According to horror streaming service Shudder, V/H/S/99 debuted to record numbers in its opening weekend. In the first four days of its release, the film recorded 28% more unique viewers than the previous record holder, V/H/S/94. This also premiered on Shudder in 2021. V/H/S/99 accounted for nearly 22% of all on-demand streams on Shudder during the same period. It was also AMC+’s most-watched movie of the weekend.
This is the fifth installment of Studio71’s blockbuster V/H/S horror franchise. It’s the second of five movies to stream exclusively on Shudder since the streamer relaunched the franchise last year. Buoyed by its success, Shudder had previously announced that they had spotlighted the sixth installment of the found footage anthology titled, V/H/S/85. This will feature genre filmmakers David Bruckner, Scott Derrickson, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Natasha Kermani and Mike P. Nelson. It is expected to debut in 2023.
“By all accounts, V/H/S/99 was a resounding success. With subscribers watching in record numbers and debating among themselves on social media about which segment of the anthology was their favorite. We are thrilled that the revival of the series continues to be embraced by our audience. Says Craig Engler, CEO of Shudder.
Here is the synopsis of the original Shudder V/H/S/94
In V/H/S/99, a thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of terrifying revelations. The film features five new stories from filmmakers Maggie Levin (Into The Dark: My Valentine), Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Tyler MacIntyre (Tragedy Girls) and Joseph & Vanessa Winter (Deadstream). V/H/S/99 recalls the last analog punk rock days of VHS. While taking a giant leap into the hell of the new millennium.
V/H/S/94 is now available exclusively through the quiver streaming service.