To begin with I shall discuss the main storyline, which I didn't feel was worth talking about with the first film. V/H/S/2 has a much better main storyline than the first film does, which was a convoluted and nauseating experience of nothingness. The storyline here is much more fleshed out and detailed. There's actual characters here, there's an actual plot and there's an actual conclusion. Although overly weird at times, it manages to sustain an interesting enough plot to keep me entertained and willing to watch on, even if there's literally no reasons for these characters to keep filming, but I've learnt to adapt to that when it comes to found footage.
The second short film, A Ride in the Park, still manages to be good, all while being the worst short film V/H/S/2 has to offer. Unlike the first film, there isn't a short film that doesn't work. They're all good, perhaps because it's gone down from five to four. This short is, yet again, a by the numbers short film, but showing it from the perspective of the zombie is just absolutely stunning to watch. We see his transformation from life to death to life again and it's riveting stuff.
The fourth and final short film, Slumber Party Alien Abduction, only seems underwhelming in comparison to Safe Haven. Safe Haven set the bar so high that anything showed afterwards just wouldn't seem so good. I guess that means this short is amazing, seeings as how I still thought it was decent. It doesn't get very scary until the end, but it's probably because I was still thinking about Safe Haven. I loved Safe Haven, and not the Nicholas Sparks one. Oh, the Slumber Party Alien Abduction one was fine too.