SXSW FILM 2012
By Don Simpson | May 31, 2012
V/H/S is an anthology horror film with segments directed by David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Ti West, and Adam Wingard. The premise is that a group of guys are sent on a job to steal a VHS tape from an old man’s house. It sounds like an easy enough gig. An old man living alone in the country; he will most likely be asleep, but if worse comes to worst the young guys can certainly handle an old man. When they arrive at the house they find the old man stone cold dead, sitting in front of a haphazard stack of television monitors. Then, down in the basement, they discover a treasure trove of VHS tapes. Uncertain of which tape is the tape, they alternate watching the footage to see what is on each one. Surely they’ll know the correct tape when they see it. Oh, and lucky for us, they have brought a few low quality video cameras to record the entire endeavor. (Check out our 8 out of 10 review of V/H/S from True/False 2012.)
We had the opportunity to met up with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, Chad Villella & Justin Martinez (Radio Silence), Ti West & Joe Swanberg, Glenn McQuaid, Simon Barrett & Adam Wingard, and David Bruckner at SXSW 2012 and have a conversation about V/H/S. Enjoy!
Don Simpson’s full review of V/H/S.