Independent distributor Magnolia Pictures has again acquired the rights to the growing franchise, with the newly premiered sequel S-VHS! Last year, Magnolia swooped in and grabbed the rights after a bidding war, which was the same case here with Lionsgate and Drafthouse Films looking to secure the film.
Reviews out of its Park City midnight screening were unanimously positive, with every critic raving and declaring it’s miles scarier and better than its predecessor. With Magnolia again at the helm of its release (presumably again under their genre sub-label Magnet), good news is that it will probably follow the same schedule as V/H/S, opening in limited theaters and VOD shortly after Summer.
S-VHS is directed and written by Gareth Evans (The Raid) & Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre), Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly) & Gregg Hale, Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die) and Simon Barrett (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), the latter of which will be making his directorial debut on the film