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I'm new to this site. I'm glad it exists, and I'm glad I found you. Let me tell you some of my background. I'm proud to say that I've been in this hobby since VHS tapes came out. In the late 70's I used to collect super 8 films, since VHS tapes were just starting to come out. I'd spend my hard earned paper route money on collecting monster films. When videos came out I remember how much nicer it was to see the entire movie instead of watching an abridged 10 minute version on the projector. I would always go to the horror aisle in the video store. One of my first renting recollections was watching "The Howling" on my Dad's betamax. Flash forward about 10 years, and I lived in a town that had a ma and pop video store at the end of the block. They had a huge horror section. I walked there every other day to rent something. They would often clearence out some of their horror movies that weren't popular. That's when I started my real collecting. At the time I didn't collect for profits sake, but just because I liked these movies that no one else liked. I bought "The Slime People", and the Elvira Thriller videos. They had all the H.G. Lewis big box videos, but they were too gross for my collection. Had I known then what I know now, I would have bought them just too sell them, if nothing else. My latest collecting craze is sort of at a stand still. There are no more video stores, and the only place you can find them are at goodwill stores, or used book stores. It's not the same. Some of us remember going into a video store and stairing at an entire wall full of horror movies to pick from. Ahh the memories!!!

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Personally, I enjoy the hunt of looking through thrift stores for my VHS