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V/H/S (2012)

R  |   |  Horror  |  6 September 2012 (Russia)
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When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Stack ...
Sarah Byrne ...
Melissa Boatright ...
Mike Donlan ...
Shane (segment "Amateur Night")
Joe Sykes ...
Patrick (segment "Amateur Night")
Drew Sawyer ...
Clint (segment "Amateur Night")
Lisa (segment "Amateur Night")
Nicholas Tecosky ...
Bartender (segment "Amateur Night")


A POV, found footage horror film from the perspective of America's top genre filmmakers. A group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. Upon searching the house, the guys are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger than the last. Written by Anonymous

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This collection is killer.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

10/31/98  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$36,402 (USA) (5 October 2012)


$99,770 (USA) (9 November 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The brick house the three guys break into where all the VHS tapes are located is the same house from Marble Hornets (A Found footage web series on YouTube that popularized Slender Man) See more »


On the "10/31/1998" segment when the guys are heading over to the Halloween party, the cars on the highway are obviously more modern for the late 1990s - early 2000s; a Ford Edge is also visible. See more »


[first lines]
Rox: Back up. Back up, back up. Turn around, turn around.
Gary: Oh, yeah.
[the men wearing masks drive by a couple walking, then the men get out of their vehicle to confront the couple]
Brad: [the cameraman tells the other assailiant] Show her tits! Ha ha ha! Whoo!
[the cameraman notices the boyfriend of the girl charge after them]
Brad: Oh, shit! Run, run, run! Go, go go!
Gary: [the camera cuts to the footage afterwards of the men destroying a building] It's cool, huh?
Fifth Thug: Hell, yeah!
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Followed by V/H/S/2 (2013) See more »


Not Your Savior
Written and Performed by Derrick Brown and Lucas Courtright
©2011 Audible Physics Publishing
(segment "Amateur Night")
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Fresh from Toronto After Dark
11 July 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Listen, the only way to truly enjoy a horror film is in a large, pitch black room with deafening surround sound and a group of people just as scared as you are. Other times, a laptop works too. But I, and a group of about 100 others were privileged to catch the first Canadian premiere of V/H/S presented by the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Enough plugs, onto the film right? My review. See it! If you love horror, if you hate horror, if you think you might like it and wanna try it out, just see it! Without spoiling anything I will say that there are about 5 or 6 anthology stories tied around a main story in which four guys break into a house to look for a specific video tape. They find a lot more, let me tell you. Some of the segments are better than others (trust me, you'll know which ones) but overall, V/H/S is one of the most imaginative, jolting, riveting, heart-beating-outside-of-your-chest-because-its-so-intense horror films of recent time. Fans of Creepshow 1 and 2, Tales From the Darkside, Twilight Zone (the movie) and even Stephen King, if you get the chance to watch V/H/S, do it! It's bloody, it's scary, it's haunting, and if you're anything like me, you'll know it scared you when it's 1:43 in the morning and the only thing you can do to make yourself fall asleep, is to review the film on IMDb.

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