5.8/10
56,982
330 user 279 critic

V/H/S (2012)

Trailer
1:47 | Trailer
When a group of misfits are 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.

Directors:

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (as Radio Silence), David Bruckner | 8 more credits »

Writers:

Brad Miska (concept), Simon Barrett | 10 more credits »
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Frank Stack ... Old Man (segment "Tape 56")
Sarah Byrne Sarah Byrne ... Abbey (segment "Tape 56")
Melissa Boatright 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 Mike Donlan ... Shane (segment "Amateur Night")
Joe Sykes ... Patrick (segment "Amateur Night")
Drew Sawyer ... Clint (segment "Amateur Night")
Jasper Sams ... Lisa (segment "Amateur Night") (as Jas Sams)
Nicholas Tecosky ... Bartender (segment "Amateur Night")
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This collection is killer.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tuesday the 17th would take place right after Friday the 13th. The name and camping setting is a reference to the Friday the 13th (1980) series. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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!
See more »

Alternate Versions

The 10/31/98 segment has an alternate ending, where the guys cheat death by escaping from their car. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in LaserdisK (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Live Forever
Written and Performed by Derrick Brown and Lucas Courtright
©2009 Audible Physics Publishing
(segment "Amateur Night")
See more »

User Reviews

 
Hmm, it was OK...
6 August 2012 | by Jesse_JFISee all my reviews

I just finished watching V/H/S, and it did surprise me.

The movie tells a story about a bunch of guys, going into a creepy house, looking for a special VHS. In the meantime, the movie shows you a couple of independent, short stories, recorded with a handy cam. If movies like Paranormal Activity, REC, etc. are really scary to you, then VHS will really scare you. Otherwise, don't watch it... Don't get me wrong, some of the short stories were a bit frightening, but personally I don't like movies that are filmed like this. Also, some of the characters were VERY annoying. At a certain point, I really wanted some of them to die, because of the bad acting.

So like I said, if you liked REC and PA, you are going to love this one. It was enjoyable, but I certainly will not watch this a second time.

6/10.


20 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 330 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Tape 56 See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,402, 7 October 2012

Gross USA:

$100,345

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,944,287
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed