Frightfest 2014 Preview: V/H/S – Viral Simon Fitzjohn July 23, 2014 Film4 Frightfest 1983 Okay, I know this isn’t the ‘cool’ thing to say among horror fans, but I really didn’t think either V/H/S or V/H/S 2 were that great. Decent? Yep. Entertaining? In patches, yep. But the earth-shattering game-changer some would have you believe? Hell no. All the more frustrating when you consider the talent that was involved in the first two anthologies – the likes of Ti West, Adam Wingard and Gareth Evans – all directors whose back catalogues ooze quality. So here we go with a third instalment, with another batch of helmers looking to (hopefully) scare us shitless. This time round we get the likes of Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Semiento and the slightly-better known Tood Lincoln (of 2012’s The Apparition) and Nacho Vigalondo (whose Open Windows also plays Frightfest), so it will be interesting to see what this fresh blood brings to the table. The trailer seems to be simply more of the same if I’m honest, with the slight twist in that it appears to focus on some fame-obsessed teens who are desperate for one of their videos to ‘go viral’ (hence the title). Anyways, we’ll be checking it out for a full review when it plays Frightfest on Monday, August 25, so fingers crossed for a major step in the right direction.