The New York Times Investigates 'Neo-VHS' Culture

What is this strange retro fascination the kids have these days with watching old crappy horror movies on -- what was it called again? V-H-S? The New York Times investigates. "I like putting it in the VCR and rewinding and pausing and fast-forwarding," said Lunchmeat founder Josh Shafer. "The best way to watch is to know nothing about how it was created, like it was a tape that was found buried in a ditch or was found unmarked at a Goodwill," explains Drafthouse Films' Evan Husney. See kids, once upon a time there were these things called videotapes... that you rented from video stores... before the internet existed. Yes, I know. That's a lot to digest. Let the nice Gray Lady explain it to you. [NYT]