V/H/S (2012) - Adam Wingard, Ti West, David Bruckner, Glen McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence

The horror genre was sinking there for awhile in the 90's and early 00's. The recoil from the Gore censorship movement had made its impact and the fallout from that lasted for quite awhile. Scary or original horror content was almost non-existent. Everything was just a re-hashing of something that had already been around since the seventies or eighties. In the mid to late 00's, "found footage" horror movie have done relatively well. This particular installment is my example of how a "found footage" horror movie should be. This has an interesting back-story and tells a couple of tales that are all horribly frightening.

The coolest part is, each director has lent their hands to this project. They each direct a different scene. The movie has an over-arching story about these mindless thuggish type characters that are on a job to find a VHS tape that is located somewhere in this creepy house. To their delight and displeasure, they find a huge lot of tapes and a dead guy that was apparently editing them. They have to watch different ones to find the one they are looking for.

This movie is hands down scary. I really loved it. I am recommend this movie to any one looking to scare the shit out of someone. Ti West, as usual does really well with his story Second Honeymoon. However, my hat is off to Radio Silence for their submission to this one with10/31/98. That one had me shaking in my boots. The effects were really good. I had a good time throughout the movie. This movie also has a very decent amount of gore to it. Some really nasty shots, especially in Ti West's story, that had me sleeping with one eye open all night.

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  • This is an anthology horror much like Creepshow or Tales from the Darkside: The Movie. 
  • Eli Roth endorses this movie, whatever that means. 
  • The film was picked up by Magnolia at Sundance, it is released on Magnet.