Okay I’ve visited some crazy websites in my time and I’ve seen my share of jacked up stuff, but while I was watching this trailer for V/H/S, I actually felt like I was seeing something I wasn’t supposed to be. Quite sick to say the least, aaannndd now I’m interested.V/H/S is the collaborative efforts of six directors and first premiered at Sundance Film Festival where I am told, it completely freaked people out. Reactions to the film ranged anywhere from disturbed to disgustingly gross. Some have also said that folks, unable to keep watching, left the theater. That’s saying a lot huh? However with as much “live death” you can see on the internet these days it still surprises me when I hear about folks who don’t have the stomach for this sort of stuff. Maybe there’s still some decent folks among us.The film is spread out into separate stories each with it’s own terrifying back scenario.
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. The directors are Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Pop Skull), Simon Barrett (You’re Next, Dead Birds, Read Sands), Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Roost, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), along with YouTube sensations Radio Silence.
So basically (Antoine Dodson), this film is the sextecta of horror. With this many masters of evil behind the camera it’s bound to send someone to their therapist and isn’t that what a good horror film is supposed to do? The film is being distributed by Magnolia Pictures and will hit theaters August 31st 2012.