Lists: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 1373 (Rank from 2013: # 67)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 26.67%
Regular 53.33%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Colin Flanagan88(full review)
Andrew Crump of Go, See, Talk!88(full review)
Bryan Lienesch87 - It's the first V/H/S only more refined. The end result? A pretty spectacular homage to both the found film and horror genres.
Tim The Film Guy86(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80(full review)
Angry Vader80(full review)
Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R80(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
RMMR Daniel Hernandez78(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Drezzy65 - Muuuuuuuuuuuch better than the original. The frame story, "Tape 49," finds two private investigators breaking into a house to search for clues as to a college kid's disappearance, deciding to watch his collection of unmarked VHS tapes and a webcam recording he made for clues. "Phase I Clinical Trials" starts us off steady with a great concept (an experimental artificial eye allows the user to see ghosts), and it doesn't disappoint too much. In fact, the only disappointing aspect of it was its length, as this was an idea that could made for a decent feature (and kinda/sorta has with The Eye, though this one adds its own twists to that idea). "A Ride in the Park" actually comes to us from the directors of the original Blair Witch Project, and its basically a first-person take on a man who becomes a zombie and then attacks the living. This was very well done. "Safe Haven" is about an interview crew filming the inner-workings of a Jonestown-like cult, only they're actually right in their beliefs, and shit absolutely hits the fan about halfway through and never relents. The final segment, "Slumber Party Alien Abduction," is actually the only part (besides the frame story) that fails to deliver, as tension is tossed aside for jump scares by people in bad alien costumes and a downer ending. "Tape 49" wraps up as expected if you've seen the original, but that's not exactly a bad thing here, and the fact that three of the four segments are hits makes V/H/S 2 worth seeing.
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews61(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews55(full review)
Dave Examines Movies47(full review)

People Involved

  • Adam Wingard (Herman)
  • Lawrence Michael Levine (Larry)
  • Kelsy Abbott (Ayesha)
  • Hannah Hughes (Clarissa)
  • L.C. Holt (Kyle)
  • Hannah Al Rashid ()
  • Fachry Albar (Adam)
  • Oka Antara (Malik)
  • Devon Brookshire (Amy)
  • Samantha Gracie ()
  • Kevin Hunt ("Eyeball Guy")
  • Epy Kusnandar ("The Father")
  • Carly Robell ("BBQ Kid in Minivan")
  • Mindy Robinson (Tabitha)
  • Jay Saunders (Biker)
  • Jeremie Saunders (Zack)
  • Andrew Suleiman (Johnny)
  • John T. Woods (Dr. Fleischer)
  • Simon Barrett (Director)