V/H/S/2 (Formerly S-VHS) – Tribeca Film Festival Interview With Simon Barrett (Complex)

If you’ve been psyched about the V/H/S sequel (titled, well…guess what) since you read the reviews raving about the Gareth Evans-helmed “Safe Haven”, you’re not alone. Click on the big red link below to read a great interview with more details on the sequel, which will first be released on VOD/streaming June 6th, then in (select) theaters June 12th.

Tribeca Film Festival Interview: “V/H/S/2,” Simon Barrett | Complex.

 

Dread Central gave it 5/5 bloody stabby-knives (review link here). We read a TON of reviews from them, and even the most enthusiastic, rave reviews don’t make it over 4/5 stabby-knives.  Example: both Stoker and The Evil Dead (2013) blew the reviewer’s goddamned minds and elicited nothing but praise, yet still failed to get rated higher than 4/5 knifes.  The posts from readers that follow range from sarcastically dubious to irate, but we’re keeping open minds.

We're guessing this still is from Safe Haven...

We’re guessing this still is from Safe Haven…

 

“S-VHS” (V/H/S Sequel) Gets A Title Change, An Official Website, And The First Teaser Trailer Posted Here In HD!

The trailer below still carries the original title “S-VHS”, rather than the exciting new title V/H/S 2.  It looks like at least one segment underwent a name change, too, but right now, check out the first teaser trailer below in HD. It manages to look more for than the trailer for the original movie. That one also managed to give away several jump moments –actually, over half of them–including the best reveal and one of the biggest jumps in the movie, and I hope when the first theatrical trailer gets released for this sequel, they give less away.  Anyway…

The official Magnet Releasing page for V/H/S 2 can be found right here, and has a nice big ol’ photo of the creepy Indonesian guy with symbols carved into his flesh from the segment “Safe Haven” – the tale from Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto (AKA the makers of The Raid: Redemption)  that is getting the most positive buzz right now for knocking it right out of the fucking park.*

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Also from Timo Tjahjanto and Gareth Huw Evans’ “Safe Haven”

From the aforementioned Official Site:

Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static—white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the urge to relax: this is no mere movie night. Those obsolete spools contain more than just magnetic tape. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil.

BLLLLLEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!

BLLEEEEAAAAAARRRGGH!

Even the ad copy is better-written and more exciting than the original! They’re off to a great start (now they just need to make the site a little more user-friendly for those of us with laptops, and  fix a couple of their typos). Check this link for a great review that I ‘re-blogged’.

Oh, we WILL.

Oh, we WILL.

* to be clear, we mean that “Safe Haven” knocks it out of the park, but while we’re on the subject, The Raid: Redemption sure knocked it out of the fucking park too.

 

Sundance Review! “S-VHS” Is An Uneven, Occasionally Thrilling Sequel To The Horror Anthology “V/H/S”

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!

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Sundance Review: ‘S-VHS‘ Is An Uneven, Occasionally Thrilling Sequel To The Horror Anthology

Last year, the indie horror anthology “V/H/S” was released and promised to be chock full of truly in-your-face terror – these were fearless directors, given complete creative freedom, and squeezed together under a tight, blood-soaked package. Of course, the promise of “V/H/S” and the actual movie itself were quite different, and while there were certainly some gems (including entries by Ti West and Joe Swanberg that blurred the line between mumblecore and horror even further), most of them were overlong and uninvolving and (worse yet) reinforced some of the worst traits in the horror genre, including an undercurrent of ugly misogyny that was knotted through almost every section.Well, the conceit seemed too irresistible to leave alone and this year we have “S-VHS” making its grand debut at the Sundance Film Festival

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