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Parent of a 7 and 15 year old Written byParentReviewz January 2, 2013

V/H/S IS GRAPHIC, GORY AND VERY SCARY - Read Before Renting!

VHS is a horror anthology consisting of 5 Short Horror Stories and One Main Plot That The Tapes Revolve Around. Here is a summary of those, TAPE 56 (MAIN PLOT) - A Gang of Criminals That Force Women To Flash On Camera And Vandalize Houses And Other Property, Are Hired To Break Into a House and Steal a VHS Tape, But When They Get There They Don't Know Which One and Decide to Watch Some Of Them. (This "Story" Is Shown Before, In between, and After Every Tape.) AMATEUR NIGHT - Three Friends Hide a Video Camera In One of Their Glasses and Rent a Motel Room Intending on Bringing Women Back To Have Sex. They Bring Home a Strange Girl Who Says No More Than "I Like You" This One Has The Most Sexual Content (References and Nudity) And Is The Goriest. VERY GRAPHIC AND BRUTAL. SECOND HONEYMOON - A Couple On Their Honeymoon Go Out in the West and The Girl Receives a Fortune as a Strange Women Begins Stalking Them. The Only Violence is a Bloody and Graphic Throat Slitting With Dark Red Blood Squirting Everywhere With The Victim Thrashing Around. HOWEVER, THIS ONE IS VERY CREEPY AND ONE OF THE SCARIEST. TUESDAY THE 17TH - Four Twenty Year Olds Go On A Camping Trip In the Woods Where They Find Out Is The Site That a Serial Killer Murdered Three Twenty Year Olds The Previous Year. VERY GORY AND GRAPHIC BUT DONE IN A CAMPY WAY. THE KILLER IS VERY SCARY LOOKING AS HE IS NEVER SHOWN (HE IS SHOWN AS A SILHOUETTE OBSCURED BY TRACKING ERRORS.) THE SICK THING THAT HAPPENED TO EMILY WHEN SHE WAS YOUNGER - A Boyfriend and Girlfriend are Chatting on Skype due to the woman thinking her apartment is haunted. THE ENDING SCENE IS GRAPHIC HOWEVER SHOWN BRIEFLY. ****SPOILER ALERT*** The Sick thing that happened to emily is that her boyfriend and a group of aliens use her body as an incubator for alien/human hybrids and that they make it look like she hurts herself. 10/31/98 - A Group of Friends Go To a House Which They Believe is the site of the Halloween Party They Were Invited To. THE LEAST INTENSE AND IS SIMILAR TO A HAUNTED HOUSE, JUST A BUNCH OF NON GRAPHIC JUMP SCARES. Overall, This Movie is VERY Scary and is NOT FOR KIDS UNDER 21
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent of a 3, 3, and 5 year old Written byjonallypugliese1023 November 1, 2013

great movie

I would watch this with my kids when they get older my husband and I love horror movies I really like this movie want to see the second one
Adult Written bychristian2011 January 30, 2014

Very violent and eerie anthology film not suitable for children nor teens alike.

VHS has very similar concepts to the paranormal activity franchise, yet the whole film captured on camera footage throughout, which may cause nausea and dizziness for those not used to it. Unlike the paranormal activity movies, VHS is far more violent in terms of graphic bloody violence and gore, contains more frequent, strong language (over 100 uses of f**k), and strong sexual activity including graphic male and female nudity (breasts, buttocks, genitalia). VHS is very slow and exasperating in the beginning part, but gets slightly better when the video tapes begin. Several tapes show a group of guy who pick up a particularly strange female from a bar who later turns out to be something more sinister; friends going hitchhiking and encounter a unworldly serial killer, and a young woman who reveals eerie paranormal activity in her own apartment, including the reveal of a dark cult inside an abandoned house. VHS is a good movie for hardcore horror fans due to the sheer amounts of terror, disturbing imagery, gory violence, and graphic sexual content. However, the film doesn't contain an inventive and creative storyline and relies only on the shock and gore factor, plus the same old cliché of young friends venturing out on their own dimwitted tenacity which inevitably ends with their own demise. Violence (5/5) Language (5/5) Sex (4/5) Drugs (2/5) Intensity (4/5)
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written bySam Marrick April 24, 2016

Gratuitous nonsense.

The opening clips and the 1st vignette are basically softcore porn! The former having several scenes of women being assaulted by sharking (sneaking up and removing clothes while filming the victims nude bodies and reactions) with close ups of breasts, and a secret sex tape with breasts. None of this figures into the frame story of the people in the abandoned house finding the tapes so its just needless and tasteless. The frame story itself makes no sense and has no consistancy and is just trite and scare less. The 1st full chapter is about guys looking to hook up with random girls and make homemade porn tapes of thier encounters. Predictably we see them watching porn in thier house and in thier car while they are driving (gigantic breasts are seen bouncing as an offscreen partner thrusts). Vulgar talk and profanity is non stop. We see full frontal female nudity for extended periods of time in a sequence where they go to have sex with thier hook ups. There is male rear nudity as well and full frontal male nudity when guys hide after one girl turns into a monster and starts tearing apart some of the people (blood splashes everywhere and a severed penis and crushed testicles splat on the ground in front of the camera). The ending features more bloody devouring and tussling. The second one is more tastefull and focuses on subtle horror but ends with bloody slit throats. This would have been welcome if this short made any sense at all and had adequate build up and forshadowing. The 3rd short is nonsensical teens in the woods get f---ed over by ghosts. Cue skinny dipping with partially nude teens and random flashes of them all mutilated (nothing resembing thier actual deaths) and fully naked (male genitals seen and breasts). Then random running away from an invisible monster who does whatever the nonexistant plot wants him to do. No interesting interactions to invest us in characters here but constant f words. The forth short goes the webcam route and not 2 minutes in a gurl is flashing and jiggling her breasts for the webcam in close up. This one has alien fetuses or some s--- and makes no sense at all. This short even concludes itself with a diferent girl flashing her even larger breasts to the webcam for no reason other than because women and men cant communicate without some form of titilation. The 5th short is the only really interesting one where a few guys on halloween who end up going to the wrong house and "party". It is genuinely eerie with creative practical effects and has a sense of tonal consistancy and inner logic that keeps you invested the whole way through. The ending is a little forced and could have been handled better. But overall it is a very solid short that is unfortunately burried in crap too deep to make this anthology recomendable.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing