Saturday, September 29, 2012

Milwaukee Film Fest Day 2: V/H/S

On Day 2 of the  Milwaukee Film Fest I was only able to see 1 movie but it was one of the movies I was most excited to see.  After it's premiere at Sundance earlier in the year rumors were that people were passing out and getting sick during the screening which only got me hyped to see it.  When I saw that The Milwaukee Film Festival was showing it at midnight it was a must see even though it is available on VOD. 

V/H/S is a found footage horror movie similar in style to The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity.  What sets this movie apart is its graphic nature.  The filmmakers are not afraid to show anything on screen from nudity to disembowelment.  The premise of the movie is that a group of guys are paid to steal a VHS tape from this house but not sure which one they watch several of them.  Each tape is its own short horror movie and the only similarity is that each one is shot hand held style.  Each short is directed by a different director and each has there own take on the genre.  

There are 6 stories in total and some I liked better then others but there is no denying that the movie as a whole was very good and creepy.
As far as negatives go there are a few slow parts and the shaky camera thing does get annoying at points.
Overall 4 out of 5 stars creepy and disgusting.


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