V/H/S (2012)

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Critic Consensus: An uneven collection of found-footage horror films, V/H/S has some inventive scares but its execution is hit-and-miss.


Movie Info

When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn't going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last. -- (C) … More

Rating: R (for bloody violence, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, pervasive language and some drug use)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: , , , , ,
Written By: Chad, Glenn McQuaid, Justin Martinez, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Simon Barrett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 4, 2012
Box Office: $99.8k
Runtime:
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Brad ('Tape 56')

as Gary ('Tape 56')

as Zak ('Tape 56')

as Rox ('Tape 56')

as Old Man ('Tape 56')

as Sam ('Second Honeymo...

as Stephanie ('Second H...

as Girl ('Second Honeym...

as Emily ('The Sick Thi...

as Lily ('Amateur Night...

as Abbey ('Tape 56')

as Tabitha ('Tape 56')

as Steve ('Tape 56')

as Fifth Thug ('Tape 56...

as Shane ('Amateur Nigh...

as Patrick ('Amateur Ni...

as Clint ('Amateur Nigh...

as Lisa ('Amateur Night...

as Bartender ('Amateur ...

as Bouncer ('Amateur Ni...

as Local DJ ('Second Ho...

as Wendy ('Tuesday the ...

as Joey ('Tuesday the 1...

as Samantha ('Tuesday t...

as Spider ('Tuesday the...

as The Glitch ('Tuesday...

as Victim By Wall ('Tue...

as Victim in River ('Tu...

as James ('The Sick Thi...

as New Girl ('The Sick ...

as Boy Alien

as Little Girl Alien ('...

as Chad ("10/31/98")

as Matt (10/31/98), Ma...

as Tyler ("10/31/98")

as Paul ("10/31/98")

as The Girl ("10/31/98"...

as Cult Leader ("10/31/...

as Cult Dude ("10/31/98...

as Cult Dude ("10/31/98...

as Cult Dude ("10/31/98...

as Roommate ("10/31/98"...

as Niky ("10/31/98")

as Melinda ("10/31/98")

as Passerby ("10/31/98"...

as Passerby, Passerby (...
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Critic Reviews for V/H/S

All Critics (93) | Top Critics (24)

Consistently intense but inconsistently satisfying ... in its attempt to pack relentlessly downbeat horror into 20-minute packages.

Full Review… | June 18, 2013
Cinefantastique

A solid and entertaining anthology film...

Full Review… | January 22, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Conceptual pedantry aside, there are things to enjoy here.

Full Review… | January 21, 2013

A hit-and-miss affair.

Full Review… | January 20, 2013
Observer [UK]

It might well be a brand-new different kind of found footage movie, but it's no better a work of horror cinema as a result.

Full Review… | January 19, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

The anthology framework works well and features enough audacious moments to merit a viewing.

Full Review… | January 19, 2013
Digital Spy

Audience Reviews for V/H/S

When a horror movie review website gets involved in making horror movies, you can be pretty sure the pressure is high. I mean, if you're going to critique movies, you better show you know how to make a good one. And VHS (barely) validates Bloody Disgusting's idea of what makes a good horror movie. It's a found footage anthology with a framed narrative that focuses on a group of misfits who are contracted to break into a house and recover one tape amid a whole bunch of them. To find the right tape, they end up watching a bunch of them, and the results are not so great.
None of the stories tie into any overarching theme or villain. The directors of the short seemed to have free range to do what they want so long as it's found footage. What saves the film is that the segments are conceptually creative. The technical prowess in spite of found footage's limitations is also fascinating. Overly shaky cams, deliberate colour degradation (to mimic a VHS tape), and a lot of disbelief suspension detract the film from being the sum of its parts, but it's a mildly entertaining attempt to keep the found footage style alive.

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Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

three stars

YodaMasterJedi
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

Four hooligans are hired to break in and retrieve a VHS tape from an old house; when they get there they watch tapes containing short POV horror stories. The episodes range from very bad (a Skype session on VHS?) to not bad (Halloween partiers walk into the wrong house), but there is a frat boy vibe to many of the segments that won't sit well with less douchey folks.

366weirdmovies
Greg S

Super Reviewer

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