Slugs VHS box cover art. Movie starring Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Philip MacHale, Concha Cuetos. Directed by J.P. Simon (Juan Piquer Simón). 1988.
From the VHS box cover:
Unusually large slugs in the garden. Partially eaten corpses. And the ghastly death of a young couple amid thousands of slime trails. All are gruesome pieces of a horrifying puzzle — a puzzle whose solution can mean only one thing. Carnivorous slugs are killing the people of Ashton!
An investigation by Health Inspector Mike Brady yields startling results. Long-buried toxic waste is causing a mutation in common garden slugs, turning them into a rapidly growing population of man-eating monsters. And if Brady’s theory holds up, it is only a matter of time before Ashton is completely consumed by the slimy horde.
With time running out, and with no help from the skeptical authorities, Mike takes matters into his own hands. Armed with a special toxin, he struggles in a desperate, last-ditch effort to save Ashton from a slime wasteland!
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies on VHS. Starring Cash Flagg (RDS), Carolyn Brandt, Brett O’Hara, Atlas King, Madison Clarke, Jack Brady, Erin Enyo. Directed by Ray Dennis Steckler. 1964.
From the VHS box cover:
SEE: The dancing girls of the carnival murdered by the incredible night creatures of the midway!
SEE: The hunchback of the midway fight a duel of death with the mixed-up zombies!
SEE: THE FIRST MONSTER MUSICAL!
A sinister gypsy fortune-teller named Madame Estrella, with the help of her sleazy sister Carmelita (a stripper) and her grossly disfigured hunchback servant Ortega, victimize innocent people who come to the midway. They scorch their victims with acid, thereby making them look like hideous monsters. Estrella then locks them in cages like abused pets. Anyone who discovers their secret must die a brutal death!
The film is packed with action, songs and dancing, including the popular ‘Mixed-up Zombie Stomp!’
It Conquered The World on VHS video. Movie starring Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef. Directed by Roger Corman. 1956.
From the VHS box:
Every man its prisoner… Every woman its slave!
It was part plant and all monster, with crustacean arms and chainsaw teeth. Humanity had never seen anything like it. But whatever it was, It Conquered the World!
Producer-director Roger Corman tapped into the Red Scare of the ’50s with this harrowing tale of a vege-alien from Venus who can bend human minds to his evil will. The terror begins when the monster makes contact with a well-meaning American scientist (Lee Van Cleef, the spaghetti-western star who here packs a microscope instead of a six-gun). The scientist guides the monster to earth… but regrets his hospitality when the newcomer sends out hordes of bats whose bites reduce the townsfolk to zombies.
Peter Graves and Beverly Garland are among those who battle back in this top sci-fi thriller that critic Leonard Maltin calls “well acted… one of Corman’s best.” A creepy monster, blood-sucking bats, screaming victims and earnest men of science: now that’s a Drive-In Classic!
Stephen King’s It on VHS video. Starring Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O’Toole, Tim Curry, Richard Masur, John Ritter, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher. Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. 1990.
From the VHS box:
Your every fear — all in one deadly enemy.
It can be anything. A fanged monster that won’t stay on the movie screen. Something ominous lurking in the basement. No matter what your biggest fear is, no one knows It better than Stephen King.
Based on the King Of Horror’s 1986 bestseller, It is a jittery, jolting excursion into personal fear. A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown, but It is not clowning around. Instead, It terrifies youngsters with their innermost fears, bringing some to their untimely doom — until a group of wily neighborhood kids fight back. Thirty years later the evil resurfaces: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And the friends who vividly remember the terrors of their youth reunite to make a desperate stand against It.
Jaws of Satan on VHS video. Starring Fritz Weaver, Gretchen Corbett, Jon Korkes. Directed by Bob Claver. 1981.
From the box:
Something you wouldn’t dare to imagine… is alive.
In this supernatural thriller, Father Thomas Farrow is a small town priest whose family was cursed many years ago for persecuting the Druids.
Now, after these many years, the ancient curse comes back to life in the form of a huge and deadly king cobra, which turns out to be the embodiment of Satan. Father Farrow’s town soon suffers from a series of fatal snake attacks, which are hushed up by the mayor and local business people in order to preserve the valuable tourist trade.
Farrow, whose faith is shaken to the core, decides that he must personally lead the fight against this intruder from hell. Aiding in his struggle are a famous reptile expert and the town’s leading doctor.
Be prepared for a chilling battle with unknown dangers from another time, another world!