According to the horror streaming service Shudder, V/H/S/99 debuted to record numbers in its opening weekend. Through the first four days of its release, the film registered 28% more unique viewers than the previous record holder, V/H/S/94. This also premiered on Shudder back in 2021. V/H/S/99 accounted for nearly 22% of all on-demand streams on Shudder during the same time period. It was also AMC+’s number-one most-watched movie of the weekend.
This is the fifth installment of Studio71’s blockbuster V/H/S horror franchise. This is the second of the five films to premiere exclusively on Shudder since the streamer revived the franchise last year. With its success, Shudder had already announced that they had greenlit 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. This is set to debut sometime in 2023.
“By every metric V/H/S/99 has been a wild success. With subscribers watching in record numbers and debating with each other 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.” Said Craig Engler, GM of Shudder.
Here is the synopsis for the Shudder original V/H/S/94
In V/H/S/99, a thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying 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 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS. While taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium.
V/H/S/94 is available now exclusively via the Shudder streaming service.