V/H/S/99 broke records to become the most-watched film debut on AMC Network’s streaming service Shudder.
The fifth installment of the V/H/S horror franchise debuted to record numbers in its opening weekend. In its first four days of release, the found footage film had 28% more unique viewers than its predecessor, V/H/S/94, which premiered on Shudder in 2021. V/H/S/99 accounted for 22% of all on-demand streams on the service during the same time period and it was AMC+’s most streamed movie of the weekend.
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, and already looking forward to next year’s V/H/S/85,” said Craig Engler, GM of Shudder in a statement.
V/H/S/99 features five stories from directors Maggie Levin (Into the Dark: My Valentine), Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Tyler MacIntyre (Tragedy Girls) and Joseph and Vanessa Winter (Deadstream), and follows when home videos lead to a series of terrifying revelations.
The sixth installment, V/H/S/85, set to premiere in 2023, will include stories from filmmakers David Bruckner (Hulu’s Hellraiser), Scott Derrickson (Sinister), Gigi Saul Guerrero (Bingo Hell), Natasha Kermani (Lucky) and Mike P. Nelson (Wrong Turn).