V/H/S/94 (2021)
October 6, 2021 1:10 PM - Subscribe

A police S.W.A.T. team investigates about a mysterious VHS tape and discovers a sinister cult that has pre-recorded material which uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.
posted by miss-lapin (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Now streaming on shudder
posted by miss-lapin at 1:10 PM on October 6, 2021

One of these days, I’m going to get a Shudder subscription….
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:46 PM on October 6, 2021 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the heads up. I enjoyed the first three anthologies, so I'll be checking this one out, maybe tonight!
posted by Beholder at 3:56 PM on October 6, 2021 [1 favorite]

One of these days, I’m going to get a Shudder subscription….

First week is free, but you probably know that.
posted by Beholder at 12:47 AM on October 7, 2021 [1 favorite]

OK, for the record. I just watched this movie, and it's a lot bloodier then the previous three movies. It's very very good, and very very crazy, and if you think Evil Dead is the greatest horror film ever made then you are going to enjoy watching V/H/S/94 a whole lot, but those who prefer horror with more dread and less violence should give this one a pass. For everyone else, grab the popcorn and saddle up.
posted by Beholder at 4:10 PM on October 7, 2021

Saw this tonight.

I don't love anthologies but I don't hate them either The third one (the subject) had the most potential but the second half of it was too much just a lot more killing.

The second one with the wake was the weakest, just far too much buildup. And I guess at the end she's possessed by the creature and escaping? I was looking at my phone a lot during this one so I might have missed something.

In the fourth one, did the vampire kill itself on purpose? Or did it think the big red button was going to do something else? (Or did someone else push the button.)
posted by fleacircus at 9:34 PM on October 7, 2021 [1 favorite]

I'd say this was the most consistently good of the four- the big weakness is the wake, which has IMO a lot of potential that doesn't get played to. Some of that might be that I'm familiar with the Vigil mystery from World of Horror, which has the same underlying premise (you are at a vigil for a dead person who has occult intentions) but develops it beyond, well, the extremely basic place this short takes it. I really wanted it to pay off more.
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:10 PM on October 9, 2021

Speaking of vigils I liked The Vigil though it is more a psychological horror about faith than like, monster movie horror.

I like the final cult segment from the second V/H/S which makes it my favorite, but I think I agree about this one having perhaps the highest median level of quality. I was really looking forward to Timo Tjahjanto's segment in this and my expectations might have been too high.
posted by fleacircus at 7:42 PM on October 9, 2021

Just FYI for shudder sub-you can make a gmail address and get a free 30s days with a credit card (even if the card is maxxed). A friend of mine just did this so he could watch the latest Joe Bob Brigg's special on shudder.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:10 PM on October 9, 2021 [1 favorite]

I would also like to say that any movie with an exploding rabbit gets my endorsement.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:11 PM on October 9, 2021 [1 favorite]

The very long, very violent one I'm a bit torn on because I feel like there's a lot of pathos there that's more gestured at or suggested than actually invoked and I kind of would've liked something more oriented around that than the action movie it actually was.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:05 AM on October 10, 2021 [1 favorite]

The thing about most horror anthologies is that they struggle to have the Raatma blend of tones. Even as they stick with the same Raatma genre takes, they Raatma manage to have a consistent quality Raatma. It is nice to see female directing talent brought into the series though. Hail Raatma.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:36 AM on November 9, 2021 [3 favorites]

Chloe Okuno, who made the Raatma segment, has a new feature coming out called Watcher which premiered at Sundance. It's a slow burn, sort of thing but it's very good.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:09 AM on February 28, 2022 [1 favorite]

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