The decade the world got to see movies like Silence of the Lambs, Scream (1 and 2), The Blair Witch Project, and The Sixth Sense. The original Silent Hill and Resident Evil games came out. A simpler time before quarantine and without murder hornets.
Nowadays, video rental stores are dying out - there's one in my small town that just stopped renting DVDs and has fully converted to a cafe. These icons from the past may be fading, but there's one store in Bend, Oregon that may be able to help you relive some of the best parts of the '90s.
The End of Summer Sleepover at the Last Blockbuster
For three nights in September, the last Blockbuster store is being renting out on Airbnb for only $4/night!
The owner, Sandi Harding, says that the '90s themed "sleepover" is to bring back a sense of simplicity and community that Blockbuster was once known for, and because they miss having regular visitors into the store since quarantine began.
The stay includes having the entire store to yourself for the night, a huge selection of movies to watch (I'm sure there's plenty of horror), snacks, and even face masks and hand sanitizer! What more could you ask for? The owner did warn against playing Bloody Mary in the staff bathroom though, so as not to accidentally summon the store's ghost.
As with anything that sounds too good to be true there is some fine print, like you have to be a resident of Deschutes County, Oregon. They also only have 3 nights available, and only allow four guests maximum for each night.
If you're not one of the lucky people who gets a spot, don't worry! They have said that you should feel free to give them a call if you need new movie suggestions, no matter where you are in the world. Now that's customer service.