Back at this year’s Sundance, Magnolia Pictures acquired the rights to the low budget, found footage anthology horror film ‘V/H/S’ for allegedly $1 million after some moviegoers became ill after watching one of the more gruesome segments of the movie. The film was also shown at South By Southwest, and reviews from both festivals have said that if you can handle it, the movie is definitely worth the watch.
You’re probably wondering what all the hubbub is about, and rightfully so. The film follows a group of criminals who were hired to steal a certain VHS tape from a house, but when they get there, they find a collection of tapes, each containing more strange and terrifying footage than the last. To give you a better idea of what ‘V/H/S’ is about, Magnolia has released a red band trailer for the movie, featuring glimpses of these disturbing videos. Check it out for yourself to see if you have the stomach for it after reading the synopsis:
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.
After watching the trailer, I was immediately reminded of the first times that I saw ‘The Blair Witch Project’, ‘The Ring’, and ‘Paranormal Activity’. All of those movies were super freaky while I was sitting in the theater watching them, and by the looks of it, I’ll be getting the same thing with ‘V/H/S’. Here’s a look at the ‘V/H/S’ movie Poster:
Written and directed by Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, and the directing quartet known as Radio Silence, ‘V/H/S’ premieres on Video OnDemand services on August 31st before receiving a limited theatrical run starting on October 5th.