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V/H/S-A horror movie mash-up to start a trend?

Right, I might have been slow on the up take here, but just a few short days back I finally caught the very intense trailer for the shocking and possibly fantastic new horror movie heading our way very soon. Then I found that it is some kind of anthology movie, with sections put together by various respected young horror directors including Ti West, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence and more.

This kind of approach is not at all a new one, but it really has been a long while since it has been taken and used in a new way. This does look like it really could be one hell of a nail-biting fear inducing scare-fest flick for sure. It least, that is the trailer.

I certainly do hope that it does live up to the trailer, because it really is quite audacious and bold, so much going on, many different kinds of classic horror images but shown in very modern intense ways. Could be such an experience. It kind of even reminded me of another recent very hugely impressive movie, Cabin in the Woods which was very clever indeed and a whole lot of crazy fun.

In the past we have seen classic anthology horror films from the seventies onwards including the likes of The House that dripped Blood, Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye, Creepshow-one and two really great, Romero and Argento’s together for Two Evil Eyes, Tales from the Crypt-way before the television series, John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper together on Body Bags, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, possibly the most influential-Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath 1963. So with all of those many very great anthology horrors there is always the chance that this new modern attempt could set a new strong standard or at least provide something different.

How about a science fiction version I say, with a number of great sci-fi film directors on board? Let’s see what happens…



Author of science fiction novels Orbital Kin and Minerva Century-also horror, literary fiction, many short stories and screenplays. Always reading, writing, watching films, playing guitar/bass, and am a husband with a coffee addiction. New horror novel due for 2017. This is my blog, offshoot from my website. It will be where I post current thoughts, opinions, views, reviews, or discussions about contemporary film, movies, books, video games, television series mostly in the horror, science fiction, fantasy and their sub-genre offshoots. The entertainment not in the mainstream (for the most part) and proud of it. Also follow me on twitter- @ParsonsFiction, and facebook - James E Parsons

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