Gutted is not even close to explaining how upset I am for missing horror anthology V/H/S at Frightfest last weekend. Only being able to attend one day meant some very painful decision making, and sadly I had to give the Friday a miss, the day V/H/S was shown. However, looking back over Twitter comments from those fortunate enough to have attended the Friday, everyone was saying that V/H/S was the best film of the Friday, with many others saying the film was the best film of the entire festival!
V/H/S is rumoured to be absolutely terrifying, and why wouldn’t it be? It has a wealth of top class horror directors at the peak of their career, and all having one goal in common: to scare the shit out of their audience. From the comments at Frightfest, it would appear that they have succeeded. The film is now available in the US on VOD, but sadly here in the UK we must wait. However, this new featurette we have for you delves into the ideas behind each segment, with each director spending a short time talking you through what delights they have in store for you. There is also plenty of new footage, but nothing that will spoil the final film.
V/H/S is directed by Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence, Screenwriters: Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence.
When a group of petty criminals are hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.
Bringing together some of the top filmmakers in the game today, this wickedly conceived horror anthology sends the viewer through a gauntlet of suspense, terror, shock, and downright brutality—instantly distinguishing itself from a sea of lackluster found-footage horror flicks. The diverse and deviously creative minds behind V/H/S shatter any preconceived notions about the genre, making it feel inventive and captivating once again.
By Matt Wavish
UPDATE: A TERRIFYING NEW CLIP HAS JUST BEEN ADDED, CHECK IT OUT NEXT IF YOU ARE BRAVE ENOUGH!