March 26, 2012

Wal-mart has 2860 horror DVDs

Well, Wal-mart sort of has 2680 horror DVDs. I got bored and looked up all the horror titles currently available from Wal-mart. If you remove all the duplicates, non-horror movies which are in the wrong section, and really crappy ones, it's still quite an impressive catalogue of well over 2000.

If you were to only watch a couple of horror movies each day, it would take you nearly 6 years to watch every horror movie which Wal-mart has available, although if you only wanted to watch good ones and avoid all that low-budget, handycam dreck, it would take you about 6 months.

A lot of hatred gets slung at the success of Wal-mart due the alleged damage to small (and often overpriced) businesses, but they've never done me any harm. As a small business owner, I wouldn't have been able to afford half the things I needed if it wasn't for the Wal-mart corporation, and as a horror movie lover, I certainly wouldn't have the collection which I have now if I'd had to rely on Best Buy, Blockbuster or FYE with their often ridiculous prices

Of course, I also buy a lot of movies from pawn shops, which 9 times out of 10 were originally purchased by someone from Wal-mart, so that's another reason why I love their stores. It's a very rare thing for me to ever go beyond the prices of Wal-mart's bargain bin or $5.00 range for a DVD because, honestly, DVDs aren't really worth anything anyway, no matter how important they may seem to those of us who collect them.

At the present time, I probably still buy four to eight DVDs a week. I don't have cable television or Netflix anymore, so I prefer to spend my money on physical copies of horror movies. I'm not a big fan of downloading (either legally or illegally), but I have watched a few movies online only to go out and buy the DVD properly. I'd guess that I'm one of the exceptions to the rule though, as there are some people nowadays who have massive collections of nothing but downloaded movies and wouldn't dream of buying a DVD or giving anything back to the industry.

Anyway, I just thought I'd share my discovery. I didn't know that Wal-mart had so many horror movies available. It sucks that they have stopped restocking a lot of good horror movies which they used to have, but there's really nothing much to complain about at all with what they have now.

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