The found footage anthology feature is coming home tomorrow courtesy of Magnet Releasing. You're not too scared to watch, are you?
When a couple of thieves set out to retrieve a video tape among a mysterious collection, providing the framework for the analog horror movie. V/H/S features six vignettes from six different directors: David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Ti West, and Adam Wingard.
I've heard some good things here and there, but with an anthology, you're often going to get a mixed bag. And while I think the found footage genre needs to take a break for a while, the format opens up some new opportunities to break the boundaries of characters simply keeping a camera glued to their hands throughout the action because the script demands it.
You can find the list of digital service providers carrying the film here, or you can rent it off of iTunes when it's available tomorrow.
Here's the official synopsis from Magnet Releasing:
When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.
Bringing together some of the top filmmakers in the game today, this wickedly conceived horror anthology sends the viewer through a gauntlet of suspense, terror, shock, and downright brutality—instantly distinguishing itself from a sea of lackluster found-footage horror flicks. The diverse and deviously creative minds behind V/H/Sshatter any preconceived notions about the genre, making it feel inventive and captivating once again.
You can find the trailer below: