Horror anthologies have the advantage of having more than one chance with their movie, say if one short misses its mark, and another one is amazing. But it's important, I believe, to give some of the stories substance, and the others mindless, gory entertainment. The problem with V/H/S is that all the stories have good plots, but their only intention is to shock with how much gore, sexuality, and language they can fit into it. The first and last stories, both, to me, polar opposites are the best stories of the whole movie. Again this is my opinion. The first one is deliciously gory, but in a way that fits the plot, and the special effects are scary, and extremely good in both. The last story, on the other hand, has almost no blood, yet doesn't fail to scare, with the sickening tone that something isn't right in the main characters' situation. This movie is in no way for kids, and is in no way for anyone under 17. The gore is intense and gross, the language is never-ending and strong, and there are constant sexual references throughout, not to mention graphic instances of female and male genitalia and many shots of women's bare breasts (The main characters outside of the VHS tapes find fun in sneaking up on women and ripping off their shirts). The first story, although it's one of the scariest, is the goriest and most sexual one out of the bunch, and so I say beware the first short to all parents. This movie is entertaining, but most of it's just tired and rambling, and brings nothing new to the table at all.