V/H/S/2

2013

V/H/S/2

Critics 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.

69%

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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) Magnet

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Cast

Hannah Hughes
as Clarissa
Monica Sanchez
as Navarro-Hotel Maid (Tape 49)
John T. Woods
as Dr. Fleischer
Corrie Lynne Fitzpatrick
as Young Girl (Phase I Clinical Trials)
Brian Udovich
as Bloody Man
John Karyus
as Clarissa's Uncle
Dave Coyne
as Good Samaritan Guy
Wendy Donigian
as Good Samaritan Girl
Roxanne Benjamin
as Zombie (A Ride In The Park)
DC Cathro
as Zombie (A Ride In The Park)
Bianca Sanchez
as Birthday Girl (A Ride in the Park)
Alexis Barone
as Girl Filming Birthday Party (A Ride in the
Ryan Thomas
as Soccer Dad (A Ride in the Park)
Kevin Hunt
as Eye Bite Victim (A Ride in the Park)
Shane Mikael Johnson
as Baseball Bat Dad (A Ride in the Park)
Mark Sanders
as Shotgun Dude (A Ride in the Park)
Mitch Holson
as Iphone Filming Kid (A Ride in Park)
Hillary Styer
as Female Party Victim (A Ride in the Park)
Maggie Denning
as Lone Girl (A Ride in the Park)
Eric Jones
as Dead Boyfriend (A Ride in the Park)
Fachri Albar
as Adam (Safe Haven)
Hannah Al Rashid
as Lena (Safe Haven)
Epy Kusnandar
as The Father
R.R. Pinurti
as Ibu Sri
Stefani
as Girl 1 (Safe Haven)
Claudia Stanlee
as A Man (Safe Haven)
Ali Al-Tway
as New Guard (Safe Haven)
Eka
as Guard 2 (Safe Haven)
Yandi
as Guard 3 (Safe Haven)
Harry Northrup
as Guard 4 (Safe Haven)
Steve
as Guard 5 (Safe Haven)
Karin
as Teacher (Safe Haven)
Dias
as Teacher Husband (Safe Haven)
Ibu Suci
as Wife (Safe Haven)
Deden
as Husband (Safe Haven)
Kim Kang Min
as Demon (Safe Haven)
Davide Nicolosi
as Demon (Safe Haven)
Lidya Cidey
as Spiderwoman/Dead Lady (Safe Haven)
Riley Eisener
as Tank (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Zachary Ford
as Shawn (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Tyler Ross
as Zack's Friend (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Hannah Prozenko
as Melissa (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Fraser McCready
as Dad (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Rebecca Babcock
as Mom (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Tannar Repchull
as Alien No. 1 (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Corey Hinchey
as Alien No. 2 (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Jason Johnson
as Alien No. 3 (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Liam Logan
as Alien No. 4 (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Kyla Nicolle
as Model (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Allaura Shaw
as Model (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
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Audience Reviews for V/H/S/2

½

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 advantage. Still, it is a shame though that the wrap-around story is so awful that it nearly ruins the whole experience.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

three stars

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

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

½

The second entry in the found footage horror anthology (and less than a year after the first to boot) is not as clever as V/H/S but more polished, better paced, and full of enough ingenuity to recommend, especially for horror fans. In my review of the first film I championed a shorter format, giving an audience the thrills they crave faster rather than slogging through an hour of slow buildup. The results are still fairly hit or miss, though none of the four segments is a misfire per se. The weakest is probably the last, ""Slumber Party Alien Abduction," where the poor camera quality makes it hard to tell what is actually going on. The best, by far, is The Raid director Gareth Evans' "Safe Haven" about a team of journalists picking perhaps the worst day to tour a creepy cult's compound, notably during the apocalypse the cult predicted. This one takes a bit to wind up but when all hell breaks loose it goes nuts with glory. The wraparound segment tying everything together is more palatable and points to a promising mythology around the collection of these haunted VHS tapes that people keep watching and then dying over. All together, this is a concept that just works for horror and I'll welcome presumed sequels as they come off the assembly line. This is found footage done right, with faster payoffs, more variety, and greater focus and ingenuity. If you enjoyed the first film, or are a fan of horror anthologies in general, then pop in V/H/S/2. Nate's Grade: B

Nate Zoebl
Nate Zoebl

Super Reviewer

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