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)