Have you watched V/H/S yet!? It's on VOD, so there's no reason why you shouldn't have... unless you're waiting to see it on the big screen, or you simply can't afford it. This is the perfect Halloween movie, and happens to be my favorite horror movie of the year so far.
Thanks to our friends at /Film we can show you this alternate poster for the film that follows "a group of misfits hired to burglarize a house to find a rare VHS tape, only to find more found footage than they wanted to see." There are five VHS tapes that we are shown throughout the course of the film. Each movie comes from a different director that includes Adam Wingard (You're Next), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Autoerotic), and Ti West (The House of the Devil).
The movie hits theaters on October 5th! Make sure you check this one out, especially if you're a fan of horror films!
Here's the synopsis:
In ‘V/H/S’, 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 are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger and more inexplicable than the last…
Here's a breakdown of the five short films included in this found footage anthology from my review of the film:
The first video follows a group of college guys going to find some girls to have a good time with. One of the characters is armed with a pair of glasses with a built in camera so he can record whatever happens through the night. They do meet a few girls, and when they take them back to a hotel things get freakin' crazy! This was a great opening and perfectly set the tone for the rest of the movie.
The second video follows a young couple traveling across the country with a camera. While stopped at a hotel a young lady comes to the door to ask for a ride. They turn her down, but as the trip progresses, things start to get a little intense.
The third video follows a group of college kids with a video camera into the woods for a day that is supposed to be filled with fun and relaxation. Of course, that's not what they end up getting after the person that brings them out there tells her friends the real reason behind the trip and the urban legend surrounding those woods. This may seem like something that's been done a thousand times before, but it really does have a pretty cool original twist.
The fourth video takes us into the world of online video chat. A girl has just moved into a new apartment, and strange things start to happen. She thinks the house is haunted and so she enlists the help of her long distance boyfriend to help and support her. When things start to happen she calls her boyfriend via video chat. This story escalates into a very cool, creepy, and unexpected end.
The fifth video was my favorite of the bunch. It takes place on Halloween night, and a group of friends dressed up in costumes head out to a Halloween party spook house. One of the guys is dressed up as a bear nanny cam with an built-in working camera. They get to the house and find no one is there, so they just start walking through it. There are some crazy strange things that start to happen, but they all think it's part of the haunted house spook ally experience... they think it's fake. I loved how this story plays out, it had some awesome genuine scares.