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V/H/S/2 Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 10, 2014
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 | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
December 31, 2013
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 | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
December 31, 2013
Less is not necessarily more in this slimmed-down collection.
Jeremy Aspinall
Radio Times
October 18, 2013
Terrifyingly terrific stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
October 18, 2013
Slicker than the original without the sudden lurches in quality, this second shaky-cam horror anthology still has a standout sequence by which all the others must be judged.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2013
An amusing and crowd pleasing selection of found footage from a group of up and coming genre directors with one deeply disturbing stand out section from Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
October 16, 2013
If you're a fan of the original V/H/S production, this is bound to compel you, however if you left the last feeling somewhat disgruntled and underwhelmed, don't expect enough of an increase in quality to sway you this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 12, 2013
This is a showcase for ideas about new ways to approach the genre. In that regard, it is both entertaining and inventive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 10, 2013
There are some dull stretches here, but also some grisly instant hits: nasty, deplorable, vulgar and sometimes brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
October 10, 2013
Someone please give Gareth Evans lots of money to make amazing, violent, creative horror films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Bland
The Skinny
October 10, 2013
The final product is a lo-fi, handheld hellraiser with a varying success rate but with more ballsy gusto than most mainstream horrors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
October 8, 2013
There's only so much shakycam and shrieking a person can stomach in one go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
October 4, 2013
Agreeable, but the tape's been slightly chewed since compilation #1.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
September 6, 2013
The first film may have been better, and was certainly more original, but VHS is a patchy, outmoded format that can always accommodate second-generation materials.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 2, 2013
Gregg Hale and Eduardo Sánchez's A Ride in the Park puts a thoroughly innovative spin on the zombie genre and immediately establishes itself as a highlight within the entire series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Shaun Munro
What Culture
August 28, 2013
This entry is even more inconsistent than the original, also suffering from oft-incomprehensible coverage and another dull wrap-around story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Geoff Berkshire
Zap2it.com
August 7, 2013
The four shorts this time share a unifying structure: they start calmly enough and then build to frenzied -- and usually very bloody -- heights.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Simon Foster
Screen-Space
July 31, 2013
[This] sequel to the 2012 cult DVD hit waivers in its overall fright factor but slam-dunks enough horror moments (most of them inventively bloody and grotesque) to ensure a franchise arc in years to come.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
July 26, 2013
None of the pieces is terribly original in concept, the performances are mostly as shaky as the camerawork, and the connecting thread is stretched pretty thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
July 25, 2013
This sequel includes five storylines, each one vying for the most ridiculous excuse for people to be recording on a video camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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