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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Jul 10, 2013
    In nearly every respect, V/H/S/2 improves on its predecessor. Free of poky mumble-horror filler, it offers four fruitful variations on the original’s best chapter.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Glasby
    Oct 21, 2013
    Slicker than the original without the sudden lurches in quality, this second shaky-cam horror anthology still has a standout sequence by which all the others must be judged.
  3. Reviewed by: Sean O Connell
    Jul 18, 2013
    The gory and grotesque V/H/S/2 marks such a drastic improvement over its predecessor, though, that I’m actually eager to see who signs up for the inevitable third endeavor. With the right people in p
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Huddleston
    Oct 8, 2013
    This sequel suffers from the same lack of quality control that plagued the first film.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jul 11, 2013
    This sequel to last year’s surprise buzz-maker takes the same appreciative approach to scare-flick tradition: Take hipsters, mix into classic genre riff, goose until ludicrous; repeat. Not every try is successful, but as with any anthology, if you don’t like one, sit back and wait for the next.
  6. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Jul 9, 2013
    None of the chapters use the unifying formal conceit to any real advantage; only one, directed by Timo Tjahjanto and The Raid: Redemption’s Gareth Huw Evans, is worth a rental.
  7. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jul 9, 2013
    V/H/S/2 is a diabolically psychotic, sub-mental and completely unwatchable disaster that I happily deserted when a man with a retinal implant scooped out his bionic eye with a sharp object, splattering blood all over the camera. Your move, and you’re welcome to it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    V/H/S/2 is an improvement over its predecessor; that it is technically advanced, much more creativity and clever and quite unpredictable. The film is definitely flawed due to a lame wraparound segment, some weak moments and a lack of chills and creepiness. But the film makes up for its flaws by making V/H/S/2 a suspenseful, exciting and a bloody good time. Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2013
    It's very similar to the first film but that's certainly not a bad thing as I still thoroughly enjoyed it! A nice blend of short-stories tied in with one major piece that made for a rather intense 90 minutes! Some 'films' are better than others, with A Ride in the Park being my favourite as it featured zombies, but all four were quite decent with the main fifth tale tying in with the others well. Overall an effective Horror film and as long as you dont mind shaky cam you'll enjoy it too! Expand
  3. Jul 25, 2013
    V/H/S was a great, innovative movie for the horror genre. Took the found footage concept and added another dimension to it. This one was a step-up, and didn't know that was possible because 1 was so good. This could easily turn into a franchise i.e. Paranormal Activity. Low budget, high reward. However, my only complaint is that if they make a 3rd to this, they need to get it everywhere in theaters. This limited release stuff doesn't do this film justice. Everyone needs to see it. Anyway, this film was amazing. I loved it. It was incredibly creepy & fun to watch. This is one of those films you'll either like, or won't. Mostly due to how graphic it is. But maybe that's why its on a limited circuit. However, its a fun movie for the mature viewer and I hope they release a 3rd. Make it a franchise. Its fun. Favorite segment has to be either Safe Haven or Slumber Party. Highly recommend. Expand
  4. May 24, 2014
    Well it was an ok collections of short horror stories. You get some cheap jump scares in the start but later stories are tense and leave you gripping your chair and freaking out a bit. It's too bad the narrative that brings it all together just makes no sense whatsoever, it just leaves you yelling "Just turn around!" every scene but the framing was never the strong point in these. Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2014
    Although set up better than it's predecessor and directed better V/H/S/2 lacks the writing and twists that made the first film so interesting. Although still enjoyable and shocking the writing at times seems to force itself to be shocking and forces in different supernatural events. Expand
  6. Oct 4, 2014
    What made the mistakes of the first film acceptable was that there was no plot so you took each film as it was and just went along for the ride. This one just seems to try a little to hard and the end is nonsensical. You can't have it both ways; either take yourself seriously as a movie or don't. That aside the individual films are nothing special. They were actually a little hard to watch, and not in a good way. Is V/H/S 2 a waste of your time? I don't think so, but I sure wouldn't spend money the watch it. Expand
  7. Jul 12, 2013
    This movie is original and follows the footsteps of its predecessor in almost every aspect, it is horrifying and clever, with new ideas and amazing costume design. On the other hand, it has boring build ups and stupid characters you don't care about, unlike V/H/S it is not always intense, but sometimes boring and dreadful to watch, it has some cliches, more of it is not the type of horror movie everyone might enjoy, it is not everyone's cup of tea. Expand

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