Found footage movies are of the horror genre, but filmmaker Jack Henry Robbins is changing all that with his forthcoming comedy VHYES. Oscilloscope Laboratories released the first trailer for the film and as you can see, it takes found footage to a whole new — and kind of bizarre — level.
As seen in the trailer, the pic — which was entirely shot on VHS and Betamax — follows 12-year-old Ralph(Mason McNulty) who loves making home videos around the house. He also enjoys loves making home videos around his house. He also loves hooking it up to the TV to record his favorite shows, but he didn’t realize he has been using his parents’ videotape for all of this.
Ralph’s special video project results in a fine tapestry of ’80s lo-fi nostalgia that includes his own video footage of his home life as well as infomercials, jazzercise shows, cheesy TV dramas and low-budget porn.
VHYES also stars Kerri Kenney (Reno 911!), Thomas Lennon (Archer), Mark Proksch (The Office), Charlyne Yi (Steven Universe) as well as Courtney Pauroso and Rahm Berkshaw. The film also features a cameo from Robbins’ real-life parents, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon.
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The film has set special advance screenings at Alamo Drafthouses across the country on January 12. It will open nationwide in select theaters on January 17.
Watch the trailer above and check out the poster below.
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