‘S-VHS’ Teaser Unveils The Next Round of Found-Footage Anthology Madness

Published 2 years ago by , Updated January 17th, 2013 at 5:17 pm,

Out with the creepy man-eater, dubious girlfriend, found-footage tracking errors, alien baby-daddies and exorcisms, and in with what looks like a birthday party monster, a violent bright light, creepy ghost child, zombies and more, in the follow-up to last year’s horror anthology VHS, titled S-VHS.

In honor of S-VHS’ Sundance Film Festival debut, we get the very first teaser trailer and it looks as though the new directing conglomeration – Hobo with a Shotgun’s Jason Eisener, The Raid: Redemption’s Gareth Evans, Macabre’s Timo Tjahjanto, Blair Witch Project’s Edúardo Sanchez and Gregg Hale, and VHS vets Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard – is eager to one -up the last group’s string of grizzly found-footage scenarios with loads more blood and grand-scale kills.

We only get a snippet of Barrett’s wrap-around portion in the teaser, but somewhat similar to VHS, this one connects the shorts using two investigators trying to track down a student who happenx to stumble upon a tape – and I guess it’s a tape with a blood-red “watch” on it. The framing narrative in the first film (sort of) did its job by putting the pieces together, but it was ultimately used more as a device and wasn’t much of a story. Having written that wrap-around himself and making this one his directorial debut, it should be interesting to see if Barrett manages to kick it up a notch this time around.

S VHS S VHS Teaser Unveils The Next Round of Found Footage Anthology Madness

The meat of the teaser doesn’t really offer up a clear sense of exactly what each short will entail, but it certainly hints at some novel and wonderfully gruesome scenarios. That opening birthday party meltdown is particularly memorable because how could it not be a blast to watch kids freak out mid-cake time, courtesy of whatever is making that noise? And considering our current flu hysteria, the portion featuring that poor woman being dragged away by people in medical masks should play well.

And we’ll find out soon enough because S-VHS is locked for its first screening in Sundance’s Midnight program on Saturday, January 19th.


Source: EW.com

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  1. I’m looking forward to this, the first film was a pleasant surprise to my horror collection.

  2. The first movie wasn’t that great, but shorts usually aren’t mind blowing. Still, who doesn’t love a short film collection? Definitively gonna be seeing this.

  3. until I saw the check four $6236, I did not believe that my neighbours mother had been realey bringing home money in there spare time at there computar.. there moms best frend started doing this for under 12 months and just now paid for the loans on there condo and bought a gorgeous Aston Martin DB5. this is where I went, http://www.Fb26.ℂom

    • Enough to buy you spelling lessons then.

  4. Instead of this, why not make full, original films based on the shorts. The one about the distorted man in the forest from the first film was very intriguing.

    • Wow I actually thought the same exact thing in particular about that one segment. It seemed like it had a whole lot more story to tell than it had time to. The killer looked so interesting to me.

    • You thought it was intriguing? It had by far the worst acting of any of the shorts, the ‘bad’ girl was absolutely abysmal. In fact, I hope to never see her in a movie again. It was like a mix of The Ring and Slender Man, bad acting, shoddy filming, and a boring bad guy.

      That was IMO, the worst short of them all. None of them were really that good though, so that’s not saying much.

      • Plus shorts have more of an impact than having to fill an entire 90 minutes with what could turn out to be a pretty crappy idea.

        Anyway, if you want shorts turned into full movies, check out Machete and Hobo With A Shotgun and I’m pretty sure Edgar Wright and Emily Booth wanted to turn Don’t into a full movie too at some point.

      • Actually, the first and the last one were good. I could’ve went on without the others.