Just in time for Halloween, The Hollywood Reporter revealed in an exclusive that “V/H/S,” the anthology found-footage horror film that earned an A from Indiewire’s Eric Kohn, is getting a second installment with directors Gareth Evans (“The Raid”), Eduardo Sanchez (“The Blair Witch Project”), Adam Wingard (“You’re Next”), Timo Tjahjanto (“Macabre”) and Jason Eisener (“Hobo With a Shotgun”) all confirmed to helm segments. Simon Barrrett, the writer of Wingard’s two features who also penned two segments of “V/H/S,” will make his directorial debut in the sequel.
While the first movie launched into a series of found-footage stories directed by up-and-coming genre filmmakers (Radio Silence, Adam Wingard, Glenn McQuaid, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg and Ti West) by following a group of young thugs who break into an abandoned home littered with V/H/S tapes, the Reporter says that the new movie will follow “a pair of investigators discovering a tape while looking for a student.”
Aptly titled “V/H/S/2,” the horror film boasts the original producing team of Gary Binkow, Bloody Disgusting’s Brad Miska and The Collective’s Roxanne Benjamin, while Wingard and Barrett are now joining Site B’s Zak Zeman and Bloody Disgusting’s Tom Owen as executive producers.
“V/H/S” is currently playing in select theaters and is available on VOD. It hits DVD/Blu-ray December 4.