Tells the story of a new father facing eviction who is reunited with a high school friend when a wealthy couple challenges them to the ultimate game of dare, testing the limits of physical pain and morality in exchange for cash.
Magnolia releases V/H/S (write your reviews) DVD/Blu-ray TODAY, December 4th! Extras include deleted scenes, a featurette on the visual effects, a behind the scenes featurette, an AXS TV: A Look at V/H/S feature, a filmmakers’ commentary and trailers. If you’re not into physical media, it’s also available on iTunes – though I’m not sure if all of the extras come with that version.
In the film “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.”
To celebrate we’ve got some (in most cases) new/previously unpublished quotes from filmmakers Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Pop Skull), Simon Barrett (You’re Next, Dead Birds, Red Sands), Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Roost, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), and Radio Silence.
Head inside for some brief reflections on their segments. READ MORE
Innkeepers co-stars Pat Healy and Sara Paxton will be sharing the screen again in Cheap Thrills, the directorial debut from screenwriter E.L. Katz. David Koechner, Ethan Embry and Amanda Fuller also star. The script was written by Trent Haaga, who wrote Deadgirl.
The film tells “the story of a new father facing eviction who is reunited with a high school friend when a wealthy couple challenges them to the ultimate game of dare, testing the limits of physical pain and morality in exchange for cash.”
Cheap Thrills is being produced by Travis Stevens of Snowfort Pictures and alongside Gabriel Cowan and John Suits of New Artists Alliance.
V/H/S is now available on various On Demand platforms (a month before its October 5 theatrical release!)! While iTunes (AppleTV) has it, it’s also hitting Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation 3, SuddenLink, Time Warner, VUDU and Xbox Zune via Magnet Releasing.
Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House Of The Devil) directed the segment called “Second Honeymoon”, which stars Joe Swanberg (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die) and Sophia Takal (24 Exposures) as a young married couple trying to get some excitement back into their lives via a road trip through the southwest. Do things go according to plan? No. Sh*t gets scray (I heard some skate kids using that word and I’ve co-opted it).
I recently spoke with West about crafting his segment, his character-centric approach to filmmaking and how thrives on what you’re not expecting to see in a genre film. Head inside to check it out! READ MORE
Entertainment Weekly got their hands on the poster for The ABC’s Of Death, and I have to say it’s nothing if not absolutely great. The anthology film features segments from Adam Wingard (You’re Next), Ti West (The Innkeepers), Yoshihiro Nishimur (Tokyo Gore Police), Ben Wheatley (Kill List) and 23 other notable horror directors. I can’t wait to see it.
The ABC’s Of Death is a “feature film produced by Ant Timpson & Tim League. A project made up of 26 individual chapters by 26 directors that showcase death in all its wondrous and brutal beauty. Established directors and some of the most gifted emerging directors will make up the diverse roster of creative talent that will showcase twenty-six tales of mortality, beginning with the letter A and ending with the letter Z.
This will be a celebration of death in all its forms. From the shocking and exotic through to the banal and droll. The spectrum of cause will run from the accidental through to murder most foul. It is up to each director to interpret the letter (word) they are assigned. They have 6 months, 6 weeks and 6 days to finish their short tale on death. ”
Hit the jump to check out the poster by Kaare Andrews, who also happens to be directing Cabin Fever prequel Patient X. READ MORE
Ti West has been building himself up as a brand name the past few years by writing and directing (and editing) a series of horror films that pull you into their unique atmosphere and let you spend time with their characters before turning the scares up to full volume. House Of The Devil gained him a new loyal fan base and The Innkeepers (which hits theaters on February 3rd) is sure to expand it.
As one of the writers and directors of V/H/S – a found footage movie that reinvigorates the stagnant genre – he was able to challenge himself yet again by eschewing his more traditionally formal cinematic aesthetic.
In the film, “When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.”
Hit the jump to check out the interview! READ MORE