Last year bloody-disgusting released V/H/S, their first movie, an anthology film that hinted at greatness. The thriller was about group of students hired to break into a desolate house to find a lost VHS tape, paving the way for the movie to go into a series of found-footage stories directed by up-and-coming genre filmmakers like Ti West and Joe Swanberg (who made the best segments). The movie would eventually gross more than $100,000 - though it was released in only 19 theaters - and became a hit with audiences and critics alike.
Now b-d has announced that the film's sequel, S-V/H/S, which debuted at this year's Sundance, will be released by Magnolia Pictures, alongside ultra VOD via Magnet Releasing. According to the filmmakers, "Our goal is to make each sequel better than the last, unlike any horror franchise ever [...] We know that’s a bold and nearly impossible task, but we’re trying our best to deliver quality horror that we can be proud of.”
This latest tape features the works of Gareth Evans ("The Raid") and Timo Tjahjanto ("Macabre"), Eduardo Sanchez ("The Blair Witch Project," "Lovely Molly") and Gregg Hale, Jason Eisener ("Hobo With A Shotgun"), Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett ("You’re Next," "A Horrible Way To Die"), the latter of which will be making his directorial debut on the film. The new movie, starring Adam Wingard, Kelsy Abbott, Lawrence Michael, Levine Hannah Hughes and L.C. Holt, follows a similar structure to its predecessor, with a pair of investigators discovering a tape while looking for a student.
Keep an eye peeled for a release date. According to the reviews coming in from Sundance, this is one to look out for.