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V/H/S/2 (2013)

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Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lawrence Michael Levine ... Larry (segment "Tape 49")
Kelsy Abbott ... Ayesha (segment "Tape 49")
L.C. Holt ... Kyle (segment "Tape 49")
Simon Barrett ... Steve (segment "Tape 49")
Mindy Robinson ... Tabitha (segment "Tape 49")
Mónica Sánchez Navarro Mónica Sánchez Navarro ... Hotel Maid (segment "Tape 49")
Adam Wingard ... Herman (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
Hannah Hughes Hannah Hughes ... Clarissa (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
John T. Woods ... Dr. Fleischer (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
Corrie Lynn Fitzpatrick Corrie Lynn Fitzpatrick ... Young Girl (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
Brian Udovich ... Bloody Man (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
John Karyus John Karyus ... Uncle (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
Casey Adams ... Justin (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
Jay Saunders Jay Saunders ... Biker (segment "A Ride in the Park")
Bette Cassatt Bette Cassatt ... Screaming Girl (segment "A Ride in the Park")
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Storyline

Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Who's tracking you?

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic and bloody violence, grisly images, sexual material, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada | Indonesia

Language:

English | Indonesian

Release Date:

6 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

S-VHS See more »

Filming Locations:

Frederick County, Maryland, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,932, 14 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,833
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Larry and Ayesha break into the dorm of Kyle, as Larry is searching the dorm, Ayesha pushes play on Kyle's laptop. When she pushes play, the three second footage shown is "Tape 56/frame narrative" from V/H/S. Therefore, footage of the "Tape 56/frame narrative" is shown in "Tape 49/frame/narrative." See more »

Goofs

In the segment 'Safe Haven', when Joni is left alone with Father, the front of his shirt is wet. In the next scene his shirt is dry, and in the final scene it has water spots on it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines of "A Ride in the Park"]
Biker: [answering headset] Hey, babe!
Biker's Girlfriend: Don't "hey babe" me, Mike Sullivan. We're supposed to be having breakfast.
Biker: Yeah, but it's a beautiful day; I just want to take the bike out for a spin.
Biker's Girlfriend: I wanted you to take *me* for a spin. You know, you ride that bike more than you ride me.
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Alternate Versions

An R-rated version was released on home video. It adds simulated tape damage to obscure a few particularly graphic sequences. See more »


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Don't Turn Away (From My Love)
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1st one good, this one awful
24 July 2014 | by Purplewalrus07See all my reviews

i was extremely impressed with V/H/S 1, so much that i made it a plan to watch V/H/S 2 the night after.

i'm an open minded guy, loves horror and is of the clan who consider exorcist a creepy classic rather than the ilk who consider it "not scary/ funny"

however, this was just no good to me. it seemed to really lack the originality of the first one, (which seems to have mixed reviews mainly due to people not liking found-footage in general) and was venturing more into the humorous and silly rather than creepy and frightening. which if pulled off right possibly could have been OK.

its hard because these segments are all done by different directors etc, so consistent quality is probably more challenging for this franchise.

and i suppose its not the worst thing in the world *changes my score from a 1 to a 3* but it just astounds me and evidently others on IMDb that the first one was rated so low and this one so high when it should really be the other way round.

this is probably my biggest point before i wrap this up:

for a found footage film to work, we need authenticity. but this film unwittingly wanders into two dangerous areas for these kinds of films, the first being the "why would they be filming this at this point?" factor is heavy in some segments, weighing down on the believability of the whole experience and the second being the "if they've dropped their camera/lost their camera, why are we still seeing their point of view?" area again in a few of the segments.

i wont spoil anything but there are segments involving film crews who have a camera each, but when the story climaxes we seem to seeing far more different points of view than there is cameras, including people shown to not have a camera, then the angle switching to their point of view as if they are filming. thats cheating i'd say, and again ruins the experience.

a couple segments are OK and scary, one particular one in Indonesia with subtitles was fascinating up to a certain point.

i just hope the 3rd is more like the first than this one, but from what is available to read it doesn't seem to be the case.


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