*** out of **** Found footage has become one of the most annoying gimmicks in recent memory. For many filmmakers; it's cheap - and in more ways than one - and convenient for starting a career. It astounds me that people still eat this shit up. There have been countless films made within this horror sub-genre over recent years yet hardly any of them will truly be remembered, because hardly any of them are actually innovative and were made by people who actually had an understanding … more
VHS Man I remember VHS tapes like it was only yesterday that they were the big thing. There was nothing better than going to the video store to rent all kinds of movies and wrestling tapes. Also if you had a video camera you filmed onto VHS tapes. That is what we have here with the film "VHS" which is about some tapes being watched. So when I first read about this in "Fangoria" I was all excited about … more
This over all was a good little anthology film that honestly was better than I thought it would be. I knew it would be good based on what I read but I did not know there were two segments I would really love here. All of the writers and directors did well here. There may have been some actors that were a little off but over all everything was done well. I guess I am on to the sequel.
Star Rating: Of the ten credited directors of V/H/S, a combination of a found footage mockumentary and an anthology horror film, nine of them have prior filmmaking experience with either feature length movies, shorts, television episodes, or some combination thereof. On the basis of the final product, you’d swear they’ve only just learned what a camcorder is; in their efforts to make each segment look like an authentic amateur home movie, they rely … more