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V/H/S/94 poster

After a relatively long hiatus, the V/H/S series is back, reincarnated by Shudder. Not much has changed since the last time, several found footage shorts are loosely tied together by a central segment. Each director was given carte blanche, the only unifying factor is the found footage approach.

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I'm not the biggest fan of the series (with only the second entry being really worth a watch), that probably explains why my expectations were pretty low. The time off seems to have breathed some new life in the concept, since there were some pretty inspired entries this time around.

Tjahjanto's short in particular is a real stand-out. Superb effects, great designs and lots of nasty gore. The Empty Wake and Storm Drain are simple but effective, Terror and Holy Hell (the wrap-around segment) are decent but clearly not up to par with the others. All in all, a jolly good time for fans of the found footage niche.

Leprechaun Returns

2018 / 86m - USA
Comedy, Horror
Leprechaun Returns poster

A new reboot of the Leprechaun series didn't inspire much enthusiasm, but Kostanski was clearly the right man for the job. Returns is a proper update of the old material, carrying enough retro charm while escaping the clutches of the past. Don't expect anything too serious, it's all played for laughs, but it's jolly good fun.

The Void

2016 / 90m - USA
Sci-fi, Horror
The Void poster