V/H/S was a bit of a letdown for me, but still did enough right to get me excited about the news that dropped today. Due to the popular response and mostly positive reviews of the first, V/H/S/2 is coming to bring us more anthology madness! New sequel means new directors for the individual stories, so coming on board this time are: Gareth Evans (The Raid – btw, see this if you haven’t already), Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly), Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), and Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre). In addition, Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard (You’re Next) will be returning. This new horror journey follows a similar structure as the first, and will have a pair of investigators discovering a VHS tape while searching for a missing student. Shooting is taking place now, so stay tuned for more details!
The word of mouth of a horror movie that hasn’t been nationally released can cause anticipation and outrage at the same time around our beloved genre community. Remember Trick ‘R Treat? And most recently, we went through it with the overhyped (I write that begrudgingly) V/H/S. A while back, I heard about this movie You’re Next because it had played at the TIFF in 2011 and the buzz was strong, with reviews popping up online praising it for being a dark comedy with violent mayhem to boot. The flick, directed by Adam Wingard (who starred in and helped direct V/H/S btw), sounds like your standard “home invasion” nightmare plot wise. And based off of that storyline and the pics that have popped up, it immediately draws comparisons to 2008’s, The Strangers.
But something in my gore filled gut tells me that You’re Next will be something special. I know, I know – I thought the same about V/H/S before I saw it. But keep your mind open with me and just go with it. Continue reading