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Sweet Trailer…'V/H/S/2'

VHS2 HeaderYesterday we posted a great trailer for Peter Strickland’s suspenseful thriller (a film that was pretty well received at Fantastic Fest last year).  But if you need something with a little more punch, direct your eyes to this trailer for the sequel to the infamous horror anthology V/H/S, dubbed simply V/H/S/ 2 (or S-V/H/S if you prefer its cute techno-themed chronological moniker). As the first film was a scattered but highly effective fright fest, this sequel holds nothing back and really, really goes for the throat…and every major organ while they’re at it. So if you favored V/H/S even in the least then this trailer to the improved upon sequel (check out Andrew’s review of it from the Boston Independent Film Fest) is sure to please…and shock.

But be very, very aware. This is a RED BAND trailer if we ever saw one. This is so entirely NSFW we’ll spell it out for you one more time. This is Not Safe For Work. Now enjoy!!

Wow! Told you it was brutal didn’t we? This is a leaner, meaner (much meaner actually) follow up that shows strong signs of life for this series in the future. Between this and Drafthouse Films‘ much lauded The ABCs of Death, these anthologies can offer new types of scares and push the boundaries of the genre using this scaled back but condensed narrative structure. Well, at the very least, things are looking good so far.

New to this series are directors are Adam Wingard (You’re Next), Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun), Gareth Evans (The Raid), Timo Tjahjanto (The ABCs of Death), Gregg Hale and Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project) and from the first film Simon Barrett. V/H/S/2 is slated for theatrical release this Spring on July 12th. However, if you can’t wait that long it will get a VOD release on June 6th.


  • Andrew Crump

    Oh my god this movie. This movie. Now I just want to watch it all over again.

    • RidgeRacer4

      Then you’re in luck because the VOD release is less than 3 weeks away, at which time you can enjoy this in the safety/comfort of the Casa de Crump:)

  • Josh Lyons

    I need to get back to finish up the first one. Watched it on Netflix recently but got interrupted halfway through and have never returned to it. But I was enjoying it and I’m definitely interested in seeing the sequel. And since you mention it, I’m absolutely interested in checking out ABC’s of Death as well.

    • Andrew Crump

      Didn’t see The ABCs of Death, either, but I’ll say this: V/H/S 2 is almost guaranteed to be better. From what I understand of ABCs, it’s quite as exhausting as the first V/H/S film; while I LIKE V/H/S and have defended everywhere I feel a need to, it has its problems, and length and pacing are probably the biggest.

      V/H/S 2 doesn’t suffer from either, and its production values and levels of storytelling are much, much higher. Check out the original movie, because flaws aside I do think it’s worth it if you like horror, but the sequel blows it away.

      • Josh Lyons

        I find anthologies always have their highs and lows for me. So I expect VHS and ABCs to both have their dull moments or flaws. I definitely will get around to finishing VHS. Just gotta find the time. Can’t do it when my ol’ lady is around cause horror movies give her nightmares lol

        After that, I’m sure I’ll definitely want to watch VHS 2, as I’ve already liked what I saw of VHS. Glad to hear it’s even better, though.

        • Andrew Crump

          Short version: V/H/S has dull moments (the honeymoon segment and the slasher in the woods segment), V/H/S 2 has none. At least if you ask me. I was 100% invested the entire time.