Thursday, January 24, 2013

'V/H/S' on VHS

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Of all the horror films released last year, V/H/S comes immediately to my mind. It gives the found footage genre a different spin and makes it feel like you’re discovering for the first time again. It’s an anthology piece and each story has a memorable 'monster.' I couldn’t recommend this film enough to anyone. Netflix subscribers can view it and it’s available on home video!

It makes complete sense and we all knew it was going to happen sooner or later. Perhaps last year’s most terrifying and interesting horror film V/H/S will be released in the US on … VHS! What else? Since it’s already available on DVD and Blu-ray, it’s pretty smart (and cool) for Magnolia to put it out on VHS, since there is a large market of collectors and rabid VHS fans. This announcement comes just in time for the premiere of the sequel S-VHS this weekend at Sundance. So all you lucky film festival goers, be sure to check that one out!

At this time, there is no information when the VHS will be released and how many in what one can assume will be a limited quantity, but you can be sure that we’ll have that info for you as soon as it becomes available. V/H/S was written and directed by Adam Wingard (The ABC’s of Death, You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die), David Bruckner (The Signal), Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House of the Devil), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), Joe Swanberg (Autoerotic, The Zone) and Radio Silence. For more info visit the official Magnolia Pictures website.

V/H/S is a point of view, 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 inexplicably terrifying than the last.

-Andrew Peters