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V/H/S Reviews

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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
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
January 19, 2013
The anthology framework works well and features enough audacious moments to merit a viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
January 17, 2013
Thankfully, more often than not, these five shorts work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2013
Smart, scary stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
January 17, 2013
Spectacular hits and forgivable misses make this a surefire candidate for cult status.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
October 5, 2012
The quality is consistent... and all six segments come up with some genuinely spooky ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
October 5, 2012
Hardcore horror lovers will soak up the gruesome morsels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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