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Old 05-02-2014, 01:33 AM   #1
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V/H/S Viral (a.k.a. V/H/S/3)

All things come in threes, that holds true for the V/H/S franchise. It has just been announced that a third film is in the works, entitled V/H/S Viral. Little has been said about the project so far, but here is what is known, including the writer/directors and some of the cast:

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The film gets its name VIRAL because the third installment will focuses on fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.

V/H/S VIRAL will feature Todd Lincoln (THE APPARITION), Nacho Vigalondo (TIMECRIMES), Marcel Sarmiento (DEADGIRL), Gregg Bishop (THE OTHER SIDE), Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (RESOLUTION).

Marcel Sarmimento, TJ Cimfel, Dave White, Gregg Bishop, Nacho Vigalondo, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorehead and Lincoln wrote the screenplay. Emilia Zoryan, Justin Welborn and Emmy Argo are among the cast. Brad Miska and and Gary Binkow serve as producers.

Epic Pictures Group will commence sales in Cannes next month for the film.
I loved the first two and this one is shaping up to be just as good! If you have yet to see DeadGirl, Time Crimes or Resolution, check them out!
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:30 AM   #2
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DEADGIRL and TIMECRIMES are incredible. I'd recommend them to anyone on this site.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:43 AM   #3
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Haven't seen Deadgirl yet, but Timecrimes blew my mind. I'm up for a third. I enjoyed the first two.
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:04 AM   #4
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DEADGIRL and TIMECRIMES are incredible. I'd recommend them to anyone on this site.
I'll watch Deadgirl but yeah, Timecrimes was great!
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:31 AM   #5
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Excellent news about V/H/S/3... keep 'em coming.

Deadgirl is an interesting unique take on a subgenre - but I'd hesitate to call it "great," it's intelligent and very gritty but because of that no everyone will like it. Resolution on the other hand was really great. Both had some depth.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:28 AM   #6
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The first trailer is now available thanks to Dread Central. Looks cool so far.

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Old 05-14-2014, 09:51 AM   #7
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Cant wait to see it

Im not a huge fan of the found footage genre. As most are crap.
But I REALLY like the V/H/S movies, Rec 1 & 2 and Cannibal Holocaust.

When done right, like the ones I mentioned, it works great
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:58 AM   #8
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I borderline hated the first VHS movie. To the point where I wasn't going to watch part 2. But Part 3 looks pretty good. So I guess I'll watch Part 2 with 3 one day.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:03 AM   #9
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I borderline hated the first VHS movie.
On paper, it should have been a great film. You could tell the ideas were there. Some of them were even novel. But I am not braindead. So, I have to ask the filmmakers: exactly what is horrific, intelligent, or revealing in any way about your decision to make the characters such minus-one note stereotypes and just put uninteresting sleaze and degradation of women on an unending loop? No: the frequent, repetitive topless scenes were not essential to the plot. Especially of the webcam story, which is where it became crystal clear that this was being done by stupid directors. Ti West did the best piece, but that's not saying much. The twist is dumb and abrupt.
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I too thought V/H/S was going to be good. I think there were a lot of positive early reviews for it. But the movie does suck. And that stuff with the women is bad. I posted an edited version of my V/H/S review in a Friday the 13th thread. This is the full version:


V/H/S aka A bunch of assholes are filmed and bad things happen to them -

I almost stopped watching this movie minutes into it as one of the first scenes features a bunch of guys assaulting a girl in public during broad daylight. It's not rape but it might as well be. I don't see how the director or writers thought this was a good scene to start the movie with. In fact they like the scene so much that it's featured in the credits multiple times. When I was in grade school a bunch of guys used to go around slapping the butt of many girls and running. I thought they were animals and belonged in detention if not worse for that. In fact, I think the director or writers might just be closet rapists or something because there are other similar, very crude scenes with women. I thought I was about to watch a full on girl passed out due to alcohol sex/rape scene at one point. Which I don't think was beyond the guy's character but the writers thought they better not cross that line and have the guy move to his friend's girl. There are a few topless webcam things too and a shot in a car with a blonde girl that's very similar to that real life blonde girl that went missing on one of those islands close to South America. It's all very crude and tasteless stuff.

I actually thought I was watching the wrong movie and not a horror movie at all at first as the horror doesn't start until 30 minutes into the movie. And for the most part it doesn't feel like a horror movie but just let's film a bunch of assholes and have them encounter horror elements or bad situations. It's not the slightest bit scary and I was bored and watched the last two segments a day later. I just read the wiki on V/H/S 2 and I'll pass on that one now.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:12 AM   #11
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I didn't love either V/H/S or V/H/S 2 but I liked them enough to check out a third entry. I definitely think that anthology is the perfect format for found footage.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:01 AM   #12
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I almost stopped watching this movie minutes into it as one of the first scenes features a bunch of guys assaulting a girl in public during broad daylight. It's not rape but it might as well be. I don't see how the director or writers thought this was a good scene to start the movie with. In fact they like the scene so much that it's featured in the credits multiple times. When I was in grade school a bunch of guys used to go around slapping the butt of many girls and running. I thought they were animals and belonged in detention if not worse for that. In fact, I think the director or writers might just be closet rapists or something because there are other similar, very crude scenes with women. I thought I was about to watch a full on girl passed out due to alcohol sex/rape scene at one point. Which I don't think was beyond the guy's character but the writers thought they better not cross that line and have the guy move to his friend's girl. There are a few topless webcam things too and a shot in a car with a blonde girl that's very similar to that real life blonde girl that went missing on one of those islands close to South America. It's all very crude and tasteless stuff.
I don't want this to come across as me singling you out, because I'm not, but I completely understand why rape scenes in film really bother some people. But I've seen other people make similar cases about this kind of subject matter in film. With that being said I find it quite absurd that you are accusing the filmmakers of being "closet rapist." Just because artists put deplorable characters into their work doesn't mean they identity with those characters. In what way do you think they are condoning this kind of behavior? Those guys were massacred by that woman and for good reason, they were scumbags. The only person you really feel bad for outside of the two female characters is the kid wearing the glasses. He was the only one trying, and failing, to convince his two "friends" that what they were doing was a bad idea.

I'm not at all trying to convince you that V/H/S is cinematic gold, but that whole statement is ad homienm.
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I borderline hated the first VHS movie. To the point where I wasn't going to watch part 2. But Part 3 looks pretty good. So I guess I'll watch Part 2 with 3 one day.
I thought V/H/S was terrible, but loved V/H/S 2 so I would give it a shot. The stories are much more interesting in the second film, and the characters are for the most part much more likeable.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:42 AM   #14
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I thought V/H/S was terrible, but loved V/H/S 2 so I would give it a shot. The stories are much more interesting in the second film, and the characters are for the most part much more likeable.
Characters don't have to be "likable." They just have to be written intelligently; if they are antagonistic or nasty, there should be a good reason for them to be. In V/H/S, it's the typical millennial parade of "free for all douchebaggery" with no point to it. Revenge? Who cares? It was random debauchery. Random = lazy, sloppy, not compelling. It doesn't take an artist to throw objectively offensive material on the screen. But it takes a pro and a worthwhile filmmaker to handle it with skill- not just anyone can do it.

That's how things got so out of control in the genre in the first place. That's why we have so much resentment against so-called "tortureporn," why the term itself was born. Every director thinks they can do it, they don't pay attention to what the people who've tried before them have done, where they've succeeded and failed.

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I liked the first, loved the second, and so I have high hopes for 3!
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