ByBenjamin Marlatt, writer at

Every Tuesday, you'll find on here a review from me. Over at my sight, it is a segment known as "Benjamin's Stash", which has been going for a year and a half now (two and a half if you count my blogger page where the idea first came about). The cinematic shrine you are about to feast your eyes upon is where all those Stash reviews originate.

First, at the top are my Groot bobblehead, courtesy of Moviepilot, my slate for a dark comedy/vampire film I'm working on, and a wall hanging I got from my parents for Christmas.

I started collecting about 12 years ago when I was 18 and my parents got my a laptop that came with a DVD player for my graduation openhouse. The first 4 DVDs I bought were the Ghostbusters 1 & 2, National Lampoon's Vacation, and What About Bob?

Since then my collection has expanded from 4 to over 500, going all the way back to the oldest film I have, Nosferatu, to classics such Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, All About Eve, to the Godfather trilogy, Mean Streets, Jaws, All the President's Men, The French Connection, to horror classics like The Exorcist, Halloween, Universal's "Big 3" (Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man) and The Thing to Harold Ramis comedies, Disney animated classics, TV series, Marvel's cinematic universe and the newest film in my collection, Birdman. Even some of the "best-worst" films like The Room and Troll 2 have been granted access onto these hallowed shelves.

You have to be watchably bad on an epic level to be given such a privilege, though.

The shelves, by the way, took forever to find, but luckily Amazon had some large enough to hold them all.

The only downside is that it's now much harder to decide on what to watch. When in doubt, I save myself the time and just go in alphabetical order, that is unless I'm in the mood for something in particular.

Some of my favorite places to shop are Amazon, Best Buy (especially on Black Friday), Green Light Music and Movie Stop. The latter two are the best, though, and I binge shop there any time I visit 'cause of their previously owned deals. I would say about 60-70% of what you see have come from those two stores.

And that there is my collection. Hope you enjoyed taking a look at its glorious, OCD categorized beauty.


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