V/H/S/85 Teaser Trailer Serves Up '80s Home Video Horror

The found footage phenomenon returns with a sixth installment coming to Shudder this October.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · August 23, 2023, 12:01 PM EDT
V/H/S/85 (2023)

V/H/S/85 is almost here and we have your first look at the teaser trailer. Last year's V/H/S/99 broke viewership records with its September Shudder debut, "Through its first four days of release, the film registered 28% more unique viewers than the previous record holder, V/H/S/94, which premiered on Shudder in 2021. V/H/S/99 also accounted for nearly 22% of all on-demand streams on Shudder during the same time period and was AMC+’s #1 most watched movie of the weekend."

The most recent installment featured segments directed by Flying Lotus ("Ozzy's Dungeon") and Deadstream's Vanessa and Joseph Winter ("To Hell And Back"). This new entry takes us back to tackle the horrors of the Me Decade via directors Scott Derrickson (The Black Phone), David Bruckner (Hellraiser), Gigi Saul Guerrero (Bingo Hell), Natasha Kermani (Lucky) and Mike Nelson (Wrong Turn). The official synopsis plays it close to the chest, describing it as so:

An ominous mixtape blends never before seen snuff footage with nightmarish newscasts and disturbing home video to create a surreal, analog mashup of the forgotten 80s.

As the sixth entry in the wildly successful V/H/S franchise, with a history of bringing together some of the most iconic directors in horror, we know to expect the unexpected. Hail Raatma! Produced by Joshua Goldbloom, Brad Miska, David Bruckner, Radio Silence, James Harris, Michael Schrieber, Adam Boorstin, V/H/S/85 premieres on Shudder October 6. But fret not, we have your first look at the official V/H/S/85 teaser right here.

We're mildly afraid to ask what might be on that "Wrath of Khaaan" tape. It sounds like something someone might have picked up from the bootleg section behind the curtain at the back of the local video store. But we are ready to be transported back to the era of home video camcorders you have to rest on your shoulder, big hair, and big horrors! We also spied a black-gloved hand gently cradling a straight razor, and you know that always gets our blood pumping! We're eager to see what's on this batch of tapes, "You should just watch them." Oh, sir... we will. Is it October yet?