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.

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

Writers:

Brad Miska (concept), Simon Barrett | 10 more credits »
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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")
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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

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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 »

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Trivia

Sam and Stephanie's fortune card from the machine in "Second Honeymoon" alludes to the other arcs of the anthology, as well as its own arc. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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!
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Written and Performed by A: The Color
Favorite Gentlemen
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No plot equals a bad movie equals VHS
1 January 2014 | by suws1See all my reviews

VHS is bad... plain and simple. Where is the plot? Where is the story? Where is anything? In VHS you just watch four different VHS tapes, while you're supposed to watch the main "found-footage" tape...confusing? Yeah, but that's it... VHS doesn't have any plot, any back-story, closer, nothing... I was very disappointed, because I have read some good reviews about it. It was boring, and, with the exception of the first tape, it was not at all entertaining... If you want to watch a good movie, VHS isn't your choice. You'll only see a random selection of stories that seem to drag for 2 hours...awful. I recommend you avoid this one, unless you're a fan of "found-footage" material movies, and even so...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Tape 56 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,402, 7 October 2012

Gross USA:

$100,345

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,944,287
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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