Another year, another found footage horror film. The first big one this year? S-VHS, the sequel to last year’s hit, VHS. The anthology film/ sequel now has a trailer, just in time before its premiere later this week at the Sundance Film Festival.
Just like its predecessor, S-VHS is an anthology film telling multiple horror films, using the framing device of a “group of investigators who happen upon a bunch of VHS tapes while looking for a student,” according to /Film.
S-VHS has quite a sturdy roster of directors working behind the scenes on the individual vignettes: Gareth Evans (The Raid), Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project), and Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun) are just some of the directors who pitched in to helm S-VHS. Check out the trailer:
So that was… interesting, if not particularly, well, good. But hey, maybe it will play better on the big screen, right? But while the film may not look like it’s our cup of tea, found footage films have done rather well in theaters (at least during their opening weekends), are cheaply made, and almost always recoup their budget. So one can assume that S-VHS will have paid for itself, and likely, another sequel.
S-VHS will premiere at Sundance on January 19th at 11:45 PM at Park City’s Library Center Theatre.
What did you think of the trailer?