Director: 8 different directors
Actors/Actresses Worth Mentioning: Hannah Fierman (freaky bug-eyed demon)
General Info (Minus Spoilers)
It’s a movie about a couple of different stories that have nothing to do with each other. Thank God. I am really starting to hate those ‘life is all interconnected’ type movies (think Crash, Powder Blue). However, it’s that annoying hand held camera type film (Blair Witch, Cloverfield). I can tolerate these, but I know lots of people hate them.
There is a decent amount of gore, but it isn’t excessive. The scariest parts of the movie are not the blood and guts. Again, I can tolerate blood and guts, but it doesn’t make a movie for me. Suspense and intrigue does, so good job on that with this one.
What I Liked
There were quite a few stories, more than expected, which was cool. The stories were very different, so it really was like watching a bunch of different movies rolled into one sitting. The ideas for each one were also very creative; not your typical overused story line stuff at all. I thought they were pretty scary considering I watched the movie in the afternoon while eating a sandwich, so I’m sure the movie would be better at night.
What I Didn’t Like
I didn’t like the hand held camera action as I mentioned above. Plus, the broad storyline of where these VHS tapes are coming from was pretty lame. I guess I can’t expect magic from something like that, but whatever, I’m a film critic so I can say what I want, right?
Some of the stories I would have like to see develop more. This is actually a good thing, because it means they were good stories that left me thinking. But still, it’s disappointing to know I have to use my imagination to figure out what happens next (or happened before)
The coolest character by far was the freaky bug-eyed chick from the story about the college douche bags trying to get laid. It’s a super creepy character even before her ‘transformation’, and I’ll be having nightmares/wet dreams tonight about her.
Outside the USA and cant’ get Netflix? Fix that problem with a US IP.