Not the only Halloween-ready franchise being resuscitated this month, “V/H/S/94” puts back in action the omnibus series that was last seen seven years ago with disappointing third entry “V/H/S: Viral.” This belated return lands closer in quality to the 2012 kickoff feature than the following year’s superior “V/H/S/2,” as a mixed bag of entertainingly diverse if variably successful horror shorts. Going straight to genre streaming platform Shudder on Oct. 6, it should provide fans with a satisfying enough, seasonally apt new package of macabre tales still linked by a faux-found-footage concept.VHS 94 2021 Full Movie Download
That style does not seem a natural fit for Jennifer Reeder, who made the very mannered, David Lynchian feature “Knives and Skin” two years ago. That divisive movie certainly had a firm grip on its aesthetics, and she seems divested of both inspiration and conviction having to go with a hand-held video look here. An underwhelming wraparound frame for the other segments, her “Holy Hell” finds a group of SWAT cops raiding a gated compound of warehouse-type buildings where some twisted business has been going on, complete with now-dead people watching (and/or being filmed for) VHS tapes.The first two regular stories are quite creepy until we see what our protagonists are up against, at which point both become too literal-minded and silly. “Storm Drain” by Chloe Okuno (best known for standalone 2014 short “Slut”) has a local TV reporter (Anna Hopkins) and cameraman (Christian Potenza) investigating rumors of a “rat-man” living in sewage tunnels — to their grief, of course. Likewise, a new funeral home attendant (Kyal Legend) overseeing “The Wake” in Simon Barrett’s episode is distressed to discover that the corpse in the coffin is not remotely resting in peace.After that just-serviceable pair of slow-burning miniatures, each about 15 minutes, it’s bracing for a while to dive into the giddy mayhem of Indonesian “Headshot” director Timo Tjanjanto’s “The Subject.” This sole non-English-language chapter is an immediately over-the-top mad scientist fantasia, with Budi Ross as a cackling nutcase in scrubs whose unfortunate subjects (there are many) get subjected to the most diabolical surgical procedures.