Magnolia has released a red band trailer for the horror anthology V/H/S. The premise centers on a group of petty criminals who find a cache 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.” I had weeks of nightmares based on the videotape footage in The Ring, so this looks terrifying. I cannot see this. Based on our reviews from Sundance and SXSW, V/H/S is worth a watch if you can handle it.
Ti West, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence, David Bruckner, Adam Wingard, and Glenn McQuaid teamed up to direct V/H/S. The movie premieres on VOD August 31 before it hits theaters on October 5. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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.