Each V/H/S film is a mixed bag. Each film usually has one great segment, one or two that are mildly interesting and one bonafide stinker. In the first V/H/S "Second Honeymoon", in V/H/S 2 "Slumber Party Alien Abduction", and in V/H/S/ Viral "Parallel Monsters" were in my opinion the big stinkers. Though to be fair, Viral's entries were the weakest all around.
In each entry, the wraparound stories are truly hit or miss...much like Viral, 94's wraparound was really awful. In trying not to spoil anything, the big "reveal" was just a cringe inducing joke of a reveal that made one's eyes roll.
As for the segments, "Storm Drain" was quite strong, though I would have liked to see a bit more, possibly a tighter ending. "The Empty Wake" was really fun, but perhaps too much build up, not enough of the great effects! But after these two segments I was really enjoying myself and thought this V/H/S would "buck the system".
"The Subject", which was done by the same director who brought us "Safe Haven" in the second V/H/S installment, was very solid and quite enjoyable. But all three segments were soured by the cringe worthy "Terror" segment and the flaccid wraparound conclusion.
"Terror" was just really weak and stupid - *SPOILER*. Really!? The militia's goal is to use vampire blood as an explosive? And making vampire blood the equivalent to C4 was just so damn corny. This was almost the perfect V/H/S if it wasn't for the last segment and crappy wraparound. A big, big letdown.
The majority of the gore was topnotch. Maybe one or two quibbles with some of the heavier cgi blood sprays, gunfire, and blade stabs etc. But for the most part it was nice to see some great gore. The acting for most of the stories was excellent with certain ones like "The Subject" blowing others away - the crazy doctor Suhendra was a treat to watch in his acting!
I give it 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.