Before we saw the much anticipated anthology movie V/H/S we were treated to some stunning trailers and special features thanks to Momentum Pictures.
First up was the in your face world exclusive of another anthology movie The ABC's Of Death which looks as if it will push many boundaries. Lee Hardcastle's Claymation Of The Raid was quite simply hilarious. Next was Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral, a grim and sinister looking piece that looks incredibly tense. This was followed by another grim looking piece, The House At The End Of The Street which was followed by a movie that's showing on Sunday, Sinister.
But back to V/H/S and this multi-story movie from celebrated directors such as Adam Wingard, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg and Ti West takes the found footage genre to a new level.
When a group of sleazy misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS, they discover more found footage than they bargained. For you are invited to witness a party pick-up, a Grand Canyon road trip, a very different kind of slasher, a Skype shocker and a Halloween shindig.
Gruesome yet intelligent enough to stay fresh V/H/S shows that horror can still find new ways to host traditional movie structures. Though very graphic its violence and blood-letting progressed the narrative rather than just being an excuse for guts and gore.