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V/H/S: Viral

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Third movie in horror anthology series is very bloody.

Movie R 2014 82 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Something for everyone

The third and last part of the classic VHS movies. A compilation for horror fans that wants something different. In consumerism camcorders, and of course VHS collections that is a part of the new retro craze that began few year ago.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 16+


ce film na aucun raport avec les 2 premiers quelque référence au premier et 2 eme histoire assez nul et épisodes defois incmpréensible mais de bon effet spécieux les autres son mieux :/

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The gripping third movie in the series that also includes V/H/S and V/H/S/2, V/H/S: Viral abandons its predecessors' set up of a creepy house filled with old video cassettes. Even though the movie seems to have built-in, recurring technical errors -- fizzling out and showing buried, half-erased images -- it has little to do with old-fashioned formats. Instead, it concentrates more on the "viral" theme -- and in doing so, the series spins off in an interesting new direction.

Each of the three segments, plus a fourth wraparound sequence, is told from the point of view of a first-person camera. Characters film absolutely everything, constantly, in the hopes that it will earn them a measure of fame. Each of the segments suggests that this is unhealthy behavior, favoring the act of seeing things for the way they are instead. The movie isn't exactly terrifying, but it's clever and playful and has a worthy -- if dark and bloody -- cautionary message.

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