Admittedly, last year's much ballyhooed horror anthology "V/H/S" was a disappointment. Individual pieces were okay, but taken as a whole, it's an underwhelming experience. With that in mind, expectations for the upcoming sequel have been kept in check, even though it involves the likes of Jason Eisener, director of "Hobo With a Shotgun," and Gareth Evans, who helmed "The Raid: Redemption." Still, even with ample skepticism, this latest red band trailer for "V/H/S 2" is impressive.
Part of the problem with the first film is that the gimmick gets tiresome and the film drags on. This is still a found footage joint we're talking about, and the formula looks fully intact. But the movie is much shorter, and we can hope that there is more of a flow, rather than feeling like a bunch of short movies spliced together with no attention paid to how they fit.
This trailer have a little bit of everything to sate horror fans of all kinds. You have blood, guts, boobs, monsters, murderers, and even a mass suicide. Given all of the violence, brutality, and what appears to be an exploding Asian man, the bit where the guy gets run over by that SUV may be the freakiest.
For good or ill, Magnet is releasing "V/H/S 2" to the video on demand market on June 6, and following that up with a theatrical run beginning July 12.