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The Buzz:

     This film is technically the first in a series with the sequel V/H/S 2, which has already been reviewed on our site.  The film is basically a montage of short films bracketed by a story that is supposed to explain why these tapes are being watched.  So it is hard to take this film and talk about it as a whole, but we can give it a shot.  If you have a thing for sci-fi and horror but a short attention span, this may very well be your cup of tea.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Life of the Party:

     Like any compilation film using many writers and directors you are bound to have great experiences mixed with lukewarm and sometimes downright awful parts.  This film has six individual stories including the “bracket” story that links everything together.   Three of these really make the film a worthwhile Netflix diversion, I say three but it is really two whole and two halves.  The first and the final story are the strongest in the film, and a lot of it has to do with creativity of filming, because these are all supposed to be someone holding a camera.  The first story is a group of guys going out to pick up and bang women, and the camera is built into a pair of glasses that one of them wears.  They bring home two women; one is a drunk ho and the other girl is creepy as shit and just says “I like you."  Then one passes out, the atmosphere gets rapey, and then all hell breaks loose.  She literally turns into a sharp toothed vagina faced vampire and chases down the guy she likes, grows wings and takes him away; holy shit!

     The final story is a cross between a haunted house flick and an exorcism film.  In this case the buddies are supposedly going to a Halloween party that is off the grid.  This time the camera is built into one of the costumes, which in this case is a life-size nanny cam teddy bear suit.  It’s your normal haunted house thing with a girl who is possessed being yelled at from the bible in the attic.  But the story progresses effectively and the ending is fantastic.  The two other stories show promise but lack any substance; while watchable they are simply just not that interesting.  One is a weak take on a slasher at the lake story, the other is set up as a webcam session with a girl seeing ghosts, but it becomes an alien thing and just falls apart.  The first and last story makes the rest worthwhile.

 

.....Vagina Forehead, I do NOT lie!

 

Possible Hangovers:

     Outside of the two stories I have already mentioned, the major hangovers of this compilation are the story that involves a couple on a road trip, just pure garbage.  The other is the bracket story…it just makes no sense and the payoff you wait the whole film for is lackluster at best.  And let’s just get the biggest hangover out of the way….WHY THE FUCK DOES ANYONE HAVE ANYTHING ON VHS!!?!?

 

That's what happens when you combine Tequila, Taco Bell, and an upstairs bathroom...

 

The Vibe: Casual Gathering, House Party

    This film watches well in a crowd I think, because it is split up and people can drop out and return and not have a specific story to follow.  Anyone who likes horror should give this a shot, and maybe follow it with the sequel and a generous portion of alcohol.

 

Drinking Game Ideas:

~Drink when the camera falters

~Drink when there is a “shock” moment

~HARD: Drink when “shaky-cam” happens  

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