Movies I Remember From My Local Videostore

by Humdinger69 | created - 27 Jun 2013 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

This is a list of movies I remember from my local Hollywood Video before they all went completely obsolete. Just looking at these cover arts brings back memories.

I am working on trying to see as many of these as I can and once I do I will give my opinion.

WARNING! Some descriptions may contain SPOILERS though I will try to steer away from them as much as possible.

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1. Vicious (2003 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of campers encounter a brutal government agent whom uses them as bait to capture a vicious creature, a failed government experiment, loose in the woods.

Director: Matt Green | Stars: Tom Savini, Brian Bremer, Melanie Parker, Bill Moseley

Votes: 223

I rented this one when I was a kid and hated it. As the years passed It faded from my memory completely except for one single unforgettable scene: an army soldier getting dragged away by the worst CGI monster I'd ever seen. The memory led to an obsession, and eventually I knew I had to have this in my collection even if the rest of the movie was absolute garbage just to know if the monster was as bad as I remember...

Well, it certainly is a sight to behold. But I'm older now. I'm wiser now. I crawl through the sewers of cinema on a regular basis and enjoy every minute. So I can't say the monster is the worst I've seen (it is fucking terrible though, don't be mistaken) and they use an animatronic model during close-up scenes which actually looks pretty good.

The film overall is not very good. For what it is, it's not terrible, and they somehow managed to drag Bill Moseley AND Tom Savini into this and both are great as usual. An especially amusing scene is when a fisherman unknowningly enters the "government testing zone" which is closed off by a driveway gate and a BEWARE OF DOG sign.

2. Creepies (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Genetically engineered killer spiders are released from a government laboratory, they kill people by eating them from the inside out.

Director: Jeff Leroy | Stars: Lisa Jay, Jeff Ryan, Phoebe Dollar, Calley Edmunds

Votes: 222

Charming killer spider b-flick from "Master of Miniatures" Jeff Leroy.

3. Ankle Biters (2002 Video)

R | 81 min | Horror

3 Feet Tall, with 2 Inch fangs and an Undying thirst for Blood. Drexel Vennis, Half Human/Half Vampire, along with his sidekick T-Bone, must stop dwarf vampires from unleashing a plague of vampires, before its too late.

Director: Adam Minarovich | Stars: Adam Minarovich, Jeremy Busbee, Michael Moore, Catherine Minarovich

Votes: 458

4. Aquanoids (2003)

R | 78 min | Horror

On a small island off the California coast it's the Fourth of July and tourists are washing up dead in Babylon Bay, once again! In 1987, rumor has it that mysterious sea creatures called ... See full summary »

Director: Reinhart 'Rayteam' Peschke | Stars: Laura Nativo, Rhoda Jordan, Edwin Craig, Ike Gingrich

Votes: 445

Pretty fun B-movie dragged down by underwhelming Aquanoid attacks consisting of a camera that rapidly flashes back and forth between indiscernible shots.

5. Dark Harvest (2004 Video)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

A group of teenagers go to an inherited family farm, only to be attacked by a killer scarecrow.

Director: Paul Moore | Stars: Don Digiulio, Jeanie Cheek, Jennifer Leigh, B.W. York

Votes: 805

6. Dark Harvest II: The Maize (2004)

R | 100 min | Horror

A father's psychic abilities are put to the test when his two daughters are trapped inside of a corn maze haunted by the spirits of two young girls who disappeared a year earlier.

Director: Bill Cowell | Stars: Bill Cowell, Kelleigh Murray, Alyssa Cowell, Elena Pezzino

Votes: 2,579

7. Skarecrow (2004)

R | 90 min | Horror

A killer scarecrow kills some people.

Director: Ben Dixon | Stars: Joel James, Tim James, Doyle James, Tim Booth

Votes: 234

aka Dark Harvest 3: Scarecrow

8. Scarecrow (2002 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A high school outcast who lives in a trailer with his mother finally meets a friend. He wants to ask her if they can go the next step, but then sees her kissing another boy at a party. He ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Itier | Stars: Tim Young, Todd Rex, Tiffany Shepis, Jen Richey

Votes: 1,069

Very entertaining b-horror movie with some fun gore.

9. Scarecrow Slayer (2003 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Horror

A college freshman is killed during a fraternity prank and is resurrected as a demonic scarecrow

Director: David Michael Latt | Stars: Tony Todd, Nicole Kingston, David Castro, Jessica Mattson

Votes: 747

Not as entertaining as the first, and a lot of the gore is crappy CGI, but it does the job.

10. Scarecrow Gone Wild (2004 Video)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

College mischief spins out of control unleashing a horrifying scarecrow who terrorizes a resort town during Spring Break.

Director: Brian Katkin | Stars: Ken Shamrock, Matthew Linhardt, Samantha Aisling, Caleb Roehrig

Votes: 783

11. The Fanglys (2004 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror

In the woods outside a small Texas town, a group of friends searching for some Halloween fun discover that a local legend is not only real, but deadly.

Director: Christopher Abram | Stars: Robert Harvey, Laurie Reaves, Christopher Abram, Tim Boswell

Votes: 188

12. Killers (1997)

R | 83 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

The deal is simple. Buy the stolen drugs for almost nothing, sell them and make a bundle. For Ray and the others, it's the deal of their lives. For Heather, the rich girl, it's a ride on ... See full summary »

Director: David Michael Latt | Stars: Kim Little, Paul Logan, Scott Carson, Erica Ortega

Votes: 460

13. Killers 2: The Beast (2002 Video)

R | 87 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

After a routine drug deal turns bad, Heather is arrested and taken to a mental institution. Inside the asylum, Heather's mind plays tricks on her, and she becomes convinced that a plot is under way to murder her.

Director: David Michael Latt | Stars: Kim Little, D.C. Douglas, Nick Stellate, Melissa Reneé Martin

Votes: 251

14. Tail Sting (2001)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A pack of massive genetically altered Scorpions escape containment on an airplane, turning passengers into victims and forcing one ordinary woman to confront her worst fears.

Director: Paul Wynne | Stars: Laura Putney, Robert Merrill, Shirly Brener, Gulshan Grover

Votes: 576

15. Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill (2004)

R | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

When a group of college kids stumble upon a small abandoned town of Sunset Valley, they must fight a band of Zombies led by a soldier seeking retribution for his grisly execution.

Director: Byron Werner | Stars: Chelsea Jean, Gregory Bastien, Denise Boutte, Scott Carson

Votes: 1,204

16. Way of the Vampire (2005)

R | 82 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

Dr. Abraham Van Helsing is granted immortality by the Catholic Church until he can hunt down the last vampire prince.

Directors: Sarah Nean Bruce, Eduardo Durão | Stars: Rhett Giles, Andreas Beckett, Paul Logan, Denise Boutte

Votes: 1,469

17. Legion of the Dead (2005 Video)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

The ancient Egyptian High-Priestess Aneh-Tet awakens from her 4000 year sleep to rule the world.

Director: Paul Bales | Stars: Courtney Clonch, Claudia Lynx, Bruce Boxleitner, Zach Galligan

Votes: 1,018

18. Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove (2005)

R | 80 min | Horror

A group of friends unleash a demonic Pirate from a treasure chest.

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Rhett Giles, Tom Nagel, Kristina Korn, Thomas Downey

Votes: 891

Cheesy, gory fun. A very pleasant surprise.

19. The Beast of Bray Road (2005)

R | 80 min | Horror

Based on actual accounts of werewolf sightings in Walworth County, Wisconsin, the film follows a local sheriff who is finally forced to accept that a string of horrifying deaths is linked ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Scott | Stars: Jeff Denton, Thomas Downey, Sarah Lieving, Joel Ezra Hebner

Votes: 1,110

Decent werewolf flick from The Asylum with some good gore scenes.

20. Dead Men Walking (2005)

R | 82 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After killing four persons in his home with a shotgun, Dee Travis claims that he had accidentally ingested an experimental biotoxin that the company Blackthorn where he worked was ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Mervis | Stars: Brandon Stacy, Griff Furst, Chriss Anglin, Bay Bruner

Votes: 1,176

21. Shapeshifter (2005)

R | 81 min | Horror

Guards and inmates in a maximum security prison have to fight for survival when they become trapped inside with demonic beast that begins preying on them. Together they must find a way to uncover the supernatural secret behind the beast.

Director: Gregory Lemkin | Stars: Jennifer Lee Wiggins, Ocean Marciano, Chris Facey, Vaz Andreas

Votes: 595

22. Intermedio (2005)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of four teenage friends become trapped in a Mexican border tunnel where they fall prey, one-by one, to tortured ghosts who haunt it.

Director: Andrew Lauer | Stars: Edward Furlong, Steve Railsback, Cerina Vincent, Amber Benson

Votes: 1,216

23. Pandora Machine (2004 Video)

R | 84 min | Sci-Fi

In a dystopian future society, policing has been privatized by the government, and victims of crime and/or their families must pay the cost of investigating and punishing criminals. This ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bellware | Stars: Daryl Boling, Doris Hick, Margaret Dodge, Jason Howard

Votes: 89

24. Death 4 Told (2004)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

Four horror stories occur in sequence connected by time and space. The first deals with a writer and his wife who move into a large house only to find it is already occupied. The second ... See full summary »

Directors: Bo Buckley, C. Michael Close | Stars: Margot Kidder, Alicia Goranson, Tom Savini, Harley Kaplan

Votes: 302

25. Leeches! (2003 Video)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Common-type aquatic leeches grow to large size after feeding on steroid-laced blood of a number of college endurance swimmers, and then the nasty creatures lay siege to the entire campus for more.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Matthew Twining, Josh Henderson, Stacey Nelson, Alexandra Westmore

Votes: 1,042

26. Infested (2002)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Horror tale of insects which eat their victims from the inside out.

Director: Josh Olson | Stars: Zach Galligan, Lisa Ann Hadley, Daniel Jenkins, Amy Jo Johnson

Votes: 1,185

27. Spiders (2000)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A DNA experiment on a rare breed of spider is taking place on a NASA space shuttle, when a freak meteor shower engulfs the shuttle, causing everything to go horribly wrong. One survivor is ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Lana Parrilla, Josh Green, Oliver Macready, Nick Swarts

Votes: 2,588

28. Spiders II: Breeding Ground (2001)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Jason and Alexandra 'Alex', a close couple, lose their sail yacht in a storm and are grateful to get picked up by Captain Jim Bigelow's commercial carrier. Suspicious about the rough ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Stephanie Niznik, Greg Cromer, Daniel Quinn, Richard Moll

Votes: 1,399

29. Larva (2005 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In Host, Missouri, the newcomer vet, Dr Eli Rudkus, is called by a farmer to look at one of his cows. The vet finds a strange parasite in the animal and sends it to the agriculture lab to ... See full summary »

Director: Abram Cox | Stars: Vincent Ventresca, Rachel Hunter, William Forsythe, David Selby

Votes: 1,107

30. Mansquito (2005 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

A scientist and her subject turn into mutant insects.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Corin Nemec, Musetta Vander, Matt Jordon, Patrick Dreikauss

Votes: 1,631

aka MosquitoMan

A watchable and reasonably gory giant bug movie.

31. Glass Trap (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When an army of radioactive ants are unknowingly carted into a skyscraper, a group of people have to find a way out before they're eaten one by one.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Stella Stevens, Siri Baruc, Brent Huff

Votes: 785

32. Shark Attack (1999 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

In a once serene African fishing village, a marine biologist goes in search of some answers when his friend becomes a victim in one of a series of brutal shark attacks.

Director: Bob Misiorowski | Stars: Cordell McQueen, Casper Van Dien, Chris Olley, Jacob Makgoba

Votes: 2,695

33. Shark Attack 2 (2000 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

The mutant sharks from Dr. Craven's experiments in "Shark Attack 1" are back, this time choosing Cape Town, South Africa as their hunting ground. Two sisters, Amy and Samantha, while diving... See full summary »

Director: David Worth | Stars: Thorsten Kaye, Nikita Ager, Dan Metcalfe, Caroline Bruins

Votes: 2,208

34. Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

When two researchers discover a colossal shark's tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface - the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path.

Director: David Worth | Stars: John Barrowman, Jenny McShane, Ryan Cutrona, George Stanchev

Votes: 4,831

35. Maniacts (2001)

R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Two serial killers meet and fall in love in an asylum for the criminally insane. Upon escaping their corrupt captors, they flee to the country to try and lead a happy, normal life. ... See full summary »

Director: C.W. Cressler | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Kellie Waymire, John Furlong, Mel Winkler

Votes: 278

Well-made and highly entertaining dark comedy about lunatics in love.

36. The Bunker (2001)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Seven German soldiers are enclosed in one bunker during the Second World War. They soon feel surrounded by enemies. When they hear about the tunnel-system beneath the bunker and some mystic... See full summary »

Director: Rob Green | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Andrew Tiernan, Christopher Fairbank, Simon Kunz

Votes: 5,601

37. The Fallen Ones (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

An archaeologist finds the mummified remains of a giant--the offspring of a Fallen Angel and a human woman. Now he has to stop the terror he has unleashed.

Director: Kevin VanHook | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Kristen Miller, Geoffrey Lewis, Navid Negahban

Votes: 779

38. Lethal Eviction (2005)

R | 97 min | Thriller

Apartment dwellers meet violent ends soon after a new landlord takes over their building.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Judd Nelson, Jennifer Carpenter, Stacey Dash, Michael Bowen

Votes: 305

39. Lucky (I) (2004)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Ever have one of those lifetimes where nothing seems to go right? Failing cartoon writer, Millard Mudd, has sunk deep into one. Living hermit-like and existing on a strict alcohol diet, ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Cuden | Stars: Michael Emanuel, David Reivers, Piper Cochrane, Jillian Bach

Votes: 441

Oddball indie horror-comedy. Pretty decent from what I remember.

40. Sleepless Nights (2002 Video)

R | 104 min | Horror

EVIL IS ETERNAL The mortal world is under attack, as supremely powerful vampire leader, Lord Malgaard, executes an evil plan to reduce mankind to a race of unwilling blood donors!

Director: William Hopkins | Stars: Jacqueline Anderson, Adrian Alvarado, Richard Ryan, Gil Lopez Jr.

Votes: 190

41. Arachnia (2003 Video)

R | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a small research plane carrying a group of science students and their professor crash-lands in the middle of nowhere, the survivors go to a nearby farmhouse to look for help but soon find themselves besieged by giant mutant spiders.

Director: Brett Piper | Stars: Rob Monkiewicz, Irene Joseph, David Bunce, Bevin McGraw

Votes: 777

Another fun old-school monster movie from Brett Piper.

42. The 13th Sign (2000)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

A young girl is drawn back to the village where her father went on a killing spree fifteen years earlier to the day of this solar eclipse. At first, it seems disturbingly quiet. Then all hell breaks loose...

Directors: Jonty Acton, Adam Mason | Stars: Nadja Brand, Eric Colvin, Jonathan Coote, Susan Painter

Votes: 183

43. Recoil (I) (2001)

75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Add a Plot

Director: Wendell Hubbard | Stars: Theodore Borders, Lynndi Scott, Wes Hubbard, Terrance P.N. Smith

Votes: 33

A teenager is on the run from an unknown government corporation after falling onto a sphere that embeds itself into his hand and turns it into a gun.

Nothing is explained properly and the ending is ridiculous and lazy, but it's still a mildly entertaining C-movie.

44. Zombie Night (2003 Video)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Zombie Night is a post apocalyptic horror tale in which the survivors of World War III discover they're not the only ones left. The war's chemical aftermath has caused people to mutate into... See full summary »

Director: David J. Francis | Stars: Danny Ticknovich, Sandra Segovic, Dwayne Moniz, Steve Curtis

Votes: 499

45. The Revolting Dead (2003 Video)

R | 87 min | Horror

An immortal Druid priest unleashes the powers of the damned on a family of grave-robbing morticians who disturbed his eternal slumber. For decades, the Crain family has operated a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Su | Stars: Shelley Delayne, Aaron Gaffey, Bokahra Robinson, Michael Falls

Votes: 130

46. Zombie Nation (2004)

R | 81 min | Horror

A psychotic police officer who murders his female arrests gets what's coming to him when a horde of zombified women rise from their graves to seek revenge.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Gunter Ziegler, Brandon Dean, Axel Montgomery, Phil Lander

Votes: 7,852

47. Darkhunters (2004)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Mystery

They say the only thing you can depend upon in life is death. Charles Jackson is about to find out that isn't true. Dying is a tricky process and mistakes get made. How many ghost stories ... See full summary »

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Dominique Pinon, Susan Paterno, Dan van Husen, Jeff Fahey

Votes: 533

48. SideFX (2004)

R | 85 min | Horror

3.2