Posted on: March 30, 2016 Posted by: Mark Pygas Comments: 1

VHS tapes can burn in hell. While they were the technological marvel of their time, they’re pretty atrocious in a world that now has Netflix. Surprisingly though, you’d be a fool to throw them away, since some can be worth close to $2,100.

Love Antiques has compiled a list of the most valuable VHS tapes that might be stashed away in your basement. Most of them were quickly banned after release, or never got a DVD re-release, making them pretty much unviewable unless you have the tape. While they may be rare, someone has to have them…

Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks (JVI) – $2,100

The Beast in Heat (JVI) – $1,700

The Legend of Hillbilly John (Rainbow) – $1,500

Journey Into Beyond (Citycenta GO) – $1,500

Lemora, Lady Dracula (IFS) – $1,300

Don’t Open the Window (Films of the 80s) – $1,300

Black Decameron – $1,100

Flesh Eaters (Knockout) – $1,100

Curse Of Death – $1,000

Other valuable tapes include:

  • Betrayed (Taboo) – $1600
  • Celestine (GO) – $1600
  • Sisters Of Blood (Alpha) – $1000
  • House Of Perversity (GO) – $850
  • Anthropophagus The Beats (Videoshack) – $700
  • Hitchhike To Hell (VRO) – $700
  • Devil Hunter (CineHollywood) – $700
  • Eegah (Trytel) – $700
  • Cannibal Man (Intervision) – $700
  • Gallery Of Horror (Trytel) – $700
  • Tomb Of The Undead (Trytel) – $700
  • Nightmare Maker [Orange Sleeve Version] (Atlantis) – $550
  • Madhouse [Alt. Sleeve] (Medusa) – $350
  • The Evil Dead [Not Guilty sleeve version] (Palace) – $250
  • The Love Butcher (Intervision) – $250

Love Antiques also put together a guide on how to generally identify valuable VHS tapes. You should avoid common mainstream titles that were mass produced and instead go for “one-off” releases produced in small batches, preferably within the ‘video nasties’ category. Micro-budget labels such as Knockout and Trytel is something to look out for. Also, pre-classification titles are much more valuable than the later ones.

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Could’ve sworn this body’s seen The Evil Dead in a buddy’s uncle’s place. He even had additional VHS tapes within his exposed shelf.

Really sweet collection nonetheless, especially Death Curse of Tartu.