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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.

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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 »

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Widely considered one of three cornerstone mumblegore motion pictures, a subgenre of mumblecore popularized by the original VHS. See more »

Goofs

In the segment 'Safe Haven', when the lone survivor is trying to escape the area, he smashes the car window to get inside the vehicle. A few seconds later, when the demon beast attacks the vehicle, bits of glass shatter across the screen coming from the already missing window. 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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Follows V/H/S (2012) See more »

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6 Different Ways to Die
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My head is still spinning long after I rewound VHS 2
2 January 2014 | by MayhemPaulSee all my reviews

There is one amazing segment of VHS 2 that has to do with a Cult. It is frenetic, gory, has a great story and makes the most of the "found footage" format. If the rest of the film had lived up to this one sequence, we would have had something special. It's better than Part One in most aspects, though I did like a few moments in that film.

Timo Tjahjanto really blew me away - his segment is imaginative and has some real shocks crammed into it's short running time. Some of the camera work is a bit too shaky as people run around, but I was able to get around that due to the intensity of the story. Out of the remaining short films, we get a return to full on Shaky Cam with Edwardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project). Truthfully, Edwardo has ALWAYS got to shake the camera like he's in a runaway car or something. He seems to think this is a STYLE. I must argue the point. True artists do not need to shake a camera like a fool to get an image to move someone. Argento, Carpenter, Bava. Masters of the art. Dean Cundy would never run around like a fool, shaking his camera at every object he can find, disregarding the basic rules of directing at will, and no real professional should allow camera-work like this. What an artistic stretch for Edwardo. Next time just throw the damned thing on the ground and drag it around with a rope.

There are a few other sparks. Jason Eisener makes the most of his segment by having some real fun with it and throwing in an Alien Invasion that is both scary and funny. And I really enjoyed the basic idea and most of the execution of Adam Wingard's segment. Still, too damned much shaking here.

I am not sure I understand it really - why so much shaking in these "Found Footage" atrocities? I mean, the old camcorder videos that my family made at Holidays and on Vacation never looked like this. Grandpa tried to keep the camera still. I never actually have seen a home movie like these. Not even on old Super 8. Have you? Eyestrain central. For part 3, maybe they can just go to an old amusement park and give us a POV of the rides or jump out of a plane while filming. At least there'll be a legitimate reason for it being so damned shaky. I think I'd rather watch "HI-8" again.


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