Let me start by saying, I’m not a huge fan of the “found footage” horror film. I know it’s supposed to be more “believable”, but most of the time it just doesn’t do it for me. Which is why I was surprised when I was ready to dive into the new horror anthology, V/H/S, without swimmies on. Strictly based of off the red band trailer, I was all set to see if this new take on the overused “found footage” gimmick would leave me wanting more. Or would it leave me throwing up from the sure to be used shaky cam – a wonderful “realistic” tactic found in almost all “found footage” movies. I think I’ve met my “quotation” quota for the post btw. Good news is that I loved it. Bad news though is that I hated it. Let me explain…..
As with any anthology movie, you’re going to have some of the stories faring better than others. The problem with V/H/S though is that it’s so uneven and starts so strong, that by the time the end of the movie came, I felt like it had already blown it’s load waaaaay too early. Hey – it happens to the best of us buddy. Continue reading