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'V/H/S' Horror Franchise Is Getting A Reboot, Here's All We Know So Far

'V/H/S' Horror Franchise Is Getting A Reboot, Here's All We Know So Far

The movie titled VHS - 94 is currently in the works from 'Hellraiser' remake director.

It has been six years since the Bloody Disgusting produced horror anthology franchise V/H/S released its last movie, and now, it is all set to make a comeback with a reboot titled V/H/S 94, reported The Hollywood Reporter. The first movie was released in 2012 and during this time, found-footage movies were all the rage. These movies had a lot of up-and-coming names attached to them, and most of them became successful in the future. 

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The upcoming reboot of V/H/S will be produced by the duo of Ready or Not and The Night House fame and it will have all-new stories. Filmmaker David Bruckner, who directed the Amateur Night segment of the original movie has penned the script and will serve as the producer along with Simon Barrett. Bruckner, best known for his work on the Hellraiser franchise, will produce the film along with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, and Chad Villella. All of them are also a part of the latest Scream movie. 

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The new anthology will have shorts from Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, and Chloe Okun. More filmmakers are said to come on board as the project progresses. The original movie focused on a group of criminals who broke into a home and discovered a series of bizarre VHS tapes. Little did they know, all these tapes had recorded horrifying encounters that ranged from supernatural adventures to murderous tales of revenge. As the series progressed, the franchise slowly started moving away from their original VHS filming concept. 

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This latest reboot is said to be the first in the horror series to be presented in a single, fluid narrative, with each section linked up. Bloody Disgusting's Brad Miska and Tom Owen will also produce the fourth installment, along with Josh Goldbloom and Parinda Patel of Cinepocalypse Productions in partnership with Studio71. 

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While we don't know anything about the plot details, sources report V/H/S 94 will be the first film to feature a “single, fluid narrative” that connects all of its segments together. Raven Banner Entertainment will handle the worldwide sales of the movie and is introducing it to the virtual Cannes market this week.

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The original V/H/S movie premiered at Sundance in 2012. It produced two sequels; 2013's V/H/S 2 and V/H/S: Viral in 2014, as well as a spinoff, Siren. The official synopsis of the movie reads, "Four thugs who make money putting their violent antics online are hired to steal a VHS tape from a spooky old house. However, things take a turn for the worse when they find a dead pensioner and dozens of more tapes." 



 

 

Currently, the original movie holds a  57% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the website's consensus reads, "An uneven collection of found-footage horror films, V/H/S has some inventive scares but its execution is hit-and-miss." Most reviewers felt that the movie was dragged for too long and the segments also vary in quality. 

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Personally, I am a big fan of horror anthologies and I’m hopeful V/H/S 94 will definitely meet our expectations. Are you excited? Let us know! 

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