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.
An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.
Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.
Symphony No. 9 - chorale (4th movement)
Courtesy of RFCM Symphony Orchestra
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Performed by RFCM Symphony Orchestra
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This movie is so awful it put me in a bad mood. Stay away, and I say this as a guy with an original VHS poser.
The wraparound story tries to break formula but ends up being a mess. I'm fine with a mess if it's entertaining or scary, but this felt like it was shot in a weekend.
The first story doesn't feel like it belongs in a VHS movie and the tone doesn't match. It's something your mom would like.
The middle story starts out promising but manages to feel like a parody of itself by the end. My favorite (?) of the bunch.
The third story feels like it should be airing on MTV in 2003.
Another bummer is that the directors have done good movies (Resolution and Timecrimes), I don't know how they lost their mojo here.
Also, there are only three stories. I'm cool with a shorter movie if it's a better movie, but they cut the fourth. People speculate bit was axed because it was so bad. How terrible must it have been to be left out of this limp, toothless pile?
Any soul, any scary or funny from the first two is not here. Avoid.
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