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Plot: A mysterious VHS tape leads a police S.W.A.T. team to the discovery of a sinister cult whose collection of pre-recorded material reveals a nightmarish conspiracy.
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Sorry, but no (a brief review by the genre(s) fan for the genre(s) fans)
I’m somewhat familiar with the whole V/H/S series, I think I saw the first two when they came out like ten years ago or something.
This installment’s good/bad stuff ratio is around 1:10.
I want to say upfront that this anthology will be quite shocking to average viewers, but it is unlikely to make a proper impression on fans of the genre. Mostly because it is set up as a gore galore (just your average grindhouse), not exactly trying to build up horror or anything.
I’ll be brief.
1. The story that ties almost all of the segments together is filmed, acted, and written abysmally.
2. Most of the shorts have already been done in full feature in a better way (the obvious inspiration Grindhouse (2007), Rec/Quarantine, Frankenstein’s Army (2013), Kill List (2011), The Tunnel (2011) to name a few).
3. Only two segments, The Subject and Terror were enjoyable. The Subject was ok because it was an interesting integration of the Doom Eternal videogame quick-kills, and the actor who played the Creator was fun to watch (although the limited budget almost killed it). Terror was a decent gory satire that went off the rails in a good way, yet heavily undermined by the way it was somewhat politically integrated into the main story.
4. The VHS effect gimmick is getting really old in these, so the fact that The Subject wasn’t overloaded with it felt like a breather.
5. The film drags a lot without actually spending time on establishing anything. The time spent on running away (or sitting in a funeral house talking on a phone) could’ve been used to provide some attachment to the situation or the characters.
6. V/H/S/94 was repulsive, unpleasant, disgusting, but never actually scary. Again, this is very personal and obviously, it will have a stronger effect on the more sensitive viewers.
Overall, I don’t think I can recommend it to horror fans. You might find something for you if you occasionally enjoy a gory mess like Grindhouse, but there’s just so little of good in this. I don’t think you should sit through everything else that ranges from so-so to just plain bad.
And yeah, the ending is too dumb to even try to pull it into an already non-existent story.
Lots of fun!
1994: A police S. W. A. T. team swoops in on a cult that trades in illegal VHS tapes that lull viewers into drug-like trances or death. As they make their way through their compound, the tapes begin to roll and show the full range of insanity that they trade in.
The fourth film in the V/H/S/ series is here – and the first I’ve seen – with each short film converging for the first time into a unified narrative. While David Bruckner wrote much of this, he couldn’t direct – he’s working on the new Hellraiser – and Radio Silence had limited involvement as they’re working on the Scream reimagining/reboot/sequel.
Made with older video equipment, physical tape transfers and digital effects so that each segment looks like 90s video, this film has a look much like our beloved Shot On Video 80s films like Boardinghouse, yet infused with the look of found footage. There’s also plenty of first-person shooter feel to a lot of the stories, which should be disorienting yet totally works.
How can this get even better? Tons of gore – seriously, it’s out of control in the best of ways – and a soundtrack by Greg Anderson – performing as The Lord – who is one of the hooded people behind SUNN O))).
“Holy Hell,” written and directed by Jennifer Reeder (Signature Move, Knives and Skin) is the connecting story that tells the tale of the cops finding all of the static, noise and eyeless bodies.
The first tape that they watch, written and directed by Chloe Okuno, is “Storm Drain,” which has a debt of gratitude to the WNUF Halloween Special. That said, it has its own energy and I love the reveal of the creatures, including the demonic rat god that lives in the sewer and the human rats that feel a lot like Giuliano Carnimeo’s Ratman.
Simon Barrett’s (who wrote The Guest and You’re Next) “The Empty Wake” has a mortician’s assistant alone – on a night with a tornado warning no less – with a dead body that may not stay dead. This reminded me of Silent Hill – the video game – in all the right ways.
Timo Tjahjanto (The Night Comes for Us) has the most technically advanced portion of the film, “The Subject,” in which a mad scientist has turned numerous human beings into mechanized killing machines. This sequence makes an inspired leap from video diary medical gore freakout to SWAT video game attack to realizing that S. A. is the victim and then it becomes her tale as she battles her way to freedom.
Ryan Prows (Lowlife) wrote and directed the last segment, “Terror,” which has a religious militia keeping a supernatural weapon guarded day and night, ready to unleash it to cleanse the world of sinners. This segment boasts an incredible idea and close, but may take a bit too long to get there.
There’s also a commercial for a Veggie Masher that looks about as real as a TV commercial as I’ve seen. It’s directed by Steven Kostanski, who made two of my favorite movies in recent years, Psycho Goreman and The Void.
The streaming world is filled with way too many horror anthologies. So many of them don’t understand the need to have a framing story and a unifying theme. That’s because so many are just shorts all jammed together to try and take your money. V/H/S/94 has the one thing those movies are missing – well, besides actual talent and artistry – and that’s fun. Everyone looks like they had an incredible time making these, filling the screen with big ideas and plenty of guts and fluids.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Simon Barrett, Steven Kostanski, Chloe Okuno
Writer Jennifer Reeder, Chloe Okuno, Simon Barrett
Actors Anna Hopkins, Christian Potenza, Brian Paul
Country United States, Indonesia
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Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
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