Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find another collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student’s disappearance.
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V/H/S/2 got the bugs out. It's a shorter more concise movie with a more dynamic wrap story that let's the camera shake stay with the original and provides more cohesive, short stories. These stories are more developed, and while fan reaction seems to dictate that at least two of the shorts are absolutely fantastic, the whole of the movie won't disappoint.
My personal favorite is Slumber Party Alien Abduction. This is a frightening tale of aliens and how they can turn a fun filled weekend into a nightmare that you'd only see in the movies. The use of bright light is terrifying. The use of sound, more so. This is a story that can find its audience easily because we were all kids once and we were all running from the aliens... real or imaginary. There's an element of a cautionary tale as well. When your parents are away, don't masturbate in front of the TV set in your living room... even if you think you're alone.
Phase I Clinical Trials is a solid effort though somewhat obvious. The tale of a man with an eye transplant who starts to see things that may be more than just digital phantoms is a good warm up, but there's no real twist. The method of storytelling and visual display of what appears to be ghosties is what saves it from being flat. There's a modicum of suspense if you forgive that you most likely know the outcome from the outset.
The special feature is where this disc becomes intriguing. The commentary track is funny and follows each filmmaker through their segment of the film. The audience is given a detailed explanation as to what the meaning, purpose and motivation is for the creation of each tale. That helps a lot. It helps to understand why Safe Haven ends the way it does or how A Slumber Party Alien Abduction came into being. If you've seen the VOD release and enjoyed it the commentary track is a must listen.
There's a brief making of featurette and photo gallery for a couple of the stories. Fans will enjoy this look into the movie even if it's somewhat short. The disc contains both the rated and unrated cuts of the movie.
Full feature list:
-- Tape 49 Rewind
-- Dissecting Phase I Clinical Trials
-- Inside Safe Haven
-- Slumber Party Alien Abduction: Behind the Lights
-- A Ride in the Park: I Dare You
-- AXS TV: A Look at V/H/S/2
-- Behind the Scenes Photo Galleries
-- Filmmaker Commentary
-- Theatrical Trailers
Here's my previous full review of the movie after watching it VOD:
V/H/S/2: You Were Kind, You Rewound.
You can pick up the Blu-ray, DVD or combo Blu-ray/DVD/VHS HERE.