V/H/S/2 (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

V/H/S/2 (2013)



Critic Consensus: It's as scattershot as its predecessor, but V/H/S/2 rounds up enough horror filmmaking talent to deliver a satisfyingly nasty -- albeit uneven -- dose of gore.

Movie Info

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. (c) Magnetmore
Rating: R (for graphic and bloody violence, grisly images, sexual material, nudity and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: , , , , , ,
Written By: John S. Davies, Jamie Nash, Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Evans
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 24, 2013
Box Office: $21.4k
Magnet Releasing - Official Site


Lawrence Michael Lev...
as Larry (Tape 49)
Kelsy Abbott
as Ayesha (Tape 49)
L.C. Holt
as Kyle (Tape 49)
Adam Wingard
as Herman (Phase I Clin...
Hannah Hughes
as Clarissa (Phase I Cl...
Simon Barrett
as Steve (Tape 49)
Mindy Robinson
as Tabitha (Tape 49)
Monica Sanchez
as Navarro-Hotel Maid (...
John T. Woods
as Dr. Fleischer (Phase...
Corrie Lynne Fitzpat...
as Young Girl (Phase I ...
Brian Udovich
as Bloody Man (Phase I ...
John Karyus
as Uncle (Phase I Clini...
Casey Adams
as Justin (Phase I Clin...
Jay Saunders
as Biker (A Ride In The...
Devon Brookshire
as Biker's Girlfriend (...
Roxanne Benjamin
as Zombie (A Ride In Th...
DC Cathro
as Zombie (A Ride In Th...
Bianca Sanchez
as Birthday Girl (A Rid...
Alexis Barone
as Girl Filming Birthda...
Ryan Thomas
as Soccer Dad (A Ride i...
Kevin Hunt
as Eye Bite Victim (A R...
Shane Mikael Johnson
as Baseball Bat Dad (A ...
Mark Sanders
as Shotgun Dude (A Ride...
Mitch Holson
as Iphone Filming Kid (...
Hillary Styer
as Female Party Victim ...
Maggie Denning
as Lone Girl (A Ride in...
Eric Jones
as Dead Boyfriend (A Ri...
Fachri Albar
as Adam (Safe Haven)
Hannah Al Rashid
as Lena (Safe Haven)
Oka Antara
as Malik (Safe Haven)
Andrew Lincoln Sulei...
as Joni (Safe Haven)
Epy Kusnandar
as Father (Safe Haven)
R.R. Pinurti
as Ibu Sri (Safe Haven)
as Girl 1 (Safe Haven)
Claudia Stanlee
as A Man (Safe Haven)
Ali Al-Tway
as New Guard (Safe Have...
as Guard 2 (Safe Haven)
as Guard 3 (Safe Haven)
Harry Northrup
as Guard 4 (Safe Haven)
as Guard 5 (Safe Haven)
as Teacher (Safe Haven)
as Teacher Husband (Saf...
Ibu Suci
as Wife (Safe Haven)
as Husband (Safe Haven)
Kim Kang Min
as Demon (Safe Haven)
Davide Nicolosi
as Demon (Safe Haven)
Lidya Cidey
as Spiderwoman/Dead Lad...
Riley Eisener
as Tank (Slumber Party ...
Rylan Logan
as Gary (Slumber Party ...
Samantha Gracie
as Jen (Slumber Party A...
Cohen King
as Randy (Slumber Party...
Zachary Ford
as Shawn (Slumber Party...
Josh Ingraham
as Danny (Slumber Party...
Jeremie Saunders
as Zack (Slumber Party ...
Tyler Ross
as Zack's Friend (Slumb...
Hannah Prozenko
as Melissa (Slumber Par...
Fraser McCready
as Dad (Slumber Party A...
Rebecca Babcock
as Mom (Slumber Party A...
Tannar Repchull
as Alien No. 1 (Slumber...
Corey Hinchey
as Alien No. 2 (Slumber...
Jason Johnson
as Alien No. 3 (Slumber...
Liam Logan
as Alien No. 4 (Slumber...
Kyla Nicolle
as Model (Slumber Party...
Allaura Shaw
as Model (Slumber Party...
Monica Sanchez Navar...
as Hotel Maid (Tape 49)
Bette Cassat
as Screaming Girl (A Ri...
Dave Coyne
as Good Samaritan Guy (...
Wendy Donigian
as Good Samaritan Girl ...
Scott MacCubbin
as Zombie (A Ride In Th...
Thea Curley
as Zombie (A Ride In Th...
Jesse Rommel
as Zombie (A Ride In Th...
as Guard 1 (Safe Haven)
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News & Interviews for V/H/S/2

Critic Reviews for V/H/S/2

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (15)

Less is not necessarily more in this slimmed-down collection.

Full Review… | December 31, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

There's only so much shakycam and shrieking a person can stomach in one go.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

After a lackluster start, V/H/S/2 shifts into a higher gear -- and vastly improves over its 2012 predecessor.

Full Review… | July 19, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

V/H/S/ 2 is raw and rough-edged and rude. It is also, for the hardcore horror fan, a total blast.

Full Review… | July 19, 2013
Miami Herald
Top Critic

One hit, one acceptable miss, one miss, and one dead-on-arrival mistake. Still a better percentage than the first movie, or most found-footage horror as a whole.

Full Review… | January 10, 2014
Antagony & Ecstasy

Inconsistency aside, this franchise remains a shot in the arm for horror fans, and it would be great to see them continue to make it an annual tradition with new writers/directors sharing billing each time.

Full Review… | December 31, 2013
Film School Rejects

Audience Reviews for V/H/S/2

three stars

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer


It is a pleasure to see that this much superior sequel comprises four efficient stories that can be quite scary and make use of their filming technology to their favor. Still, it is a shame though that the wrap-around story is so awful that it nearly ruins the whole experience.

Carlos Magalhăes

Super Reviewer


"V/H/S 2" is the follow-up to "V/H/S" which came out last year. It's an anthology film based around two investigators that find a bunch of vhs tapes, and the stories shown, are what's on those tapes. Here there are 4 stories(along with the investigators story). One is about a guy who get an eye implant and starts to see ghosts. Another is an awesome zombies in the woods story. The third is one of the most brutal, ultra violent, craziest pieces of film of the year(maybe of the last 10 years). It's about an Indonesian cult, that really has to be seen to believe. I wanna type about it, but the less you know about that the better. Finally, a slumber party that encounters an alien invasion. Each story would make a great campfire story to tell and scare people. This is a big improvement of the first movie, which was a decent movie to begin with. It's original, very gory, and has a couple genuine scares. Probably my favorite horror movie of the year(or at least close to the "Evil Dead" remake). No known actors, and a limited budget, but it just shows you don't need all that for an effective horror film. Also, if you haven't seen the first movie, no problem as it has nothing to do with it. Just a new set of tapes found. Horror fans should definitely check it out, and hope for a third movie, because this series is getting better and better.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

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