V/H/S/99 Announced by Shudder, First Photo Revealed

The first image from V/H/S/99 | Photo Credit: Shudder

Horror anthology fans, better mark your calendars now. Shudder has just announced that V/H/S/99 will be hitting their premium subscription platform exclusively on October 20. Last September, Shudder hit a million subscribers on the streaming service with their original series Creepshow airing and the premiere of V/H/S/94 just around the corner in October. The film earned a 90% certified fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes and a nomination for Best Creature Effects at this year’s Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.

Craig Engler, GM of Shudder, said,

V/H/S/94 set a new bar for what is already a fantastic film franchise, featuring some of the best horror anthology segments in recent memory by an incredible lineup of filmmakers. We knew immediately that we wanted to continue the series, and what the producers have come up with in V/H/S/99 will be the biggest and best film yet in the series, and we can’t wait for Shudder members to see it.”

A lot is being kept under wraps about the fifth installment of the V/H/S franchise. The vague synopsis reads, “V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium. In V/H/S/99, a thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations.”

A woman's face is splitting in two as she looks threateningly into the camera in V/H/S

Producer Josh Goldblum confirms we’ll be stumbling into the paranoia panic of Y2K territory as the VHS medium in the late 90s shifted toward DVDs. “The last year of the ’90s was a perfect playground for us. DVD’s surpassed VHS, Blair Witch took the world by storm, and Y2K fears created a sense of apocalyptic dread. Add to that 6 of the most creative genre filmmakers in the world, and we’re confident this is the biggest, baddest, and most wildly savage V/H/S yet!”

The talent will be perpetuating your upcoming nightmares. Joseph & Vanessa Winter, writers of Shudder’s forthcoming entry in Fantasia Deadstream, will join Maggie Levin (Into the Dark: My Valentine), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Tyler MacIntyre (Tragedy Girls), and Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City) in this endeavor. The V/H/S series has been a launching point for visionary directors, including Scream’s (2022) Radio Silence, The Night House’s David Bruckner, and Watcher’s Chloe Okuno.

Executive producer Michael Schreiber promises, “Fans of our franchise are going to love V/H/S/99. Each new film in the series is the chance to showcase a different ensemble of talented and diverse filmmakers, and I’m extremely proud of the work that V/H/S/99’s filmmakers have put in to bring their terrifying visions to life.”

V/H/S/99 streams exclusively on Shudder on October 20.

The reported kneels down to talk to someone she met in the sewer, while looking for Ratman
V/H/S/94 | Photo Credit: Shudder

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Written by Sean Parker

Living just outside of Boston, Sean has always been facinated by what horror can tell us about contemporary society. He started writing music reviews for a local newspaper in his twenties and found a love for the art of thematic and symbolic analysis. Sean joined Horror Obsessive at it's inception, and is currently the site's Creative Director. He produces and edits the weekly Horror Obsessive podcast for the site as well as his interviews with guests. He has recently started his foray into feature film production as well, his credits include Alice Maio Mackay's Bad Girl Boogey, Michelle Iannantuono's Livescreamers, and Ricky Glore's upcoming Troma picture, Sweet Meats.

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