V/H/S/99 (2022) Reviews of found-footage horror anthology coming to Shudder – now with teaser trailer

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V/H/S/99 is a 2022 American found-footage horror anthology film about a thirsty teenager’s home video that leads to a series of horrifying revelations.

The movie showcases genre filmmakers Flying Lotus (Kuso), Maggie Levin (Into The Dark: My Valentine), Tyler MacIntyre (Tragedy Girls), Johannes Roberts (Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City; 47 Meters Down) and Joseph and Vanessa Winter (Deadstream).

Producers include Josh Goldbloom for Cinepocalypse, Brad Miska for Bloody Disgusting, David Bruckner (V/H/S, The Night House, Hellraiser), filmmaking collective Radio Silence (Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, and Tyler Gillett; Ready or Not, Scream), and James Harris. Executive produced by Michael Schreiber and Adam Boorstin for Studio 71.

“Fans of our franchise are going to love V/H/S/99,” said executive producer Michael Schreiber. “Each new film in the series is the chance to showcase a different ensemble of talented and diverse filmmakers, and I’m extremely proud of the work that V/H/S/99’s filmmakers have put in to bring their terrifying visions to life.”

V/H/S/94 set a new bar for what is already a fantastic film franchise, featuring some of the best horror anthology segments in recent memory by an incredible lineup of filmmakers,” said Craig Engler, General Manager of Shudder. “We knew immediately that we wanted to continue the series, and what the producers have come up with in V/H/S/99 will be the biggest and best film yet in the series, and we can’t wait for Shudder members to see it.”

“The last year of the ’90s was a perfect playground for us,” said producer Josh Goldbloom. “DVD’s surpassed VHS, Blair Witch took the world by storm, and Y2K fears created a sense of apocalyptic dread. Add to that six of the most creative genre filmmakers in the world, and we’re confident this is the biggest, baddest, and most wildly savage V/H/S yet!”

“While the spirit of Gen X is certainly in V/H/S/99, some of the cinematography is a little too glossy to feel fully nostalgic. Certain scenes rely too heavily on static interludes to create the right mood. But the costume and production design are on point in a way that could delight the Gen Z kids who just discovered Baby G watches and butterfly clips.” 3.5/5 Dread Central

V/H/S/99 amps up the comedy and the mercilessness while going in a new direction that is not only true to the series’ aims, and the time period in which it is set, but is a challenge to its audience. It’s very punk rock/rock and roll in that respect. The film defiantly looks you in the eye and says, “We made what we wanted to make.” Nightmarish Conjurings

” …these films are perfect for a streaming service, bite-sized jolts of genre entertainment that aren’t ever long enough to be truly annoying, even when they’re not working. And while I think they could be more refined, I admire the go-for-broke DIY nature of these shorts and their quirky charms. Even when they’re this pissed off. ” RogerEbert.com

Release date:
V/H/S/99 had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Canada. It will be available for streaming on Shudder on October 20, 2022, in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Teaser trailer:

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