"V/H/S" was actually pretty good as far as found footage horror movies ago, with its gimmicky no-budget aesthetic actually working especially well for its unnerving anti-casual-sex opener, "Amateur Night," and the creepy final segment involving a very haunted house, "10/31/98."
A sequel was inevitable, which brings us to "S-VHS" (super VHS), named after the semi-professional analog format that showed up in the late '80s and lasted for about two weeks.
This collection of lo-fi terror tales sports an even more impressive line-up of directors, including Simon Barrett ("Dead Birds"), Adam Wingard (" A Horrible Way to Die"), Edúardo Sánchez ("The Blair Witch Project"), Gregg Hale ("Seventh Moon"), Timo Tjahjanto ("The ABCs of Death"), Gareth Huw Evans ("The Raid: Redemption") and Jason Eisener ("Hobo with a Shotgun").
And you gotta love the synopsis for the film, courtesy of the Sundance Film Festival:
Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static—white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the urge to relax: this is no mere movie night. Those obsolete spools contain more than just magnetic tape. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil.
Sold! "S-VHS" will premiere this weekend as part of the Park City at Midnight program at Sundance. Watch the teaser trailer below (thanks to Rope of Silcon).