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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:

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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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Details

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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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6 Different Ways to Die
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An Improvement Over the First
11 July 2013 | by buchhol2See all my reviews

V/H/S 2 manages to fix the faults of the first. It's shorter and takes the grungy, exploitative snuff film tone of V/H/S and adds more excitement and humor. The quality of the shorts this time around are much more consistent, but they are still a mixed bag. The first short "Phase I: Clinical Trials" is average at best, but it mixed in a bit of humor which I liked. "A Ride in the Park" was fantastic and incredibly unique in it's use of the first person POV. It was my favorite of the four segments. "Safe Haven" is a close second with countless WTF moments. I would have loved a feature length version of this one. The weakest entry was the last, "Slumber Party Alien Abduction". It ineffectively used loud noises and bright lights to generate scares and it just didn't work for me. The wrap around story "Tape 49" was good, but I liked the ambiguity of the first films "Tape 56" better. V/H/S 2 added fun to the series and I hope these films continue.


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