Shudder & Studio71’s Cinepocalypse & Bloody Disgusting-produced V/H/S/99 isn’t even out yet and we’re already rewinding all the way back to the 1980s with V/H/S/85!
The news was announced out of the New York Comic Con where Shudder is putting our V/H/S/99 on display ahead of the October 20th release date.
Directors are already locked for V/H/S/85 and filming is currently underway for release in 2023.
Here’s who we lined up:
The only legacy filmmaker is David Bruckner, who will be spearheading the latest entry. Bruckner directed the “Amateur Night” segment of the first V/H/S which featured the breakout performance of Hannah Fierman as a succubus. Bruckner, who also directed Searchlight’s The Night House, just celebrated the release of his Hellraiser reimaging. We’ve been huge fans of Bruckner since he co-directed The Signal and also absolutely love his Netflix creature feature The Ritual.
Needing no introduction is Scott Derrickson, who recently directed the original horror blockbuster The Black Phone for Blumhouse. His horror fame comes from his chilling Sinister, but we became fans after his excellent The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Derrickson also directed Marvel’s Doctor Strange and interestingly got an early start in horror helming Hellraiser: Inferno. You won’t believe what he’s dreamed up.
Popular Mexican filmmaker Gigi Saul Guerrero has also joined the V/H/S family, shaking up the new tape with something earth-shattering. We became huge fans of Gigi after catching her gruesome short film “El Gigante”, which set the stage for her to direct both Bingo Hell and Culture Shock for Blumhouse, as well as episodes of “The Purge” series.
One of the coolest up-and-coming filmmakers horror fans should get to know is Natasha Kermani, who broke onto the scene with the indie Imitation Girl and saw huge festival success with Lucky. Natasha is going to fill theater seats with her shocker of a segment.
Last but certainly not least is Mike P. Nelson, a director with a remarkable gift for taking films in bold, unique, and unexpected directions. He directed the post-apocalyptic horror The Domestics for legendary Orion Pictures, and also helmed the wild, crazy, and extraordinarily gory Wrong Turn remake that’s become an instant favorite among fans. His entry into the V/H/S world is going to be a blast.
Producers of V/H/S/85 include Goldbloom for Cinepocalypse, Brad Miska for Bloody Disgusting, Bruckner (V/H/S, The Night House, Hellraiser), filmmaking collective Radio Silence (Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, & Tyler Gillett; Ready or Not, Scream), and James Harris. V/H/S/85 is executive produced by Michael Schreiber & Adam Boorstin for Studio71.
The deal was negotiated by Emily Gotto and Nicholas Lazo on behalf of Shudder and Schreiber and Federico J. Blanco on behalf of Studio71.