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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

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally titled "S-VHS." 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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Followed by V/H/S Viral (2014) See more »

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User Reviews

Nice Sequel with Twists and Gore
27 October 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

V/H/S/2 (2013)

*** (out of 4)

Gory sequel to the 2012 film has a pair of investigators breaking into an apartment where they find an assortment of videotapes. The first story involves a man who receives a mechanical eye transplant that soon allows him to see dead people. The second story has a biker with a camera on his helmet getting bit by a zombie and soon he turns into one. The third story takes place at a strange cult school where the leader is being interviewed when "it" happens. The fourth and final story deals with a group of boys who keep playing a prank on one's sister when something joins them. I enjoyed the first film in the series and this one here is actually a tad bit stronger thanks in large part to the first two stories. The majority of the camera work comes from the camera being placed on people head's and I must admit that this gave me a headache at times but I will give the filmmakers credit as this did allow some familiar stories to be told in new ways. This is especially true for the second story when we get the POV shots from the zombie as he goes searching for people to eat. This was a rather unique spin on the genre and it really worked. The first story was also quite good, although this mechanical eye thing left some logical issues. Still, the episode is a good one and features some nice ideas. The fourth episode is one I won't ruin but there's a nice little twist along the way and I think it manages to be quite ambitious. The third film is without question the weakest but it does contain some very twisted scenes and a high level of gore. V/H/S/2 has the same look of the first film as the quality is quite different from one story to the next but this gives the film its own unique feel. Fans of gore will also enjoy that there's plenty of that going on here and especially in the third story, which is a downright bloodbath and even the second one contains a lot of the red stuff. For the most part the performances were just fine and at 95-minutes the film goes by fairly quickly. V/H/S/2 is a nice little gem that has a few flaws but for the most part it works well and I look forward to future installments.


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