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[Sundance ’13] It’s Official, Magnolia To Press Play On ‘S-VHS’!!!

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.

S-VHS poster



  • Kroork

    I enjoyed the first one am lil but felt the acting is what brought it down for me. If the acting was better, I would have been able to enjoy it more. Hopefully this one will have better acting

  • Aaron Emery

    I have read nothing but positive reviews for this! Sidenote: I don’t read/trust many reviewers. Supposedly it’s a big improvement over the first (which I REALLY liked) and features some great segments. I can’t wait!

  • rgold

    I’m really looking forward to this. Every review I’ve read states that Evans and Tjahjanto’s segment is the pretty mind blowing and even the harshest critics have been singing its praise. Can’t wait to see it for myself.

  • KeepDoubting

    Still can’t get over my excitement for this.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I’m very excited to see what this has in store.

  • Ress EZ

    It’s a shame I haven’t seen VHS. Now the second is on its way to the theaters. DAMN I HAVE TO SEE BOTH NOW! By the way, what does ‘S’ stand for? Anyone has any idea?

    • Nothing333

      Super VHS. It was a higher quality version of a VHS player. It wasn’t that popular with mainstream consumers so it went by largely unnoticed.

      • coldblood

        I didn’t know that. I remember beta tapes and laserdisks but I never heard of Super VHS. I’ll be damned.

    • feck

      I couldn’t wait to see VHS either, after reading so much about it. Damn, was I disappointed. One of the worst movies I have seen in years.

  • cjames

    This looks very impressive. Excellent teaser trailer. One of the best I’ve seen since the Man of Steel. Looking forward to this one.

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