A sure-handed modern vampirism tale that may fall short in genuine scares, but finds a thematic bedrock in its compelling Gothic tragedy. - ▲
When I rank the hundred or so films I saw in 2012, the anthology horror film V/H/S consistently comes in at the tail-end of my top ten list thanks primarily to the first full segment, David Bruckner's Amateur Night.
I truly believe that this is one of the greatest horror short films ever made. It's scary, it uses its medium well, and the underlying depth of its cultural metaphors culminate in a slick, terrifying, substantive gut punch. Since it's difficult…