“This Collection Is Killer” – One of the big highlights of last month was the British Premier of Horror Anthology V/H/Sst this years Edinburgh Film Festival, giving some life back in the old dog called Found footage. We prefer to call it Horror Anthology than found footage, as some people prefer and Last month we our sister site cinehouse brought you the film’s red band and International trailers.tonight we go green band for the film’s theatrical trailer which is still terrifying as its red band counterpart!
V/H/S is the horror bastard child of upcoming horror directors Ti West (House Of The Devil, The Innkeepers), Adam Wingard and Simon Barret (A Horrible Way To Die), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell The Dead). The premise of the story is about a gang of criminals who are hired to break into a house to steal a VHS tape. To find the tape the gang must trawl through the large collection tapes on offer watching them one by one watching everything from masked killers, vivisection, sexy female vampire, lots of blood, screaming and did I say screaming? Wishing they probably never watched them!
The film is hyping up horror fans worldwide and we got a sample of the frenzy at Edinburgh (read our review)when we reviewed it and thankfully it’s living up to it’s scartastic reputation. Since those previous trailers we still don’t have an UK&Irish release date however we have found out, it’s looking like Momentum Pictures maybe bringing this gem to Blightly probably around the same time as USA (October 5th) however if your going to next month’s Film4 Frightfest August 24th the film will play.
When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.