A group of petty criminals are hired by an unknown person to retrieve a rare vhs tape from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere. When they arrive at the home, they discover a strange lifeless man sitting in front of a large stack of tapes. As they go through them one by one, they experience horrifying things, with each seemingly stranger than the last. V/H/S is the latest anthology horror film where a group of talented young filmmakers come together to film various segments. Given the basic plot structure, the film does a good job at creating a film that feels like one experience, though the quality of each piece varies greatly. Most of the segments are what you would expect, with typical found footage cliches and situations which aim more to scare the viewer through jump scares then actually being terrifying. Two of the segments did stand out, relying much on primal fear and bluntness that make a horror film truly frightening as opposed to just being scared for a few split seconds, i.e. jump scares. All and all, V/H/S is a rather forgettable, but if you like these types of horror anthologies, it has enough to probably make it worth your time.
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