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Cast: Steven Ogg (“The Walking Dead”), Ally Ioannides (Synchronic), Keanush Tafreshi (Weird: The Al Yankovic Story), Emily Sweet (Castle Freak), and Archelaus Crisanto (“The Chosen”)

Director: Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Flying Lotus, Tyler MacIntyre and Joseph & Vanessa Winter

Genre: Horror

Year: 2023

Rating: NR

Witness a hellish vision of 1999, as social isolation, analog technology and disturbing home videos fuse into a nightmare of found footage savagery. Featuring five new stories from filmmakers Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Flying Lotus, Tyler MacIntyre and Joseph & Vanessa Winter, V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium.

'V/H/S/99' is another found footage horror anthology. It features five new stories Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Flying Lotus, Tyler MacIntyre and Joseph & Vanessa Winter:

"Shredding," a bratty punk rock band breaks into the ruins of an abandoned art collective where a previous band met their grisly fate in a freak accident.

"Suicide Bid," a girl partakes in a claustrophobic hazing ritual for a sorority that soon unleashes the supernatural.

"Ozzy's Dungeon," a sleazy TV show host is forced to endure a brutal obstacle gauntlet inspired by his own show, which caused the permanent disfigurement of a former contestant.

"The Gawkers," voyeuristic teenagers unearth the horrifying truth behind the girl next door.

"To Hell And Back," two filmmakers asked to document a summoning ritual on the eve of Y2K are accidentally transported to a hellish dimension, where a tormented soul guides them in escaping its demonic inhabitants.

Horror fans seems to enjoy this series of films so after the success of V/H/S/94 we are now getting this new anthology. Much like any of its type there are going to be a mix of good and not so good in the mix. This for me was a bit of a disappointment. There are only a few stories I liked which with 'Suicide Bid' being the best of the lot. I few others are good to passable but nothing to blow you away with.

I still found the film to be worth a watch and was entertained through most of it. The cast members were all good including, Steven Ogg, Ally Ioannides, Keanush Tafreshi, Emily Sweet, and Archelaus Crisanto. RLJE Films will release V/H/S/99 on DVD, BluRay and BluRay/DVD SteelBook on May 23, 2023. It comes with over 3 hours of bonus material including:

Filmmaker Commentary

Exclusive Panel from Reedpop's New York Comic Con

Deleted Scenes

"Shredding" BitchCat Music Video

"The Gawkers" camera test and The Making of Medusa

"To Hell and Back" Storyboards and Location Scouting


And more!

V/H/S/99 is not the best anthology to come alone but if you have not seen it and are a fan of horror then I recommend checking it out.

Released by RLJE Films

** 1/2 Out Of *****