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V/H/S Viral (2014)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Lawrie Patrick Lawrie ... Kev (segment "Vicious Circles")
Emilia Ares ... Iris (segment "Vicious Circles") (as Emilia Zoryan)
Celia K. Milius Celia K. Milius ... Grandma (segment "Vicious Circles")
Steve Berens ... Cop (segment "Vicious Circles")
Garrett Bales ... Spooked Guy (segment "Vicious Cycles")
Ashley Rivers Ashley Rivers ... Railing Guy (segment "Vicious Circles")
Stephanie Silver Stephanie Silver ... Eva (segment "Vicious Circles")
Charles Johnson Charles Johnson ... BMX #1 (segment "Vicious Circles")
Ryan Staats ... BMX #2 (segment "Vicious Circles")
Robert Andrew Sallberg Robert Andrew Sallberg ... BMX #3 (segment "Vicious Circles")
Brad Collin ... BMX #4 (segment "Vicious Circles")
Donald Taylor Knott Donald Taylor Knott ... Bum (segment "Vicious Circles")
Val Vega Val Vega ... Gabriella (segment "Vicious Circles")
Angela Garcia ... Carolina (segment "Vicious Circles")
Vanessa Siqueiros Vanessa Siqueiros ... Little Girl (segment "Vicious Circles")
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Mayhem Goes Viral

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing strong violence and gore, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

V/H/S: Viral See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,221, 21 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,567, 28 November 2014
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| (Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Rob Zombie was set to direct, but couldn't agree with the studio on how the story should proceed, so he stepped down. See more »

Connections

References Faces of Death (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9 - chorale (4th movement)
Courtesy of RFCM Symphony Orchestra
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Performed by RFCM Symphony Orchestra
[Played during "Vicious Circles" segment]
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A supremely disappointing follow-up to a great anthology series
27 October 2014 | by megatom64See all my reviews

First I'd like to say, as with any horror film, the less you know about the film going in the better it will be. For those wondering if they should spend their money on this. I would say wait for Netflix, IMO it does not live up to the previous VHS movies, and actually seems to lose what the unique premise was. I love VHS and I liked VHS 2 a good bit, but this feels like a drop off of sorts. If VHS was a 9 and VHS 2 was a 7.5 then VHS Viral is probably an average of 5.5 (but the second segment is a MUST SEE).

The previous 2 movies have gotten many talented young horror film makers and collectives together to make interesting short films. VHS was probably my favorite horror film of 2012, some of the shorts fell flat (static monster and connecting story) but most of the others are really amazing, especially the last. VHS 2 lacked some of the originality but still felt like a solid horror film. VHS Viral just feels like it lacks the same vision and direction that VHS 1 and 2 had.

Whether you like it or hate it VHS is built around the idea of playing with portable cameras, experimenting with the "found footage" horror sub-genre, and really presenting a horror film from the POV of those going through it. It is basically like a haunted house on film, some with interesting stories and ideas. VHS 2 didn't really revolutionize anything but was still interesting. It stuck with the premise and kept it going in interesting ways. Probably my biggest issue with VHS Viral is that it ostensibly completely drops the found footage premise, but still sticks with the found footage type editing and shooting. This breaks the immersion, which is The whole point of found footage stuff.

As you can tell I didn't like the movie for the most part. The second segment is the ONLY reason it even has 4 stars out of 10. Ultimately though I am disappointed because they didn't really try anything interesting with the found footage format, especially the way that the previous 2 films did. Also 3 segments feels too short, even though this film has a lot of filler.


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