Terror Tape of the Day: Devil’s Dynamite

Posted by Brian Salisbury - August 23rd 2011 @ 1:39 pm

Here at HND, we are die-hard advocates of VHS. Many of us are collectors of these ancient relics of a better, purer, more exciting time in horror history while the rest of us just marvel at the artistry of the VHS cover art. With that in mind, we started this daily feature to celebrate all that is great about the hand-painted monsters and gorgeous gruesomeness that used to grace the boxes on the shelves of our local videostores. Many of these films never made the jump to DVD, and many more did make the jump, but at the expense of the spectacular cover art. So fast forward past the bump to take a gander; no need to adjust your tracking.

Today’s Terror Tape is…

Devil’s Dynamite 1987

With its wild landscape of ninjas, bazookas, and flaming helicopters, it would appear that 1987’s Devil’s Dynamite resides in a genre just east of horror. But as divorced from this image as it may be, hopping vampires also make an appearance in this film! In fact, there is almost no end to the amount of completely non sequitor madness popping up willy and nilly in Devil’s Dynamite. By the time the space warrior shows up without the slightest explanation, you’ll understand the unhinged madness that is Devil’s Dynamite. While not totally encompassing of the film itself, I love the Star Classics VHS cover. It’s every bit as exciting as each surprising new twist of lunacy within the movie itself.

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