Good ass movie... Change your tampons, blaze up & enjoy!! (by jonathanklinowski)
Loved the first two & I love this one too... all three are nothing too serious & shouldn't be treated as such.. just 'rollercoaster ride' type of movies involving several short horror stories. The third had many interesting & highly entertaining parts. I can't see what everyone else is crying about to be honest. I had been waiting for the third movie being released in what seemed like ages and I wasn't disappointed!! Definitely worth a watch.Never mind what these other 'high & mighty' snobs are saying about it.. in fact I think people bashing this <more>
film this harshly will have to be taken account for future reference when I'm looking for movies to watch in future!This is my first review on this site, because I couldn't believe how whiney half of the reviewers were. Peace.
11 out of 10. Other reviewers need to relax. (by astrobdw)
And so, spoilers ahoy - though I don't think it matters so much for movies like V/H/S Viral.You had me at "Snotty suburban skater kids versus the Tijuana Mexican Death Cult".This movie gets poor-to-middle reviews all over the internet 70% on Rotten Tomatoes, 4 out of ten stars on IMDb , but I think people just go in to it with the wrong expectations - THIS MOVIE WAS AWESOME.From the outset, we have a couple that get sucked into a completely nonsensical thing involving an ice-cream van on the run from the pigs that broadcasts cell phone murder videos to people that make them so <more>
crazy that much of Los Angeles ends up in flames and murder sprees.We have a sequence in which a Spanish dude invents a machine that allows him to trade places with his parallel-universe counterpart, only to find that satanic sacrifice worship is totally the norm in said parallel universe, and gets his head eaten by the monstrous loin- jaws of his parallel universe wife. That was pretty awesome.Of course we have the snotty stoner kids that go to Tijuana in search of a new skate spot but meet up with a crazy Mexican death cult - this was my favorite.There's more. None of it makes much sense. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO in a movie like this. The whole thing was 110% awesome. This series is great - I thought the second was the best - and I hope they keep making more of them.Also some gory BMX bike shaky cam footage.Eleven out of ten stars.Magnet Releasing: props to y'all
my imagination runs wild (by countessdaniellevondelus)
better than vhs1 & vhs2 VIRAL is original, complex, creative, phenomenal, sick, twisted & mentally stimulating altogether brilliant.it has elements of the occult and sci-fi in it, both amusing & entertaining.A NEW KIND OF American HORROR. and I've watched shitload of other horror films in my entire life i can assure you the intensity of my madness is beyond boundaries. VHS has its own circle of fans. its not for everyone & if you are the emo melancholic psychological, criminally insane type - like hannibal lecter or Se7en type of horror fan, this movie may disappoint you.i <more>
think VHS is worth a 2nd visit in the cinema thats how much i love it!
Almost equally as crazy and entertaining, as the first two! (by Hellmant)
'V/H/S: VIRAL': Four and a Half Stars Out of Five The third installment in the popular 'V/H/S' found-footage anthology horror series. This one features three short films and a wraparound story; mostly dealing with teens obsessed with internet fame. The shorts were directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Marcel Sarmiento, Gregg Bishop, Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorhead. They were written by the directors; as well as T.J. Cimfel, Ed Dougherty and David White. I loved the first two movies and found this one to be almost equally as crazy and entertaining! The film tells the story of a <more>
young man, in a serious relationship, who's more concerned about capturing the next viral video than he is about his love life. So when he sees, on the news, that someone is driving an ice cream truck insanely around town killing people , he is obsessed with getting it on video. Even though his girlfriend, Iris Emilia Ares Zoryan , asks him to stay with her and ignore it. On the van are a bunch of potentially viral videos, containing their own horrific stories. The three central videos shown tell the stories of a crazed magician on a killing spree, a machine that opens the door to a parallel world and a group of teen skaters hunted by demonic forces in Mexico. Although the film has a lot of flaws, I still love how bizarrely original and crazy it is. It's so random, unpredictable and fast paced that you have to just sit back and enjoy the ride of it all and not think too much about whether it all makes sense or not . A lot of the characters often do a lot of irrational things, and some of the effects are kind of cheap and cheesy, but if you can ignore all of that it's a lot of fun. It's not quite as good as the first two movies and it does sometimes feel like more of a satire than a frightening horror film although the gore is unreal . It also doesn't always follow the rules of a normal found-footage film either, but it does have some great commentary on the internet obsessed world we all now live in. Some shorts are better than others I really enjoyed 'DANTE THE GREAT' and 'PARALLEL MONSTERS' but even as a whole, most fans of the series shouldn't be disappointed!Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: http://youtu.be/FqAO2eQsONk
"V/H/S: Viral" got a lot of negative reviews. This isn't one of them. (by ericrnolan)
I'm a little flabbergasted here with the negative critical response to "V/H/S: Viral" 2014 . I thought this was a fantastic little horror anthology flick that redeemed the "V/H/S" franchise from a pretty poor second installment. And apparently fans liked that one? I'd give this a 9 out of 10. It certainly isn't for everybody, with its violence, gore and disturbing content. I'm going to repeat that: as with past "V/H/S" films, this has some disturbing content, so beware. But it should be a damned scary treat for hardcore horror fans.This time <more>
out, we've got three short films linked together by a running "wraparound" film. A fourth segment was edited out. The first is like a damn good episode of "The X Files." The fight with the cops was fantastic, and the special effects were surprisingly good for a "V/H/S" movie.The second film is a wonderfully creative horror/science fiction tale that plays out like a terrific classic short story. Yes, it begins a bit slow, but I think that's an intentional part of the narrative. This segment gets extra points for its unabashed use of some not-so-subtle Freudian body horror.The third film isn't perfect, with a thin story and some schlock horror cheesiness. But it's still really entertaining, thanks to the teen skateboarder anti-heroes and their "photographer guy" tagalong that were scripted perfectly and then performed perfectly by their young actors. I am still laughing at how one character threatens to "pistol whip" another for interrupting him. These kids were great. They're perfect malcontents at first — then, thanks to a nice flourish in the script involving a homeless person — they're shown to have more depth than that. Gimme a full-length feature film starring these brats. I'm serious.Finally, the wraparound tale's finale was brutal and perfect. And what a great use of classical music!A few things left me scratching my head:1 We learn little about the story's antagonist in the wraparound tale — exactly who or what is responsible for the speeding ice-cream truck? I wanted to know more, despite the story's deliberate ambiguity.2 Why does the main character's girlfriend in the wraparound story enter the truck?3 How do people on bicycles manage to keep pace with the speeding truck? One of them is a bicycle made for a young girl. They even outpace the pursuing police cars?Forget the haters, check this out.Oh!! One more thing — if you view this via Netflix, as I did, you'll find that the entire second segment is in Spanish. You can fix this just by wiggling Netflix' captions function at the bottom right.
OK first of all I believe that it was the best of the three. Three amazing stories that you see so many things happening. It is a horror movie that actually gives you something to watch and not everything is implied. I don't want to spoil anything so I'll just say that the second story was as if it had come from a dream it was really cool. The reason that I support it however is because it is something different. You don't see just one story where you pretty much predict everything. It maintains your interest and it is also humorous. Furthermore the V/H/S movies make good use of <more>
the 'amateur-cameraman' effect. Yes it's shaky but you can actually get to see something. It's not ghosts that are never seen and people randomly flying and scary faces, you know what movies I'm referring to, it's actual horrifying situations. I liked it a lot.
Horror films don't usually scare me but this one did (by rj_details)
This movie is by no means a great one. All the negative or positive views towards it are in opinion accurate in how each viewer perceived it. For me it was just the same as if I had been given a smelly joint, finding myself wondering if it was going to make me happy or have that bad trip. I should have been in the right frame of mind while watching this and so should my close friend who throughout the film grew more uncomfortable to the point of feeling on the edge of a panic attack. Because of her reactions and through the films uneasy voyeuristic exploration I also felt occasionally <more>
panicked and somewhat detached from my comfort zone. Interestingly I managed to hold myself together until close to the end by which time I couldn't deal with it and switched it off, not because it was a bad movie. I know people will be laughing at reading this and I would be as well so let me delve deeper. I have watched many horror films and i used to constantly be on the lookout for that experience that will disturb and frighten me. All those video nasties and banned 70's films all used to have an interesting effect, that I would always feel somewhat detached from because of a strange kind of fun unreality experience. Then for the first time many years ago now I watched the first Final Destination film that introduced me a new kind of philosophy horror, that put me in the strange position of having to endure an intense empathy and deep confrontation with my deep subconscious fear of death. I still remember having to go through and imagine death and all the sensations that came with it. A few months ago I watched a thriller about a person that had to go through life with memory loss and again I couldn't help but imagine some deep stuff causing me to feel very uncomfortable. Well tonight for me it was there again for few reasons. 1 Firstly I knew what this film was doing, it was amplifying many of today's internet monsters. Our access to knowledge and information, the way we have the ability through technology to watch horrors unfold while we sit down safe, social narcissism where by people crave to be seen by so many online, sexual perversions, daring extreme entertainment that causes us to feel more alive than our simple lives can provide, different mentalities from how we used to be and many more unusual insanities that our current technological society has given birth to. From a deep perspective this films an ultimate fear because its been conceptualised deliberately to push our buttons.2 Not everyone goes delves near heavy scientific subject matter. Within one of the films stories lies a very frightening prospect that many theories are based around. Some years ago there was a series on television called Sliders that explored certain quantum concepts. The main one was about infinite parallel universes's or dimensions. Matter, energy, atoms all being surrounded by infinite alternatives. Family guy as also explored this idea in a fun enjoyable way but then there's this film. It decided to put us in the position of having broken certain physical rules or the rules of physics allowing us to walk through into a mirrored dimension that actually isn't a perfect symmetry. I won't spoil it but will say it hit me hard because at times life can offer illusions of light that can turn dark or less poetically an imaginary voyage into a much darker place, alien or demonic realm, perhaps both.3 After the previous bad trip that i kind of enjoyed in a thank goodness I got through it kind of way, I again found myself facing another bad trip. This time it seemed to induce a kind of nauseating paranoia because again I'm facing dark subject matter now exploring the idea that some kind of external technological device could induce madness or abnormal behaviour. I didn't feel comfortable again which was a sign to me that I was being psychologically attacked by deep subject matter. I know many viewers of this film won't be looking into it like I did and yes I wasn't high on any drugs. I am totally against going near anything that causes me to think differently and lose control of my mind. This film was a trip because without wanting to, I started to think about it and once that happened well I became somewhat uncomfortable. Kudos to the makers of this film for challenging my mind. Overall the film was presented in that common found footage shaky cam style way and the V.H.S effects were perhaps a little over done, even getting close to obnoxious at times. The edit could have been a little bit more diverse in transition and less harsh on the eyes. Some parts were also heavily saturated and grungy making me feel somewhat disorientated and overloaded. All was slightly rushed because to make it look amateur and viral with good effect. Can't really comment on the acting due to not really needing to build a deeper relationship with the characters. This film delivers us an horror pill that hits a nerve.If your not a deep over thinking person your lucky, because it will probably be just like all the other horror films you have seen before full of twilight zone stories. If like me you wander deeply into films fully emerging yourself into it, then this can quite easily be that ultimate horror experience. Personally I hope they do more of these films and i think the rating will go up a bit in time.RatingsCinematography 5.5, average really Concept 7.5 interesting but disorienting Fear Factor 8 due to being out of the box Acting NA due to not really needing to analyse it
If you're sick of average horror, try this. I guess the other reviewers were expecting something tepid and inconsistent like the first two VHS films, which are good but forgettable. This film, like it or not, is unforgettable if you actually watch it, and I suppose I sort-of understand why people who enjoy the first two VHS films would be confused by this one because the first two films are like 'Night Gallery': pretty good, basically average TV-movie horror stuff, and I've seen both films twice but can't remember a single episode from either of them.VHS Viral, compared to <more>
the first two, is more like 'Re-Animator' because it is insanity on steroids, starting with the guy obsessed with the ambulance, which is the framework for the other stories. My favorite parts were the magicians fighting over a teleporting cape, and the skateboarders. I think a lot of people hated the skateboarding segment, but I loved how it just said 'screw it' to conventional filmmaking ideas and managed to establish something that was really like an actual found-footage thing with these guys being stalked by a bunch of weirdos who might not be just wearing costumes. The 'portal door' segment is pretty shocking. I'm amazed that there are SO many bad reviews for this film; I think it just hasn't found its audience, because those who would enjoy it probably didn't like the first two films all that much.If you're looking for something crazy, dark and funny, and you're ok with films which are as much about the bizarre experience as the narrative like if you enjoyed 'Mother' with Jennifer Lawrence , try VHS Viral.