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    ‘V/H/S: Viral’: Same problems, but also similar thrills

    When the first film in this series was released 2 years ago, it came as a much-needed breath of fresh air for the found-footage subgenre, a subgenre that had tired itself out by the time even Paranormal Activity 2 came out. What stood out the most about it was that none of the filmmakers involved were trying to fool you into thinking that any of it was real, while studio made found footage films still marketed themselves as “this is real footage”. Rather than try to pull a trick you wouldn’t fall for, they just had fun with the format and sought to break down the limitations of it. V/H/S 2 doubled down on the scope and ambition and was an exhilarating anthology to witness. Does the whole endeavor begin to feel tired at this point? Yeah, but then again most film series tend to feel that way their third time at bat. More

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    Fantasia 2014: ‘Pouvoir intime (Blind Trust)’ is a Quebec genre gem worth rediscovery

    Pouvoir intime, or Blind Trust if you’re of the Anglo persuasion, is a film that has more or less fallen through the cracks of time. It was issued on home video once upon a time, in the long-past age known as the VHS era, and hasn’t been seen in a newer format since. Luckily, some enterprising folks at the Fantasia International Film Festival got together with the Cinémathèque québécoise and got them to dust off their 35mm print of the film. Showing these kinds of movies serves a very specific purpose: they add depth and texture to a film culture that was still figuring itself out even in the mid-80s. More

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    Toronto After Dark Pre-Festival Spotlight: ‘V/H/S/2’ Review

    V/H/S/2 Written by Brad Miska, Simon Barrett, John Davies, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Jamie Nash, Eduardo Sánchez and Timo Tjahjanto Directed by Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto and Adam Wingard USA/Canada/Indonesia, 2013 What can be said about V/H/S/2 that hasn’t already been said about its predecessor? As it […] More

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    ‘V/H/S’ and ‘V/H/S 2’: Sordid Cinema Podcast #60

      The horror anthology has a long history, if not necessarily the greatest track record of success. So it’s with a mixture of trepidation and excitement that Sordid Cinema tackles V/H/S and V/H/S/2, both of which tackle the anthology concept through the specific stylistic prism of another troubled subgenre: found footage. Ricky, Edgar and Simon tackle all of […] More

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    Watch the Strange and Gory Red-Band Trailer for ‘V/H/S/2′

    Magnet has revealed, via Yahoo! Movies, the Red Band trailer for the upcoming V/H/S/2. Like the first instalment, V/H/S 2 is a collection of found footage short films, all from different directors. The horror anthology — which features sections overseen by Hobo with a Shotgun filmmaker Jason Eisener, You’re Next director Adam Wingard, and Gareth […] More

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    Watch 15 Great Horror Short Films

    The anthology horror film is back in the wake of the success of chapter-style horror films like The Theatre Bizarre (2011) and its announced follow-up, V/H/S (2012), the soon-to-be-released sequel V/H/S 2 (2013) and The ABC’s of Death (2012). While this movement generates a good deal of conversation about the fondly remembered Amicus productions of […] More

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    20 Best Horror Films of 2012

    It’s no big secret I love horror films, but 2012 hasn’t been a great year. In my top ten, three films carry over from 2011, two won’t be released until 2013, two are animated and another isn’t much of a horror film. With that said, 2012 gave us Berberian Sound Studio and Cabin In The […] More

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    50 Best Movie Posters of 2012

    I remember when I was younger, I used to head to the video store and rent movies I’d never heard of based solely on the movie poster art. In doing so, I discovered many hidden gems, such as Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive and Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead. Movie poster artists are without a doubt some […] More

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    2012’s Great Movie Moments: September

    Spring Breakers – Opening Sequence Having been at TIFF this month, attempting to select favorite scenes without going entirely overboard– well, it may not exactly be as drastic as Sophie’s choice, but that is the first label that comes to mind. Spring Breakers is one of many very strong showings from Toronto this year, and […] More

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    ‘V/H/S’ Poster Art

    The Tumblr round-up is a compilation of images, links, posters, stories, videos and so on, taken from the Sound On Sight Tumblr account. We simply do not have the man power nor time to write articles on every interesting movie related goody we find, so this is our way of still promoting some of the […] More

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    Fantasia 2012: ‘V/H/S’ – a film effective in turning voyeurism into horror

    V/H/S Directed by David Bruckner, Ty West, Radio Silence, Glenn McQuaid  Radio Silence  Joe Swanberg and Adam Wingard Screenplay by Simon Barrett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez , Glenn McQuai, Radio Silence, Nicholas Tecosky, Chad Villella and Ti West 2012, USA The faux-documentary, “cinema verité” camera style is increasingly prevalent in horror flicks […] More

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