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V/H/S Reviews

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Steve Biodrowski
June 18, 2013
Consistently intense but inconsistently satisfying ... in its attempt to pack relentlessly downbeat horror into 20-minute packages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 22, 2013
A solid and entertaining anthology film...
January 21, 2013
Conceptual pedantry aside, there are things to enjoy here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
January 19, 2013
The anthology framework works well and features enough audacious moments to merit a viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
January 18, 2013
A mixed bag of found-footage horror shorts, this anthology gives rising star filmmakers a chance to do something original with the genre. Of course, some of the clips are much more effective than others, and some are little more than gimmicky jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
January 17, 2013
Thankfully, more often than not, these five shorts work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
January 17, 2013
Smart, scary stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 17, 2013
Several of the shorts build ingeniously, and their brevity solves the serial problem of found footage, which is how to maintain interest and plausibility in shaky-cam antics for a whole feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Evrim Ersoy
Electric Sheep
January 17, 2013
V/H/S works very well, with some of the segments genuinely inducing a sense of dread and unease while others create a videotape reality that just delights with its own twisted logic.
Charlie Lyne
Little White Lies
January 17, 2013
Spectacular hits and forgivable misses make this a surefire candidate for cult status.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
January 16, 2013
A fantastic and fantastical example of how much life remains in the handy cam horror genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
January 16, 2013
Entertaining horror anthology with strong performances, decent special effects and a handful of nice ideas, though some of the stories work better than others and the film is let down by a weak linking segment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Owen Williams
Empire Magazine
January 14, 2013
Like last year's Chronicle, here's another reminder that in the right hands found footage still has plenty of capacity to surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
December 17, 2012
Screechy, surprising and, in places, proper scary, this glitchy genre mixtape puts invention ahead of attention span, representing a 4/6 victory for killer over filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 16, 2012
Much more stylish and novel, at this point, than the 'Paranormal' sequels and other studio-embraced found-footage shockers, the movie makes a virtue of the distressed yet esthetically pleasing look of old VHS tape, as well as Skype and other technologies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Holcomb
October 14, 2012
The Filmmakers should've consulted one another re: their content-one more segment with a group of A-HOLES carrying on like the cast of JACKASS and my head may have exploded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic
October 9, 2012
The mostly played-out found footage aesthetic has its limitations, and V/H/S doesn't escape all of them. But the collected directors do manage to make many of those limitations into the films' strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 5, 2012
The quality is consistent... and all six segments come up with some genuinely spooky ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 5, 2012
The film also plays to the strengths of the found-footage format, proving that sometimes the scariest things are the ones you can barely see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 5, 2012
Hardcore horror lovers will soak up the gruesome morsels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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