We're all familiar with the term "like a kid in a candy store", but for my childhood it was "like a kid in a video store". When we bought our first VCR, my entire life changed. Not only could I record Scooby-Doo to watch anytime I wanted, I could also borrow movies to watch - in our LIVING ROOM! What we take for granted today was truly revolutionary in those days.

Within a couple years, video stores began popping up all over the place. Since we had a Betamax (yes, we were those people), there were only a few stores we could go to until we ended up going VHS in the late-80s. I can still remember the way those stores smelled; fresh plastic - almost metallic, mixed with buttered popcorn and a hint of cardboard. I would roam aisles of videos just staring at the artwork, each cassette case displaying a glimpse of what wonders might be contained within. Right next to the saloon doors that shielded the adult section from my young eyes (ok, I looked), was a row of films with a sign above it that read, "HORROR". That's where you could find me. 

Standing in front of a wall of videotapes is an experience Netflix will never match. Ever. The artwork, the titles, all a feast for my eyes. The care in which the selections were made, the thoughts of whether or not the movie would scare the shit out of me, or just be a shitty movie. For a $2.14 rental, I didn't care - I just wanted to devour them all.

On January 25th, we will release the first in what we plan to be a series of box sets that pay homage to the VHS era and, more importantly, our childhood. In addition to recreating art that we loved as kids, these limited edition box sets will also contain things from that era; stickers that you would readily see at stores and on tapes, as well as delicious custom made microwaveable popcorn

The first box set to be released in this series is  one of the films that defines the home video era: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Designed by artist Richard Hescox, this cover taunted me as a kid; it was equally scary as it was mesmerizing and led me to rent the movie and ultimately fall in love with it. We had the pleasure of working with him to be able to release this design, and I couldn't be more thrilled. This box set is limited to 300 and will be released on January 25 at 10am EST. While the black shirt will only be available in the box, a hoodie, baseball tee, and blue vintage ringer will also be available. Check out the details below and see you next week!

- Ben

 

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE - VIDEO SERIE BOX SET

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE - VIDEO SERIES BOX SET

LIMITED TO 300
Artwork by Richard Hescox
PRICE: $42
SIZES: S-5X, Girls S-2X

Contents:
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre Video Series Box Set Tee
- VHS Collector’s Box
- Fright-Rags Video VHS Sticker Sheet
- Fright-Rags Video Microwave Popcorn

Please note — Box Set DOES NOT contain a copy of the movie. The Collector Box is meant to mimic a VHS box.

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE - VIDEO SERIES HOODIE

HOODIE

Artwork by Richard Hescox
PRICE: $47
SIZES: S-3X

  

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE - VIDEO SERIES BASEBALL TEE

BASEBALL TEE

Artwork by Richard Hescox
PRICE: $37
SIZES: S-2X

 

BLUE RINGER TEE

Artwork by Richard Hescox
PRICE: $27
SIZES: S-2X

 

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