Hello again, ghosts and ghouls! It’s been awhile since I’ve reviewed here on Nightmarish Conjurings, but I do have a fun one to take on for you all today.
V/H/S was given a limited release here in the US, but that didn’t stop it from taking the horror scene by storm. It’s an anthology of short horror films so basically, you’re getting a handful of horror films all in one two-hour period. What horror fan is opposed to that?
Essentially, the film opens up with a group of jerks who want to steal a VHS from a house, in which they find that there is more than just one tape. They begin to check out the footage, only to realize that there’s some really fucked up shit on there that they probably didn’t expect.
I’m not exactly sympathetic if you haven’t seen V/H/S, because you’re kind of three years behind. It’s been talked about endlessly for being a truly original film, and each of the short films within this one weird, twisted story has its own strengths.
Before I give too much away, I’m going to limit myself to telling you guys about just one of the films. It’s called “Second Honeymoon;” while most of you, I’m sure, will disagree that this is the scariest one of all of them, I was really freaked out. It’s so uncomfortable… anyways, let me tell you about it!
A couple goes on their second honeymoon (hence the name) where they encounter a stranger asking for a ride for the next day. That night, someone takes Sam’s (the husband) camcorder that he’s been filming pieces of the Honeymoon on, and films the couple sleeping. The camera shoots the intruder sticking Sam’s toothbrush in the toilet and stealing $100 from his wallet before whipping out a KNIFE and holding it up to Stephanie (at this point I was hyperventilating a little).
Alright, I’ll stop here so I don’t give away any of the good stuff. There are also paranormal shorts that went into this film, so if you’re not looking for a thriller about someone breaking into someone’s personal space, you’ve got some sci-fi, some zombie action, the works. It truly is a film for everyone, and is worth watching at least once.
Direction/Style: 1 (I only give this a 1 because I’m not the biggest fan of found-footage…if you enjoy it, this is 500% a 2)
It truly is a film for everyone, and is worth watching at least once. Never again will you want to hear someone say “I like you.”
With that being said…I like you all…a lot!