Oooookay. Now that I’ve read several reviews, I want to see this sequel just for the Indonesian segment (“Safe Haven”) that comes from the makers of The Raid: Redemption (which I loved so much I could barely still during). Add horror, gore, what one reviewer called “EC Comics – like” rand batshit-crazy in? DEAL! Take a wild guess as to which segment the “featured image” from this post is from.
I found V/H/S to be uneven (and I totally agree with Drew Taylor about the misogynism; almost every male character was an asshole, and that the whole tone of certain segments dripped of hatred, which was one of my main complaints about the movie as a whole, especially that exceptionally sloppy wrap-around), but …when a piece worked… it fucking worked.
So far, from what I’ve read, everyone agrees that S-VHS is more intense, tighter, scarier, and gorier. That might not mean a bunch when the writer couldn’t stand the first one, but it’s still a recommendation to me!
- Shorter Is Scarier: Why Horror Anthologies Need to Make a Comeback! By Ian Buckwalter of The Atlantic (horrorboom.com)
- Sundance 2013: ‘S-VHS’ Movie Review. (musicnfilm.wordpress.com)
- Magnolia close to picking up found footage anthology sequel S-VHS out of Sundance! (web1.aintitcool.com)
- Sundance Review: S-VHS Is A Next Generation Improvement (badassdigest.com)
Sundance Review: ‘S-VHS‘ Is An Uneven, Occasionally Thrilling Sequel To The Horror Anthology
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