Remy: Jennifer Lynch
While most of the directors we are trying to go with for this list are mostly new to the horror scene, I know Jennifer Lynch, daughter of surreal genius, David Lynch, has been in the game for a little while, but admit it, you have not seen Surveillance or Chained. And my response to you would be a resounding WHY!!?? It could be said that Chained was my favorite horror film of the year in a lot of ways. Vincent D’ Onofrio gave the performance of his career, which is saying something because the man never fails. On top of that, a woman’s eye always adds something amazing when you work it into the mix. What would Jennifer Lynch do if she was given a VHS recorder and told she could do whatever she wanted for VHS 3? I promise you would get a sick, twisted tale, with quite a few twists and turns, that would definitely ramp up the tension and the overall insanity of the whole V/H/S series. Plus, her dad is David Lynch. I mean, how badass is that?
Nato: James Wan
I know I’m promoting the shit out of this guy any time I get the chance, but there’s a pretty damn good reason. Take a look at any of his directorial efforts except Dead Silence – and yeah, I’m including Death Sentence, so what – and I challenge you to argue this dude isn’t one of the greatest horror directors of our time. Saw is a mind-bending piece of twisted “torture porn” fun, Insidious is one of the most successful ghost stories in the last decade, and hype for The Conjuring/Insidious Chapter 2 has this guy’s stock skyrocketing. I’m a horror addict and Wan’s films give me the highest of highs, and I could only imagine the creative genius he could bring tinkering with older recording methods. Wan is the kind of visual wizard I’d throw any challenge at and wait anxiously for a result.
Although, Wan isn’t the only reason for such masterful horror, so I’d almost demand writing partner/friend Leigh Whannell be forced to join James in crafting a VHS 3 short story. Collaborating on Saw and Insidious, there’s no doubt Whannell deserves some credit, even if he’s nothing but a lucky charm. I highly doubt that though, and I feel like challenging Wan and Whannell would turn the two into childlike imagineers attacking the task with passion out the wazoo. Can someone please make this happen?
Which directors would you love to see direct a segment in VHS 3 if it happens?!
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