Now streaming on Shudder, V/H/S/94 is the latest in the anthology series that began in 2012 with, unsurprisingly, V/H/S. The franchise has earned a reputation as a proving ground and experimental space for both established and emerging horror talent, with notable directors such as Adam Wingard (You’re Next), Ti West (The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Night House), Timo Tjahjanto (The Night Comes For Us) and more contributing short films over the years.
To this list we can add video artist and filmmaker Jennifer Reeder, whose segment, “Holy Hell” links the other shorts in V/H/S/94. In it, a SWAT team finds the drug lab they’re raiding is home to vast collection of VHS tapes, a discovery that sets them on a downward spiralling path to stranger and stranger horrors.
Appropriately for both These Strange Times and the whole V/H/S conceit, I caught up with Reeder for a Zoom chat about her work on V/H/S/94.