Hired to find a missing student, two private investigators head to the student’s home, and break in. The only thing they really find are piles of VHS tapes, and some journals. One of the investigators begins watching the tapes, slowly starting to lose her grip on reality the more she watches. Both investigators start to realize that there’s something much more sinister going on.
I’ve always been a huge fan of anthology films. It’s hard to beat the fact that if one short isn’t that great, there’s another one starting up any time. The first V/H/S film didn’t really blow me away though, so I was a little worried about V/H/S 2. Thankfully, the second film is much better than the first, with every short film being quite well done.
The list of directors is impressive, including Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, and Adam Wingard. They’re all at the top of their game here, with shorts looking at aliens, crazed cults, and zombies. It’s the Gregg Hale and Eduardo Sánchez short, A Ride In The Park, that stands out here. They bring a unique look at the zombie genre, with a zombie who may actually have a bit of a conscience. Gore fans will find the Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto directed short, Safe Haven, as the standout, featuring a cult that is involved in some extremely bloody rituals.
The Final Call
Far superior than the first installment, V/H/S 2 is one that horror fans are going to love.