I grew up with these guys. They were like weird uncles who visited on the weekends. Every Saturday - Creature Double Feature on Channel 48. The pre-VCR days. The days of Horror hosts and Monsters magazine.
Bean recently subscribed to Lunchmeat magazine and we've been talking a lot about the old days of horror and VHS. Back when you only had small video stores and had to get on waiting lists to watch a new release. Back when you couldn't afford the $80.00 for your favorite horror film, so you rented it over and over again. Back when you chose a horror film based on the cover art on the box. And you had to wait a year or more for a theatrical release to get the video treatment.
It was the polar opposite of instant gratification, and it was pretty cool.