|No official poster is yet available.|
*Note: At the time that I saw this film, it was under the title "S-VHS." Since that time it will be released under the title "V/H/S/2." My review still uses the original title from the Sundance showing. Just to clear up confusion I changed the film title in the main title.
"V/H/S" certainly took me by surprise with how it impressively navigated the halls and boundaries of 'found footage' horror and anthology films. Although the film wasn't great (mostly due to inconsistency between the segments), it certainly impressed above my expectations. That's why when they announced that "S-VHS", the very quickly put together sequel, would be at Sundance Film Festival this year. I had to go. Could the style actually be improved upon? What stories could they come up with to make it bigger? Was "V/H/S" a one trick pony?
Two investigators are hired to find some lost college student. A mother hasn't heard from her son in a couple of days and she's worried. When the two investigators break into his house to look for clues to his whereabouts, they are met with an odd scene. A scantily clad place with piles of static televisions and stacks of VHS tapes scattered about. When they begin to watch the tapes to see if any of those hold clues they find a series of unexplained events on each one and with each one, they seem to be caught in one of those events themselves.
|Ghostly little girls? A now favorite in the genre.|
|The tape says 'watch'...too bad I haven't owned a VCR in like five years.|
|The real question? Have bad things already happened or are they going to happen at this point...|
Written By Matt Reifschneider