Tuesday, September 4, 2012

V/H/S Movie Review

V/H/S  -- In theaters October 5, 2012

This past weekend my husband and I invited my brother and his wife over to watch movies.  We decided to go through the ‘On Demand’ selection and watch the trailers in order to pick a movie we could all agree on.  After watching the trailer for V/H/S, we all were eager to watch it even though it was twice the cost of the others.   

Movie Info:
Rated R
115 minutes
Director:David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Ti West, Adam Wingard

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.”

My Review:
The whole movie was viewed as though it was recorded on a variety of VHS tapes.  So those of us that remember what happens to the tape when you record and then pause and then record again, especially over another recording, would appreciate the effects used in this movie.  Just as the synopsis states, the men watch videos of horrific stories, which kept getting stranger.  The videos were shot by different people in different situations.  The first video was unanimously our favorite.  It was about a group of young men who try to lure women back to their hotel in hopes of recording their sexual encounters with a pair of recording spy glasses.  Well, mission accomplished; however, it came with a huge, disturbing price!  Each video kept your interest and the movie did not seem to be 2 hours long at all, in fact, I wanted more.  There were bits and parts that were corny and left you thinking, “Okay…that was stupid”, especially in the third video; however, the fourth video’s unexpected twist blew me away!  You wanted to rewind because it all would make more sense if you knew what you knew in the end in the beginning!! (Did I lose you?).  The special effects in the last of the videos were amazing!  A group of guys thought they were attending a Halloween party at a (for lack of a better term) “man-made” haunted house.  What they find is complete horror!

My Rating:
Due to the originality and creativity, I give this movie a…

4.5 out of 5 stars

 **Disclaimer** I did not receive this item free of charge nor was I endorsed in any way,  this opinion is my honest review of this product!