Weird Memorabilia: $13,000 VHS Copy Of Halloween

Film fans are a demographic who’ll easily go without sufficient sustenance to acquire the latest Anchor Bay re-release or a ceiling tile from the Sulaco. It’s safe to say that we’ll deny ourselves life’s essentials (shampoo, sausages, etc.) to acquire a piece of celluloid history. This goes farther than the usual purchasing of a must-have Blu-ray. Some of us will part with the kind of cash that could get our dental problems sorted once and for all.

Halloween John Carpenter VHSWhat’s in the bag?

An original VHS copy of the MEDIA release of John Carpenter’s stalker classic, Halloween.

How much did it sell for?

$13, 220.

Woah, why so much?

Original VHS versions of classic flicks are a big deal to horror aficionados. Think of them as the cool cinematic equivalent of listening to your favourite album on a cassette Walkman.

How could this item be used in everyday life?

It’d be best used in humblebrag conversations at fan conventions; “Well, yes, your genuine storm trooper crotch guard is fascinating but I’ve got an original version of Halloween on VHS!”

Where will it likely end up?

Next to your collection of Buffy episodes you taped off the telly.

This item was sold on eBay.
gem seddon freelance blogger freelance film journalist freelance writer

About the author

Gem is a freelance writer with 11 years of experience in entertainment journalism and movie blogging. She's written for outlets including Digital Spy, TechRadar, Vulture, Total Film, GamesRadar+, Certified Forgotten, and more.