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V/H/S: Viral (2014)

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Critic Consensus: V/H/S/: Viral is hardly a sensation as it cycles through the franchise's least frightening vignettes yet.

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A police chase after a deranged ice cream truck has captivated the attention of the greater Los Angeles area. Dozens of fame---obsessed teens flock to the streets with their video cameras and camera phones, hell---bent on capturing the next viral video. But there is something far more sinister occurring in the streets of L.A. than a simple police chase. A resounding effect is created onto all those obsessed with capturing salacious footage for no other purpose than to amuse or titillate. Soon the discovery becomes that they themselves are the stars of the next video, one where they face their own death. (C) Magnet

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Cast

Emmy Argo
as Scarlett
Dan Caudill
as Officer Gregory Hughes (segment "Dante the Great")
Nathan Mobley
as Theatrical Critic ("Dante the Great")
Noelle Ann Mabry
as Lulu (segment "Vicious Circles")
Randy McDowell
as Harry Houdini
John Curran (IV)
as Blackstone (segment "Dante the Great")
Greyson Chadwick
as Houdini Girl #1 (segment "Dante the Great")
Susan Williams
as Dante's Mom (Segment "Dante the Great")
Amanda Baker
as Houdini Girl #2 (segment "Dante the Great")
Blair Redford
as Himself (segment "Dante the Great")
Jessica Serfaty
as Herself (segment "Dante the Great")
Carrie Keagan
as Herself (segment "Dante the Great")
Cory Rouse
as Himself (segment "Dante the Great")
Stephen Caudill
as Swat Leader (segment "Dante the Great")
Celia K. Milius
as Grandma (segment "Vicious Circles")
Steve Berens
as Cop (segment "Vicious Circles")
Garrett Bales
as Spooked Guy (segment "Vicious Circles")
Ashley Rivers
as Railing Guy (segment "Vicious Circles")
Stephanie Silver
as Eva (segment "Vicious Circles")
Donald Taylor Knott
as Bum (segment "Vicious Circles")
Val Vega
as Gabriella (segment "Vicious Circles")
Ángela García
as Carolina (segment "Vicious Circles")
Vanessa Siqueiros
as Little Girl (segment "Vicious Circles")
Lilliana Aliyah Delahoussaye
as Little Girl (segment "Vicious Circles")
Chad Guerrero
as Uncle Alberto (segment "Vicious Circles")
Chad Guerrero, Jr.
as Kid (segment "Vicious Circles")
Jorge Marquez
as Carlos (segment "Vicious Circles")
Steve Robles
as Cesar (segment "Vicious Circles")
Gary Sugarman
as Lewis (segment "Vicious Circles")
Kenny Burns
as Taxi Driver (segment "Vicious Circles")
Heather Hayes
as Girl In Bed (segment "Dante The Great")
Ashley Caudill
as Magician Assistant (segment "Dante The Great")
Mark Oliver
as Male Newscaster (segment "Dante The Great")
Angie Dillard
as Female Newscaster (segment "Dante The Great")
Nick Lauinger
as Dante's Trailer Park Friend #1 (segment "Dante The Great"
Tony Reames
as Dante's Trailer Park Friend #2 (segment "Dante The Great"
Marián Álvarez
as Marta (segment "Parallel Monsters")
Gustavo Salmerón
as Alfonso (segment "Parallel Monsters")
Xavi Daura
as Young Boy (segment "Parallel Monsters)
Esteban Navarro
as Young Boy (segment "Parallel Monsters)
Nick Blanco
as Danny (segment "Bonestorm)
Chase Newton
as Jason (segment "Bonestorm")
Shane Bradey
as Taylor (Camera Guy) (segment "Bonestorm")
Peter Villalba
as Gas Monkey Kid (segment "Bonestorm")
David Castro
as Chanting Man (segment "Bonestorm")
Alexandra Besore
as Hag-Like Woman (segment "Bonestorm")
Justin Benson
as Rollerblading Marine (segment "Bonestorm")
Aaron Moorhead
as Rollerblading Marine's Buddy (segment "Bonestorm")
Rachel Wixom
as Girl In Park (segment "Bonestorm")
Destorm Power
as Security Guard (segment "Bonestorm")
Yahel Dooley
as Guy On Roof (segment "Bonestorm")
John Oravec
as Bum (segment "Bonestorm")
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Critic Reviews for V/H/S: Viral

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (8)

I was mostly waiting for it to end.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: F+ | Full Review…

I couldn't wait to hit eject on this whole jittery mess.

November 28, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

I recognize that it's part of the great horror tradition to beat a marketable name into the ground, but that doesn't make up for the disappointment.

November 21, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A film that contains some of the sloppiest, most ineffective filmmaking I've seen all year.

November 21, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

A sequel so slapdash and ineffectual that its army of directors-six of them total, counting the poor sucker whose contribution got axed-might well be accused of intentionally burying the franchise.

November 20, 2014 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Its] pleasures barely compensate for the vapidity of V/H/S: Viral's sketches.

November 18, 2014

Audience Reviews for V/H/S: Viral

Following on from my stle of review from previous entry, V/H/S/2, I'll just bne giving my quick thoughts segment by segment, rather than the whole thing (star rating is still for Viral overall though). Vicious Circles: Of the various framing devices found across the V/H/S franchise, "Vicious Circles" is the best/makes the most sense, but it wasn't great or anything. Dante the Great: The most fun of the entries across the whole series. It does stand out in a bad way a little bit, firstly because it's a combination of fake "found footage" and fake "documentary" which... Like it's weird to have sat through all these shorts and then suddenly have a guy giving an interview to a camera crew, and secondly because I think calling it horror is a stretch. More of a... Fantasy-action-comedy with some heavy gore right at the end. Parallel Monsters: Has the same problems as the previous film's "Safe Haven" entry, but fewer pros to counterbalance it. Could probably be explored in a full length movie to better effect, but even that I'm unsure about. Bonestorm: The silliest and worst acted of the entire franchise, which truly is saying something. Would probably make more sense as something outside of a V/H/S film, say... playing silently on a loop on a TV in a skateboard shop, for instance. Gorgeous Vortex: The "hidden" V/H/S: Viral entry is an odd one. The only thing it has going for it is also the dumbest thing about it. It's a 15 minute movie that is entirely aesthetic in value, the first and only entry with good video quality. But this is supposed to be a collection of crappily filmed, glitchy footage, copied over to VHS tapes - so in what universe does it make sense?

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

Radically departing from the series format, V/H/S: Viral is an inexplicable mess that's appallingly bad. The film doesn't follow its own rules, as a lot of the videos don't conform to the conventions of found footage (and some of the videos aren't even found footage). And this might be excusable if the videos were any good, but most of them aren't. V/H/S: Viral doesn't know what it's doing, and ends up turning out garbage.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

The third installment in this fairly admired cult series, is not only the worst in the series, but maybe the worst film I've been subjected to in a year that has already seen two Adam Sandler and three Kevin Hart movies. Read the rest of my review at: http://www.examiner.com/review/v-h-s-viral-worst-film-of-the-year Follow me on Twitter @moviesmarkus

Markus Robinson
Markus Robinson

Super Reviewer

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