V/H/S (2012)

After venturing into a few different directions the past couple days with some poetry followed by a breakdown of the controversial NDAA law. It was time to settle into some horror. Luckily, I had one video left from my trip to Family Video, so, I decided on that, V/H/S from 2012.

Plot/ When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

Anthology flicks are interesting, and when you throw in the combination of found footage and homage to 1980s gore, nudity and slasher format, it creates an interesting flick. Of course, some will be turned off by the violence and explicit nudity, but that is what made the classic gorefests of the 1980s awesome. Do not get me wrong, there are some flaws as the characterization is all over the place, the acting so-so and a couple of the segments did drag. However, this one, consisting of five segments plus a wrap around, had a lot to like for gore fans, who love the mindless slasher flicks. The effects were good, and as an anthology, the found footage aspect worked. In the end, this is not a perfect flick, but it is a solid and entertaining found footage flick that added something to a dying subgenre. It is definitely not for everyone, but, if you are like me a child of 1980s horror, check it out!


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