VHS Viral (2014) film review. Directed by Nacho Vigalondo,Marcel Sarmiento,Gregg Bishop,Justin Benson, Arron Scott Moorhead.Distributed by Magnet Releasing.
We have this time 3 stories with another interlocking. With no VHS tapes to view this time,but everything being filmed on hand held cameras, with the interlocking tale of a young man and woman, living with the guys Nan,whilst watching a live police chase on local Tv,the young man becomes determined to film some of it,to put on youtube,and become an internet sensation.
The first proper segment is Dante The Great, told in a documentary format,and almost like a Police Most Wanted Tv show. With a story of a trailer park trash, type of man,who comes across this cape,that actually has magical powers,once belonging to Houdini,that gives this man immense powers,and he becomes the worlds best illusionist,but not using illusion or slight of hand,but actual magic,dark magic,which needs sacrifices. So Dante feeds his assistants to the cape,and films all the deaths. With his newest assistant,finding his stash of tapes,and having him arrested. With an escape from the Police,and a violent clash of a S.W.A.T team which he takes out using magic,with guns turning on officers. This is not really a horror segment,but is still interesting regardless,and give an insight into the world of magic,and asks the question,is it tricks,or actually proper magic involved.