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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 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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | Spain

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The music used at the end of the movie is not opera, as it is described in the closed captions. It is Beethoven's 9th Symphony 4th Movement in D Minor. See more »

Connections

References Faces of Death (1978) See more »

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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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Below my low expectations
27 October 2014 | by danielortiz26See all my reviews

So I understand the concept behind these V/H/S movies: An anthology film with a wraparound story, and none of the stories really fully developed or explain much further than what the viewer sees. I'm OK with that and actually find it to be a fun idea. We also see the same concept in the ABC's of Death anthology films. The only downside is that we never get a full grasp of the segments. Granted, some leave a lot to the imagination of the viewer, but some are so vague its hard to piece together. The first two V/H/S films were no gems, but each had 2 or so segments that stood out and actually engaged us while the others tended to disappoint. This new film continued that trend. the downside is that there were only 3 segments this time (not including the wraparound) which I found highly disappointing.

The wraparound was utterly boring and uninteresting. I get the irony of the guy wanting to go viral, but the tie-in at the end was confusing and forgettable.

Dante the Great was cheesy and added no horror value. Some of the visuals with the cloak were cool while some were low-budget. A power-obsessed redneck magician is just not an appealing story.

Bonestorm was absolutely annoying. The shaky go-pro cams and the characters "bottom or the barrel" personalities gave me nothing to root for. There was just nothing there for me to grasp or understand to make this engaging

Gorgeous Vortex was the only gem of this film. The ability to travel into an alternate universe and switch sides with your counterpart was pretty cool. The subtle differences they start off with only gives you clues that this isn't just a reflected world, but that something very strange and evil was happening. The only downside of this segment was that we wanted to see the main character explore the rest of the world even though he can't because of time. Also, the realization of the horror of this segment might seemed far- fetched to some, but I think it was an interesting add to make it that much weirder.

All in all, one good segment cannot carry an entire movie whether it has 6, 26, or in this case 4 stories. I hope this series continues because they are fun....and now I expect them every year, but they are going to have to hold their writers to stricter script ideas and lay off too much independence because thing can get cheesy really quickly!


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