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.



Total Count: 63


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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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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
as Girl 1 (Safe Haven)
Claudia Stanlee
as A Man (Safe Haven)
Ali Al-Tway
as New Guard (Safe Haven)
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 (Safe Haven)
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 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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Critic Reviews for V/H/S/2

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (19)

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

    Dec 31, 2013 | Full Review…
  • There are some dull stretches here, but also some grisly instant hits: nasty, deplorable, vulgar and sometimes brilliant.

    Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Someone please give Gareth Evans lots of money to make amazing, violent, creative horror films.

    Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • There's only so much shakycam and shrieking a person can stomach in one go.

    Oct 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • After a lackluster start, V/H/S/2 shifts into a higher gear -- and vastly improves over its 2012 predecessor.

    Jul 19, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • V/H/S/ 2 is raw and rough-edged and rude. It is also, for the hardcore horror fan, a total blast.

    Jul 19, 2013 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for V/H/S/2

  • Mar 14, 2019
    In the past I have only ever reviewed anthology films as a whole, and by-and-large that's probably what I'll go back to doing in the future, but having just watched the last three quarters of the original V/H/S, then V/H/S 2 and V/H/S: Viral all in one sitting, it all sort of bleeds together and I mostly can't remember which one belongs where, so at least for now, I'm gonna try giving some very, very short reviews for each segment, rather than the overall films. Tape 49: The framing device. These were always the silliest part of the franchise. It doesn't work very well as a jumping off point, and it doesn't work at all as a self-contained narrative. Phase I Clinical Trials: Much better stuff from Adam Wingard, has some of the intensity found in the first V/H/S. One of the shorts I think would best translate to a full feature. Could benefit from some better acting though (could be said of all the segments, and isn't a deal breaker for me). A Ride in the Park: Really just one thing going on here, but that's fine for a short film that's just one part of an anthology. A first-person zombie movie shot from the perspective of the zombie is a pretty dope idea. Could have commited to the formula harder, preferably, but the way it is shot I guess makes sense in terms of the larger V/H/S narrative. Safe Haven: The best of what V/H/S 2 has on offer. Not perfect, and unexpectedly made me bring out my glasses to read the subtitles, which I guess arguably clashes with not only the other segments but indeed the "Found Footage" idea overall. Still, solid entry. Slumber Party Alien Abduction: Probably the weakest. Weird choice to go out on. Tries to have fun but unfortunately just doesn't have the time to carry that idea to fruition before the desperate scramble for the "horror" in this found footage horror short.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2017
    So much better than the first, Yet again all the short stories don't connect and the main plot between the tapes was weird and didn't really make sense but the tapes were great, A few good little jumps at times, The stories were pretty fun apart from the last one which felt rushed and cheap, Worth watching even if you hated the first like me.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2015
    This was actually pretty good. Scary, and each story is interesting. The frame narrative is really weak and confusing this time around though. And I feel like the extraterrestrial story that served as the ending video was probably the weakest story of the group, so I would've had it earlier, and maybe ended with the cult video or the eye cam one. That being said, this is a pretty solid horror film and is pretty entertaining. It's just not for the faint of heart.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2014
    Not nearly as good as the original.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer

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