Monday, October 08, 2012
This is one of the anthology films.... gone overboard. most films like this have 3 or 4 tales or stories. v/h/s has six. All found footage. All completely unrelated to each other.
The over-arching narrative of this film is that a group of houligan criminals living someplace snowy are given a job to do. They must break into a home and steal a vhs tape. They are told they'll know if when they see it. When they get there, there's a dead guy in a lounger in front of half a dozen televisions, all defaulted to fuzzy snow. Of course, there are hundreds of video tapes. The crooks dont' know which one they're supposed to steal. So, instead of just grabbing them all and leaving, some of the criminals decide to sit down and just start watching them, one by one.
This movie sucked.
Of the five videos they watch, the longest segment is 25 minutes, the shortest, just ten. None of the videos really represents a true horror story. Each segment is just some weird stuff that happens. None of them have any kind of ending or explanantions. They're closer to music videos - collages of horror rather than real narratives. Also, three of the five segments follow the exact same pattern with the same kind of, "oh, he's the one doing it" reveal at the end.
Posted by Trevor at Monday, October 08, 2012