Bloody Disgusting’s S-VHS, the latest V/H/S project, had its world premiere Saturday night at Park City’s Library Center Theatre during the Sundance 2013 Film Festival. It was followed by a wave of great reviews – a much more unanimously positive reception than last year’s outing. And then, like last year, a deal was made within days to bring the film to the big screen. It’s being reported via Variety that Magnolia Pictures, who scored V/H/S out of the 2012 fest, has acquired the second tape for limited theatrical run, alongside ultra VOD via Magnet Releasing. The announcement was held here until it was official.
“Our goal is to make each sequel better than the last, unlike any horror franchise ever,” Brad told me via text adding “We know that’s a bold and nearly impossible task, but we’re trying our best to deliver quality horror that we can be proud of.”
This latest tape features the works of Gareth Evans (The Raid) & Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre), Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly) & Gregg Hale, Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die) and Simon Barrett (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), the latter of which will be making his directorial debut on the film.
The first movie followed a group of students hired to break into a desolate house to find a lost VHS tape, paving the way for the movie to go into a series of found-footage stories directed by up-and-coming genre filmmakers. The new movie, starring Adam Wingard, Kelsy Abbott, Lawrence Michael, Levine Hannah Hughes and L.C. Holt, follows a similar structure, with a pair of investigators discovering a tape while looking for a student.