Ten Years On: “V/H/S”

For this ‘Ten Years On’ post we take a look back at “V/H/S”.

It’s been well documented on this blog that I’m a big fan of both found footage films and Anthology films, so as you may imagine I was well and truly ecstatic when this film was announced.

There was quite a bit of buzz around this release, this can be a good thing but as experienced Horror fans it can also be a bad thing. If you buy into that hype it can be a real dangerous thing and high expectations can create a high expectation that many times never gets met.

The fact that this was both a found footage and an anthology film really intrigued me, as I said earlier I’m a huge fan of both sub-genres so this was exciting. I tried to keep my hopes for the film low but I will admit to getting a tad excited for this, I just couldn’t help myself though.

In my opinion there isn’t one bad segment in this feature, sure some segments are better than others but each one is entertaining in it’s own way. Even the wraparound story is an interesting one in itself and usually, if we’re honest, the wraparound can be pretty weak and sloppy.

Each person has their favourite segment and the film became well known for the “Amateur Night” segment but I think if I was forced to pick just one it would have to be “10/31/98”, I love the whole set up of it and it crams what could have been a feature length film into a crazy few minutes.

Ten years on and “V/H/S” still makes for great viewing, it has aged really well and it’s a favourite of mine. I wonder what the future of the franchise will be.

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