V/H/S Series

The V/H/S series presumably presents us with a concept that I quite enjoy: a found footage horror anthology with a unifying story. After finishing the third installment, Viral, I’m beginning to feel a bit like the sorry sucker who sat through the first half of Halloween III: Season of the Witch wondering when Michael Myers was going to appear in the shadows. The truth: either we’ve been duped or this series is a trainwreck. I suspect both.

Since there’s no point in watching these shorts in a particular order, I’m going to list the best from each anthology and leave the rest to be forgotten.

V/H/S
Second Honeymoon, Directed by Ti West
The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger, Directed by Joe Swanberg

V/H/S/2
Safe Haven, Directed by Gareth Evans (this short makes The Sacrament, a decent film, look like a boring documentary)

V/H/S: Viral
Dante the Great, Directed by Gregg Bishop

Unfortunately, I will likely watch the fourth installment looking for the vague appearance of a unifying story. In the meantime, do enjoy a better anthology from this list.

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