V/H/S/2 review

Another round of home-video horror

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Slicker than the original without the sudden lurches in quality, this second shaky-cam horror anthology still has a standout sequence by which all the others must be judged.

After Adam Wingard’s familiar I-See-Dead-People riff and an (excellent) extended zom-cam gag from the Blair Witch team, Gareth The Raid Evans and Timo Tjahjanto’s Indonesia-set ‘Safe Haven’ blows the film apart. The story of a documentary team infiltrating a cult, it’s the most insane piece of exploitation cinema you’ll see all year.

Neither the flimsy wraparound, nor Jason Eisener’s noisy Signs -on-speed, can measure up. Then again, what could?

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Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.