With video-rental stores consigned to recent history, British artist and movie enthusiast Andrew Glazebrook decided to open his own, armed with little more than glue and discarded candy boxes. In painstaking detail, right down to the drink-stained counter, charity donation tin and membership forms, he has recreated all the grime and glamour of long-forgotten classics like Cannibal Holocaust, Dolls and Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce on a tableau less than six inches high.
“I wanted to capture the excitement of the video shops that were a huge part of my youth; particularly the popularity of horror movies like Evil Dead,” says the 50-year-old Middlesbrough miniaturist.
The Evil Dead obsession—“I saw it four times in one day at the cinema I would go on to be projectionist in”—is borne out by the film’s poster that hangs beside the entrance. Below the main counter, complete with cash register and “NO DOGS ALLOWED” hand-written sign, is the louche form of Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
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