VHS: Video Cover Art

VHS Video Cover Art: 1980s to Early 1990s - Thomas Hodge

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


An entertaining look back over the many lurid VHS covers from the 80's to the early 90's. Most of the covers are action, thriller and horror with some children and comedy thrown in for good measure. There is really just the covers to look at in this, no side notes on genres or anything to break up the covers.

There seems to have been a standard formulae for the action covers, guns, cars and nubile young woman share with cover with some Rambo lookey likey. It's all pretty cheesy and good fun but I have to admit I'd only seen a couple of the horror films so many of the covers were kinda lost on me as a trip to memory lane.

A quick fun read.