Specifics
USA, Indonesia [2021] - 100m
Genre
Horror
Directed by
Timo Tjahjanto, Simon Barrett, Chloe Okuno, Ryan Prows, Steven Kostanski, Jennifer Reeder
More info on
rating
3.5*/5.0*
V/H/S/94 poster

Watches

October 10, 2021

3.5*/5.0*

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.

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.