Just in time for the Halloween season, horror streaming platform Shudder has made a surprise announcement for fans of the popular V/H/S franchise: a new installment is on its way!
The original V/H/S premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where Magnolia Pictures procured distribution rights for $1 million. After a very limited theatrical run, it was released to DVD, Blu-ray and VOD, then on VHS in February of 2013.
V/H/S/2 premiered as part of Sundance in 2013, V/H/S: Viral went straight to Video on Demand, and V/H/S/94 was picked up as a Shudder Exclusive. There is also a spin-off film called Siren, and V/H/S: Video Shorts, which is available on Snapchat’s Snap Originals platform.
V/H/S/99 will begin streaming on October 20, exclusively on Shudder.
As with prior installments, the new film features well-known genre filmmakers. This time around, we are getting Maggie Levin (Into the Dark: My Valentine), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Tyler McIntyre (Tragedy Girls), Johannes Roberts (Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City) and Joseph and Vanessa Winter (Deadstream).
V/H/S/99 takes us back to 1999, the year of The Blair Witch Project, when more DVDs were sold than VHS tapes, and the world’s eyes were focused on Y2K, with all the potential problems it could cause. The newest installment features a home video created by a teenager – a video that brings about some terrifying revelations.
Shudder GM Craig Engler referred to V/H/S/99 as “the biggest and best film yet in the series”, and executive producer Michael Schreiber promises that fans of the series will absolutely love the new film.
V/H/S/94, the most recent installment in the series of films had the biggest premiere in Shudder history, boasting the most viewers during opening weekend. Almost a year later, it is still a top performing title.
V/H/S/99 will release in North America, Ireland, the UK, Australia and New Zealand on Thursday, October 20.
Are you a fan of the V/H/S series of films? Which is your favorite, and will you watch V/H/S/99 when it comes out in October? Tell us all about it in the comments section.