Sunday, August 19, 2012

V/H/S Review

A POV, found footage horror film from the perspective of America's top genre filmmakers. 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 than the last.

It's really hard to give a decent break down of this movie with out spoiling the plots of each I won't.

 In my humble opinion ,V/H/S is worth a watch, but don't expect to walk away as if you've seen the best horror you've ever seen.I enjoyed the first and last set of stories but the other 3, and the over arching story  are just plain boring and not in the least bit scary. Considering the young talent involved , I was expecting alot more.Especially from Ti West. I'm a massive fan of House of the Devil and The Innkeepers,but his contribution to V/H/S is the weakest of the 5 and doesn't fit the tone of the rest of the segments.

Credit has to be given to all involved for trying to do something different with the found footage genre but unfortunately it falls flat. I personally didn't find any of the stories even remotely scary , nor was I shocked by any of the supposed twists that you could see coming a mile off.That's not to say that others won't.If you're easily scared and don't usually watch horror, some of the segments will probably scare the shit out of you. But if like me, you're a horror veteran, nothing in the 90 mins of this will even remotely scare or surprise you.

All in all, its worth a watch but its just not that good. Its not the kind of movie you'll remember in a years time nor will it appear on any top 5 lists.Neither is it the worst thing you'll ever see. So if you're really bored and have watched every thing else you can lay your hands on and masturbation isn't an option, there's worse things you could do than waste 90 minutes of your life watching it.

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