A battered and mysterious VCR...A bevy of lethal video- tapes... These are the building blocks of horror in "DEATH BY VHS". A mind blowing descent into madness and death. Five shocking ...
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A battered and mysterious VCR...A bevy of lethal video- tapes... These are the building blocks of horror in "DEATH BY VHS". A mind blowing descent into madness and death. Five shocking vignettes, designed to take your sanity and devour your soul! Mild curiosity leads to severe consequences when a couple rents a supposedly cursed video cassette recorder. An urban legend renowned for leaving a trail of agonizing and torturous death. Unbelieving, they take the plunge... And another legend is horrifyingly born... Do you dare give fate a winning hand, and test yourself against the hellish consequences of the VHS machine? Insert Cassette Press Play...DIE! Written by
Originally titled Scream Machine. The film was Conceived & written long before the Popular Horror film V/H/S was ever released, Scream Machine was re-named by the distributor to DEATH BY VHS for Marketing purposes but was in no way ever intended to be a take off on the popular V/H/S films. The Producers Next film was released and titled Scream Machine in 2015, Death By VHS & Scream Machine are indeed two totally different films, See more »
"Death By VHS" is a new anthology from Indie film maker and horror host Walter Ruether a.k.a. Scarlet Fry. The collection of horror/ gore shorts are unique and creative spins on classic moral tales from twisted minds. A battered VHS and a small bounty of cassettes create a reality unlike any that Ruether has brought to life ever before, from reunions of the undead to a killer Krampus the low budget stories cover it all. Completed by a bizarre and clever wrap around that involves tweekers looking for a better high that is said to come from experiencing the stories captured on the cassettes, "Death By VHS" proves to be Walter Ruether's best work yet.
The stories in this anthology are all cool low budget shorts that are filled with dark humor and plenty of gore. The plots are simple and straight forward moral tales save "Lepus". I don't know what that was but it was so much fun to watch. I felt like I was in some twisted world mixed of 60's acid dream theatre and Adult Swim psychotica. The production value is pretty low in the anthology but the shorts are so much gruesome fun to watch that it doesn't matter. "Death By VHS" is a totally cheap and trashy delight that celebrates everything great about those gory days of VHS. This is by far my favorite of Walter Ruether's films!
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