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Horror anthology “V/H/S” has become a bona fide hit for Magnet over the course of this fall. People fainted and other stormed out when the film premiered at Sundance this year. While I wasn’t a huge fan, I get the appeal to some folks. Produced on a shoestring, featuring a who’s who of up and coming independent directors, a sequel was inevitable. “V/H/S 2”, however, has reigned in a bit more immediate name recognition than its predecessor.
Part two will feature work by Gareth Evans (“The Raid: Redemption”), Eduardo Sanchez (“The Blair Witch Project”, “Lovely Molly”), Jason Eisener (“Hobo With A Shotgun”), and Timo Tjahjanto (“Macabre”). Adam Wingard returns to the franchise for another installment, and Simon Barrett, who wrote Wingard’s films, will make his directorial debut in “V/H/S 2”.
“V/H/S” follows a bunch of jackasses who like to videotape themselves doing stupid shit. When some unseen benefactor pays them to break into a house to look for a specific tape, horrific events ensue. Taken as a whole, the film is way too long, lacks coherence, and is wildly hit and miss. There are, however some good moments for horror fanatics to sink they little fangs into. The sequel will follow a similar trajectory, and this time around a pair of investigators stumbles across a tape while searching for a student.
With a talent roster like this, hopefully “V/H/S 2” will deliver the goods and live up to the potential inherent in the first film. I’m primarily excited to see what insanity Eisener and Evans bring to the table.
Via : Heat Vision