V/H/S (2012)

A muddled mess is this “collection” of found footage within found footage. Although, sometimes it’s impossible to know if some scenes are supposed to be found footage from the camera or just the character’s viewpoint to see what they see (the lines are crossed when a stooge wears glasses with a built in video cam). Either way, the idea of characters finding VHS tapes with bizarre recordings is there, but it’s way too poorly executed to have any soul or substance. Basically V/H/S is groups of people being moronic and/or immature and then getting sliced up for no reason other than shock value. The forced interference effects of the shaky cams hinder any chance of this possessing authenticity. More like S/H/T or M/E/S/S. [rating: $1] – Kenyon