Two investigators tracking the disappearance of a student break into an abandoned house to find a collection of VHS tapes strewn around an ominous, flickering AV setup. Each unmarked cassette reveals traces of the paranormal, the flesh-eating undead, evil alien invaders and an apocalyptic vision of hell on earth. Drawn closer to the warbling static, the obsessed trespassers fall prey to the unforeseen doom of the inhabited home.
This highly anticipated next installment to last year’s midnight sensation V/H/S features segments from contemporary genre film’s leading talents. Jason Eisener’s frenetic entry recalls ’80s pre-teen adventure movies as pranking adolescents run terrified from otherworldly visitors. Blair Witch Project innovators Gregg Hale and Eduardo Sánchez return with a singular slant on the perspective of gut-hungry zombies. Adam Wingard provides perhaps the most first-person viewpoint, capturing apparitional menaces via a cybernetic eye. With every turn of a corner, unimaginable satanic forces spawn to sounds of air raid sirens in Timo Tjahjanto and Gareth Evans’s godless joint effort. Contained within Simon Barrett’s chilling wraparound segment, V/H/S/2 is an expansive portmanteau of clever unrestrained brutality and fun.
Length: 95 minutes
Language: English, Indonesian
Premiere: New York
Director: Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Edúardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans, Jason Eisener
Producer: Gary Binkow, Brad Miska, Roxanne Benjamin
: Tarin Anderson, Seamus Tierney, Jeff Wheaton, Stephen Scott, Abdul Dermawan Habir
Cast: Adam Wingard, Lawrence Levine, L.C. Holt, Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Hughes
Cinematographer: Tarin Anderson, Seamus Tierney, Jeff Wheaton, Stephen Scott, Abdul Dermawan Habir
Executive Producer: Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Zak Zeman, Tom Owen
Screenwriter: Simon Barrett, Jamie Nash, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans, Jason Eisener & John Davies
SIMON BARRETT and ADAM WINGARD created A Horrible Way to Die and You’re Next. EDUARDO SÁNCHEZ’s directing credits include The Blair Witch Project and Altered, made with his frequent collaborator, GREGG HALE. TIMO TJAHJANTO directed Macabre as half of the acclaimed genre partnership the Mo Brothers. Indonesia-based GARETH EVANS’s features include Merantau and The Raid: Redemption. JASON EISENER directed the recent cult favorite Hobo with a Shotgun.