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V/H/S (2012)

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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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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 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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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 »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

10/31/98 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,402, 7 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$99,770, 11 November 2012
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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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Connections

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

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Ain't No Way
Written and Performed by Dropsonic
(segment "Amateur Night")
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Too much
27 August 2012 | by Brian SlaterSee all my reviews

What we have in V/H/S are a bunch of prolonged horror moments that in usual cases would be the climax to any average horror movie. The movie manages to throw 5 of these 'money shots' at the viewer without the need to tell any real story, build any of the characters or introduce their personality's to the audience. Whether this is a stroke of genius originality or just laziness is the question. You'd be forgiven for thinking that V/H/S is the result a brain storming session where five writers pitched five stories, with one 'Eureka' moment of making a movie of the ending of all five. What they seemingly failed to spend any real time on though was the glue to bind the five stories together. It is completely irrelevant, in fact I would go as far as to say the movie would be better without it, a "Here are five tapes that were found, now watch them" instead. I have to say I am a fan of 'found footage movies'. To me they achieve the desired effect and can, at times, create some truly chilling moments. This movie does have it's moments but after a while it all gets too much, the 'found footage' angle is somehow lost with the constant change of story. You are never really allowed to reach the same level of suspense as with other films in this genre. 6/10. It passed the time but I eventually found myself wanting it to end and asking myself "How many stories to go?"


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