Terror Tape of the Day: Masterblaster

Posted by Brian Salisbury - August 31st 2011 @ 9:00 am

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…

Masterblaster 1987

There are VHS covers I like, there are VHS covers I find humorous, and then there are those covers that stop me dead in my tracks and demand all of my attention away from whatever it was that I was doing. The Prism Entertainment cover of 1987’s Masterblaster is the latter. There is a gentleman on this cover who is brandishing a weapon; a gun to be exact. But this is no ordinary gun for you see it is composed mostly of a voluptuous young lady turned upside down. I’m no Freudian, so I will not even attempt to dissect the misogynistic ideologies at play here. I will say however that this bold, hyper-sexual marketing ploy has worked wonders on me and I must now see this paintball-themed horror movie at all costs. Though I’m no gun nut, I’m pretty sure this pistol is a Skinchester DD.

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