Bloody Disgusting Developing 'V/H/S' Horror Project with Six Directors
Is ensemble horror on the rise? There's already that ABC's of Death project, with 25 different directors, in the works, now we've got another unique film that will include six up-and-coming horror directors. The LA Times reports on a new project being developed by Bloody Disgusting, the horror film website, and its owner Brad Miska titled V/H/S, a top secret found footage horror made up of short segments directed by six different directors, lead by Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way to Die and You're Next - seen above) and Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers). It's described as The Shining meets Blair Witch Project.
V/H/S, which already sounds like a fantastic throwback to the VHS days of some sort, will be composed of six linked found footage shorts. It's about "oddballs who burglarize a country house only to find tape filled with cryptic video." The segment that Adam Wingard is directing will be the "wraparound segment" that ties everything together. Oddly, Brad Miska himself tweeted yesterday that this "is not an anthology and not being produced by AMC." While he won't reveal anything else, in the post on his own site about the news, this is all he says: "The best way to describe it without giving anything away is that it's a new kind of found footage horror film from the perspective of several genre filmmakers we personally know and love." If you love horror or any of the filmmakers involved, this definitely sounds like a unique project to keep an eye on.
In addition to Wingard and West directing two of the segments, the other four directors involved: David Bruckner (The Signal), mumblecore mastermind Joe Swanberg (Swedish Blueballs, Alexander the Last, Silver Bullets), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), along with "Radio Silence", the YouTube sensations in real life known as Chad Villella and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin. The film will only have a "micro-budget" and is already in production, hence the top secret nature of it. The project is being financed and produced by the Hollywood management company The Collective, which co-owns Bloody Disgusting. It sounds like this will eventually get a theatrical release, but I'm curious more than anything to see more from it. Anyone else?