We here at Morbidly Beautiful headquarters are huge fans of Magnetic Magic Rentals, a small independent VHS distribution company based out of Kansas City, MO. We love VHS and are avid supporters of our local neighborhood rental store, which we are fortunate enough to still have around. As much as we appreciate modern technology — the exquisite beauty of high definition, 4k blu rays and the wonderful convenience of streaming media — there’s something so utterly charming and eternally endearing about those clunky, grainy, scratchy, super low fi VHS treasures that make us feel all warm and nostalgic.
Magnetic has some truly inspired VHS releases, with stunning packaging and lots of great extras. We can’t get enough of their Friday Night Packs, which include a random VHS in the genre of your choice (is there any other genre besides horror?), as well as an assortment of candy, popcorn, sodas and stickers…everything you need for a perfect movie night at home. It’s like bringing the movie store to you, which is especially great for those VHS fans not lucky enough to still have a physical store nearby.
Even if you do have a rental store, these packs are addictive. At only $6.66 each, you can’t beat the price. And it’s so much fun to see what movie you’ll be surprised with. We’ve ordered these packs on numerous occasions, and we’ve never once been disappointed. They also have a couple of special Rental Club Packs that include VHS-themed shirts as well as a mystery rental and several other goodies. The shirts are designed by Magnetic owner and graphic designer/illustrator Elijah LaFollette, and they’re a must have for any serious VHS connoisseur.
NEWEST RELEASE FROM MAGNETIC MAGIC RENTALS: 4MILECIRCUS GRINDHOUSE DOUBLE FEATURE
Magnetic Magic Rentals and 4 Mile Circus have teamed up to release an insane Grindhouse Double-Feature featuring the short films “Beneath the Black Moon” and “1-900-KILL-YOU” (aka “Small Talk”).
“Diana, a pious young woman, fends off the regular advances of her amorous boyfriend, Terry. When Diana is kidnapped by Selene and her coven, who need a virgin for their ritual, she and Terry must stop them from summoning Satan and starting Armageddon. Can the young couple stop the bloodthirsty witches’ plans? Or will they meet their end BENEATH THE BLACK MOON?”
“Allison, an intelligent and inquisitive phone actress by trade, is about to enter the most bizarre and brutal period of her young life. After she begins to experience inexplicably severe migraine-like headaches during certain disturbing calls, the bodies begin piling up, and then things get REALLY weird. Is Allison losing her grip on reality, or are forces even more sinister than basic service industry exploitation at work? Find out in 1-900-KILL-YOU, where it’s never just a little conversation.”
Blood-soaked Extras Include:
– Meme: The Movie Teaser Trailer1-900-KILL-YOU Teaser Trailer
– 1-900-KILL-YOU Grindhouse Trailer
– 1-900-KILL-YOU Deleted Scene
– Behind the Scenes: Gore Fail!
– Behind the Scenes: News Report Outtakes
Each release comes in a Black Clamshell with Black tape, and three randomly inserted Grindhouse Variant yellow tapes. Also includes double-sided Beneath the Black Moon / 1-900-KILL-YOU mini-poster, a Grindhouse Variant MMRentals Sticker and a Mini Candy Blood Bag!
Beneath the Black Moon Trailer:
1-900-KILL YOU Trailer: