Just the other day Robg posted the super rad poster (see the full one-sheet here) for Magnet & Bloody Disgusting’s upcoming horror anthology V/H/S, and now the much anticipated trailer has finally debuted in all it’s gory, scary & NSFW form. Before we get to that though, let me offer you two reasons why you should be waiting for this with heavily baited breath. 1: It’s a horror anthology. 2: The directors are Adam Wingard (forthcoming home invasion horror You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die), Ti West (House of the Devil, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Glen McQuaid (I Sell The Dead), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets) & YouTube film collective Radio Silence. If there were a team of independent horror Avengers, this would certainly be it.
Furthermore, when V/H/S premiered at Sundance earlier this year the reactions that poured out were pretty insane. Reports of people passing out & leaving the theater due to the intensity of the film flooded my Twitter feed, leaving me and I’m sure as well the rest of the horror community anxious as ever. V/H/S will be released August 31st on VOD & limited theatrical screenings will roll out October 5th. Until then, watch the just premiered trailer below and sound off in the comments!
Synopsis: When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.
Bringing together some of the top filmmakers in the game today, this wickedly conceived horror anthology sends the viewer through a gauntlet of suspense, terror, shock, and downright brutality—instantly distinguishing itself from a sea of lackluster found-footage horror flicks. The diverse and deviously creative minds behind V/H/S shatter any preconceived notions about the genre, making it feel inventive and captivating once again.