127 user 215 critic

V/H/S/2 (2013)

1:56 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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.
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

V/H/S (2012)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard
V/H/S Viral (2014)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A Los Angeles police chase sends a fame-obsessed man on a wild ride to save his girlfriend from a cybernetic terror.

Directors: Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Patrick Lawrie, Emilia Ares, Celia K. Milius
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.

Directors: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film.

Director: John Poliquin
Stars: Richard Harmon, Shawn C. Phillips, Jennica Fulton
[Rec] 2 (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Stars: Jonathan D. Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.

Director: Adam Robitel
Stars: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.

Directors: Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, and 25 more credits »
Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Iván González, Kyra Zagorsky
You're Next (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Director: Adam Wingard
Stars: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen
The Sacrament (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A news team trails a man as he travels into the world of Eden Parish to find his missing sister, where it becomes apparent that this paradise may not be as it seems.

Director: Ti West
Stars: Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley
[Rec] (2007)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano
VHS/1995 (2018)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Created from video clips found in a recently recovered VHS camcorder, this nostalgic experimental documentary follows three friends at a roller rink in the 90's.

Director: Ben Carter
Stars: Ben Carter, Terrel DeWeese, K.H.R. Thomson
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

Director: John Erick Dowdle
Stars: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge


Cast overview, first billed only:
... Larry (segment "Tape 49")
... Ayesha (segment "Tape 49")
... Kyle (segment "Tape 49")
... Steve (segment "Tape 49")
... Tabitha (segment "Tape 49")
Mónica Sánchez Navarro ... Hotel Maid (segment "Tape 49")
... Herman (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
Hannah Hughes ... Clarissa (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
... Dr. Fleischer (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
Corrie Lynn Fitzpatrick ... Young Girl (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
... Bloody Man (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
John Karyus ... Uncle (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
... Justin (segment "Phase I Clinical Trials")
Jay Saunders ... Biker (segment "A Ride in the Park")
Bette Cassatt ... Screaming Girl (segment "A Ride in the Park")


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


Who's tracking you?


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:



Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site |  »


| |



Release Date:

6 June 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

S-VHS  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,932, 14 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Was originally titled "S-VHS." See more »


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 »


[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.
See more »


Followed by V/H/S Viral (2014) See more »


Zombies Ate My Neighbors
Produced by Schoolboy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Crackles With Originality and Witty Gore
10 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

When the first V/H/S came out, my expectations were through the roof. I adore horror anthologies and this seemed like the shot of adrenaline that the found footage genre needed. To say that I was disappointed with the film would be putting it mildly. I flat out hated two of the five segments and I put the film down as having the WORST wraparound story ever assembled in an anthology horror. When it wasn't terrible, it was predictable and trite. Now, less than a year later, we have the rushed found footage sequel "V/H/S 2″ (original title being "S-VHS" which is more creative than anything found in the first film). Does the sequel avoid the mistakes of its predecessor or does it belong on a shelf need in a horror fan's basement away from all humanity?

"Tape 49/frame narrative" In the wraparound, we follow two private investigators as they search through an abandoned house looking for a missing college student. Without giving too much away, I will say that this segment, like the wraparound in the original, is completely pointless because it is predictable from the moment they enter the house exactly what is going to happen. Unless the original, at least the characters here are likable even if they aren't given much of anything to do. Overall, the weakest segment of the bunch and I'd advise the filmmakers of the next sequel to do away with the wraparound altogether. It feels lazy and just a way to add some minutes to the running time.

"Phase I Clinical Trials" A man is sitting in a doctor's office after having had eye surgery. A camera is placed into one of his eye sockets to work as a functioning eye for him while he recovers. He is told by his doctor that everything the "eye" sees will be recorded and monitored for research purposes. Little does he know that he this will not be an experiment that will end well. He begins to see the undead as well as other strange visions at night. He is joined by Clarissa as she explains it all to him about his condition as she knows exactly what he is going through since she had a somewhat similar operation done. A bit predictable as it follows the typical "new body part comes to life" horror cliché but it works thanks to some nifty special effects and an "operation" scene that had me cringing.

"A Ride in the Park" A biker goes for a ride in the park (hence the title) only to be attacked my blood thirsty zombies who want to eat him for dinner. I'm going to leave the description at that in order to avoid giving away the bloody treats of this segment. Want to see a killer birthday party attacked by zombies with more blood and guts than in just about any zombie movie of the past few years? Dig it! This one is deliciously warped with a twisted sense of humor (I love seeing the zombies try to eat things that are obviously not meant to be tasted). One of the few segments that I honestly wished was a little bit longer. Zombie fans, eat your heart out.

"Safe Haven" A news crew is sent to investigate and do a piece on a strange Indonesian cult that is ruining their "family" out of an abandoned warehouse. This "family" is unlike any you have ever met and while they are friendly at first, they have a surprise for the head of the news crew as they have special plans for her in the immediate future. Do they plan to use her as an offering or something much, much worse? An interesting segment that is loaded with some creative death sequences and some solid acting by its leads. What prevents it from being a favorite is a running time that is far too long (at 30 minutes at least 5 of those count have been cut) and an ending that made me laugh out loud. No, it is not meant to be funny.

"Slumber Party Alien Abduction" A few months ago, I picked Detention as my favorite film of 2012. I had many readers write in calling me a "moron" for picking such "mindless trash" (their words, not mine) as my favorite film of the year. A dozen watches later and that film still puts a smile on my face for its sheer audaciousness and originality. Much like "Detention," "Slumber Party Alien Abduction" plays as a big FU to the conventions of the horror genre. A group of kids are having a sleepaway when some weird things begin to happen through the camera on their dog. No, I am not making that up and I am also not making up how much fun I had with this segment. Creative effects and lighting go a long way here and while the ending seems a bit too mean spirited, it definitely didn't wreck my enjoyment of this slumber party.

Overall, "VHS 2″ is a much better all around experience than "VHS" was. The characters are more likable, the stories are better paced, and the concepts and ideas are stronger with some creative execution. Not all segments will hit home with all viewers but you gotta appreciate the effort. I'm ready for VHS 3!

18 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 127 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed