FILM: V/H/S (18)

Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg and Radio Silence direct this anthology of horror shorts, all loosely linked by the plot device of a rare videotape.

In the framing device, entitled Tape 56, a mysterious client asks a small gang of petty crooks to break into the house of an old man and steal a VHS cassette.

The misfits discover the elderly owner dead, sitting in front of a television buzzing with static white noise, surrounded by hundreds of VHS cassettes.

Without any clear idea which tape they should take, the thieves begin to watch the cassettes one by one and they are greeted by graphic and apparently genuine recordings which chill them to the bone and hint at undiscovered nightmares that lurk within the house.

Released: January 18 (UK, selected cinemas), 113 mins