RUE MORGUE: A Quiet Little Nightmare: Ryan M. Andrews’ SAVE YOURSELF

For genre fans who came of age in the ’80s and ’90s, going to the video store was something akin to a spiritual pilgrimage. Be they a lifelong die hard eager to relive the lost splendors of their own youths, or an eager young aficionado just beginning to dip their toes into the pitch-black waters of horror cinema, the movie store was friend, teacher, and encyclopedia rolled into one. For the adventurer, though, there was something more; because, packed alongside those new favorites and old classics were the films no one had ever heard of. Films crammed into hard plastic shell cases scuffed from being shuffled around at the bottom of the shelf so many times; films made by mystery studios, produced by shadowy figures, shot on location in unidentifiable locales. For the absolute most hardcore of horror fans, these were the best movies at the store: devoid of context, surreal, and often uncanny, they were the stuff of Friday evenings and midnight movie marathons. [READ MORE]

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