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V/h/s 2 (2013)

By Newguy

logoDirectors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard

 

Plot: Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student’s disappearance.

 

Verdict: Plenty of scares

 

Story: Much like the first one we get five short horror stories all very different each offering different scares and pieced together well. Some are better than others and I will be looking at each story individually below. The idea is great, some of the stories are great, but it’s the bad ones which let the idea down.

 

Story Segment Reviews

 

Tape 49: (Director, Writer Simon Barrett) The story that follows the private investigators looking into the disappearance of the teenager who end up watching the tapes that end up becoming the latest victims. Where the story jumps it is hard to get into this one and the final part isn’t as rewarding as the other stories. (6/10)

 

tape 47

Slumber Party Alien Abduction: (Director, Writer Jason Eisener, John Davis) When a brother and sister are left home alone for a weekend, both playing pranks on each other, until they start getting extra help on the pranks which fast turns into an abduction attempt and the group have to battle to survive it. What starts out as a group of annoying kids acting up turns into a great race for survival with a heart stopping ending. (8/10)

 

Safe Haven: (Director Writer Gareth Evans, Timo Tjahjanto) Following a group of reporters as they investigate an estranged cult with very questionable morals. This one has some good build for a short story as they manage to get us involved with all the characters and see mystery about the cult unfolding before everything is let loose and you really just don’t know what will happen next. (9/10)

 

cult

A Ride In The Park: (Director Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez Writer Jamie Nash) A young man is on a remote cycle trail when he bumps into a young woman, who has been getting chased. She soon turns into a zombie and bites him and he slowly starts to turn and we watch him go on a zombie rampage all from his cycle helmet camera. This one is interesting idea, but comes off very messy as the camera work will make you dizzy. (3/10)

 

Phase I Clinical Trials: (Director Adam Wingard) When a young man gets a new eye implant with a camera installed, he starts seeing dead people. When a young woman comes to the door, she fills in the blanks about what is happening as she went through similar experiences with bring her hearing back. Will they be able to fight the dead who are after them? The first of the chapters is filled with jump scares and a clever idea of being able to get an implant that will change a person. For the jumps I will give this good a mark.(7/10)

 

phase

Horror: Plenty or scares, blood and shocking twists. (9/10)

Settings: Each setting works perfectly for the story involved. (10/10)
Special Effects
: Brilliant special effects throughout each story. (10/10)

Suggestion: This is one for all horror fans even if you don’t like all the stories there will be one you will like. (Horror Fans Only)

 

Best Part: Safe Haven

Worst Part: A Ride In the Park

Action Scene Of The Film: Safe Haven unleashed.

Scariest Scene: Safe Haven as you just don’t know what is round any corner.

Believability: All have potential to be true but not to the full extent. (1/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Yeah there will be one but maybe not following the events.

Post Credits Scene: During the credits we get a full flashback of all the shock scenes.

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $21,833

Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

Tagline: Who’s Tracking You?

 

Overall: Great series of horrors

Rating 

75


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