I’m going with the assumption that we’ve all seen V/H/S, the original, right? If not, it’s another found footage, a film within a film (or rather several films within a film) and directed by a handful of different directors. And it did well enough that they came out with V/H/S/2.
I liked the original enough that I jumped at the chance for a screener of the second. And I have to say while I don’t remember tons about the first one, I liked the second one a lot better, especially the outside frame story.
Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find a collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student’s disappearance.
I dunno about those “terrifying motives” the blurb from the box mentions but there definitely were a couple of scary moments here, a few creepy moments and a whole helluva lot of bloody ones. And at least one sweet one, which probably wasn’t meant to be sweet but it was. Awwww!!!
Our first VHS tape tells the story of a guy with a robotic eye who sees dead people (typical really) and while fun, didn’t do too much for me. The second was, I believe, the zombie one which was the one that had the sweet moment (because zombies just want to be people too y’all!!!). That was also one of the more fun ones because of the way it’s filmed – we see everything from a zombie’s point of view. Def nice. And then we had the one about the cult, which may have been the creepiest but was, in my opinion, the most boring. Full of blood and ick but somehow it still couldn’t quite capture my attention (is this a side effect of getting old???? 😦 ). And the last was the alien one which was actually super fun and possibly my favorite. Just the action in that one and the energy and oh, the dog, the wee little dog!
Do you need to own V/H/S/2? No. Should you watch it? Def.
Posted on 2013.10.December, in American Cinema, Horror, Indonesian Cinema, Short Shorts and tagged aliens are cool, american cinema, cults are bad y'all m'kay?, don't mess with robot eyes, films within a film, found footage films, indonesian cinema, poor wee doggie, scary movies that are sometimes scary, v/h/s/2, zombies want to be people too. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.
Good one, Cinema Schminema! : )
I didn’t ♥ this one as much as the first… I liked the Zombie episode but the others were kinda boring to me. The third one about the cult was just too much blood for one guy…
Thanks, E! 🙂
The third one definitely was a lot of ick, almost a little too much for me and I used to really dig on the gore (I’m getting old, whaaaaahhhh!!!!). 😉
The alien segment and the cult segment were fucking insane! Also, love the zombie one, as Eric previously mentioned. Terrific post! Looking forward to seeing more from ya :).
Thanks! 🙂 The alien and cult were def fucking insane which is why I found it weird I couldn’t get into the cult one more. But the alien one gave me chills – so awesome!! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Great stuff Misty! I totally loved the cult story, it was so weird and the shot with all the men standing with guns to their heads was really creepy
Thanks! 🙂 Yeah, that shot definitely was creepy. That whole story was totes creepster. All those kids in that classroom?? *shivers*
I think the first segment was as good as any in VHS but the other three were even better than anything in the original film. That makes this film much better than the first in my book, too! A lot of peeps didn’t like the alien one at the end but I thought it was crazy chaos. My fave was the 3rd story about the cult.
I must be the only one who didn’t really dig on the cult one (well except for E with the blood). I thought the story was great and it was creepy but it was just a tad too boring – insane but boring. Although the robot eye was def the most boring. And that is the PERFECT term for the alien one – crazy chaos!
I enjoyed the first one, I was a little reluctant to watch it because I thought it was just another tacky version of The Ring but it held it’s own for the most part, Definitely will watch the sequel. Great review.
I think it held it’s own for the most part as well and definitely not another tacky version of The Ring, thank goodness! Thanks, J.D. and thanks for stopping by!
I have both of these queued up to watch on Netflix. I am so late on the scene with these VHS movies. Good review!
I was late to the scene as well! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Good review. While not all of the segments work, I still feel like this is a bit better than the first and I’ve come to a point where I can actually get excited for these movies.
Agreed – not all the segments did it for me but I DID think it was better than the first – it had more heart. I don’t get excited about them but I also don’t dread them which is good, lol.