Lensed in complete secrecy in various locales around California, filmmaker Evan Jacobs wanted the film to have the same vibe as the movies (V/H/S and S-VHS) that inspired it.
In fact, look at what Timo Tjahjanto, one of the directors of S-VHS, has said about melding the worlds of black comedy and horror. Roger Corman did this so deftly as well in films like Little Shop of Horrors and A Bucket of Blood. In DV there are certainly funny moments but the story is tragic and that isn't funny."
DV is currently traveling through the festival circuit. There are plans for a limited release shortly after that.
V/H/S was released October 5th, 2012 and stars Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Hannah Fierman, Mike Donlan, Joe Sykes, Drew Sawyer, Jas Sams. The film is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella.
V/H/S/2 comes to theaters July 12th, 2013 and stars Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Al Rashid, Devon Marie Burt, Samantha Gracie, L.C. Holt, Hannah Hughes, Lawrence Michael Levine, Mindy Robinson. The film is directed by Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard.