“V/H/S/94,” not the only Halloween-ready property being resurrected this month, brings the omnibus series back to life after the disastrous third installment “V/H/S: Viral,” which was released seven years ago. As a motley bag of entertainingly diverse but variably successful horror shorts, this belated reappearance is closer in quality to the 2012 kickoff feature than the excellent “V/H/S/2” the following year. It should provide viewers with a satisfying enough, seasonally apt new package of macabre tales still linked by a faux-found-footage concept when it debuts on genre streaming platform Shudder on Oct. 6. IMDB
Jennifer Reeder, who directed the very mannered David Lynchian picture “Knives and Skin” two years ago, does not appear to be a natural fit for that style. That polarizing film had a tight grip on its aesthetics, and she appears to be lacking in both inspiration and conviction in opting for a hand-held video approach here. Her “Holy Hell” features a bunch of SWAT cops invading a gated compound of warehouse-type structures where some twisted business has been going on, complete with now-dead individuals viewing (and/or being filmed for) VHS cassettes, an unimpressive wraparound frame for the other pieces.