V/H/S Viral review (2014)

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For the third year on the run, we have a new V/H/S film out for horror fans. Our review of V/H/S Viral right here on Screen Critix.

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Released today on Video on Demand just in time for Halloween, V/H/S Viral brings together some horror stories in an anthology. The wraparound story sees a young couple try and get some close footage of a police chase that is happening around the city involving an ice-cream van. Just as the van passes their house, the girlfriend starts to act strange and then disappears, leaving the guy to give chase.

We then move onto some short horror films, including Dante the Great, Parallel Monsters and Gorgeous Vortex. Like many anthology films, there is a divide between decent and terrible and, unlike the previous films, we see a mixture of both found footage and actual filming, which seemed strange.

The gore is turned up in many segments as we see heads chopped off, people being stabbed arms sliced at the shoulder. Yet none of the film is what I’d call scary.vhs viral poster V/H/S Viral review (2014)

The first V/H/S seemed raw and unsettling whilst V/H/S 2 was a natural progression and felt more epic all though it too was a found footage movie. V/H/S Viral actually feels like a step back from the first. The wraparound story isn’t as good and the segments don’t really go anywhere, though a lot do feature decent special effects.

If you are a fan of the series so far you may enjoy this, but if you are looking for a good found footage horror anthology that will creep you out, watch the first V/H/S.

2 / 5 stars     

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