Directed by: Simon Barrett (Tape 49 – the main story that runs through), Adam Wingard (Phase I Clinical Trials), Eduardo Sánchez and Gregg Hale (A Ride in the Park), Timo Tjahjanto and Gareth Huw Evans (Safe Haven), Jason Eisener (Slumber Party Alien Abduction)
Language: English (English subs)
Genres: Horror, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Cult
Plot – Spoilers:
This is more a horror movie without any real snuff elements.
Continuing the theme of VHS 1, VHS 2 has in its main narrative thread, a couple of people watching a number of strange VHS tapes which we too get to watch alongside.
Here, the way a couple arrives at this situation of tape-watching is different. A seedy unethical private detective and girlfriend arrive at the home of a college guy having been commissioned by his mother. He’s apparently gone missing and hasn’t been answering her calls. So their assignment is to try and locate him and record the entire process. After breaking into the house, one of them goes about investigating the dark house while the other watches the tapes lying around in a room.
Shit obviously goes down.