How Do You Think VHS Helped The Horror Genre?

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01/12/2012
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How Do You Think VHS Helped The Horror Genre?

I'm putting together a piece for my blog about the significance of VHS in the horror genre, and I would appreciate whatever answers any of you might have for this question: In your opinion, which horror movies, sub-genres and directors benefited the most from the VHS rental craze during the 80s and 90s? To put it another way, which horror movies, sub-genres and directors would have remained obscure or completely unknown among the horror fan community if it were not for the VHS rental craze? For example, I'm thinking that Charles Band probably gained a lot of fans due to VHS, between his Full Moon Video and Wizard Video labels. I also think that the Italian horror sub-genre of giallo found a lot of new fans here in the states thanks to VHS. What do you think?

Any answers that you can provide for my question would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Tromaville films immediately come to mind, I think many would have never heard of them without the local VHS rental store.