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Relive the 80s slasher film era in this replica VHS rental shop



There’s no better example of "creepy cool" than Slashback Video.

Step inside this picture-perfect recreation of an 80’s VHS rental shop and you’ll be in the glory days of "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Poltergeist," with the biggest collection of horror VHS tapes you never knew existed.

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Everything from the posters and standees to the shelves and tapes themselves are 80’s originals, though you won’t find any of these collector’s items behind red tape or glass cases. Frequenters of eBay’s vintage poster section may be shocked to find tape on the rare posters, but that’s the point — everything is just as it was back in the day.

Founders of the museum, along with artist Ryan Turek (director of development at horror movie studio Blumhouse) perfectly recreated the mom-and-pop video store experience by amassing the VHS arsenal through friends of the museum's contributions and personal collections.

Though you can’t touch the tapes, the art installation offers a photo-op cashier’s stand, filled with classic concessions like Surge and Crystal Pepsi, as well as one day a week where the tapes are turned around for a look at the details of the original VHS sleeves.

It's fitting that this art instillation is located in the back of Burbank’s infamous haunted occult shop, The Mystic Museum, where you can also find Turek’s collection of vintage Halloween costumes -- the crowing jewel being Misfits frontman Glen Danzig’s Crimson Ghost mask.

The exhibition is open now through Halloween right across from some of LA's best Halloween costume and prop shops, making this one of the cooler date night itineraries.

P.S. -- The Mystic Museum throws awesome events like their mystery movie screening on Friday the 13th.

Slashback Video at The Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum
3204 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

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