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V/H/S/2

V/H/S/2

Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Evans, Jason Eisener (2013)

91min
18 Certificate
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More tales of terror are unearthed from another pile of dusty old videos in this slick sequel to the 2012 horror anthology. Like the original, the top-and-tail story takes place in an "abandoned" house where, on this occasion, it's two private investigators on a missing-persons case who come across the cassettes. But whereas the first film's quintet of stories were of varying quality, the calibre of the four shorts here is consistently higher. Adam Wingard (You're Next) directs and stars as the owner of a prosthetic eye that reveals more than it should, producing some heart-jolting moments in the process; there's a day-in-the-life-of-a-zombie story from Blair Witch co-director Edúardo Sanchez that's akin to Ben Wheatley's POV vampire yarn from The ABCs of Death); and it all ends in disorientating style with a slumber-party/alien-invasion mash-up. But the pick of the bunch is Safe Haven, co-directed by Timo Tjahjanto and The Raid's Gareth Huw Evans, in which a film crew's visit to the compound of an Indonesian cult turns demonically nasty. The deceptively sedate beginning soon gives way to a cornucopia of artery-rupturing gruesomeness, which will assuredly have some viewers all a-splutter. Terrifyingly terrific stuff.

Summary

Two private investigators searching for a missing student break into his house and discover a vast collection of video tapes. Sifting through the recordings for evidence, they discover disturbing documents of horrific incidents. Anthology of five horror stories, with Lawrence Michael Levine and Kelsy Abbott. Featuring films by the directors of The Blair Witch Project, You're Next and Hobo with a Shotgun.

Cast & Crew

Larry Lawrence Michael Levine
Ayesha Kelsy Abbott
Steve Simon Barrett
Tabitha Mindy Robinson
Herman Adam Wingard
Clarissa Hannah Hughes
Dr Fleischer John T Woods
Biker Jay Saunders
Screaming girl Bette Cassatt
Adam Fachry Albar
Lena Hannah Al-Raschid
Tank Riley Eisener
Mom Rebecca Babcock
Director Simon Barrett
Director Adam Wingard
Director Gregg Hale
Director Eduardo Sanchez
Director Timo Tjahjanto
Director Gareth Evans
Director Jason Eisener
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Jade Films Guidance: Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 11 Oct 2013

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