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V/H/S 2 (2013) - Adam Winguard, Eduardo Sanchez, Simon Barrett, Gregg Hale, Gareth Evans, Timo Tjahjanto, and Jason Eisner

V/H/S 2 is terrifying. It's a anthology horror movie, like it's predecessor that pays homage to anthology horrors of the past. You see shades of Creepshow, Darkside, and Black Sabbath. However, the directors do such a good job of staying creative and keeping the viewers interested. It isn't just another found footage horror movie. This one has teeth.
The four tales and over-arcing story-line are all presented really well. A couple of private investigators stumble onto a series of disturbing videos while looking for a missing teenager. The videos that they find are all stand alone stories that have different antagonists all around. You have ghosts haunting a douchebag, a really original and authentic approach to the zombie genre, dumb twenty-somethings visiting a crazy satanic cult in Indonesia, and really creepy, really cool aliens that come to abduct kids at a sleep over. All of these stories are really creative and different. The acting doesn't matter because it's…