One of the biggest horror disappointments of 2012 was the anthology film V/H/S. Admittedly I liked parts of each short film, but nothing really stuck together as a whole. I thought the film was mostly boring and actually rather lame. Our very own Sean reviewed it here.
A sequel was greenlit pretty quickly after and now we’ve got a first look at it. It’s really hard to make out anything that’s going on, but at the same time it looks to be upping the mayhem with what appears to be zombies, monsters and all sorts of crazy horror-related shit.
I’ll see the film for sure, because I’ll always support indie horror films, but I know now to go in with much lower expectations.
One good thing to note about the sequel is that the talent has certainly increased in quality. Here are just a few names of the directors working on the project: Jason Eisener (Hobo with a Shotgun), Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption) and Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project).
S-VHS is scheduled to premiere at Sundance on Saturday.
Check out the first trailer below:
Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static—white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the urge to relax: this is no mere movie night. Those obsolete spools contain more than just magnetic tape. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil.
From the demented minds that brought you last year’s V/H/S comes S-VHS, an all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore. This follow-up ventures even further down the demented path blazed by its predecessor, discovering new and terrifying territory in the genre. This is modern horror at its most inventive, shrewdly subverting our expectations about viral videos in ways that are just as satisfying as they are sadistic. The result is the rarest of all tapes—a second generation with no loss of quality.