Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West & Adam Wingard, and released in it’s home country of America in 2012.
This review was written on August 10th 2012.
V/H/S is an omnibus horror film that blends Trash Humpers with The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity. Now, on the surface, even I wouldn’t watch something described as that… but the trailer alone will suck you in and, as it did for me, left me eagerly anticipating this film. A lot of the events are unexplained, but that is what makes a horror film truely great… when the viewer is on the same playing field as the protagonists – we all have no idea what the fuck is going on.
Each short film has it’s scares, but Tuesday The 17th and the final segment 10/31/98 are easily the best of the lot. I’m still not sure which directors directed which segments but it doesn’t really make a difference because of how well it works as one entire piece rather than just individual segments themselves.
This is the direction horror films should be going in, not endless sequels and remakes of things we’ve already seen a thousand times.