Best of VHS Box Art: Making Contact!
I love digging up these old VHS boxes as so many of them feature iconic artwork that’s never left my mind from way back in the days of the video store experience of the 80’s. So today I’m featuring a pretty unknown jem of a movie from 1985 by Independence Day director Roland Emmerich.
This one is a great movie, a total 80’s Amblin, Speilberg rip off but a ton of fun. It borrows heavily from movies like E.T., Poltergeist and Close Encounters. It was also known as ‘Joey’ and features a villainous ventriloquist doll so yeah there’s that too! Anyway I’ve always totally dug the cover art from when I was a kid and it totally represents the movie as well. You know most more obscure 80’s flicks feature some totally wicked cover art but then the movie just doesn’t deliver one tenth of that awesomeness. Making Contact has a great cover and is actually a pretty cool little flick too!
This cool ass box art was done by Barry E. Jackson, if you want the full scoop on him and some of the other totally epic cover check out this link from one of my favorite blogs Camera Viscera!!
I just posted about the MAKING CONTACT poster over on my site at the beginning of June. It was done by Barry E. Jackson, who has made many recognizable horror posters. If you’re interested, check it out:
Thanks for the link!! I love your blog!! It so cool to see all the other posters he did!
Hey, thanks man. Keep up the good work!
I put a link to your blog in the post now, those other posters he did are fucking awesome…
Heck, that’s awful kind of you – didn’t need to do that, but I appreciate it!