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V/H/S -- A group of misfits hired to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare tape are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger and more inexplicably terrifying than the last...
V/H/S -- 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.
V/H/S -- 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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  (in credits order)

Calvin Reeder ... Gary (segment "Tape 56")

Lane Hughes ... Zak (segment "Tape 56")

Kentucker Audley ... Rox (segment "Tape 56")

Adam Wingard ... Brad (segment "Tape 56")
Frank Stack ... Old Man (segment "Tape 56")
Sarah Byrne ... Abbey (segment "Tape 56")
Melissa Boatright ... Tabitha (segment "Tape 56")

Simon Barrett ... Steve (segment "Tape 56")

Andrew Droz Palermo ... Fifth Thug (segment "Tape 56")

Hannah Fierman ... Lily (segment "Amateur Night")
Mike Donlan ... Shane (segment "Amateur Night")
Joe Sykes ... Patrick (segment "Amateur Night")
Drew Sawyer ... Clint (segment "Amateur Night")

Jas Sams ... Lisa (segment "Amateur Night")
Nicholas Tecosky ... Bartender (segment "Amateur Night")
Rob Mosca ... Bouncer (segment "Amateur Night")

Lisa Marie Thomas ... Lisa's Friend (segment "Amateur Night")
Sunita Patel & Family ... Motel Office Staff (segment "Amateur Night")

Elizabeth Davidovich ... Walking Girl (segment "Amateur Night")

Kat Slatery ... Walking Girl (segment "Amateur Night")
Nate Dorn ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Golda Steinberg ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Christina Smith ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Nicholas Ozimer ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Angelyn Pass ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Patrick Buntichai ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Anna Bryant ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Felicia Moniz ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Leticia Solana ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Bradley Seale ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Ryann Moon ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Jessica Sanchez ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Dale Adams ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Sehoy Thrower ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Parker Davidson ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Josh Wilcox ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Matt Brohammer ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Victor Wilson ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Christie Vozniak ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Sarah Dowdy ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Matthew Newman ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Sarah Smith ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Lisa Carter ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Raymond Carr ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")

Fawn Ortega ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Jenny Bidderson ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Marrisa Kaye ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Ashley Williams ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Nichole Drew ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Megan Lazzara ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Kelly Comeaux ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")
Jessica Hoehn ... Bar & Club Patrons (segment "Amateur Night")

Joe Swanberg ... Sam (segment "Second Honeymoon")

Sophia Takal ... Stephanie (segment "Second Honeymoon")

Kate Lyn Sheil ... Girl (segment "Second Honeymoon")
Graham Reznick ... Local DJ (segment "Second Honeymoon")
Norma C. Quinones ... Wendy (segment "Tuesday the 17th")

Drew Moerlein ... Joey (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Jeannine Elizabeth Yoder ... Samantha (segment "Tuesday the 17th") (as Jeannine Yoder)

Jason Yachanin ... Spider (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Bryce Burke ... The Glitch (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Jennifer Sacks ... Victim by Wall (segment "Tuesday the 17th")

Glenn McQuaid ... Victim in River (segment "Tuesday the 17th")

Helen Rogers ... Emily (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Daniel Kaufman ... James (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Liz Harvey ... The New Girl (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Isaiah Hillman ... Boy Alien (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Corrie Lynne Fitzpatrick ... Girl Alien (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Taliyah Hillman ... Little Girl Alien (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")

Chad Villella ... Chad (segment "10 / 31 / 98")

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin ... Matt (segment "10 / 31 / 98")

Tyler Gillett ... Tyler (segment "10 / 31 / 98")

Paul Natonek ... Paul (segment "10 / 31 / 98")

Nicole Erb ... The Girl (segment "10 / 31 / 98")

John Walcutt ... Cult Leader (segment "10 / 31 / 98")

Bilal Mir ... Cult Dude (segment "10 / 31 / 98")
Damion Stephens ... Cult Dude (segment "10 / 31 / 98")

Koz McRae ... Cult Dude (segment "10 / 31 / 98")
Eric Curtis ... Roommate (segment "10 / 31 / 98")
Nicole Boccumini ... Niky (segment "10 / 31 / 98")
Melinda Fleming ... Melinda (segment "10 / 31 / 98")
Joshua Carey ... Passerby (segment "10 / 31 / 98") (as Joshua 'Bueno' Carey)

Justin Martinez ... Passerby (segment "10 / 31 / 98")

Directed by
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (segment "10/31/98")
David Bruckner (segment "Amateur Night")
Tyler Gillett (segment "10/31/98")
Justin Martinez (segment "10/31/98")
Glenn McQuaid (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Radio Silence (segment "10/31/98")
Joe Swanberg (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Chad Villella (segment "10/31/98")
Ti West (segment "Second Honeymoon")
Adam Wingard (segment "Tape 56")
Writing credits
Brad Miska (concept)

Simon Barrett (written by) (segment "Tape 56")

David Bruckner (written by) (segment "Amateur Night") &
Nicholas Tecosky (written by) (segment "Amateur Night")

Ti West (written by) (segment "Second Honeymoon")

Glenn McQuaid (written by) (segment "Tuesday the 17th")

Simon Barrett (written by) (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")

Radio Silence (written by) (segment "10/31/98") &
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (written by) (segment "10/31/98") &
Tyler Gillett (written by) (segment "10/31/98") &
Justin Martinez (written by) (segment "10/31/98") &
Chad Villella (written by) (segment "10/31/98")

Produced by
Simon Barrett .... segment producer (segment "Tape 56") (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Roxanne Benjamin .... producer
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin .... segment producer (segment "10/31/98")
Gary Binkow .... producer
David Bruckner .... segment producer (segment "Amateur Night")
Matt Burgerhoff .... segment associate producer (segment "Second Honeymoon")
Linda Burns .... segment producer (segment "Amateur Night")
Tyler Gillett .... segment producer (segment "10/31/98")
Alex Kuciw .... segment producer (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Justin Martinez .... segment producer (segment "10/31/98")
Glenn McQuaid .... segment producer (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Brad Miska .... producer
John Norris .... segment associate producer (segment "Second Honeymoon")
Lee Nussbaum .... segment producer (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Tom Owen .... executive producer
Peter Phok .... segment producer (segment "Second Honeymoon")
George Rausch .... associate producer: 8383 Productions
Kim Sherman .... segment producer (segment "Tape 56")
Radio Silence .... segment producer (segment "10/31/98")
Joe Swanberg .... segment producer (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Chad Villella .... segment producer (segment "10/31/98")
Ti West .... segment producer (segment "Second Honeymoon")
Zak Zeman .... executive producer
Aaron Ray .... co-producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Eric Branco (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Tyler Gillett (segment "10/31/98")
Justin Martinez (segment "10/31/98")
Andrew Droz Palermo (segment "Tape 56")
Victoria K. Warren (segment "Amateur Night")
Michael J. Wilson (segment "Tape 56")
Adam Wingard (segment "Tape 56") (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Film Editing by
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (segment "10/31/98")
David Bruckner (segment "Amateur Night")
Tyler Gillett (segment "10/31/98")
Joe Gressis 
Glenn McQuaid (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Joe Swanberg (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Ti West (segment "Second Honeymoon")
Adam Wingard (segment "Tape 56")
Casting by
Paige Barr (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Art Direction by
Raymond Carr (segment "Amateur Night")
Lanie Faith Marie Overton (segment "Tape 56")
Roger Vianna (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Vastola (segment "Tuesday the 17th") (as Liz Vastola)
Makeup Department
Lisa Carter .... assistant makeup artist (segment "Amateur Night")
Lisa Carter .... assistant special makeup effects artist (segment "Amateur Night")
Lisa Carter .... hair stylist (segment "Amateur Night")
Jessica Hoffman .... makeup artist (segment "10/31/98")
Blake Myers .... key creature/makeup effects (segment "Amateur Night")
Fawn Ortega .... assistant special makeup effects artist (segment "Amateur Night")
Fawn Ortega .... hair stylist (segment "Amateur Night")
Fawn Ortega .... key makeup artist (segment "Amateur Night")
Bradley Seale .... additional makeup artist (segment "Amateur Night")
Brian Spears .... special makeup effects artist (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Production Management
Niloo Badie .... production supervisor: 8383 Productions
Roxanne Benjamin .... production manager: 8383 Productions
Joshua Carey .... production manager (segment "10/31/98") (as Joshua 'Bueno' Carey)
Prashant Passy Pilley .... assistant production manager - segment "Second Honeymoon"
Amy Vadnais .... production manager (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gene Michael Smith .... first assistant director (segment "Amateur Night") (as Gene M. Smith)
Art Department
Matt Brohammer .... illustrator (segment "Amateur Night")
Matt Brohammer .... storyboard artist (segment "Amateur Night")
Raymond Carr .... puppet maker (segment "Amateur Night")
Sam Carter .... set dresser (segment "Amateur Night")
Molly Coffee .... set dresser (segment "Amateur Night")
Max Junquera .... swing (segment "Amateur Night")
Vitor Teixeira .... props (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Chris Tilley .... art department assistant (segment "Tape 56")
Chelsea Turner .... set dresser (segment "Tape 56")
Sound Department
Aaron Barnes .... post-production sound mix (segment "Amateur Night")
Aaron Barnes .... sound designer (segment "Amateur Night")
Jesse Cnug Brown .... sound mixer (segment "Tape 56")
Eddie Bydalek .... sound re-recording mixer
Lucas Clyde .... boom operator
Lucas Clyde .... sound designer (segment "Amateur Night")
Lucas Clyde .... sound mixer (segment "Amateur Night")
Lucas Clyde .... sound utility
Kevin Duval .... sound (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Owen Granich-Young .... supervising sound editor
Brett Hinton .... supervising sound editor
Doug Johnson .... sound designer (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Doug Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Eric Leong .... sound utility (segment "Amateur Night")
Brooke Lowrey .... foley artist
Tim Miller .... sound mixer (segment "Tape 56")
Bryan Pennington .... dolby sound consultant
Jeremiah Prescott .... post-production sound mix (segment "Amateur Night")
Graham Reznick .... sound design and mix (segment "Second Honeymoon")
Joe Swanberg .... sound designer (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Adam Wingard .... sound designer (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Robert Carr .... sound re-recording mixer (additional re-recording mixer) (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Sam Carter .... special effects assistant (segment "Amateur Night")
Lacramioara .... special effects technician (segment "Tape 56")
Blake Myers .... special effects supervisor (segment "Amateur Night")
Lino Stavole .... special effects makeup (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger") (as Lino P. Stavole)
Mike Strain Jr. .... special effects coordinator (segment "Tape 56")
Mike Strain Jr. .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Madison Strain .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jeff Burdett .... visual effects artist (segment "Amateur Night")
Cory di Mino .... visual effects artist (segment "Amateur Night")
Neal Jonas .... visual effects (segment "Second Honeymoon") (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Jason Köch .... visual effects artist (segment "Amateur Night")
John C. Loughlin .... visual effects (segment "Tuesday the 17th") (as John Loughlin)
James Martinez .... visual effects assistant (segment "10/31/98")
Justin Martinez .... visual effects (segment "10/31/98")
Glenn McQuaid .... visual effects (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Michael McReynolds .... visual effects supervisor (segment "Amateur Night")
Ryan Miller .... visual effects (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Chad Villella .... visual effects assistant (segment "10/31/98")
Tristan Boswell .... stunts (segment "Amateur Night")
Elizabeth Davidovich .... stunt coordinator (segment "Amateur Night")
Elizabeth Davidovich .... stunt double: Hannah Fierman (segment "Amateur Night")
Philip Dido .... stunts (segment "Amateur Night")
Dante Ha .... stunts (segment "Amateur Night")
Dane Morrison .... stunts (segment "Amateur Night")
Philip Dido .... stunt double: Drew Sawyer (segment "Amateur Night") (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kentucker Audley .... camera operator (segment "Tape 56")
Simon Barrett .... camera operator (segment "Tape 56")
Roxanne Benjamin .... set electrician: Los Angeles (segment "Tape 56")
David Bruckner .... camera operator: helmet camera (segment "Amateur Night")
Mike Cosky .... camera rigger: helmet camera (segment "Amateur Night")
Taylor Glascock .... still photographer (segment "Tape 56")
Lane Hughes .... camera operator (segment "Tape 56")
Max Junquera .... assistant camera (segment "Amateur Night")
Lee Nussbaum .... data wrangler (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Andrew Droz Palermo .... camera operator (segment "Tape 56")
Mike Pearce .... gaffer (segment "Amateur Night")
Calvin Reeder .... camera operator (segment "Tape 56")
Drew Sawyer .... camera operator: helmet camera (segment "Amateur Night")
Ivan Alonso Solas .... still photographer (segment "Amateur Night")
Adam K. Thompson .... rigging electrician (segment "Amateur Night")
Michael J. Wilson .... camera operator (segment "Tape 56")
Adam Wingard .... camera operator (segment "Tape 56")
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brittany Agnew .... assistant costume designer (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Jeanie Cheek .... second seamstress (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Kate Ruck .... first seamstress (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Pamela Tripp .... wardrobe supervisor (segment "Amateur Night")
Jesse S. Martinez .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Marc Brown .... film output: digital intermediate
Jannat Gargi .... digital film producer
David Geis .... assistant editor
Joe Gressis .... colorist
Neal Jonas .... additional editor (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Kristen Molina .... digital film producer
Lee Nussbaum .... assistant editor (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Bill Scott .... senior color timer
Music Department
Lucas Clyde .... composer: additional music
Lucas Clyde .... music consultant
Dan Dixon .... music supervisor (segment "Amateur Night")
Hilary Yarbrough .... music supervisor (segment "Amateur Night")
Other crew
Patrick Buntichai .... production assistant (segment "Amateur Night")
Sarah Byrne .... assistant legal: Tofle and Oxenhandler (segment "Tape 56")
Raymond Carr .... puppeteer (segment "Amateur Night")
Cole Dabney .... social media & marketing
Fred Farris .... assistant to producer: Gary Binkow
Sandy Fox .... legal services: Fox Law
Ken Gregory .... police coordinator (segment "Tape 56")
Lynda Hodges .... entertainment insurance specialist: The Insurance Group (segment "Tape 56")
Rebecca Hughes .... script editor (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Angel Jimenez Jr. .... production staff
Austin Kolodney .... production assistant (segment "10/31/98")
Dena Krupinsky .... production assistant (segment "Amateur Night")
Zeke Lopez .... legal services: Fox Law
Felicia Moniz .... production assistant (segment "Amateur Night") (as Felicia Muniz)
Josh Oxenhandler .... legal services: Tofle and Oxenhandler (segment "Tape 56")
Lake Roberts .... production assistant (segment "Amateur Night")
Rob Salzman .... production accountant: David Weiss & Associates
Jake Tompkins .... production assistant (segment "Amateur Night")
Shunsuke Tsuchiya .... production assistant (segment "Tuesday the 17th") (as Shun Tsuchiya)
Jeffrey Zwartjes .... puppeteer (segment "Amateur Night")
Sima Ajdari .... special thanks
Alkaline Trio .... special thanks (segment "10/31/98")
Ozzy Alvarez .... special thanks (segment "Second Honeymoon")
Uprise Bakery .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Bill Bellinghausen .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Kamau Bilal .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Lynne Bilezikjian Fitzpatrick .... special thanks (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Nicole Boccumini .... special thanks (segment "10/31/98")
Alyson Brock .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Aaron Burns .... special thanks (segment "Second Honeymoon")
Keith Calder .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Steve Colby .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Luke Dancona .... special thanks (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Jennifer DiQuollo .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Suehyla El-Attar .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Jen Erickson .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Zoe Farmingdale .... special thanks (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Larry Fessenden .... special thanks (segments "Second Honeymoon" and "Tuesday the 17th")
Jeanne Fisher-Cullen .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Colleen Fitzpatrick .... special thanks
Jacob Gentry .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Josh Gilbert .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Michael Green .... special thanks
Chris Harding .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Arjuna Hillman .... special thanks (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Nick Hiltgen .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Tyler Holland .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Eileen Jones .... special thanks (segment "10/31/98")
Brent Kunkle .... special thanks (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Illya Laney .... special thanks (segment "10/31/98")
Margaret Laney .... special thanks (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Tom Laury .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Aaron Lester .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Link 80 .... special thanks (segment "10/31/98")
Tonda March .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
James Martinez .... special thanks (segment "10/31/98")
Jesse Martinez .... special thanks (segment "10/31/98")
Shawn McConathy .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Brenna McGuire .... special thanks (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Beth Meade .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Andrea Miska .... special thanks
Nick Morgan .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Alexander Motlagh .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night") (as Alex Motlagh)
Cindy Mutrux .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Mike Park .... special thanks (segment "10/31/98")
Angelyn Pass .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Jonny Pez .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Peter Phok .... special thanks (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Caroline Rault .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Aaron Ray .... special thanks
Eric A. Reid .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Carlos Rincones .... special thanks (segment "Second Honeymoon")
Babs Santini .... special thanks (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Thom Shepard .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Frank Shulse .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Aron Siegel .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
David Siskind .... special thanks (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Steve Sonsini .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
Victoria Torchia .... special thanks
Alex Turner .... special thanks (segment "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger")
Anthony Vincent .... special thanks (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Josh Wilcox .... special thanks (segment "Amateur Night")
David Wilson .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")
Lisa Wisely .... special thanks (segment "Tuesday the 17th")
Jessica Wu .... special thanks (segment "Tape 56")

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Also Known As:
"10/31/98" - USA (segment title)
"Amateur Night" - USA (segment title)
"Second Honeymoon" - USA (segment title)
"Tape 56" - USA (segment title)
"The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger" - USA (segment title)
"Tuesday the 17th" - USA (segment title)
"V/H/S: Syndrome" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, pervasive language and some drug use
116 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Anachronisms: On "10/31/1998", one of the characters, the Soldier, was wearing digital camouflage pants. Digital camouflage did not come out until after 2001/02.See more »
Lily:I like you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in LaserdisK (2013)See more »
Ain't It BullySee more »


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138 out of 249 people found the following review useful.
Hype and Immense Disappointment, 8 September 2012
Author: hinesgtrservice from United States

Really a massive disappointment. I had read over on a blog that this film would "restore my faith in horror films". I read all over the internet about just how great this film was. So I spent ten dollars to view it last night.

The found footage idea isn't wholly a terrible idea, the problem is that it just doesn't usually work. By usually, I mean ever. Horror as a genre has been falling apart at the seams for years, and the advent of "found- footage" certainly hasn't helped. In fact, it feels like it's making a mockery out of horror rather than restoring it to glory.

Enough about that. Regarding the film: The first problem we get here is that the writers/directors have two hours to piece together six cohesive stories. That's fine, but if that's the case, we need to only focus on the important stuff here. Half the time, you'll feel like you're watching some stranger's home movie collection. It's drab, it's boring, it doesn't serve to build suspense, it just drags. You see, when we only get twenty minutes with characters, we don't give a hoot about what they're like. All footage should serve the story, and it just doesn't here. So yes, a lot of the film dragged and a lot of the film was boring.

The second huge problem: the scary stuff. There isn't enough of it. There isn't enough that was supposed to be there in the first place, and most of what you get is just goofy. There were a few jump scares that weren't done all that effectively due to some of the worst camera work the world has ever seen. We understand that this is supposed to be amateur shot footage. That doesn't mean people film themselves walking around with friends while wildly waving their arms around like a complete lunatic. So when you aren't sure what you're looking at and your eyes are constantly struggling to adjust, the few jump scares that were put in the film no longer serve a purpose.

I'm not sure if my next complaint should be lodged against the actors or the writers. Maybe both? All of the characters, I mean ALL of the characters, are incredibly unlikable or plain bothersome. There's a character that basically just cackles through an entire story. There's a character that has no personality aside from leaving her mouth agape at all times. So yeah, the acting was pretty bad, but the writing was probably the worst part of the whole thing. One story in particular was such a joke on the writing front, we couldn't contain our laughter watching it. Not because it was supposed to be funny either.

So here we have six basically nonsensical and incomprehensible stories that lack direction, character, motivations or scares and we throw it all together to create one low-res pile of crap. We have scenes that make NO SENSE in regards to how it ended up on a VHS tape, uninspired concepts, terrible camera work, and just terrible writing.

Here is another Paranormal Activity: TONS of hype, great press and reviews, but underneath all of that is a really uniquely awful film. I'm serious; I thought it was really that bad. Uniquely awful in just how inept and uninspired it is.

Want a compilation horror film that tries to tackle a few sub-genres of horror? Try Trick-R-Treat. It wasn't anything spectacular, but it was enjoyable and well written. V/H/S is something I hope dies and people forget about by Christmas. What an awful, awful film.

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