Last years horror anthology, V/H/S, divided opinion. Some say it was one of the best horror films ever made, while others truly hated it. I was somewhere in the middle, but was leaning toward the “yes, it was actually very good” stable. It had its flaws, but when V/H/S was good (Radio Silence’s 10/31/98 and David Bruckner’s Amateur Night) the anthology was untouchable.
The sequel promises to deliver even more, and will up the stakes in an even more violent, horrific and bonkers collection of short films. The directors on board for the sequel make this new anthology extremely exciting, and most definitely one to be looking forward to. Two new images dropped yesterday, and you can see one above, and the other below, but what is most exciting os the red band trailer which landed on-line just hours ago.
Filled with total mayhem, madness and chaos, the trailer definitely lives up the the name “red band”. I believe some of the first words in the trailer sum up what is on show, a man says “what the fuck?” Yes indeed, my sentiments exactly, but in a good way. VHS/2 looks, simply put, astonishing!
V/H/S 2 arrives on VOD in the US from June 6th, and will have a theatrical release from July 12th. There are no UK dates announced at this time.
The directors for V/H/S 2 include Gareth Evans ( The Raid and Merantau), Eduardo Sanchez (Lovely Molly, The Blair Witch Project) along with his producing partner Gregg Hale, Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun) and Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre, The ABC’s of Death) will be joining returning writer and director Adam Wingard (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), and writer/producer Simon Barrett (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die) will be making his directorial debut.
Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static—white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the urge to relax: this is no mere movie night. Those obsolete spools contain more than just magnetic tape. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil.
From the demented minds that brought you last year’s V/H/S comes V/H/S/2, an all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore. This follow-up ventures even further down the demented path blazed by its predecessor, discovering new and terrifying territory in the genre. This is modern horror at its most inventive, shrewdly subverting our expectations about viral videos in ways that are just as satisfying as they are sadistic. The result is the rarest of all tapes—a second generation with no loss of quality.