<i>You’re Next</i>: Not Reinventing the Horror Wheel, But Still One Hell of a Fun Ride

"Hollywood always comes up with the same idea." It's a cry heard time and time again, especially from horror buffs. And perhaps they're right, but at the core of every horror movie, even the most berserk and original, isn't the main goal to scare the crap out of you? Whether it's creepy crawly things that go bump in the night in a haunted house or a masked menace, we go for the thrill of the idea of losing sleep. All horror movies, whether it's a slasher flick or a monster movie are slightly tweaked variations of one another, even the best ones, and when the genre does reinvent itself, it just regenerates those "new" ideas. In the past 20 years, it's been torture porn and found footage, both of which outstayed their welcome.

I Want My VOD: V/H/S Will Keep You Up At Night

by Ethan Alter September 4, 2012 2:10 pm
I Want My VOD: <i>V/H/S</i> Will Keep You Up At Night

After a fallow period dominated by increasingly tired torture porn antics, American horror movies are starting to bounce back in a big way, thanks to clever, fun and genuinely scary titles like Silent House (minus the last ten minutes), The Innkeepers and even Paranormal Activity 3. One thing the genre's fans have still been waiting for, though, is the return of those great horror anthologies that were churned out with regularity during the '70s, '80s and early '90s -- think films like Trilogy of Terror, Creepshow or my personal favorite, Tales From the Darkside: The Movie. Well, the wait is finally over. Last Thursday, the omnibus production V/H/S arrived on VOD (it opens in theaters on October 5) and instantly establishes itself as 2012's finest horror movie so far and one of the best of the past few years. With V/H/S literally at your fingertips, there's no reason to throw your money away on recent theatrical horror releases like The Apparition and The Possession.

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