Film freaks of a certain age, like myself, will have no problem recalling the introduction of video tapes. Thanks to this groundbreaking innovation you could finally rent whatever movie you wanted (as long as it was M*A*S*H or Caligula) whenever you wanted to rent it (as long as you had the necessary deposit and 117 different types of photo identification).
Those who feel nostalgic for the format and/or enjoy horror anthology movies should have V/H/S very much on their radar. Directed by a number of genre up-and-comers — including House of the Devil auteur Ti West — the Sundance-screened movie concerns a group of misfits who, after being hired to rob a house, come across a rare VHS tape with unpleasant consequences. The film is available on VOD from August 31, but check out a bigger version of the movie’s new, striking poster below.
As ever, take a look and tell us what you think.