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VODetails: 'V/H/S'

Criticwire By Matt Singer | Criticwire August 30, 2012 at 10:55AM

Is this found footage horror anthology worth you VODollars?
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"V/H/S."
"V/H/S."

More and more films premiere on Video on Demand -- if they don't simply bypass a theatrical release altogether. Because VOD reviews are often scarce and hard to find, Criticwire created VODetails, a recurring column to help you figure out whether a new VOD release is worth your hard-earned dollar. This time we're looking at "V/H/S," a horror anthology comprised of found-footage-style shorts -- not a spin-off of the classic sci-fi series V set in a alien-infested high school.

Directors: Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence

Cast: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard

Official Synopsis: "'V/H/S' is a POV, found-footage horror film from the perspective of America's top genre filmmakers. In 'V/H/S,' a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. Upon searching the house, the guys are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger and more inexplicable than the last..."

Trailer:

Reviews:

Kate Erbland, Film School Rejects:

"'V/H/S' has something for every horror fan -- jump scares, beasts, mythology, blood, technology monsters, gore, kills kills kills, haunted houses, ghosts, twists, turns -- along with a wicked sense of humor to go along with it."

Jen Yamato, Movieline:

"A stellar showcase for its stable of writers and directors."

Nathan Rabin, A.V. Club:

"Most horror anthologies are lucky to contain a single strong entry, but there’s not a weak entry in this bunch."

Eric Vespe, Ain't It Cool

"What these filmmakers remembered was that horror needs an element of fun. Not stupid fun, but real energy and excitement. 'V/H/S' certainly has all that."

Matt Goldberg, Collider:

"A mostly forgettable experience."

"V/H/S" is now available on VOD and iTunes. It opens in limited release on October 5th.

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