by Hiko Mitsuzuka
V/H/S is a found-footage horror anthology of sorts, brought to us by some of the country's top genre filmmakers. And our Spidey sense is telling us that it promises to be a nerve-rattling homage to the raw frightfests of the 70s and 80s, the kind you were fascinated by while browsing the horror section in your neighborhood video store (way before the days of torture porn and Japanese ghost girls).
And we get to preview it tomorrow night here in L.A. Color us psyched.
In the film's overarching story, a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. Upon searching the house, the guys stumble upon a dead body, a collection of old televisions, and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video/short film stranger and more inexplicable than the last.
Here's a sample of what to expect...
Ti West, director of “Second Honeymoon”. Courtesy of Magnet Releasing.
Left: David Bruckner, director of “Amateur Night”. Right: Adam Wingard, director of “Tape 56”. Courtesy of Magnet Releasing.
V/H/S hits On Demand on August 30 and select theaters on October 5 (just in time to give Paranormal Activity 4 a run for its money). Catch the trailer here.
- Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho)