking at the time what a goofy poster that was. A lot of horror movies used to scare me as a kid, or rather the ads on TV did. The Legacy was no exception, but seeing that picture in the newspaper ads, my reaction was more WTF? At first glance, I thought it was a weird little ghost with a cat's head, which actually would have made more sense than what I saw on closer examination. A cat's head with a hand grafted on the bottom? I dunno, maybe it's just two separate things combined, but it sure looks like a weird-ass science experiment.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on March 10, 2010, 10:34:16 PM
I saw The Legacy for the first time several years back.  Boring and stupid, even with Roger Daltrey in it!

This could very well be the most blah vhs cover I've ever seen.  How boring!

(http://cdn2.ioffer.com/img/item/100/024/121/o_29DwuNdg5VOkBb4.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on March 11, 2010, 09:16:11 AM
I saw The Legacy for the first time several years back.  Boring and stupid, even with Roger Daltrey in it!

This could very well be the most blah vhs cover I've ever seen.  How boring!

([url]http://cdn2.ioffer.com/img/item/100/024/121/o_29DwuNdg5VOkBb4.jpg[/url])


The problem with that one, for me, is that my first impression is of someone inside looking out, and then it becomes clear it's the other way around. That's the problem with a black figure at a window in a black wall - not much in the way of reference points. That and there is nothing overtly threatening about the guy. Once again, you have to think about the situation, and by that time, it's too late for a real gut reaction. I'd have made the woman a bit easier to discern, and given the silhouette a knife or some kind of weapon. That would at least convey an immediate sense of danger.

And what exactly is going on outside? It's pitch dark in the room, yet it appears to be either sunrise or sunset outside. Or maybe a thunderstorm. Or the background from a Ralph Bakshi cartoon.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on March 11, 2010, 02:32:47 PM
I saw The Legacy for the first time several years back.  Boring and stupid, even with Roger Daltrey in it!

This could very well be the most blah vhs cover I've ever seen.  How boring!

([url]http://cdn2.ioffer.com/img/item/100/024/121/o_29DwuNdg5VOkBb4.jpg[/url])


The problem with that one, for me, is that my first impression is of someone inside looking out, and then it becomes clear it's the other way around. That's the problem with a black figure at a window in a black wall - not much in the way of reference points. That and there is nothing overtly threatening about the guy. Once again, you have to think about the situation, and by that time, it's too late for a real gut reaction. I'd have made the woman a bit easier to discern, and given the silhouette a knife or some kind of weapon. That would at least convey an immediate sense of danger.

And what exactly is going on outside? It's pitch dark in the room, yet it appears to be either sunrise or sunset outside. Or maybe a thunderstorm. Or the background from a Ralph Bakshi cartoon.


I'd have to agree with you.  It's vague at first glance.  Someone could stick a different title on the bottom like, "Let Me Out of This Hellhole" or "Dumbass, You Left Your Teenager Outside" and I wouldn't know the difference except that there's a lot of darkness. 

It looks to me like more attention was put into the dark clouds behind the "deadly" intruder.  Hell, I would warrant that the activity in the clouds is probably more interesting than the movie.  I'm guessing this film starts off lightly tense, drops off for about 45 minutes, then tries to pull it all together in the last act.  I'm only making that guess based on the cover art, of course. 

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/nightmare%20never%20ends%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)
See: The world conquered by Yu Suzuki!  See: Evil search lights coming out of his eyes!

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/dream%20no%20evil%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)
Axe + strawberry jam + satin sheets = COVER ART!

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/interzone%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)
Portrait of a Rambo knock off

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/magic%20sword%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)
Did someone order this "cover" out of a Scholastic Newsletter, complete with markers?

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/poor%20pretty%20eddie%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)
Alright, honey, I need you to draw a movie cover for me.  Draw a guy that looks like Peter Petrelli holding a knife, and throw in an ugly hooker for good measure.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on March 11, 2010, 11:08:42 PM

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/nightmare%20never%20ends%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)
Hey buddy!  Turn your high beams off!  I can't see!
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/dream%20no%20evil%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)
It looks like plastic was put all over the floor in a basement where flooding was imminent.  A mouse scurrying underneath the plastic was killed by the chop of a hatchet.  Eek!
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/interzone%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)
Yeah, very bland cover.  Just some doofus off the street posing.  Woo!  I'm a stud!

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/magic%20sword%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)
This one makes me think the giant knight is saying, "Ere now!  That'll be enough smooching for you two!  Bugger off!", while the two-headed dragon looks to be in bad shape with 3 holes blasted through it and blood dripping from its maws.  "Fear our fire, puny humans! (cough cough)  We will crush you and burn down your vill.. villa.. ugh.. villages." (hack wheeze)
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/poor%20pretty%20eddie%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg)
I guess they needed to stress just how BIG the killing was!  Stupid.. and she looks like a store mannequin.  How is this cover supposed to draw interest?[/quote]


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on March 12, 2010, 09:41:26 AM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/nightmare%20never%20ends%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


Eye lasers aside, I had no idea the SS was letting in Native Americans, particularly ones with fluffy 80s hair. Maybe they were conflicted about it, since he's also been set on fire.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on March 12, 2010, 02:55:36 PM
([url]http://www.critcononline.com/images/nightmare%20never%20ends%20star%20classics%20vhs%20front.jpg[/url])


Eye lasers aside, I had no idea the SS was letting in Native Americans, particularly ones with fluffy 80s hair. Maybe they were conflicted about it, since he's also been set on fire.


They had to join the times and be equal opportunity.  People on fire have rights, you know!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on March 24, 2010, 11:36:29 AM
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/exorcism%20all%20seasons%20vhs%20front.jpg)

I see this and think that the Devil better get a good dermotologist and dentist.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on March 24, 2010, 11:39:02 AM
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/invasion%20of%20the%20mindbenders%20atlas%20vhs%20front.jpg)

When women use highbeams to find a man to marry.  HAHAHAHA


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on March 24, 2010, 04:33:04 PM
(http://www.notrecinema.com/images/cache/airport-80-:-concorde-wallpaper_235601_7536.jpg)
is it me, or does the missile has an eye on it? :teddyr:
(http://cache.io9.com/assets/images/io9/2008/07/_12151023224951.jpg)
I know it's not a VHS, but the title does mean something!
(http://www.peek-productions.com/HOBGOBLINS.jpg)
wow, the hobgoblins has that "I'm gona f**k you b***h!" look about it


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on March 24, 2010, 08:23:02 PM
([url]http://cache.io9.com/assets/images/io9/2008/07/_12151023224951.jpg[/url])
I know it's not a VHS, but the title does mean something!

Well, the movie was a disaster, but probably not what they were trying for.  Maybe if they had spent more time making a movie that was actually a parody of disaster movies instead of a movie that was a parody of everything that they could think of written by somebody that had their sense of humor surgically removed, they might have had something. 


Quote
([url]http://www.peek-productions.com/HOBGOBLINS.jpg[/url])
wow, the hobgoblins has that "I'm gona f**k you b***h!" look about it

Be fair.  It's Hobgoblins.  That poster makes the movie look much more interesting than it actually was. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on March 24, 2010, 09:27:31 PM
([url]http://www.peek-productions.com/HOBGOBLINS.jpg[/url])
wow, the hobgoblins has that "I'm gona f**k you b***h!" look about it


Um.. it looks like the hobgoblin might already be inside her.  :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on March 24, 2010, 10:10:59 PM
([url]http://www.notrecinema.com/images/cache/airport-80-:-concorde-wallpaper_235601_7536.jpg[/url])
is it me, or does the missal has an eye on it? :teddyr:


I think you mean 'missile,' unless that thing is full of Catholic prayers. :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on March 27, 2010, 08:56:12 PM
Cause nothing says SEXY like a girl smelling her own armpit...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4468019149_217755753f_o.jpg)


I guess something came between Ethel and a hair salon...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2750/4468793588_d9de2313dd_o.jpg)


Something tells me this guy is not cheating death in this movie...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4468019089_5f2153a87e_o.jpg)

Three butts, two eyes and one very bald head...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4468793598_0cb550b9cb_o.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on March 29, 2010, 01:37:19 AM
Cause nothing says SEXY like a girl smelling her own armpit...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4468019149_217755753f_o.jpg)

Yeah.. I thought the same thing when I saw it.  "Raw sewage.. is that me? (sniff)"
I like how they copy the font from Miami Vice to try and boost sales.  Desperate!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on March 30, 2010, 12:53:32 AM


Something tells me this guy is not cheating death in this movie...

([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4468019089_5f2153a87e_o.jpg[/url])


It looks like the gun is shooting a man at that helicopter. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on March 30, 2010, 12:55:52 AM
(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/38/113938.jpg)

Here's a great idea: Let's take a slightly gory reptile flick and edit it to hell, then give it this safe-looking, Land Before Time-ish VHS cover.  Oh, but we have to remind the consumers this is a horror film.  Let's give the plesiosaur sharp teeth and add a dead body in for good measure.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on March 30, 2010, 02:28:45 AM
Wow, I've got to see that dinosaur flick!   :smile:

Hmm.. some giant guy is rising out of the river, trying to see what some gal is staring at in an odd manner while her boyfriend lies in a bloody heap on the street.  But these weird colored streaks are in his way, as well as palm trees.  "Hey!  What's going on over there?  I can't see with all this foliage and color in my way!"
BTW, what does this have to do with Castro...?
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/miami%20vendetta%20continental%20vhs%20ad.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on March 30, 2010, 07:06:39 AM
BTW, what does this have to do with Castro...?

They're ripping off Scarface and Miami Vice at the same time. I'm guessing the movie, aside from being in Florida, is not much like either. Love the expression on her face. It's like 50% terror and 50% "Duh..."


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on April 01, 2010, 02:37:59 AM
Wow, I've got to see that dinosaur flick!   :smile:


There's an uncut DVD available from Tokyo Shock under the clunky name "Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds."  Very b-licious, but some have hated it.  It was also on the first season of MST3K.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BTM on April 18, 2010, 01:17:08 AM
I guess something came between Ethel and a hair salon...

([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2750/4468793588_d9de2313dd_o.jpg[/url])



Wait, I'm confused... is the movie called "Fat Ethel II" or is it "CRAZY Fat Ethel II"?  (Or is "crazy" just something they threw in the background.) 

And I'm not even going to ask what happened to the first Fat Ethel (movie).


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on April 18, 2010, 04:52:20 AM
The movie IS called Crazy Fat Ethel II.  The original film is called "Criminally Insane".  There is a 12-year gap between the 2 films!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on April 18, 2010, 06:37:25 AM
From what I've read, the first two films were released under two different names. Crazy Fat Ethel OR Criminally Insane.  Apparently there's also a Criminally Insane 3 and 4, but they weren't released as Crazy Fat Ethel 3 and 4... from what I can tell anyway.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Raffine on April 18, 2010, 08:39:08 AM
CRIMINALLY INSANE looks and feels like an early John Waters movie, with a heaping tablespoon of Andy Milligan stirred in. In other words: fun for all!

The sequel is almost unwatchable: it's "filmed" on cheap 80's video tape and is made up almost entirely of (Crazy Fat) Ethel 'remembering' long stretches of the first movie. I can't even image what any additional sequels look like.  :buggedout:

Director Nick Milard and star Priscilla Alden also made a couple of DEATH NURSE movies in the 80s which are supposed to be worse than CRAZY FAT ETHEL 2.

Good news! DEATH NURSE 1 and 2 are on Youtube! I bet DEATH NURSE 2 is mostly  Death Nurse (Priscilla Alden!) remembering footage from DEATH NURSE 1.

Anyhoo - here's some of DEATH NURSE 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG0a7mlVLZw&feature=related

As someone keenly observed on Youtube: "Where do you have to be in your life to agree to act in 'Death Nurse 2'?"


 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on April 18, 2010, 11:42:32 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61baXoq17RL.jpg)
First off, the monster does NOT have eyes! Second, the monster is suppose to look like a mutated tree! third, the two creatures at the bottom, only the guy in the middle is shown, and he is to have his eyes open! Fourth, the airplane in the top right corner is suppose to be a military DC-3! 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on April 18, 2010, 11:44:10 AM
([url]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61baXoq17RL.jpg[/url])
First off, the monster does NOT have eyes! Second, the monster is suppose to look like a mutated tree! third, the two creatures at the bottom, only the guy in the middle is shown, and he is to have his eyes open! Fourth, the airplane in the top right corner is suppose to be a military DC-3! 


Those errors aside, that's actually a badass movie poster IMO!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: peter johnson on April 18, 2010, 07:20:42 PM
The vast majority of the "Posters" here that I can see are a spinning radioactive sign and a message that says "do not hotlink images and steal bandwidith".  I mean, I can see a few bad movie posters, but some of you may wish to look back at ones you've put up & see if you can find it in a form that doesn't "steal bandwidth".
peter johnson/denny crane


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on April 18, 2010, 07:43:15 PM
I'd suggest using Imageshack. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Monster Jungle X-Ray on April 19, 2010, 02:51:27 AM
([url]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61baXoq17RL.jpg[/url])
First off, the monster does NOT have eyes! Second, the monster is suppose to look like a mutated tree! third, the two creatures at the bottom, only the guy in the middle is shown, and he is to have his eyes open! Fourth, the airplane in the top right corner is suppose to be a military DC-3! 


Those errors aside, that's actually a badass movie poster IMO!


Agreed, this one has all the criteria I love in a B-Movie poster - monsters, helpless maidens, the military, and explosions! I haven't seen this movie before, but now the poster alone makes me want to.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on April 19, 2010, 03:33:12 AM
The vast majority of the "Posters" here that I can see are a spinning radioactive sign and a message that says "do not hotlink images and steal bandwidith".  I mean, I can see a few bad movie posters, but some of you may wish to look back at ones you've put up & see if you can find it in a form that doesn't "steal bandwidth".
peter johnson/denny crane
I'm afraid most of these images are gone forever. They were from Critical Condition.com but that site closed shop I think.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on April 19, 2010, 03:54:06 AM
([url]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61baXoq17RL.jpg[/url])
First off, the monster does NOT have eyes! Second, the monster is suppose to look like a mutated tree! third, the two creatures at the bottom, only the guy in the middle is shown, and he is to have his eyes open! Fourth, the airplane in the top right corner is suppose to be a military DC-3! 


Hmm... Reminds me of:

(http://www.impawards.com/1963/posters/day_of_the_triffids.jpg)

Just a little more cluttered...  :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on April 20, 2010, 01:30:41 AM
The vast majority of the "Posters" here that I can see are a spinning radioactive sign and a message that says "do not hotlink images and steal bandwidith".  I mean, I can see a few bad movie posters, but some of you may wish to look back at ones you've put up & see if you can find it in a form that doesn't "steal bandwidth".
peter johnson/denny crane
Hmm.. can't say I've ever seen a message like that before.  Only "Such-and-such account suspended" or something to that effect.  But almost every poster I can see just fine.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on April 20, 2010, 10:54:10 AM
([url]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61baXoq17RL.jpg[/url])
First off, the monster does NOT have eyes! Second, the monster is suppose to look like a mutated tree! third, the two creatures at the bottom, only the guy in the middle is shown, and he is to have his eyes open! Fourth, the airplane in the top right corner is suppose to be a military DC-3! 


Hmm... Reminds me of:

([url]http://www.impawards.com/1963/posters/day_of_the_triffids.jpg[/url])

Just a little more cluttered...  :teddyr:



the pic isn't showing up Joe.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Raffine on April 20, 2010, 05:09:09 PM

Here's a Photobucket version.

And yeah, it reminds me of THE NAVY VS. THE NIGHT MONSTERS poster, too.  :smile:

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr154/Raffine/day_of_the_triffids.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on April 20, 2010, 06:18:27 PM

Here's a Photobucket version.

And yeah, it reminds me of THE NAVY VS. THE NIGHT MONSTERS poster, too.  :smile:

([url]http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr154/Raffine/day_of_the_triffids.jpg[/url])

so wait, the are the walkie talkie stalkie?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on April 21, 2010, 02:29:02 AM
Wow.. how stupid!  A lame Halloween mask is stuck on a wall by a kitchen knife, with a head like a Matrushka doll inside.
(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s131/PaintedBoxSpotlight/Grotesque.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on April 21, 2010, 04:27:40 AM
Wow.. how stupid!  A lame Halloween mask is stuck on a wall by a kitchen knife, with a head like a Matrushka doll inside.
([url]http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s131/PaintedBoxSpotlight/Grotesque.jpg[/url])


I feel like the tagline is referring to how awful the movie could be...


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on April 21, 2010, 04:54:20 AM
What are you talking about?  That is an awesome cover.  That's the kind of cover that you pick up because it looks cool, just knowing that there will be no way the movie could ever live up to it.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on April 21, 2010, 12:55:09 PM
What are you talking about?  That is an awesome cover.  That's the kind of cover that you pick up because it looks cool, just knowing that there will be no way the movie could ever live up to it.

The cover is awesome.  I'm a bit doubtful on the movie, though...


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on April 21, 2010, 02:18:29 PM
And Linda Blair not only stars but is an associate producer!  She'll never live this one down.. :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: peter johnson on April 23, 2010, 12:55:20 AM
Retrorussel:

I went back a random screen or two, and I cannot see the picture you posted on March 9, wherein you speak of a dwarf or something holding a gun at someone's back, etc.  All I see is a spinning animated white screen showing a radioactive danger insignia in red, saying "Do not hotlink images and steal bandwidth".  If you can see that post okay, then does anyone know why I can't?
peter crane/denny johnson


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on April 23, 2010, 05:48:26 AM
You can't see it because rather than uploading the picture to something like imageshack or photobucket, someboy decided to hotlint the image and whoever runs the site they linked from decided they weren't putting up with people stealing their bandwidth.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: diamondwaspvenom on June 29, 2010, 11:34:39 AM
A good slasher flick that deserved better cover art:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71ANXDNCTML.gif)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 19, 2010, 08:50:59 PM
(http://cdn-www.cracked.com/phpimages/article/7/8/9/23789.jpg?v=1)

(http://cdn-www.cracked.com/phpimages/article/7/7/6/23776.jpg?v=1)


    15 Grossly Misleading Movie Posters
http://www.cracked.com/article_18542_15-grossly-misleading-movie-posters_p1.html (http://www.cracked.com/article_18542_15-grossly-misleading-movie-posters_p1.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: InformationGeek on July 19, 2010, 09:04:20 PM
    15 Grossly Misleading Movie Posters
[url]http://www.cracked.com/article_18542_15-grossly-misleading-movie-posters_p1.html[/url] ([url]http://www.cracked.com/article_18542_15-grossly-misleading-movie-posters_p1.html[/url])


I'm surprised that The Blob French (I think it was that one) movie poster wasn't mentioned.  It made it look like an action packed military film.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 19, 2010, 09:14:40 PM
Do you have a picture of the French Blob Movie Poster?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: InformationGeek on July 19, 2010, 09:30:26 PM
Do you have a picture of the French Blob Movie Poster?


I saw it on Shadow's B-Movie Graveyard and it was missing when I went looking for it.  However, I still found it.  Enjoy the WTH of it:

(http://vintagemovieposterstore.com/assets/images/dangerplanataire.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on July 19, 2010, 09:37:15 PM
([url]http://cdn-www.cracked.com/phpimages/article/7/8/9/23789.jpg?v=1[/url])



Eww.. the blond chick has Grandma boobs!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on July 19, 2010, 09:41:10 PM

I saw it on Shadow's B-Movie Graveyard and it was missing when I went looking for it.  However, I still found it.  Enjoy the WTH of it:

([url]http://vintagemovieposterstore.com/assets/images/dangerplanataire.jpg[/url])


So many things are wrong with this poster. Wrong decade for one-thing.
If I went into this movie thinking it was anything like the poster portrayed, and saw people running away from grape jelly, I'd laugh my butt off!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on July 20, 2010, 09:09:24 AM
([url]http://cdn-www.cracked.com/phpimages/article/7/8/9/23789.jpg?v=1[/url])

([url]http://cdn-www.cracked.com/phpimages/article/7/7/6/23776.jpg?v=1[/url])


    15 Grossly Misleading Movie Posters
[url]http://www.cracked.com/article_18542_15-grossly-misleading-movie-posters_p1.html[/url] ([url]http://www.cracked.com/article_18542_15-grossly-misleading-movie-posters_p1.html[/url])



That is some funny stuff.  The interpertation factor is off the charts.  WOW!   :question:



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on August 23, 2010, 12:41:13 PM
Wow.. how stupid!  A lame Halloween mask is stuck on a wall by a kitchen knife, with a head like a Matrushka doll inside.
([url]http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s131/PaintedBoxSpotlight/Grotesque.jpg[/url])


Ive seen this cover before, and I thought it was really cool....in a BAD way, of course.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: diamondwaspvenom on September 09, 2010, 05:33:55 PM
Blood Freak

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/blood%20freak%20video%20treasures%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on October 11, 2010, 01:37:37 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FuriXAuzR00/SNSrzQH8uGI/AAAAAAAACkY/760xTWu00sg/s1600/beast1.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FuriXAuzR00/Sby-VxvLBII/AAAAAAAAg7A/UBYvm0hUeP4/s1600/scandyf_bodyfever.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Nukie 2 on October 11, 2010, 01:40:55 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FuriXAuzR00/SJCYzoWX3jI/AAAAAAAABkc/EbwOB23UDKg/s1600/knightriders.jpg)


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FuriXAuzR00/SbyqQzrsn-I/AAAAAAAAg6Y/J8fn8bLJElY/s1600/scandyf_lift.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: bloodkrishna on October 11, 2010, 09:56:36 AM
([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FuriXAuzR00/SJCYzoWX3jI/AAAAAAAABkc/EbwOB23UDKg/s1600/knightriders.jpg[/url])


([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FuriXAuzR00/SbyqQzrsn-I/AAAAAAAAg6Y/J8fn8bLJElY/s1600/scandyf_lift.jpg[/url])

The Lift hahaha
the tag line is even damn silly!
take the stairs, take the stairs, for god's sake, TAKE THE STAIRS!!!  :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: daveblackeye15 on October 18, 2010, 12:24:25 PM
Well really you can only do so much with a movie called "The Lift"-
Never mind I just thought of about three different covers that could have been more daring and better.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on October 19, 2010, 08:34:19 AM
([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FuriXAuzR00/Sby-VxvLBII/AAAAAAAAg7A/UBYvm0hUeP4/s1600/scandyf_bodyfever.jpg[/url])


Russ Meyer presents Fantastic Voyage 2. :teddyr:

Not only is she trapped in a giant syringe, the optometrist just put those pupil dilating drops in her eyes and she can't see anything.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 21, 2010, 11:20:41 AM
([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FuriXAuzR00/SJCYzoWX3jI/AAAAAAAABkc/EbwOB23UDKg/s1600/knightriders.jpg[/url])

It's a guy on a motorcycle in medieval armor.  How is that in any way considered bad?  That's awesome!  If only they could work some guys with chainsaws and a shark into it, it would be perfect!


Seriously though, I've watched that movie and it's damned good.   Not nearly as silly or explotive as the cover would suggest. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on November 01, 2010, 09:49:38 PM
I'm using Photobucket BTW.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 01, 2010, 10:12:39 PM
I'm using Photobucket BTW.

You have to wait until you have a minimum number of posts--10, I think, unless Andrew raised the requirement.  Just keep posting and before you know it you'll have full privileges.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on November 01, 2010, 10:33:52 PM
My first post here and here are a few more s**tty covers!  :bouncegiggle:

Dirty Heroes
Crudely drawn artwork for a scene that may or may not actually be in the film, riveting!
(From the positioning, it looks like the handsome man is gonna rear-end that blond while the Nazi fellow watches!)
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k81/trekkie313/195a7cef.jpg?t=1288664729)


Alien Private Eye
Nevermind the lame pose and s**t cover, I wanna know whats up with his eyes!
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k81/trekkie313/31638416.jpg?t=1288665011)

And here is some bad covers from movies you wouldn't expect!

From Russia With Love
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k81/trekkie313/FromRussiaWithLoveVHS.jpg?t=1288665799)

The Wild Bunch
I have 4 of these Warner Bros. clamshell tapes and this one is too lazy to have actual artwork!
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k81/trekkie313/TheWildBunchVHS.jpg?t=1288665852)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on November 01, 2010, 11:16:50 PM
(http://www.bleedingskull.com/vhs/_images06/Cover_ThreeMeathook.jpg)

Not as bad as most of the others here, but.. there's only 2 victims, and they're not on the meathook!  ..And how'd they get blood on them if they haven't been 'hooked'?  Or have they been 'hooked', then let go so they can stand there and pretty much look indifferent?  ..Ugh, I dunno..


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on November 01, 2010, 11:39:24 PM


Alien Private Eye
Nevermind the lame pose and s**t cover, I wanna know whats up with his eyes!
([url]http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k81/trekkie313/31638416.jpg?t=1288665011[/url])





Raedon Home Video had a knack for creating some of the worst VHS cover art from the 90s. I only wish their releases were available on DVD. Lots of hilarious cheese!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on November 02, 2010, 08:53:23 AM
My first post here and here are a few more s**tty covers!  :bouncegiggle:

Dirty Heroes
Crudely drawn artwork for a scene that may or may not actually be in the film, riveting!
(From the positioning, it looks like the handsome man is gonna rear-end that blond while the Nazi fellow watches!)
([url]http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k81/trekkie313/195a7cef.jpg?t=1288664729[/url])


I like how they're just standing around posing while there's a huge battle with people dying right behind them.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on November 02, 2010, 09:18:47 AM
My first post here and here are a few more s**tty covers!  :bouncegiggle:

Dirty Heroes
Crudely drawn artwork for a scene that may or may not actually be in the film, riveting!
(From the positioning, it looks like the handsome man is gonna rear-end that blond while the Nazi fellow watches!)
([url]http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k81/trekkie313/195a7cef.jpg?t=1288664729[/url])


Dude! Those are green army men in the background!

(http://www.jesseshunting.com/images/plastic_army_men.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on November 03, 2010, 01:58:13 PM
Anymore bad art?  :question: :bluesad:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on November 03, 2010, 09:25:03 PM
Sometime after I get home from work I'll probably try to dig up more.  In the meantime, if you haven't gone here already:

http://critcononline.com/video_companies_cover_art.htm


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on November 03, 2010, 10:01:10 PM
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/savage%20lust%20aip%20vhs%20front.jpg)
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/robo-c.h.i.c.%20aip%20vhs%20ad.jpg)
#2 umm, a lady that is part robot isn't All Woman! :tongueout:
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/fist%20of%20steel%20aip%20vhs%20front2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on November 03, 2010, 11:05:09 PM
Sometime after I get home from work I'll probably try to dig up more.  In the meantime, if you haven't gone here already:

[url]http://critcononline.com/video_companies_cover_art.htm[/url]


I've known about that site forever, very good for researching what movie is collectible.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on November 06, 2010, 11:12:30 AM
Here are some real stinkers... :wink:

Ain't No Way Back
(http://www.deathwishindustries.com/home/What%20Is%20Best/Best%20Action%20Films%202/Aint%20No%20Way%20Back%20VHS%20Box.gif)

Brothers In Arms
(http://www.deathwishindustries.com/home/What%20Is%20Best/Best%20Action%20Films%202/Brothers%20in%20Arms%20VHS%20Box.gif)


Notice the same guy seems to appear on both covers!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on November 13, 2010, 11:30:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HI5i-HnMk0&feature=sub



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on November 15, 2010, 12:19:01 AM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HI5i-HnMk0&feature=sub[/url]




I watched this and this was too dang funny.  I will have to watch the other episodes.

Karma for posting.

Later,

John


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on November 15, 2010, 09:58:38 AM
Here are some real stinkers... :wink:

Ain't No Way Back
([url]http://www.deathwishindustries.com/home/What%20Is%20Best/Best%20Action%20Films%202/Aint%20No%20Way%20Back%20VHS%20Box.gif[/url])

Brothers In Arms
([url]http://www.deathwishindustries.com/home/What%20Is%20Best/Best%20Action%20Films%202/Brothers%20in%20Arms%20VHS%20Box.gif[/url])


Notice the same guy seems to appear on both covers!


The covers were obviously pulled out of somebody's butt, but I'd kind of like to see those movies. One of them has Len "Uncle Leo" Lesser in it, and that appears to be Mitch Pileggi standing on the left of the other cover.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on November 15, 2010, 06:19:56 PM

Brothers In Arms
([url]http://www.deathwishindustries.com/home/What%20Is%20Best/Best%20Action%20Films%202/Brothers%20in%20Arms%20VHS%20Box.gif[/url])


I've never liked those movie posters that just have all the stars standing there without any hint as to what the movie is about, but at least most of the other times they do it, they actually bother to have stars. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on March 01, 2011, 11:06:12 AM
No new additions?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: A.J. Bauer on March 01, 2011, 02:31:39 PM
(http://www.movieposterdb.com/posters/08_11/2005/460898/l_460898_c2327c6f.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on March 01, 2011, 11:55:10 PM
([url]http://www.movieposterdb.com/posters/08_11/2005/460898/l_460898_c2327c6f.jpg[/url])

The link is not working.   :thumbdown:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: A.J. Bauer on March 02, 2011, 08:48:41 AM
([url]http://www.movieposterdb.com/posters/08_11/2005/460898/l_460898_c2327c6f.jpg[/url])

The link is not working.   :thumbdown:


Grr...  :hatred:

Google "Pervert". I don't feel like fighting with Hotlink blockers.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on March 03, 2011, 03:28:50 PM
([url]http://www.movieposterdb.com/posters/08_11/2005/460898/l_460898_c2327c6f.jpg[/url])

The link is not working.   :thumbdown:


Grr...  :hatred:

Google "Pervert". I don't feel like fighting with Hotlink blockers.


What is "Hotlinking" ?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on March 03, 2011, 06:46:54 PM
Something to do with spicy pork sausage.  :tongueout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: RCMerchant on March 04, 2011, 06:28:47 AM
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/510-1.jpg)

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/253-1.jpg)

I really love this one....

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/430-1.jpg)

Big Foot's bigass.

"So-what cover art should we use?"
"How about a close up of his scary face,or him attacking-covered in blood?"
"I dunno-I was thinking of a picture of HIS ASS!"


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: The Burgomaster on March 04, 2011, 11:22:32 AM
([url]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/510-1.jpg[/url])



And this is a pretty good movie, too.  The DVD doesn't have a great cover either, but it's better than the VHS box.




Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on March 27, 2011, 10:18:35 PM
Something to do with spicy pork sausage.  :tongueout:

That is funny.   :bouncegiggle:

After you eat the hot links the you have  :hot:.

Later,

John


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on March 27, 2011, 10:40:33 PM
hotlinking is when you link an image to site A when it's from site B when the image is "Prohibited" :smile:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on March 27, 2011, 11:03:17 PM
I was visiting the page:  http://critcononline.com/video_companies_cover_art.htm (http://critcononline.com/video_companies_cover_art.htm) and noticed something.  There is talk about companies ripping off other companies.  I was looking the Action Internation Pictures page and found something interesting.  It appears that the company ripped off it self.  Take a look at these two pictures.

(http://critcononline.com/images/future%20force%20aip%20vhs%20ad.jpg)

and

(http://critcononline.com/images/future%20zone%20aip%20vhs%20ad.jpg)

The names are very close but the pictures of the main characters are almost identical.  Future Force has Dave Carradine and Future Zone has David Carradine.  I think that the makers just copied and pasted. The gun, glove and jacket are all the same.  This must have been done to save money to pay David Carradines big salary requirements.   :bouncegiggle:

Fun stuff.  Must watch both if I can.

Later,

John

Update...  Not sure what is going on.  My pictures show when I do a preview but disappear when I save.  I will try and find out.

Sorry,

John


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on March 28, 2011, 12:55:39 AM

I really love this one....

([url]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/430-1.jpg[/url])

Big Foot's bigass.

"So-what cover art should we use?"
"How about a close up of his scary face,or him attacking-covered in blood?"
"I dunno-I was thinking of a picture of HIS ASS!"


Thanks for reposting  :bouncegiggle: I posted the Bigfoot ass cover a few pages back http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,125486.60.html
but the image was taken down by Critical Condition.com  :bluesad:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on March 29, 2011, 07:53:17 PM

I really love this one....

([url]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/430-1.jpg[/url])

Big Foot's bigass.

"So-what cover art should we use?"
"How about a close up of his scary face,or him attacking-covered in blood?"
"I dunno-I was thinking of a picture of HIS ASS!"


Thanks for reposting  :bouncegiggle: I posted the Bigfoot ass cover a few pages back [url]http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,125486.60.html[/url]
but the image was taken down by Critical Condition.com  :bluesad:


That is the worst picture they could have possibly used to showcase this film.  They might as well have bigfoot taking a huge dump.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on March 29, 2011, 08:18:54 PM

I really love this one....

([url]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/430-1.jpg[/url])

Big Foot's bigass.

"So-what cover art should we use?"
"How about a close up of his scary face,or him attacking-covered in blood?"
"I dunno-I was thinking of a picture of HIS ASS!"


Thanks for reposting  :bouncegiggle: I posted the Bigfoot ass cover a few pages back [url]http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,125486.60.html[/url]
but the image was taken down by Critical Condition.com  :bluesad:


That is the worst picture they could have possibly used to showcase this film.  They might as well have bigfoot taking a huge dump.


It does bear more than a passing resemblance to a Charmin commercial. :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on March 30, 2011, 09:35:06 AM
Kinda makes you wonder if the Curse of Bigfoot is anything like Montezuma's Revenge. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: RD on March 31, 2011, 07:23:45 AM
 :bouncegiggle: Oh man, this thread is full of some great laughs.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on April 01, 2011, 02:44:32 AM
Kinda makes you wonder if the Curse of Bigfoot is anything like Montezuma's Revenge. 

It's the exact opposite.  Traveler's constipation.   :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on April 01, 2011, 08:19:41 AM
[quote ]
([url]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/510-1.jpg[/url])
[/quote]
"Could somebody turn up the air conditioning? Beau Bridges is too hot." :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on April 01, 2011, 12:35:12 PM
Quote
([url]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/510-1.jpg[/url])

"Could somebody turn up the air conditioning? Beau Bridges is too hot." :bouncegiggle:


"Okay, who put the tomato in Beau's helmet?"


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on April 02, 2011, 02:15:19 PM


That is the worst picture they could have possibly used to showcase this film.  They might as well have bigfoot taking a huge dump.

At least he wasn't shagging an "average looking" woman like in The Geek.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on April 02, 2011, 04:21:58 PM


That is the worst picture they could have possibly used to showcase this film.  They might as well have bigfoot taking a huge dump.

At least he wasn't shagging an "average looking" woman like in The Geek.
This is actually the prequel to The Geek.  Right now he's just presenting himself. 

If this cover had any of those comic style word bubbles you could tell he was saying "Yeah baby.  Check it out.  You know you want some of this."


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on April 03, 2011, 08:27:19 AM
I have a VHS of Outland which has a terrible pre-Photoshop cover which looks like Sir Sean Connery has been stuck onto the cover.  :buggedout: :buggedout: :buggedout: Good film, though.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on April 08, 2011, 02:48:07 PM
Like most things in life, this topic is in needs of more ninjas.

Go ninja go ninja go!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/chainsawmidget/ninja20commandments20imperial20vhs20front.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/chainsawmidget/ninja20empire20imperial20vhs20front.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/chainsawmidget/ninja2520american2520warrior2520imperial2520vhs2520fron.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/chainsawmidget/ninja2520operation2520licensed2520to2520terminate2520im.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: RD on April 08, 2011, 02:57:01 PM
I think I may have broken a few of the Ninja Commandments... :bluesad:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on April 09, 2011, 12:23:22 AM
Is that one guys head "sweating blood" for no reason?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on April 09, 2011, 12:35:09 AM
([url]http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/4720/diamondninjaforcemoonlicx3.jpg[/url])
The cross-eyed ninja!  :bouncegiggle:




THE LEGENDARY PIERRE KIRBY!!!  :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on April 09, 2011, 04:00:51 AM
Is that one guys head "sweating blood" for no reason?

Headband  :smile:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on April 09, 2011, 06:42:16 AM
The look on his face is like, "I tore through the sky for this?"


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on April 09, 2011, 06:49:25 AM
The look on his face is like, "I tore through the sky for this?"

HAHAHA!  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Robocop on April 11, 2011, 10:53:14 PM
Robo Vampire VHS cover

(http://static.zooomr.com/images/542662_1ba6e501fa.jpg)

Not so much bad art work as it is plagiarism and false information.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_91h_OwUG-QU/S8N7gcUiK6I/AAAAAAAAAQA/zEAqAOTRkWE/s1600/robo.gif)

Screencap from the actual film


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on April 12, 2011, 09:59:29 AM
I would bet $10 that artwork is done by the same guy who did Strike Commando and RoboWar.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Robocop on April 12, 2011, 08:25:24 PM
Nah, I don't think so. Strike Commando & Robo War were directed by "Italian B-Movie maestro" Bruno Mattei in Italy. Robo Vampire, like Robo War, is a cheap cash-in on my name sake but was filmed in the U.S.A and Hong Kong by a different company. So I doubt they are related in any shape, way or form. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Used Meathook on April 14, 2011, 12:30:22 PM
I forgot how many of those god awful ninja films were made. They were all pretty much the same thing too...Joseph Lai or Godfrey Ho taking an obscure martial arts film and then splicing in new scenes of ridiculous looking "ninja". They are hilariously bad. I don't know who came up with the concept that ninjas should be wearing brightly colored outfits and headbands that say the word "ninja" on them, but that person should be worshiped and showered in gold coins.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on April 14, 2011, 03:13:05 PM
We must find Pierre Kirby and  team him with with Reb Brown and Dolph Lundren.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on April 15, 2011, 08:21:26 AM
We must find Pierre Kirby

I think he's registered on this site and one day he shall reveal himself.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: A.J. Bauer on April 15, 2011, 09:56:23 AM
We must find Pierre Kirby

I think he's registered on this site and one day he shall reveal himself.

SPOLIER: It's Circus Circus.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: TheDope on May 25, 2011, 07:08:48 PM
All this time and no updates??  Do I have to do everything for you people??

Well, we can't have a bad VHS cover thread without some bad cartoon compilation covers.

Look at this crapola:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Nv4HVj9tycc/TS-HyJldHSI/AAAAAAAAADU/NmDY1c4BUOA/s1600/pd1.jpg)

Sir, I know Daffy Duck.  I have watched Daffy Duck for years.  And you, sir, are no Daffy Duck.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Nv4HVj9tycc/TS-SwjUuBpI/AAAAAAAAAEI/tNNuJ34k8p4/s1600/jonscover2.jpg)

What commentary could i possibly add about this one except to state that a) the artist was on helium, b) they weren't looking at the canvas when they drew this and/or c) whose idea was it to give Foghorn Leghorn THAT much of a package? 

Yeah..."one hour of color cartoon fun"...and a lifetime of intense psychotherapy.

...And this is no cartoon but I HAD to share this one:

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/8536/3621.jpg)

Wait wait wait...are there GHOSTS in the HOUSE, or is the HOUSE itself a GHOST, or did a GHOST take a picture of this HOUSE, or...or...OH IT'S SO CONFUSING!!!

There.  New content.

- TGWD


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Pilgermann on May 25, 2011, 08:42:31 PM
Oh my god, I will buy those Looney Tunes tapes if I ever find them!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on May 26, 2011, 03:07:44 AM
The house looks like it's in the early stages of being demolished.
As for the Looney Tunes covers.. I can almost hear Mel Blanc saying, "Eh... what the f***'s up with that, Doc?"


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on May 26, 2011, 08:51:03 PM
The Ghost House cover is awesome looking.

By the way, this movie (http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n34/mortis45/Freddy%20In%20Space/sledge.jpg) is now on DVD still with the s**tty artwork.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on May 27, 2011, 10:15:00 AM
The Ghost House cover is awesome looking.

Agreed. The movie isn't really bad either.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on May 28, 2011, 07:33:16 AM
Great White, you are so right, you should not have to carry us. 

Shame on us for not subjecting the world to more of of the fun/hideous and down right goof VHS coverwork.

I will have to say that this coverwork:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Nv4HVj9tycc/TS-SwjUuBpI/AAAAAAAAAEI/tNNuJ34k8p4/s1600/jonscover2.jpg)

is the scariest one I have seen.

I will work on my VHS.  I have some gems.

Later,

John


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on May 28, 2011, 11:56:30 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/762-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Pilgermann on May 29, 2011, 11:21:53 AM
I had a dream last night where I was in some weird thrift store looking at old tapes and there were so many strange looking movies from a label called "Funk Night" or "Night Funk" or something like that.  I wish I could remember the titles, but after waking up I was sad that none of them were real.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Mofo Rising on May 29, 2011, 03:58:29 PM
([url]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/762-1.jpg[/url])


"He who smelt it, dealt it."
-or-
"Silent... but DEADLY!"


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on May 29, 2011, 06:50:20 PM
([url]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/762-1.jpg[/url])


That face looks about as scary as my workbench after I've been spray painting.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JaseSF on May 29, 2011, 07:06:25 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b94/Jasesf/batmania.jpg)

Not as bad as some perhaps but yeah still kinda bad...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b94/Jasesf/duel-756825.jpg)

Great movie....but the cover??


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on May 29, 2011, 09:59:26 PM
Not even trying to blend in the photo...
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1077-1.jpg)

Something tells me Mandell is trying to burn every copy of this cover.
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1266-1.jpg)

A severed arm or a severed finger? Amoeba maybe?
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1298-1.jpg)

Why?
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/1360-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on May 30, 2011, 03:21:49 AM
 ^ Howie Mandels' jacket is AWESOME!  :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Raffine on May 30, 2011, 08:35:42 AM

([url]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b94/Jasesf/duel-756825.jpg[/url])

Great movie....but the cover??


The artist did a fabulous job on Dennis Weaver's butt crack.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Raffine on May 30, 2011, 08:43:22 AM
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t214/morrisawilliams/jackiechan.jpg)

Jackie really pinched this one off in a hurry.

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t214/morrisawilliams/jawsofdeathII.jpg)

As Ronald Reagan would say "Where's the rest of me?".


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Raffine on May 30, 2011, 08:48:59 AM


([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Nv4HVj9tycc/TS-SwjUuBpI/AAAAAAAAAEI/tNNuJ34k8p4/s1600/jonscover2.jpg[/url])

What commentary could i possibly add about this one except to state that a) the artist was on helium, b) they weren't looking at the canvas when they drew this and/or c) whose idea was it to give Foghorn Leghorn THAT much of a package? 

Yeah..."one hour of color cartoon fun"...and a lifetime of intense psychotherapy.



That is just 100% pure genuine nightmare material.

It also appears Foghorn is either a lady or in drag.

I understand KIDZTOONZ later became PIXAR.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on June 03, 2011, 11:09:51 AM
EDIT: Couldn't find it!  :bluesad:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Robocop on June 03, 2011, 10:29:17 PM
(http://cdn3.iofferphoto.com/img/1122447600/_i/7653659/1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on June 24, 2011, 10:35:16 AM
Wendigo a.k.a Savage Water

The Good
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_OGVS1BCBX98/TCDJAzBrCII/AAAAAAAAAeE/poM_BDPFNW0/s1600/wendigo1.jpg)

The Bad
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OGVS1BCBX98/TCDO-eCyEUI/AAAAAAAAAec/rgZ9yA5OgFI/s1600/wendigo2.jpg)

The Ugly
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OGVS1BCBX98/TCDpyx9dnXI/AAAAAAAAAek/U202PXgAfbs/s1600/savage.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 10, 2011, 06:52:05 AM
(http://www.80shorrormovies.com/_images/surgikill89.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on July 14, 2011, 02:12:48 PM
Any actor would be embarrassed to have such a shoddy poster/cover on their last film.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on August 15, 2011, 06:27:46 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_BoIEhBFmXy4/TEMB_rMUf8I/AAAAAAAAATk/uID5Sdw0_r8/s1600/agc.jpg)

I wonder if his pipe caused the fire ...


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on August 16, 2011, 02:17:52 AM
(http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae125/retrorussell/deadgirlsraedonvhsfront2.jpg)
Stupid.. they don't look dead to me.. hey!  It's one of the Cobra Kai in their Halloween skeleton costume in the background!
(http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae125/retrorussell/desertsnowraedonvhsfront.jpg)
I don't know what the hell desert they're talking about.. or snow.. what they are doing in the dark.. and what happened to the lower half of their bodies!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on August 16, 2011, 03:59:10 AM
([url]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vhs-videos/143-1.jpg[/url])
Cover bare breasts up with a motorcycle and a disembodied head!


This movie was made in South Africa: I have been looking for it for years now.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on August 16, 2011, 04:02:36 AM
([url]http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae125/retrorussell/deadgirlsraedonvhsfront2.jpg[/url])
Stupid.. they don't look dead to me.. hey!  It's one of the Cobra Kai in their Halloween skeleton costume in the background!


Hilarious bad movie. Wish it was on DVD.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on August 18, 2011, 12:37:36 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SQbLWftbtmA/TjT73iGEPFI/AAAAAAAAE2U/8s8seV5-cM4/s1600/y_tu_mama_tambien.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on August 18, 2011, 12:41:51 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L16uUPZ0ERc/Tf5Iq8LkXjI/AAAAAAAAEeE/m-QyPJlXAlU/s1600/Think_big-573313646-large.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on August 18, 2011, 07:09:18 PM
([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L16uUPZ0ERc/Tf5Iq8LkXjI/AAAAAAAAEeE/m-QyPJlXAlU/s1600/Think_big-573313646-large.jpg[/url])


A trucker movie with the Barbarian Brothers, David Carradine, Michael Winslow, Richard Kiel, Richard Moll...... How did something so wonderful manage to slip under my radar all these years?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 18, 2011, 08:11:49 PM
([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L16uUPZ0ERc/Tf5Iq8LkXjI/AAAAAAAAEeE/m-QyPJlXAlU/s1600/Think_big-573313646-large.jpg[/url])


A trucker movie with the Barbarian Brothers, David Carradine, Michael Winslow, Richard Kiel, Richard Moll...... How did something so wonderful manage to slip under my radar all these years?


Not only that, that appears to be Martin Mull tied to the grill of the 18-wheeler.  He's surprisingly nonchalant about his predicament.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on August 18, 2011, 08:30:15 PM
It is Martin Mull. I really have to track down a copy of that movie.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on August 18, 2011, 10:28:20 PM
Think Big is indeed a silly one. Lots of bad dialogue and terrible fight scenes. The highlight for me...The Barbarian Brothers RAPPING the intro.

did anyone notice the bad cropping of the brothers heads?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on August 19, 2011, 08:54:29 AM
Having a graphic design background, I did note the quality of the collage. Probably all cut and pasted by hand. Released in 1990, it was just slightly before good, relatively affordable photo editing software. And unless it's just the image, there appears to be some really conspicuous airbrushing on the brothers as well.

Anybody else notice a similarity to the poster for Smokey and the Bandit? I can't decide if its a coincidence, unconscious imitation or an intentional ripoff.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L16uUPZ0ERc/Tf5Iq8LkXjI/AAAAAAAAEeE/m-QyPJlXAlU/s1600/Think_big-573313646-large.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cb/Smokey_And_The_Bandit_Poster.jpg/220px-Smokey_And_The_Bandit_Poster.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on August 22, 2011, 03:51:49 PM
([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SQbLWftbtmA/TjT73iGEPFI/AAAAAAAAE2U/8s8seV5-cM4/s1600/y_tu_mama_tambien.jpg[/url])


WTH?????
 :bouncegiggle:  That is a silly cover.

Later,

John


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: AndyC on August 22, 2011, 08:43:35 PM
([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SQbLWftbtmA/TjT73iGEPFI/AAAAAAAAE2U/8s8seV5-cM4/s1600/y_tu_mama_tambien.jpg[/url])


WTH?????
 :bouncegiggle:  That is a silly cover.

Later,

John


I remember seeing that on the shelf at the video store years ago. Every once in a while I'd almost get curious enough to rent it, then put it down and get something else.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on August 28, 2011, 11:25:35 AM
(http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/MERRY-CHRISTMAS-VIDEO-GREETING-CARD.jpg)

Someone actually made some money off this extremely lazy idea.



And this is definitely not original artwork!  :buggedout:
(http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/THE-ALIEN-DEAD.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: TheDope on August 28, 2011, 10:19:52 PM
And this is definitely not original artwork!  :buggedout:
([url]http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/THE-ALIEN-DEAD.jpg[/url])


Ehhh: Evil Dead...Alien Dead...they're practically the same movie!   :twirl:

- TGWD


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on September 01, 2011, 11:16:51 PM
And this is definitely not original artwork!  :buggedout:
([url]http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/THE-ALIEN-DEAD.jpg[/url])


Is the scribble from the actors?  Does this increase the value?

HAHAHA


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on September 29, 2011, 11:15:47 AM
What the heck is up with this......slime.. phantom....I guess....of the Toxic Avenger?!
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSGj1xS_zqIW6Fm7VDoL5v1NJk4_kg44t4ET5tNw3F2QQhbeusEqg)

And this Brain Damage cover I actually like BETTER than the VHS copy that I own.

The one that I have is still cool...
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSmpzUuJrlUIgftFcgbkikCKNGlCFuubZ22zq4TyatgKgfQ60UR0Q)

but this one just is far more strange and cool lookin'.
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTc85Ecti4Hruii8YA2fjoKnmb6TU8YSmkVqhd-GwdYuJlO90FaGg)


Which one do YOU guys prefer?



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trekkie313 on October 08, 2011, 04:38:36 PM
If only the second were bigger.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on January 17, 2012, 11:12:07 PM
Saw this on another thread.  It is cool VHS coverwork, but the sword and the guy are not in the movie, so it is bad coverwork for misrepresenting the product.

(http://www.1000misspenthours.com/posters/postersh-m/ironmaster.jpg)

Here is the trailer (NSFW or Children)
-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng6StsQKQKY


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on February 08, 2013, 02:43:33 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xYvL79dwK1g/URVSf_M-O5I/AAAAAAAADiM/ht1EEkioA3I/s800/tumblr_mhw9kjtyPT1s29f4ko2_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 08, 2013, 03:00:34 PM
([url]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xYvL79dwK1g/URVSf_M-O5I/AAAAAAAADiM/ht1EEkioA3I/s800/tumblr_mhw9kjtyPT1s29f4ko2_1280.jpg[/url])

Oh God, that's awful!
So is this:
ALICE, SWEET ALICE
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy8ba2eL7cI)
What??  That mask isn't in the film!  Lame.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on February 08, 2013, 07:54:58 PM
super penis nose


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 08, 2013, 08:51:53 PM
The Ninja Klux Klan and gay sex?
(http://vintageninja.net/wp-content/uploads/Ninja_VHSdetail_3.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: diamondwaspvenom on February 09, 2013, 10:34:03 AM
Gang:

([url]http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6681/cannibal.jpg[/url])



 :buggedout: :bouncegiggle: That one is just plain wretched. I feel bad for the filmmakers who had to settle with this. Still, my drawing is like that of a caveman compared to that.  :twirl:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on February 14, 2013, 03:34:56 AM
The Ninja Klux Klan and gay sex?
([url]http://vintageninja.net/wp-content/uploads/Ninja_VHSdetail_3.jpg[/url])


 :teddyr: :teddyr:

I am ashamed to admit that I have seen that miserable waste of time: on the MGM Channel, no less!  :buggedout: :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: TheDope on February 14, 2013, 08:40:37 PM
The Ninja Klux Klan and gay sex?
([url]http://vintageninja.net/wp-content/uploads/Ninja_VHSdetail_3.jpg[/url])

 :teddyr: :teddyr:

I am ashamed to admit that I have seen that miserable waste of time: on the MGM Channel, no less!  :buggedout: :buggedout:


NYARSH!  What a combination of images!   :question:

Glad to see this thread is still alive!  Now, how about a couple more?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jzi3qHZA5PE/Tcs4FyPBXcI/AAAAAAAABfc/cXvloC3pnT4/s1600/nightmare%2Bnever%2Bends%2Bstar%2Bclassics%2Bvhs%2Bfront.jpg)

(http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/STEPSISTERS.jpg)

(http://www.thefilmpilgrim.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Assassin-IVS.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-t1Yk0OneeXU/Tcs0R8-d4DI/AAAAAAAABfM/xHJk4F68_FA/s1600/death%2Bpromise%2Bvhs%2Bfront2.jpg)

- TGWD


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 14, 2013, 10:04:24 PM
Hal Fletcher?  Sharyn Talbert?  Bond Gideon?  Hey, I think I saw these people at the grocery store the other day, bagging my groceries and pushing basket carts into the store!  They were all polite to me, but they seemed kind of sad.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on February 14, 2013, 10:47:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wmRl0Wa.jpg)
"Okay, so how are we going to let people know that The Heist is an explosive crime thriller?"

"Well, I just figured we'd have a picture of a homeless looking guy standing there looking uninterested with a building in the background and we could write 'explosive crime thriller' on the box."

"Good idea!  Make you you use an exclamation point to really drive it home!"

(http://i.imgur.com/GpoJ6Q6.jpg)
I'm not exactly sure who this Nelson Nye person is, but I have my doubts that his seven sixgunners are really up to the task of taking down the 80foot cowpoke with the glowing crotch." 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: ChaosTheory on February 15, 2013, 12:46:35 PM
I kind of like that ASSASSIN one.  At least some work went into it. 

Tonight on BIOGRAPHY:
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/11/vhs23.jpg)


Frankly, this image is cooler than anything that happens in the movie.
(http://www.worstmoviesevermade.com/wp-content/media/2012/10/rotor-vhs-cover.jpg)

...
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/thefw.com/files/2012/06/death-spa1.png)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on February 15, 2013, 06:48:07 PM

([url]http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/STEPSISTERS.jpg[/url])


The one on the right looks like either Paul Williams or Artie Johnson!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: voltron on February 15, 2013, 09:54:50 PM
(http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq64/voltron_014/110760288_amazoncom-ice-death-vhs-icy-death-movies-tv_zps079cdc95.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Pacman000 on February 16, 2013, 05:40:51 PM

Glad to see this thread is still alive!  Now, how about a couple more?

([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jzi3qHZA5PE/Tcs4FyPBXcI/AAAAAAAABfc/cXvloC3pnT4/s1600/nightmare%2Bnever%2Bends%2Bstar%2Bclassics%2Bvhs%2Bfront.jpg[/url])


Sadly, that cover is still better than the movie.   :wink:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on February 17, 2013, 12:26:14 AM

([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jzi3qHZA5PE/Tcs4FyPBXcI/AAAAAAAABfc/cXvloC3pnT4/s1600/nightmare%2Bnever%2Bends%2Bstar%2Bclassics%2Bvhs%2Bfront.jpg[/url])



Our video rental place only had Nightmare Never Ends under it's aka title:

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/satan%27s%20supper%20vhs%20front%20&%20back.jpg)

This cover art gives the movie some sort of class lol. They did get the heart part right. Well, I am assuming it's a heart (could be a brain too). That demonic female is no where to be found in the movie though. That said, I do love the no budget cheesy insanity of this flick. Fun bad movie.



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: ChaosTheory on February 20, 2013, 02:22:02 PM
Amazinbly, the actual movie is much, much worse.
(http://wtf-film.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/cover3.jpg)

Great movie, terrible cover art!
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b94/Jasesf/duel-756825.jpg)



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 11, 2013, 05:32:30 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/0f/88/0569225b9da06e2f8c6af010.L.jpg)

That helicopter must be flying dangerously close to the one Mitchell is hanging from...


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on May 11, 2013, 09:53:42 PM
The fear of being hit by a semi-truck makes Dennis Weaver fart, apparently.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Ozzymandias on May 12, 2013, 01:40:06 AM
Ozzymandias speaks: Not a VHS, but a bad cover. I recently bought a copy of this DVD. Haven't had the chance to watch it but I don't think Bronson is a doctor in the episode. The TV show is from the early 50s and that is a 70s Charles Bronson "head" on those scrubs. I also don't believe that is Richard Boone's body.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Medic-Classic-TV-Series-DVD-2004-CHARLES-BRONSON-/06/!B3tlTvwEWk~$(KGrHqEOKm4E)3u+Ws+NBMnPN6QTi!~~_3.JPG)

Ozzymandias has spoken!!!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on May 16, 2013, 01:00:51 PM
I can't find my copy anywhere, so here it is:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SNXDB1DTL.jpg)

Roboman a.k.a. The Man with the Metal Mask a.k.a. Who?
Of course "Roboman" looks nothing like that.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on May 16, 2013, 06:24:44 PM
Sometimes when you watch a movie, you just want to reach out and slap a character. 

This is the first time I've ever got that feeling from just looking at a movie's box art. 

(http://i.imgur.com/er4qO7h.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on May 16, 2013, 07:52:45 PM
Oh man that guy is so coool  :thumbup:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: rebel_1812 on May 17, 2013, 09:38:57 AM
Sometimes when you watch a movie, you just want to reach out and slap a character. 

This is the first time I've ever got that feeling from just looking at a movie's box art. 

([url]http://i.imgur.com/er4qO7h.jpg[/url])


he's in the closet about something and it aint being a vampyre.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: ChaosTheory on May 17, 2013, 11:49:47 AM
([url]http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/0f/88/0569225b9da06e2f8c6af010.L.jpg[/url])

That helicopter must be flying dangerously close to the one Mitchell is hanging from...


And nothing even remotely like that scene happens in the movie either.....


(http://0.tqn.com/d/horror/1/0/M/z/0/-/The-Comic-magnum.jpg)

(http://0.tqn.com/d/horror/1/0/G/z/0/-/Land-of-Minotaur-united-american.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on May 17, 2013, 02:46:56 PM
([url]http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/0f/88/0569225b9da06e2f8c6af010.L.jpg[/url])


They look very bored. Possible warning of the movie within?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on May 17, 2013, 04:20:18 PM
(http://wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/posters-l/lethal_panther_poster_01.jpg)

(http://wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/posters-t/tough_ninja_shadow_warrior_poster_01.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_v0fV15P7uQo/Sogyf8VC8YI/AAAAAAAAGPs/KJVTsF2yxVU/s400/helter+vhs.JPG)

Not VHS but still...

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5M3zRRnMV2s/TUxgsi2rcDI/AAAAAAAAAWc/ipQzeTnACRw/s1600/DeadlyPrey_11x17.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on May 18, 2013, 11:14:27 AM


([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5M3zRRnMV2s/TUxgsi2rcDI/AAAAAAAAAWc/ipQzeTnACRw/s1600/DeadlyPrey_11x17.jpg[/url])



Well, if the movie was some really dark cartoon this would be a good poster for it. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 18, 2013, 11:16:44 AM


([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5M3zRRnMV2s/TUxgsi2rcDI/AAAAAAAAAWc/ipQzeTnACRw/s1600/DeadlyPrey_11x17.jpg[/url])



Well, if the movie was some really dark cartoon this would be a good poster for it. 


I like that one.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Mofo Rising on May 19, 2013, 10:33:04 AM
([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5M3zRRnMV2s/TUxgsi2rcDI/AAAAAAAAAWc/ipQzeTnACRw/s1600/DeadlyPrey_11x17.jpg[/url])


If Marvel ever makes another movie version of The Punisher, this should be the poster.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on May 20, 2013, 01:41:22 AM
([url]http://0.tqn.com/d/horror/1/0/G/z/0/-/Land-of-Minotaur-united-american.jpg[/url])


 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:

That is great: an elderly bull with two pieces of bacon hanging from its' snout...  :teddyr: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: 66Crush on May 21, 2013, 10:28:04 AM
([url]http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/0f/88/0569225b9da06e2f8c6af010.L.jpg[/url])


They look very bored. Possible warning of the movie within?


The MST3K version of this is one of their best.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on June 19, 2013, 12:41:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wnewlZK.jpg)


I agree with that tagline 100%. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on June 19, 2013, 01:40:20 PM
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/4103/iyge.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on June 19, 2013, 03:02:28 PM
([url]http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/4103/iyge.jpg[/url])

Well, that's a pretty half hearted attempt at an Indiana Jones costume. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on July 19, 2013, 01:29:35 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxlvprYD8V1qlst9io1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on July 19, 2013, 05:29:31 PM
Well, there IS this...

(http://wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/posters-f/final_justice_poster_01.jpg)

Where's the image?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on July 19, 2013, 05:31:40 PM
BUT...there is also...THIS.[/i]..

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P9uVShL-0ak/TfuQ0OxLHzI/AAAAAAAAA-A/dDacA2DVwlE/s1600/Final%2BJustice%2BVHSfr.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on July 19, 2013, 05:43:02 PM
And, Dear God help us all...

(http://wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/posters-m/mitchell_poster_01.jpg)

Weird. The image is still listed when I check 'modify', but it's not showing on screen. What up?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on July 19, 2013, 05:48:41 PM
Yeah, the artist is compitant, sure...

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18lubfr21av3jpng/ku-medium.png)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on July 19, 2013, 05:53:48 PM
Please don't hate me...

(http://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/planet-of-dinosaurs-dvd-front.jpg)



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: El Misfit on July 19, 2013, 08:15:34 PM
([url]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b94/Jasesf/duel-756825.jpg[/url])


Because ass shot
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/578/079/477.jpg)

OT: there's this:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/10/Per_Aspera_Ad_Astraposter.jpg)
Personally, it looks like that hairs was copied to the cover.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on July 20, 2013, 02:54:22 PM
(http://www.collectiondx.com/files/waroftherobots3.png)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on July 22, 2013, 12:49:30 AM
BUT...there is also...THIS.[/i]..

([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P9uVShL-0ak/TfuQ0OxLHzI/AAAAAAAAA-A/dDacA2DVwlE/s1600/Final%2BJustice%2BVHSfr.jpg[/url])


Is it just me or does the guy with the machine gun look a lot like Mel Brooks?  :question:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on July 22, 2013, 03:09:22 AM
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070911205933/godzilla/images/a/a7/Cartoon.jpg)

 :buggedout: :buggedout: :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on July 22, 2013, 04:09:09 AM



(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P9uVShL-0ak/TfuQ0OxLHzI/AAAAAAAAA-A/dDacA2DVwlE/s1600/Final%2BJustice%2BVHSfr.jpg)

Man in car: Take THAT, ya lousy boat explosion!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on July 22, 2013, 01:03:14 PM
BUT...there is also...THIS.[/i]..

([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P9uVShL-0ak/TfuQ0OxLHzI/AAAAAAAAA-A/dDacA2DVwlE/s1600/Final%2BJustice%2BVHSfr.jpg[/url])


Is it just me or does the guy with the machine gun look a lot like Mel Brooks?  :question:

HE DOES! Boy, I wish he'd made this...heh heh heh...


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: moregore on July 22, 2013, 03:22:59 PM
How can someone be so cheap that they actually draw a cover with a pencil? I'm looking at you Cannibal campout.

Its soo bad its good  :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on July 23, 2013, 05:27:35 PM
Eye can see that...

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8XgrueJ925s/Tq__y78nIGI/AAAAAAAANkc/ua2RZeVREzs/s1600/The%2BCrawling%2BEye.jpg)
[/color]


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on July 25, 2013, 01:23:27 AM
What the hell (pun intended) is this?   :buggedout: :question:

(http://www.thefilmpilgrim.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Beyond-Evil-Vipco1.jpg)

Oy....


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: ChaosTheory on July 25, 2013, 12:52:22 PM

^^Oh, John Saxon, why...


Looks like somebody's had enough of Jeff Foxworthy...
(http://0.tqn.com/d/horror/1/0/C/z/0/-/Frozen-Terror-lightning.jpg)


Hmmm.
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2010/11/vhs02.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: VenomX73 on July 25, 2013, 01:41:59 PM
(http://serialkillercalendar.com/serialkillercalendar/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/GODZILLA-VS-MEGALON.jpg)

How the HELL did they get up there? lol  :twirl:

Not to mention the battle took place in Japan the cover looks like its NYC


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on July 26, 2013, 08:16:54 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-URuvJTPXu5s/UYWcFd0ccpI/AAAAAAAAQOQ/r42NvfBRNPw/s320/deadly_mantis_poster_01.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: pizdatrica on July 27, 2013, 01:11:27 AM
(http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/LOW-RES-VHS-COVERS/THE-GIANT-GILA-MONSTER.jpg)

I always found this one stupid, I don't know why but a clawed leg about to stomp a car seems kinda lame.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on July 27, 2013, 09:38:46 AM
(http://www.delaware.lib.oh.us/sites/default/files/imagecache/giant-spider-invasion-poster-art-everett.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Javakoala on July 27, 2013, 10:32:45 AM
([url]http://www.delaware.lib.oh.us/sites/default/files/imagecache/giant-spider-invasion-poster-art-everett.jpg[/url])


Oh, come on! If the movie had been only HALF as cool as that artwork, the movie would have been beyond awesome.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: pizdatrica on July 27, 2013, 10:34:35 AM
yeah, there are lots of covers in this thread which are a lot cooler than their movies


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: VenomX73 on July 27, 2013, 11:05:12 AM
(http://luxuryoceandevelopments.com/wp-content/godzilla-vs-king-kong-2012-5215.jpg)

If you're a fan of the movie - you'll understand why I think that's a bad cover. :wink:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: ChaosTheory on July 27, 2013, 11:35:44 AM
I kind of like the SPIDER INVASION one.  70s posters/artwork in general just seemed a lot cooler.



([url]http://luxuryoceandevelopments.com/wp-content/godzilla-vs-king-kong-2012-5215.jpg[/url])

If you're a fan of the movie - you'll understand why I think that's a bad cover. :wink:


Yeah, there's definitely some issues with the imagery... 
Cripes, you'd think for the 35th anniversary edition they'd put some effort into it.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: VenomX73 on July 27, 2013, 11:49:49 AM
Yep. Even Kong was upset about the cover - so he started drinking again...

(http://m.cdn.blog.hu/me/mediaviagra/image/1962_king_kong_vs_godzilla_2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on July 27, 2013, 01:42:22 PM
More Unicorn Video Fun

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/night%20of%20the%20sorcerers%20unicorn%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on July 29, 2013, 07:05:35 AM

^^Oh, John Saxon, why...


My thoughts exactly, SisterCT.


Quote
Looks like somebody's had enough of Jeff Foxworthy...
([url]http://0.tqn.com/d/horror/1/0/C/z/0/-/Frozen-Terror-lightning.jpg[/url])


 :teddyr: :teddyr:


Quote
Hmmm.
([url]http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2010/11/vhs02.jpg[/url])



 :teddyr: :teddyr:

By the look on his face, that pistol he's stuck into his pants is loaded and doesn't have a safety catch.  :buggedout: :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on July 29, 2013, 07:10:44 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzayhaSDL71qi7zhio1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on July 29, 2013, 11:19:10 AM
([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzayhaSDL71qi7zhio1_1280.jpg[/url])

I like that one. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on July 29, 2013, 01:54:41 PM

(http://luxuryoceandevelopments.com/wp-content/godzilla-vs-king-kong-2012-5215.jpg)

Wow.. it looks like Godz and Kong are just having a normal conversation.
"So Kong, how's the wife and kids?"
"Not bad.  Junior's been kinda sick lately, but it's just the flu season.  It'll pass."
"Yeah, my kid's got that too.  Hey, did you see that episode of LOST yesterday?"
"Yeah.  I totally Tivo'ed the part where the guy gets skinned and hung in a tree."
"Yeah.. did you see the new speedboat I just bought, in my back yard?"
"Yep, that's a beaut!  You and the family are gonna love that.  Hey, Gladys and I are gonna barbeque tonight.  Wanna come over later?  We got plenty of steaks."
"Sure!  Sounds great."
"Yup."
"Yup."
.....
"Hey, wanna wreck the town and burn sh*t?"
"Sure!  Sounds like fun!"
(ensuing carnage below)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on July 31, 2013, 05:29:10 PM
(http://horrorsnotdead.com/wpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/monstersharkPOSTER.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Javakoala on July 31, 2013, 09:46:31 PM
([url]http://horrorsnotdead.com/wpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/monstersharkPOSTER.jpg[/url])


Monster of the Red Ocean? Time to hit Amazon!!!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on August 01, 2013, 02:12:58 AM
One from South Africa:  :buggedout:

(http://cdn.mos.totalfilm.com/images/8/80-more-awesomely-bad-80s-video-covers-81-420-75.jpg)

And yes, there is a croc involved.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on August 01, 2013, 02:14:40 AM
..and another one....  :buggedout:

(http://cdn.mos.totalfilm.com/images/8/80-more-awesomely-bad-80s-video-covers-29-420-75.jpg)



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on August 01, 2013, 04:55:49 AM
ACCIDENTS
..based on a true story of intestinal distress


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on August 01, 2013, 05:16:40 AM
ACCIDENTS
..based on a true story of intestinal distress

 :teddyr: :teddyr:

It's actually about a scientist who discovers that his peaceful inventions are being altered and used to kill people but then what do I know  :wink:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on August 01, 2013, 07:21:02 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1w49dG27w1qi7zhio1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on August 01, 2013, 07:37:29 AM
([url]http://horrorsnotdead.com/wpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/monstersharkPOSTER.jpg[/url])


Monster of the Red Ocean? Time to hit Amazon!!!


Don't do it!! That's just a French title for Lamberto Bava's infamous "Devil Fish" (1984), aka "Devouring Waves" and "Monster Shark." Take it from one who knows, there is no scene in the movie that even remotely resembles the awesomeness of that poster. :P


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on August 01, 2013, 08:01:49 AM
It's DEVIL FEESH_ I mean FISH? Wow. Talk about unconsummated cinematic intentions.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on August 03, 2013, 10:04:36 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqde0l6ObW1qi7zhio1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on August 08, 2013, 01:18:09 PM
ACCIDENTS
..based on a true story of intestinal distress

 :teddyr: :teddyr:

It's actually about a scientist who discovers that his peaceful inventions are being altered and used to kill people but then what do I know  :wink:

Just like your undies, Trevor?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on August 09, 2013, 07:49:17 AM
Chimp, chimp cherrie...

(http://mvdb2b.com/i/images/WEV002.jpg)

(http://www.cityonfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/devilsdynamite5.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jVIP6ZD0TdQ/TS5DIbOSGVI/AAAAAAAAAFo/gvfB8BM2Yk4/s400/Crocodile+Title.jpg)

(http://www.gomorrahy.com/images/chorakhe_thpost01.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on August 09, 2013, 08:03:48 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1pcThRgicbU/T4htgkIPXiI/AAAAAAAACcw/bWlvisEbfT0/s640/TheBeastVHS.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on August 09, 2013, 10:49:06 AM
People seem to be getting confused. 

This topic is for the worst covers, not the most awesome.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on August 09, 2013, 12:36:51 PM
D'OH! Sorry...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71HB411XKFL.gif)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on August 10, 2013, 01:51:29 AM
([url]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqde0l6ObW1qi7zhio1_1280.jpg[/url])

SURPRISE ATTACK also sounds like it could be about intestinal distress.
We should go back and update the "Make you own made-up movie review" or whatever it was called thread.  Where we put in one line at a time (plot, characters, things I learned from the movie, quotes, etc.).  That was kinda fun!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on August 10, 2013, 11:12:48 AM
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_liov1bv47m1qgx029o1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on August 11, 2013, 11:34:58 AM
([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1pcThRgicbU/T4htgkIPXiI/AAAAAAAACcw/bWlvisEbfT0/s640/TheBeastVHS.jpg[/url])


Floating head syndrome  :buggedout: :bouncegiggle:.  This movie looks like a cross between Creature From the Black Lagoon and some Indian movie.  No wonder the girl is freaked  :bouncegiggle:.  Worth a watch.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on August 11, 2013, 11:36:38 AM
([url]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1w49dG27w1qi7zhio1_1280.jpg[/url])


WTH????   :question:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: VenomX73 on August 11, 2013, 12:44:52 PM
([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1pcThRgicbU/T4htgkIPXiI/AAAAAAAACcw/bWlvisEbfT0/s640/TheBeastVHS.jpg[/url])


I was thinking more like 'The Kraken' from Clash of the Titans (1983)

and the head = Jacob Marley (Christmas Carol)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: The Fake Macoy on August 12, 2013, 12:09:50 AM
I was thinking more like 'The Kraken' from Clash of the Titans (1983)

and the head = Jacob Marley (Christmas Carol)

It reminds me of the Ymir from 20 Million Miles to Earth (which the Kraken seems to borrow heavily from).


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on August 12, 2013, 02:12:04 AM
([url]http://www.cityonfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/devilsdynamite5.jpg[/url])


I was about to say "What an awesome poster" when I checked the title and saw that it was directed by Godfrey Ho  :buggedout: :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on August 12, 2013, 03:01:02 AM
Is THE BEAST supposed to be the erotic film LA BETE?  With the horse f*cking scenes and the black beast with the perpetually erect wang chasing the girl?
..Uh, that might have been in that movie, if I had seen it.. which I didn't!  :wink: :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Javakoala on August 12, 2013, 06:02:30 AM
Is THE BEAST supposed to be the erotic film LA BETE?  With the horse f*cking scenes and the black beast with the perpetually erect wang chasing the girl?
..Uh, that might have been in that movie, if I had seen it.. which I didn't!  :wink: :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr:

It wishes it was. It is actually EQUINOX, a rather interesting film with stop-motion work by Jim Danforth, and it has a young Frank Bonner, who made it big playing Herb Tarlek in WKRP.

And the cover isn't as horrible as the rather bland new title is.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on August 20, 2013, 09:47:18 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmiecwJhej1qixyapo1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on August 20, 2013, 10:58:24 AM
([url]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqde0l6ObW1qi7zhio1_1280.jpg[/url])

SURPRISE ATTACK also sounds like it could be about intestinal distress.
We should go back and update the "Make you own made-up movie review" or whatever it was called thread.  Where we put in one line at a time (plot, characters, things I learned from the movie, quotes, etc.).  That was kinda fun!


Gee, looking at the cover, I'm starting to see where Konami got part of the idea for the marquee and side-cabin artwork for their old game, "Green Beret" aka "Rush N' Attack".


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on August 21, 2013, 05:29:17 AM
From Russia With Whatever He's Holding In His Hand.....  :buggedout: :buggedout:

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT7Dj3xqgP_LrUyTkqP2Xcg1-l7RxPx9bV3ZPUjKCa-KhTQbd9h)

Oh yeah and since when did 20th Century Fox distribute United Artists' films?  :question:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on August 21, 2013, 07:13:08 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2398/1572660344_ef00c1f03d.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on August 21, 2013, 12:04:13 PM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/Fu-Man-Chu1_zps2112326c.png)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/1146-1_zps7b700597.jpg)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/blood-bath-aka-reazione-a-catena-twitch-of-the-death-nerve-vhs-cover-video-nasty_zps810f0549.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: ChaosTheory on August 21, 2013, 01:24:41 PM
From Russia With Whatever He's Holding In His Hand.....  :buggedout: :buggedout:

([url]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT7Dj3xqgP_LrUyTkqP2Xcg1-l7RxPx9bV3ZPUjKCa-KhTQbd9h[/url])



I think it's a flare gun. 
That was an awfully boring trend, the 80s version of floating heads, where they'd just stick a random still from the movie in a grey background.


Okay, so I was at the thrift store yesterday and I paid all of 25 cents for this little beauty:
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HBSuHkSxZ44/TJEcR9XTwKI/AAAAAAAAAGM/A6Nhrba84Dg/s400/strange+but+true.jpg)

Vincent Price and football.  Vincent Price and football.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on August 21, 2013, 07:11:04 PM
([url]http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2398/1572660344_ef00c1f03d.jpg[/url])

Wow, the Killer Klowns found a succesful diet plan!  And became rock musicians!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on August 22, 2013, 07:19:54 AM
I actually like this one:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7109/7428089570_496f102dba_b.jpg)

Not bad. :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on August 22, 2013, 08:39:27 AM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/psychos20in20love20vhs20front3_zps438f8700.jpg)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/supersonic20man20united20vhs20front_zps890de86e.jpg)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/psychomania20goodtimes20vhs20front_zps8c8cbbf2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 22, 2013, 05:39:30 PM
I actually like this one:

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7109/7428089570_496f102dba_b.jpg[/url])

Not bad. :teddyr:


It's not bad artwork, but all I can see when I look at it is a hot girl with a bicep for a body.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on August 24, 2013, 03:03:13 AM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/967evil/HEADLESSSEYES.jpg)

 :buggedout: :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on August 24, 2013, 03:07:28 AM
Little toooo much going on here.....

(http://www.cannon.org.uk/cannonguildhomevideo/Naked%20Face,%20The%20(1985)%20%5BUK%20VHS%5D.jpg)



Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Javakoala on August 24, 2013, 03:27:52 AM
([url]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/967evil/HEADLESSSEYES.jpg[/url])

 :buggedout: :buggedout:


I love this movie!!! Sad and demented fact: It was directed by Kent Bateman. Yup, Jason and Justine's father.

Now you know. And knowing is half the battle. G.I. JOE!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on August 24, 2013, 10:57:35 AM
(http://vintageninja.net/wp-content/uploads/REmco-VHS1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on August 24, 2013, 02:11:17 PM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/frankenstein20island20monterey20vhs20front_zpse730d805.jpg)

[(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/nightstalker20197920thrillervideo20vhs20front_zps3c8ce227.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on August 24, 2013, 06:21:16 PM
Frankenstein looks like he's surfing.  HAAANNGGG TEEEENNNN!!!  RAAAHHHHRRR!!!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on August 26, 2013, 03:46:12 PM
(http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/HATCHET-FOR-THE-HONEYMOON.jpg)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/fists20of20blood20vhs20front2_zps2674354f.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/fists20of20blood20vhs20front2_zps2674354f.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: crackers on August 26, 2013, 06:13:55 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-phf169IloR4/Thso0Oecs8I/AAAAAAAAAVA/c6vlUYWJKl4/s400/THINGS_300DPI_small.jpg)

I know this is the DVD cover, BUT LOOK AT IT   :bouncegiggle:. I could not resist

You shold all see this flick


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on August 27, 2013, 06:36:37 PM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/AtomicDog_zpsb5a1c9bb.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/AtomicDog_zpsb5a1c9bb.jpg.html)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/satans20black20wedding20world20video20vhs20front_zps34f9f90c.gif) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/satans20black20wedding20world20video20vhs20front_zps34f9f90c.gif.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: cqmorrell on August 28, 2013, 12:58:58 AM
This little masterpiece:

([url]http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RJWHA87BL._SS500_.jpg[/url])

This is a very low-budget, shot-on-video film that I actually rather enjoyed. It is awful, though. For some reason we had this on shelf at the library I work at.

My favorite part about this cover is that the woman's bust is clearly enhanced in the least convincing manner possible.


Heh, knocking off the box art of Eternal Champions for Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, even. Same snarly face, same pose, even the fingers are posed the same way.

(http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server4000/a642e/products/7084/images/8589/EternalChampions__68725.1357335318.1280.1280.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on August 28, 2013, 02:52:12 AM
The main problem I have with most of these covers is that they make me want to see the movies.

Oops: that was the intention, wasn't it?  :wink:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on August 28, 2013, 12:06:45 PM
The main problem I have with most of these covers is that they make me want to see the movies.

Oops: that was the intention, wasn't it?  :wink:

Either that, Trevor, or "What the world can do. The South Africans can do better!"


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on August 31, 2013, 07:05:42 PM
([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-phf169IloR4/Thso0Oecs8I/AAAAAAAAAVA/c6vlUYWJKl4/s400/THINGS_300DPI_small.jpg[/url])

I know this is the DVD cover, BUT LOOK AT IT   :bouncegiggle:. I could not resist

You shold all see this flick


What a jolly corpse. :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on September 01, 2013, 12:21:41 PM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/mr20ice20cream20man20british20dvd20front2_zpsaa76fd13.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/mr20ice20cream20man20british20dvd20front2_zpsaa76fd13.jpg.html)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/carnival20of20souls20196220goodtimes20vhs20front_zpsf4ed5f6a.gif) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/carnival20of20souls20196220goodtimes20vhs20front_zpsf4ed5f6a.gif.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on September 04, 2013, 03:17:19 AM
This is a DVD but yeeeeeee, it's Photoshop at its' worst.  :buggedout: :buggedout:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gFq-4SGkL.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on September 04, 2013, 07:42:20 AM
dafuq?

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1b0pogXCV1rpk5nvo1_500.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_locs43NOIU1qch9gxo1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on September 04, 2013, 11:47:15 AM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/body-snatchers-from-hell-vcr-vhs-cover_zpsa7e393d3.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/body-snatchers-from-hell-vcr-vhs-cover_zpsa7e393d3.jpg.html)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/fmVHS-10-big_zps737dbb11.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/fmVHS-10-big_zps737dbb11.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: crackers on September 05, 2013, 03:36:51 AM
([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/fmVHS-10-big_zps737dbb11.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/fmVHS-10-big_zps737dbb11.jpg.html[/url])


I think this one is great.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on September 05, 2013, 03:41:41 AM
It is.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on September 05, 2013, 07:29:54 AM
Man I love this thread.

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_locryrmgJA1qch9gxo1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on September 05, 2013, 01:44:58 PM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/tumblr_m6ws51jacp1qjupc5o1_500_zps6b67d8f2.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/tumblr_m6ws51jacp1qjupc5o1_500_zps6b67d8f2.jpg.html)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/tumblr_ma1j2fyanq1qjupc5o1_1280_zpsc1f16cbf.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/tumblr_ma1j2fyanq1qjupc5o1_1280_zpsc1f16cbf.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on September 06, 2013, 01:05:00 PM
(http://serialkillercalendar.com/serialkillercalendar/VHSWASTELAND/LOW-RES-VHS-COVERS/JUDUS-PRIEST-FUEL-FOR-LIFE.jpg)

(http://serialkillercalendar.com/serialkillercalendar/VHSWASTELAND/LOW-RES-VHS-COVERS/NEW-KIDS-ON-THE-BLOCK-HANGIN-TOUGH.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on September 10, 2013, 12:00:52 PM
([url]http://serialkillercalendar.com/serialkillercalendar/VHSWASTELAND/LOW-RES-VHS-COVERS/JUDUS-PRIEST-FUEL-FOR-LIFE.jpg[/url])

([url]http://serialkillercalendar.com/serialkillercalendar/VHSWASTELAND/LOW-RES-VHS-COVERS/NEW-KIDS-ON-THE-BLOCK-HANGIN-TOUGH.jpg[/url])


No pictures  :bluesad:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on September 11, 2013, 12:24:37 AM
(http://www.foundfootagefest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/VHS_Covers_Crafts-604x1024.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: VenomX73 on September 11, 2013, 08:39:35 AM
([url]http://www.foundfootagefest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/VHS_Covers_Crafts-604x1024.jpg[/url])


YES. Waiting for Blu-ray! :twirl:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on September 11, 2013, 11:53:00 AM
No pictures  :bluesad:

my bad.

(http://serialkillercalendar.com/serialkillercalendar/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/SEX-AND-THE-ANIMALS.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on September 11, 2013, 12:29:52 PM
No pictures  :bluesad:

my bad.

([url]http://serialkillercalendar.com/serialkillercalendar/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/SEX-AND-THE-ANIMALS.jpg[/url])


Reading the back of that cover leads me to believe that we're nowhere near as intelligent a species as we think we are. :drink:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on September 13, 2013, 01:15:04 PM
No pictures  :bluesad:

my bad.

([url]http://serialkillercalendar.com/serialkillercalendar/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/SEX-AND-THE-ANIMALS.jpg[/url])


OMG This is bad!!!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: KYGOTC on September 14, 2013, 06:55:45 PM


([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/tumblr_ma1j2fyanq1qjupc5o1_1280_zpsc1f16cbf.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/tumblr_ma1j2fyanq1qjupc5o1_1280_zpsc1f16cbf.jpg.html[/url])


That's the second cover art I've seen for that movie. Which is weird, because I thought there was only like 500 copies of this in existence period.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on September 15, 2013, 02:47:35 PM
That's the second cover art I've seen for that movie. Which is weird, because I thought there was only like 500 copies of this in existence period.

probably a bootleg.

(http://serialkillercalendar.com/serialkillercalendar/VHSWASTELAND/LOW-RES-VHS-COVERS/MIRROR-MIRROR-ON-THE-WALL-HAVE-I-GOT-NEWS-FOR-YOU.jpg)

(http://serialkillercalendar.com/serialkillercalendar/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/DEADLY-WEAPONS-FIREARMS-AND-FIREPOWER.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on September 16, 2013, 09:13:27 AM
(http://www.foundfootagefest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/VHS_Covers_Beezbo-564x1024.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on September 16, 2013, 04:00:45 PM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/orca_zps5f2fe5e7.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/orca_zps5f2fe5e7.jpg.html)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/5409312209_23034d717d_z_zps167d7b98.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/5409312209_23034d717d_z_zps167d7b98.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Pilgermann on September 16, 2013, 09:20:37 PM
I love pretty much everything I've seen in this thread.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on September 17, 2013, 06:41:57 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515YYATQ3NL.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JR5X__N96vg/SoPCopnverI/AAAAAAAAAb8/xzWUpmj3EIE/s1600/BrutalSorcery.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: crackers on September 17, 2013, 02:17:33 PM
([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/mr20ice20cream20man20british20dvd20front2_zpsaa76fd13.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/mr20ice20cream20man20british20dvd20front2_zpsaa76fd13.jpg.html[/url])



Off the back of seeing this cover, I went ahead and watched this.

It had the potential to be a good bad film, but did not deliver.

It's just over an hour long, but even that is hard work.

Shame.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on September 17, 2013, 05:45:35 PM
I hope no-one's posted this yet but since we've got almost 40 pages it's quite possible.
(http://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/revenge-of-dr-x-regal-vhs-sleeve2.jpg?w=700)
She looks far from terrified.. more like a cold hand is giving her a physical.
And does she have a wart on her nose or something?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on September 17, 2013, 06:17:56 PM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/Barracuda-atlantis_zps1dbb31b0.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/Barracuda-atlantis_zps1dbb31b0.jpg.html)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/912-1_zps09c8b899.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/912-1_zps09c8b899.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on September 18, 2013, 03:36:28 PM
Looking over this topic, I can't help but think that even the bad box art is more visually interesting than most of what makes it onto posters and DVD cases these days. 

Sure a lot of the art was horrible, but it had a style to it that photoshopped floating heads on a dark background just can't match. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on September 19, 2013, 03:26:32 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/44bc32aaed2fbb455542e6c8012e7e60/tumblr_mmedkgI2nb1s29f4ko1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on September 19, 2013, 02:30:02 PM
These two are pretty great, but I think they fit in.
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/smokem_zpsd0a55068.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/smokem_zpsd0a55068.jpg.html)

(http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/DRIVERS-ED--SCARE-FILMS-VOLUME-1-SOMETHING-WEIRD-VIDEO-SWV.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on September 19, 2013, 09:50:07 PM
I hope no-one's posted this yet but since we've got almost 40 pages it's quite possible.
([url]http://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/revenge-of-dr-x-regal-vhs-sleeve2.jpg?w=700[/url])
She looks far from terrified.. more like a cold hand is giving her a physical.
And does she have a wart on her nose or something?


If the back jacket hadn't been included here I would have thought this was The Revenge of Doctor X (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130633/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

Wait. Is that this cover I see in the Photos category of the IMDB page? No, this can't be right, that's not what the movie is about at all. It's about a NASA scientist who collects fly-traps from Florida and "undersea fly-traps" from Japan to create a hybrid plant being.

Bah,  I've had an awful week, my cat died, so this chews my nerve more than it probably should.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Javakoala on September 19, 2013, 09:56:50 PM
I hope no-one's posted this yet but since we've got almost 40 pages it's quite possible.
([url]http://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/revenge-of-dr-x-regal-vhs-sleeve2.jpg?w=700[/url])
She looks far from terrified.. more like a cold hand is giving her a physical.
And does she have a wart on her nose or something?


If the back jacket hadn't been included here I would have thought this was The Revenge of Doctor X ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130633/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1[/url])

Wait. Is that this cover I see in the Photos category of the IMDB page? No, this can't be right, that's not what the movie is about at all. It's about a NASA scientist who collects fly-traps from Florida and "undersea fly-traps" from Japan to create a hybrid plant being.

Bah,  I've had an awful week, my cat died, so this chews my nerve more than it probably should.


You are very right to be confused by this. The film even has tacked on video-generated credits with the cast list from the back of the tape, but it is indeed the Ed Wood wriitten movie of which you speak. Yes, Ed Wood. I guess they couldn't convince anyone to watch it, so they lied about who was in the stupid thing. The best part of the whole movie is the scene with the topless female divers.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on September 20, 2013, 05:22:11 PM
The best part of the whole movie is the scene with the topless female divers.

It's the most Random Gratuitous Breast Shot of all time.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: WingedSerpent on September 20, 2013, 05:30:43 PM
([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/orca_zps5f2fe5e7.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/orca_zps5f2fe5e7.jpg.html[/url])




I actually like the artwork for Orca.  True it looks more like a book cover then a VHS cover, but it just looks bad @$$!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: cqmorrell on September 20, 2013, 05:40:09 PM
Looking over this topic, I can't help but think that even the bad box art is more visually interesting than most of what makes it onto posters and DVD cases these days. 

Sure a lot of the art was horrible, but it had a style to it that photoshopped floating heads on a dark background just can't match. 

Hit the nail on the head there. With all of this crappy box art, movie stores (the ones left anyway) had something they don't have now - character. Nowadays movie art tends to just blend into this great wad of "same".


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on September 21, 2013, 01:05:25 PM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/1815-1_zps7468924a.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/1815-1_zps7468924a.jpg.html)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/bodsho_zps97768102.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/bodsho_zps97768102.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on September 29, 2013, 08:52:08 AM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1_SQzcU5e6M/UkgwHN9IlbI/AAAAAAAAEn0/_xFWxV5w4po/s931/stepsisters_VHS.png)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: zelmo73 on September 29, 2013, 12:23:29 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1_SQzcU5e6M/UkgwHN9IlbI/AAAAAAAAEn0/_xFWxV5w4po/s931/stepsisters_VHS.png)

I don't know which is more impressive, the girl with the big ta-tas, or her big moustache!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: ChaosTheory on September 29, 2013, 03:25:20 PM
([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/orca_zps5f2fe5e7.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/orca_zps5f2fe5e7.jpg.html[/url])




I actually like the artwork for Orca.  True it looks more like a book cover then a VHS cover, but it just looks bad @$$!


I agree.  The theatrical poster image is even better -
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FFyje9Y_HGE/T6rjFkWKbII/AAAAAAAABOk/5AeUq0QgqU4/s1600/936full-orca_-the-killer-whale-poster.jpg)


hoo boy:
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-k6CNf1U3QBE/T1OFGScB-NI/AAAAAAAAB-U/AqqnyYtcTCw/s400/sg+b.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Nv4HVj9tycc/TS-K2GpV2OI/AAAAAAAAAEE/jFJOj9QoGI4/s1600/pd6.jpg)


This one is simply too marvelous:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hKcsrzcBTGw/TlPaupV0JtI/AAAAAAAAAKY/-eTrisF4y0o/s400/402_PTF_Fr3frontcover3rdforDVD_website.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on September 29, 2013, 07:56:27 PM
When the day comes where ninjas swoop down from the skies to attack unwary folks, I'll carry a gun too!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on September 30, 2013, 07:48:42 AM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/wildlittlebunch_zps229d3d91.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/wildlittlebunch_zps229d3d91.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on September 30, 2013, 08:00:48 AM
([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FFyje9Y_HGE/T6rjFkWKbII/AAAAAAAABOk/5AeUq0QgqU4/s1600/936full-orca_-the-killer-whale-poster.jpg[/url])

I want this on my entire wall.



([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/wildlittlebunch_zps229d3d91.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/wildlittlebunch_zps229d3d91.jpg.html[/url])


Has science worked out a method of un-seeing things yet?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on October 01, 2013, 04:01:24 AM
(http://www.lunchmeatvhs.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Microwave-Massacre-MIDNIGHT.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yhfb2e8qrXg/T-0XvS5OqAI/AAAAAAAABQc/aIas7FiMH5w/s1600/Death+Wish+Club+US+Regal+Video+VHS.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on October 02, 2013, 08:45:58 AM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/img_7002-e1337782801150_zpsf98d4d99.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/img_7002-e1337782801150_zpsf98d4d99.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on October 07, 2013, 01:35:47 PM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/tumblr_m2yqbxs7RN1qi7zhio1_500_zps79109bd0.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/tumblr_m2yqbxs7RN1qi7zhio1_500_zps79109bd0.jpg.html)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/81be04a6-cff0-404a-81e0-18783d007aab_zps86b181ab.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/81be04a6-cff0-404a-81e0-18783d007aab_zps86b181ab.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on October 18, 2013, 10:37:52 AM
Is that Curly or Peter Lorre? LOL

(http://media.tumblr.com/e11f3a7ebb4a8467434247428878f4c9/tumblr_inline_muvf2uHVGF1rd4yo8.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 18, 2013, 11:55:36 AM
Is that Curly or Peter Lorre? LOL

([url]http://media.tumblr.com/e11f3a7ebb4a8467434247428878f4c9/tumblr_inline_muvf2uHVGF1rd4yo8.jpg[/url])

This must have been made in that brief period of time that Larry suddenly aged 50 years. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on October 20, 2013, 10:39:21 AM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/f4b04fe4-0697-4d57-9c36-f40e051f9472_zps2ba94ca5.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/f4b04fe4-0697-4d57-9c36-f40e051f9472_zps2ba94ca5.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Flangepart on October 28, 2013, 06:11:57 PM
But is it really worst?

(http://i2.listal.com/image/435508/600full-plan-9-from-outer-space-poster.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Puma81 on October 29, 2013, 12:55:54 AM
All from the same movie.
All awesomely bad.
LIGHT BLAST 1985, starring Erik Estrada.

(http://www.videocollector.co.uk/data/images/light-blast-169l.jpg)

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/light%20blast%20japan%20vhs%20front%20&%20back2.jpg)

(http://www.critcononline.com/images/neon%20killer%20aka%20lightblast%20german%20vhs%20front%20&%20back2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: lester1/2jr on October 29, 2013, 05:05:19 PM
what is Light Blast?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on October 29, 2013, 05:13:26 PM
(http://www.angelfire.com/movies/vhs/new1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on October 30, 2013, 04:59:21 AM
what is Light Blast?

This is the wikipedia entry:  :bouncegiggle: :teddyr:

Quote
San Francisco. Two teenagers playing hide and seek among the cars in an abandoned railway depot only to find themselves in a freight exchange affettuse pampering. A white van arrives in the vicinity of the store and points a gun toward a large LCD clock. The teens copulate, the cannon fires all around and catches fire and melts.

"Blackmail laser for the city of San Francisco. California. Some criminals are threatening to reduce it to a heap of glowing embers unless they are given a huge sum. The authorities did not give up and investigations are handled by Ron, a skilled inspector with a reputation for hard (like the 'Dirty Harry' cop interpreted to asbestos years ago by Clint Eastwood). (...) As reflected in more than evident from the plot, it is an action film, produced by cutting the loaf typical of yellow crime. Moreover Enzo G. Castellari is a director who moves in film spectacular, but the results are not striking, however, not unseemly in the strength of his consummate craft. How, exactly. this 'Shots of light', starring Ennio Girolami, Michael Pritchard. Peggy Rowe, Bob Taylor. [2]

"Much like the U.S. has pushed Enzo Castellari to release this crime by the pace, but the subject trivial: all other films revisited by cutting typically American. Situation experienced in many other stories and many other TV series. From Professor maniac who wants to destroy a city if it is not satisfied his thirst for power and dollars, the intrepid cop who alone makes a massacre of unspeakable proportions, by the death of the great cop chases flat out better, engine on land, on streets and highways of the metropolis. All in all, the film has merit, is to be attributed to the unconscious provincialism Castellari that focuses the true protagonist of the story: San Francisco, photographed documentary with wisdom, in its new and its old. San Francisco, with its skyscrapers and its nineteenth-century houses, with its beautiful bay, its iconic bridge. Here, then, that the good cop's lives on a houseboat, the cop does amazing chase of a stock car (sort of off-road racing), while the bad guy working with none other than a laser beam. To face it is, in the role of Lt. Ronnie Warren, that Erik Estrada known to television audiences for a successful series, that of 'Chips' intrepid policemen of California Street. [3]

"Maybe Castellari does not know, but probably no one before him had done with the laser power our cars. A new type of fuel? No, let's say a propellant, a pretext to launch cars, trucks and vans of all shapes and sizes in the usual whirlwind of slalom, carambola and spin. For years the amount of our Series B movie adventure filmed in the U.S. is the car crash in slow motion video (best final burst). Shots of light is not the exception, but uses the expedient mad-scientist-with-deadly-weapon to heat engines. [4]

 :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: CarlinBrock on November 06, 2013, 01:46:32 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jzSJ81_ya9c/T1GFCtd3EJI/AAAAAAAAA-E/uOSO-UDqy3g/s1600/Malone+Burt+Reynolds+VHS+Cover.jpg)

This is a great VHS box because it made me want to watch the movie SO BAD, but .. I mean, it's terrible, too. Really terrible. Burt Reynolds looks like a Muppet.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on November 14, 2013, 01:02:24 PM
Killer Elevators...hell yeah

(http://mos.totalfilm.com/images/a/awesomely-bad-80s-vhs-cover-art-38-430-75.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on November 17, 2013, 10:00:02 PM
([url]http://www.angelfire.com/movies/vhs/new1.jpg[/url])


WTH?????


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on November 17, 2013, 10:01:57 PM
Killer Elevators...hell yeah

([url]http://mos.totalfilm.com/images/a/awesomely-bad-80s-vhs-cover-art-38-430-75.jpg[/url])


I have seen this.  Not bad but not all that great either.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on November 18, 2013, 01:10:33 AM
It's a shame that many of the images are no longer showing up, this topic was hysterical for a good while.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on November 18, 2013, 12:33:55 PM
([url]http://www.angelfire.com/movies/vhs/new1.jpg[/url])

This looks more like the cover toa  Goosebumps or a Chose Your Own Adventure book.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on November 18, 2013, 02:32:47 PM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/mindstalk_zps268b1f03.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/mindstalk_zps268b1f03.jpg.html)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/monster20a20go20go20united20vhs20front_zps12f451e9.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/monster20a20go20go20united20vhs20front_zps12f451e9.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Jack on November 18, 2013, 05:55:02 PM

This is the wikipedia entry:  :bouncegiggle: :teddyr:

San Francisco. Two teenagers playing hide and seek among the cars in an abandoned railway depot only to find themselves in a freight exchange affettuse pampering.


You haven't lived until you've experienced affettuse pampering in an abandoned railway depot.   :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 18, 2013, 06:12:44 PM
([url]http://www.angelfire.com/movies/vhs/new1.jpg[/url])


Are there supposed to be three Godzillas in this picture: the one the blond guy is reacting to, the one reflected in the skyscraper, and the one whose tail is visible?  :question:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on November 19, 2013, 03:05:04 AM
([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/mindstalk_zps268b1f03.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/mindstalk_zps268b1f03.jpg.html[/url])


This is so bad it isn't even listed on the IMDB  :buggedout:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on November 19, 2013, 03:33:13 AM
^ Indeed not listed on IMDb yet. One of the actors is listed, she's from Sweden (Agneta Eckemyr). According to the Internet Mindstalk was made in 1986 directed by "Tony Smith".


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on November 19, 2013, 05:10:46 AM
Well I submitted the title to IMDb with all the information I could find. Should be up in a couple of days.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Gst0395 on November 20, 2013, 06:49:11 PM
Killer Elevators...hell yeah

([url]http://mos.totalfilm.com/images/a/awesomely-bad-80s-vhs-cover-art-38-430-75.jpg[/url])

That over dramatic tagline ("take the stairs!") makes me laugh hard.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Gst0395 on November 23, 2013, 06:15:57 PM
This has probably already been posted here, but I have to bring this up. I saw it in an article about terrible VHS artwork, I think it's for a Goodtimes Entertainment release of the classic British shocker "Night of the Demon" (1957).

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/thefw.com/files/2012/06/curse-of-the-demon-2.png)

If you've probably seen this movie, you'll agree that this cover does very little justice to the eerie and tense atmosphere of the film. Some may mistake it as being an animated flick or something, I don't know. It just looks very cartoonish and strange.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on November 30, 2013, 03:41:35 PM
(http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/FURRY-ANIMALS-EDUCATIONAL-FAVORITES.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JPickettIII on November 30, 2013, 09:45:28 PM
Found this great article about nabad VHS artwork.  Entertaining  :cheers:

http://thefw.com/worst-vhs-covers/ (http://thefw.com/worst-vhs-covers/)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on December 01, 2013, 02:43:08 PM
From a German VHS of THE CORPSE GRINDERS

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/corpsegrindersgermanvhsfront2_zpseecbfdad.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/corpsegrindersgermanvhsfront2_zpseecbfdad.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on December 02, 2013, 03:33:40 PM
I actually kinda like that Corpse Grinder poster.  It has a real Grindhouse feel to it. 


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on December 10, 2013, 01:38:37 AM
([url]http://serialkillercalendar.com/VHSWASTELAND/HIGH-RES-VHS-COVERS/FURRY-ANIMALS-EDUCATIONAL-FAVORITES.jpg[/url])


That one leaves me wondering just what 'VHS compatible' is.  :question: :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on December 10, 2013, 09:35:08 AM
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/quiet%20place%20to%20kill%20unicorn%20vhs%20front.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: ChaosTheory on December 10, 2013, 11:51:12 AM
([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jzSJ81_ya9c/T1GFCtd3EJI/AAAAAAAAA-E/uOSO-UDqy3g/s1600/Malone+Burt+Reynolds+VHS+Cover.jpg[/url])

This is a great VHS box because it made me want to watch the movie SO BAD, but .. I mean, it's terrible, too. Really terrible. Burt Reynolds looks like a Muppet.


I thought that was Robert Goulet at first glance.  I kind of wish it were.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Raffine on December 11, 2013, 12:21:58 AM
([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/body-snatchers-from-hell-vcr-vhs-cover_zpsa7e393d3.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/body-snatchers-from-hell-vcr-vhs-cover_zpsa7e393d3.jpg.html[/url])


You'd never know if from that godawful cover, but this is actually a really frightening and disturbing Japanese horror film about about a vampire-like alien terrorizing the survivors of an airliner crash. It's got some incredible visuals - and it was recently release by Criterion!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VesGOHBoQU

 I'm guessing this is about gay puppet sex?

(http://www.foundfootagefest.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/KennyAndCorky_front.jpg)

Let's see Criterion release this one.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on February 24, 2014, 08:03:51 AM
(http://wipfilms.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/The-Glass-Ceiling.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Gst0395 on March 07, 2014, 11:31:06 AM
From a German VHS of THE CORPSE GRINDERS

([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/corpsegrindersgermanvhsfront2_zpseecbfdad.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/corpsegrindersgermanvhsfront2_zpseecbfdad.jpg.html[/url])

That cover art is awesome, in a bad kind of way but still. Pure trash, just the way I like it.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: daveblackeye15 on March 15, 2014, 08:15:29 PM
So I finally solved a childhood mystery. I am quite sure my first Godzilla movie was Godzilla vs. Hedorah. I swear I faintly remember my grandma and grandpa showing the box to me while we were in a Fred Meyer store when I was four or so. Now most often you'd see this cover in movie stores...
http://www.tohokingdom.com/images/articles/boxart/hedorah_orion_tn.jpg (http://www.tohokingdom.com/images/articles/boxart/hedorah_orion_tn.jpg)

But mine I could not place when I went looking for it for a long time but I finally found it at Toho Kingdom.

http://www.tohokingdom.com/images/space.gif (http://www.tohokingdom.com/images/space.gif)

I certainly remember Godzilla looking better but Hedorah is exactly as I remembered.

Oh and the company did one for Godzilla's Revenge.
http://www.tohokingdom.com/images/articles/boxart/gr_simitar_tn.jpg (http://www.tohokingdom.com/images/articles/boxart/gr_simitar_tn.jpg)

What the heck is with this one though?
http://www.tohokingdom.com/images/space.gif (http://www.tohokingdom.com/images/space.gif)

And in Argentina Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster is Gorgo versus the original King Kong?
http://www.tohokingdom.com/images/articles/boxart/ebirah_contracuadro_tn.jpg (http://www.tohokingdom.com/images/articles/boxart/ebirah_contracuadro_tn.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on March 15, 2014, 08:48:20 PM
Your links don't work.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: daveblackeye15 on March 15, 2014, 09:39:58 PM
I'll try again.

Vs. Sea Monster (?)

http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_ebirah_contracuadro.htm (http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_ebirah_contracuadro.htm)

Cover most people got.
http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_hedorah_orion.htm (http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_hedorah_orion.htm)

Cover I got.
http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_hedorah_simitar.htm (http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_hedorah_simitar.htm)

Same company doing a cover for Revenge
http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_gr_simitar.htm (http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_gr_simitar.htm)

Um, he's an interesting Godzilla vs. Megalon
http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_megalon_uaw94.html (http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_megalon_uaw94.html)

Another Megalon. I remember seeing this at the old mom and pop movie store and thinking it was one I had missed, until I saw the title, already had Megalon.
http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_megalon_vt.htm (http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_megalon_vt.htm)

I don't remember classic Mechagodzilla having such a thing frame.
http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_gvsmg_goodtimes.htm (http://www.tohokingdom.com/articles/images/boxart_gvsmg_goodtimes.htm)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: JaseSF on March 15, 2014, 10:21:14 PM
I actually kind of like most of those, well the art ones anyway. The 2nd Megalon cover looks the worst to me.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BluEyeDevil on March 20, 2014, 12:35:09 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RrT-WWsYxSc/TgGRGR-jCJI/AAAAAAAATuU/IkOnjkdpEsY/s1200/drali.jpg)
Never saw this but boy does it look awful!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Kooshmeister on March 25, 2014, 05:38:41 PM
Godzilla looks like a turd beast on the UAV Entertainment Megalon cover...


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on March 25, 2014, 08:50:02 PM
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/be698a339537d5ea943c16ceaa66da43/tumblr_myy3bu004H1rlqofqo1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: BluEyeDevil on March 28, 2014, 11:04:24 PM
I can't tell if this is cover is awful or awesome. Either way there's something about it I like.
(http://wipfilms.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/man_violence.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: cqmorrell on October 02, 2014, 11:33:40 PM
Not so much "bad" but misleading:

(http://www.horreur.net/sites/default/files/upload/attention_au_blob-aff.jpg)

The picture's from the 1988 Blob remake, but the movie itself is Beware! The Blob from 1972.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: StinkerMadness on October 08, 2014, 02:13:17 PM
([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jzSJ81_ya9c/T1GFCtd3EJI/AAAAAAAAA-E/uOSO-UDqy3g/s1600/Malone+Burt+Reynolds+VHS+Cover.jpg[/url])

This is a great VHS box because it made me want to watch the movie SO BAD, but .. I mean, it's terrible, too. Really terrible. Burt Reynolds looks like a Muppet.


I thought that was Robert Goulet at first glance.  I kind of wish it were.

This just got added to my Watch Later list on Youtube...thank you!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: MrMari on October 08, 2014, 06:16:56 PM
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/thefw.com/files/2012/06/Ninja-America-Warrior1.png)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on October 08, 2014, 11:04:00 PM
([url]http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/thefw.com/files/2012/06/Ninja-America-Warrior1.png[/url])

Yuck.. that looks like a cheesy early 90s video game flyer!


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: cqmorrell on December 11, 2014, 03:33:52 PM
(http://www.vhscollector.com/sites/default/files/vhscovers/bwere%20front.jpg)

For some reason, The Beast Must Die was released on VHS in the 80s with the title Black Werewolf, and of course the box cover is nothing like the movie ...  :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: retrorussell on December 11, 2014, 10:05:47 PM
([url]http://www.vhscollector.com/sites/default/files/vhscovers/bwere%20front.jpg[/url])


Werewolf: Hey!  Wanna see me get down and dirty with this disembodied head?


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: major jay on December 17, 2014, 10:07:58 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4l82aZCAAAte24.jpg:large)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: rebel_1812 on December 25, 2014, 03:13:30 AM
I can't tell if this is cover is awful or awesome. Either way there's something about it I like.
([url]http://wipfilms.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/man_violence.jpg[/url])


I love this one.  That guy is a serious man of violence.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: rebel_1812 on December 25, 2014, 09:07:02 PM
From a German VHS of THE CORPSE GRINDERS

([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/corpsegrindersgermanvhsfront2_zpseecbfdad.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/corpsegrindersgermanvhsfront2_zpseecbfdad.jpg.html[/url])


this one has a weird appeal to it.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: claws on December 26, 2014, 03:00:50 AM
From a German VHS of THE CORPSE GRINDERS

([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/corpsegrindersgermanvhsfront2_zpseecbfdad.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/corpsegrindersgermanvhsfront2_zpseecbfdad.jpg.html[/url])


this one has a weird appeal to it.


This is how the 2005 German DVD release of the movie looked like

(http://img.ofdb.de/fassung/127/127584_f.jpg)


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: rebel_1812 on December 27, 2014, 10:35:54 PM
From a German VHS of THE CORPSE GRINDERS

([url]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/tcrine_photos/vhs%20covers/corpsegrindersgermanvhsfront2_zpseecbfdad.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tcrine_photos/media/vhs%20covers/corpsegrindersgermanvhsfront2_zpseecbfdad.jpg.html[/url])


this one has a weird appeal to it.


This is how the 2005 German DVD release of the movie looked like

([url]http://img.ofdb.de/fassung/127/127584_f.jpg[/url])


The first one is post modern, but the second one looks like a gritty reboot attempt.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Gabriel-Knight on January 29, 2016, 08:22:27 PM
Sorry for the necro, but i would very much like to see this thread resurrected. I had so many laughs with it, and i think there's probably a lot of "new" material to show.


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on February 04, 2016, 08:20:45 AM
(http://static.inlog.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/5416894249_8f275a47d9_z.jpg)

Has that zombie seen something horrible looking up or what?  :wink:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Trevor on February 04, 2016, 08:32:46 AM
Oy:

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2009/352/0/0/Warriors_of_the_Wind_VHS_Cover_by_kevinbolk.jpg)

 :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: The Worst VHS Cover Artwork!
Post by: Gabriel-Knight on February 15, 2016, 09:49:27 PM
([url]http://static.inlog.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/5416894249_8f275a47d9_z.jpg[/url])

Has that zombie seen something horrible looking up or what?  :wink:


He looks like he's closing an eye to examine a hole...
...
...
 :lookingup:
Yeah, nevermind.  :tongueout: