V/H/S

The rotting remains of 2012's festival
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V/H/S

Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:26 pm

6/10 - Some of the sequences were really good - particularly the haunted house - others a little weaker. But jonbly's tolerance for this wobble-cam smash-cut crap has pretty much hit rock bottom... just stop it now, 'kay? Make movies which don't make your audiences motion-sick and/or sieze.

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Post by morralex » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:28 am

This was one the best things I've seen in a long time. Fucking excellent. Such an ambitious project but they nailed hit. Super-clever and a very uncomfortable 2hrs.
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Re: V/H/S

Post by AdeBrown » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:52 am

I recently purchased glasses to deal with eyesight problems leading to migraines.
They have been very useful at Frightfest, when it comes to subtitles and seeing who is on stage.
I did not wear them for this film.

I would have enjoyed most of these as short films, but as a relentless pastiche of sameness, it got rather tiring.
Mrs Brown did not like it so much that she went home and missed REC3 so that's another reason to be unhappy.

Highlights: the skype version of Rosemary's Baby (though who records their video conferences on VHS???), the wide eyed demon lady segment, and the Halloween segment.
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Re: V/H/S

Post by svengalidonut » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:22 pm

Disturbing and creepy, but could be edited down somewhat?

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Re: V/H/S

Post by Kris » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:00 pm

Too much going on, too wobbly, had huge expectations. Loved the ending though.

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Re: V/H/S

Post by DavieT » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:52 am

Im really not a fan of "found footage" ... Spent the entire run ime of Blair Witch going where's the scary bit where's the scary bit then WTF !??! as the credits rolled - so didn't hold out many hopes for it. Found it OK but a bit uneven - 5/10

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Re: V/H/S

Post by djwoody » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:16 pm

At last something half decent. Not as great as expected after all the reviews but nice. Last segment was excellent and by far the scariest (if a seasoned horror fan can still get scared!!!)

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Re: V/H/S

Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:14 pm

The last segment in the haunted house saved this for me, as the rest of it I found rather dull.

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Re: V/H/S

Post by mamawaldi » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:08 pm

Loved the concept but it was just too wobbly for me. Enjoyed the first and last segments though.

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Re: V/H/S

Post by Alex J » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:52 pm

Hard to score, as the segments were of varying quality / originality. My favourite was the college night (1st tape played by the gang), while I enjoyed several others (Grand Canyon trip, Halloween night and the backwoods slasher). Very trippy in places, pretty freaky at times, and yes, even occasionally scary. I was a bit disappointed in the wraparound story, while I thought the skype segment was not as effective as "The Collingswood Story". Overall, a good anthology though. 8.5 / 10
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Re: V/H/S

Post by Wolfshade » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:19 pm

Not normally a found footage fan, but I did really like it, maybe cos it was an anthology with short stories that didn't get boring, or maybe cos it was just very gripping and in your face, but it worked for me. The laptop story and the Paranormal Activity style story at the end were the best moments imo.

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Re: V/H/S

Post by SilverGunnar Hansen » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:53 pm

Did anyone else spot that the haunted house was The House Of The Devil? Best segment by far, thought VHS was very uneven and too much of a slog, while much of the ambiguity just seemed lazy. Had chilling moments but there were no likeable characters - guys came out of it as total assholes, girls weren't much better - and it was a bit dry.

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Re: V/H/S

Post by TheDukeAbides » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:51 pm

I felt all the stories had merit but all were overly long, including the wrap around.

The 'skype' one, as everyone I've talked too said, worked the best but could have been scarier I felt.

The effects in the 'Hauted House' were very good, but ultimately none of this was particularly tense and it was all too samey, having been done before and better.

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Re: V/H/S

Post by lupogirl » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:49 pm

Being someone who does not read up on any of the films before I see them. The first 10mins of this film, I was thinking Oh god shaky cam tastic, what is happening. Once that passed, I began to really enjoy this. Liked the different stories. Also liked found footage with twist and also on VHS! Being someone who still has VHS.
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Re: V/H/S

Post by maxmum » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:26 pm

morralex wrote:This was one the best things I've seen in a long time. Fucking excellent. Such an ambitious project but they nailed hit. Super-clever and a very uncomfortable 2hrs.
I loved this too.
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