The concept of merging "mini-horror stories" with the found footage genre seems promising. And I guess it would have worked if only the plot framing all the tapes had some thought and effort put into it - instead it makes no sense and is the weakest link here. The first and last stories are probably the strongest and I'd love to see a full feature based on the first one (genuinely creepy). Overall - a mixed bag ;-)
I wasn't hoping much for this film since found footage movies are always a dissapoint, but this one had me! Surprisingly good, it has scares, surprise elements, good acting for a FF film. Good choice when wanting to see a scary film that is somehow refreshing for the movie cliches in horror cinema these days.
The wraparound segment jumpstarts this hit-and-miss anthology film well, even if its story isn't interesting in itself. V/H/S only hits with Bruckner's opener, being the only properly constructed and effective short, and is as tense as his section of 2007's The Signal. West's entry ends before it gets going, Swanberg's segment is a good idea turned silly, McQuaid's feels rushed, and Radio Silence's isn't well drawn.
(Generous) 3 - One of those "slaughter line" horror films where a bunch of insufferable characters do a bunch of insufferable shit and die, while something occasionally comes up to the screen and shouts "boo". The first short is mildly effective (Hannah Fierman is genuinely not bad), and the last is somewhat funny, but everything else is terrible, with the "glitch" short being horrendous to the point of self-parody.
I thought I was over found footage movies for good but I found myself enjoying this. I did find most of the men in it really annoying and unlikable though. this movie managed to scare me a little and kept me entertained the whole way through. wasn't as bad as I expected!