Another day at Sundance brings us V/H/S from The Collective and Bloody Disgusting. To be honest, I was a little skeptical when I read "found footage” and "anthology” used in the same sentence, but this collaboration of directors managed to put together a phenomenal piece of work and made all my fears disappear in a very short period of time.
All five shorts and the wrap-around fit seamlessly together, bringing an entirely new spin on the seemingly exhausted found footage flavor of genre films. It is a relief that this style of filmmaking, though overused, can still have an entry that is enjoyable from start to finish.
The plot involves a group of degenerate lowlifes who normally fancy sexually assaulting women in order to make $50 off a tit shot on the internet using a simple video camera. These hoodlums are hired by an unknown video collector to break into a house and acquire a VHS tape, of which they are told "they will know it when they see it.”