Growing up in a small town in the 80s, my family would rent movies from a little video rental section at the grocery store. My brother and I would look forward to grocery store trips because we'd go and look at all the movies while my Mom shopped. We'd inevitably spend all of our time in the horror section, gawking at movies we knew we'd never be allowed to rent. It was to look at the box art and imagine what was happening in all those crazy, demented films.

I thought it would be fun to recreate that memory, so for Halloween I've compiled a collection of VHS box art from a handful of horror film franchises. As a disclaimer, this list is by no means comprehensive.

Bonus: Click on any box to watch the trailer and stay tuned for Part 2!

Child's Play

  • Child's Play

    1988

  • Child's Play 2

    1990

  • Child's Play 3

    1991

  • Bride of Chucky

    1998

  • Seed of Chucky

    2004

Friday the 13th

  • Friday the 13th

    1980

  • Friday the 13th Part 2

    1981

  • Friday the 13th Part III

    1982

  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    1984

  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    1985

  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    1986

  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

    1988

  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    1989

  • Jason Goes to Hell: THe Final Friday

    1993

  • Jason X

    2001

  • Freddy vs. Jason

    2003

Ghoulies

  • Ghoulies

    1984

  • Ghoulies II

    1988

  • Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College

    1991

  • Ghoulies IV

    1994

Halloween

  • Halloween

    1978

  • Halloween 2

    1981

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    1982

  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    1988

  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    1989

  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    1995

  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    1998

  • Halloween: Resurrection

    2002

Hellraiser

  • Hellraiser

    1987

  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    1988

  • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

    1992

  • Hellraiser: Bloodline

    1996

  • Hellraiser: Inferno

    2000

  • Hellraiser: Hellseeker

    2002

Leprechaun

  • Leprechaun

    1993

  • Leprechaun 2

    1994

  • Leprechaun 3

    1995

  • Leprechaun 4: In Space

    1997

  • Leprechaun in the Hood

    2000

  • Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood

    2003

Maniac Cop

  • Maniac Cop

    1988

  • Maniac Cop 2

    1990

  • Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence

    1993

Night of the Living Dead

  • Night of the Living Dead

    1968

  • Dawn of the Dead

    1978

  • Day of the Dead

    1985

  • Land of the Dead

    2005

  • Diary of the Dead

    2007

Poltergeist

  • Poltergeist

    1982

  • Poltergeist II: The Other Side

    1986

  • Poltergeist III

    1988

Sleepaway Camp

  • Sleepaway Camp

    1983

  • Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

    1988

  • Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

    1989

The Toxic Avenger

  • The Toxic Avenger

    1984

  • The Toxic Avenger Part II

    1989

  • The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie

    1989

  • Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

    2000