V/H/S (2012) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

V/H/S (2012) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  2012
  • Genre:  Compilation of Shorts, Found Footage
  • Cast and crew: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Kentucker Audley, Adam Wingard, Frank Stack, Sarah Byrne, Melissa Boatright, Simon Barrett, Andrew Droz Palermo, Hannah Fierman, Mike Donlan, Joe Sykes, Drew Sawyer, Jasper Sams, Nicholas Tecosky
  • Director:  Adam Wingard, Chad Villella, David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Justin Martinez, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Radio Silence, Ti West, Tyler Gillett
  • Screenwriter:  Brad Miska, Chad Villella, David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Justin Martinez, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Nicholas Tecosky, Radio Silence, Simon Barrett, Ti West, Tyler Gillett

V/H/S (2012) Rating:

  • Dylan = 8 / 10;
  • Eloise = 6 / 10;
  • Raoul = 5 / 10;
  • IMDb = 5.8 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 5.7 / 10;

V/H/S (2012) Synopsis:

Burglars break into a house to steal a mysterious VHS tape. As they look for the right one, they watch many tapes only to discover a series of gruesome short horror videos.

V/H/S (2012) Review:

V/H/S is not a classic movie but a compilation of short horror films from miscellaneous genres. You probably heard me say that before, but I am not fond of this type of compilations.

What really turned me off about V/H/S was the total absence of coherence between the various short-films. Some of them feature ghosts, some vampires, other zombies. The shorts are often very different in style and that constantly breaks the paste and the atmosphere of the film. More importantly, the backbone story supposed to link them all does not make much sense. In the end, the feeling is that of a series of shorts juxtaposed one after the other.

This said, the shorts if taken one by one, are not bad. Amongst the best are the first one with the “vampire girl”, or the “haunted house with arms grabbing you from the walls. Others, sillier, contains a lot of cheap scares with people suddenly appearing and monsters lurking here and there. One of them, featuring the pixel slasher in the forest, was ridiculous.

Overall, it seems that this movie was really made the easy way. By taking a lot of ideas from various types of horror, “V/H/S” succeeds, with a very low budget, at making at the viewer jump a few times. However, the lack of a coherent atmosphere and a proper story dramatically downgrades the film.

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