Horror anthology “V/H/S” has been making a bunch of noise at film festivals over the past year. It feels like it’s been coming down the pipe for forever, but the release date finally relatively near. The film brings together a collection of hot new independent horror directors for bite-sized bits of terror. A new featurette digs into how it all came together, the different approaches, and the general concept of the movie. I have a troubled relationship with “V/H/S” overall (read my review here), but there are some really great moments of horror, gore, and fright.
When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.
Bringing together some of the top filmmakers in the game today, this wickedly conceived horror anthology sends the viewer through a gauntlet of suspense, terror, shock, and downright brutality—instantly distinguishing itself from a sea of lackluster found-footage horror flicks. The diverse and deviously creative minds behind V/H/S shatter any preconceived notions about the genre, making it feel inventive and captivating once again.
“V/H/S” is now available via Video On Demand, and will hit theaters on October 5th.