Blair Witch and The Raid filmmakers directing segments for VHS horror sequel


HeatVision reports that The Raid director Gareth Evans and Eduardo Sanchez, director of The Blair Witch Project and Lovely Molly, are co-writing and co-directing segments for a sequel to V/H/S, the hit horror anthology that apparently had people fainting at the Sundance Film Festival. Joining Evans and Sanchez for V/H/S/2 are Jason Eisener, director of Hobo With a Shotgun, Macabre filmmaker Timo Tjahjanto and Sanchez’s producing partner Gregg Hale.

In the new film, filmmaker Adam Wingard, who was behind You’re Next and A Horrible Way to Die, is directing a full segment, while Simon Barrrett, the writer of Wingard’s films who also penned two segments of V/H/S, will make his directorial debut. Sanchez is co-directing his section with Hale and co-wrote it with Lovely Molly writer Jamie Nash, while Evans will co-direct his segment with Tjahjanto.

V/H/S followed a group of students hired to break into an abandoned house to find a lost VHS tape, paving the way for the movie to go into a series of found-footage stories directed by up-and-coming genre filmmakers. The new movie follows a similar structure, with a pair of investigators discovering a tape while looking for a student. V/H/S/2 is being produced and financed by the Collective in association with genre-website-turned-production-house Bloody Disgusting.

The original producing team of Gary Binkow, Bloody Disgusting’s Brad Miska and The Collective’s Roxanne Benjamin have returned for the sequel, while Wingard and Barrett join Site B’s Zak Zeman and Bloody Disgusting’s Tom Owen as executive producers.

The movie is shooting in Los Angeles, Maryland, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Indonesia. V/H/S was acquired by Magnet Releasing at Sundance and is now in limited theaters as well as various on-demand platforms.

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