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Smash Cut -- The special effects in director Able Whitman's (David Hess, The Last House on the Left) new shlock-horror film just aren't cutting it--until he starts killing people and using their body parts as props! 

Now, only intrepid reporter April Carson (Adult film star Sasha Grey, The Girlfriend Experience) and celebrated private detective Isaac Beaumonde (Jesse Buck) stand between the demonic director and his unquenchable thirst for butchery at 24 frames per second!

Inspired by the career of Herschell Gordon Lewis, Smash Cut is a riotous homage to B-movie horror filmmaking.
Smash Cut -- A horror film Director gone mad in this trailer


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Lights ... Camera ... Body Parts
After his latest film is met with horrible reviews, Able Whitman sets out to prove the critics wrong by finding inspiration in his cast and crew. Sometimes great art requires great sacrifice, and the director always gets final cut. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

David Hess ... Able Whitman
Jesse Buck ... Isaac Beaumonde

Michael Berryman ... Philip Farmsworth Jr.
Ray Sager ... Reverend Roscoe Boone

Sasha Grey ... April Carson
Jennilee Murray ... Georgina Carson / Gigi Spot
Michael Dubue ... Alan Dackman
Barry Blake ... Armand Parys
Parisa Kasaei ... Intern

Peter Michael Dillon ... Oswald 'Ozzie' Kohlberg

Meghanne Kessels ... Mitzi Jackel
Jeff Lawson ... R.L. Smith

Mercedes Papalia ... Doctor / Stripper
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Fred Sandy / Radio Announcer
Cinthia Burke ... Starla
Guen Douglas ... Gretchen Gregorski

Guy Buller ... Bartender

Matthew Stefiuk ... Grober
Rylan O'Reilly ... Allan

Cathy Symonds ... Marlene

Robert Reynolds ... Rummy
Richard Kaulbars ... Projectionist
Jade Carpenter ... Young Female Actress
Ian Driscoll ... Limousine Driver
Kathy Logan ... Woman in Movie Theatre
Wayne Wilson ... Man in Movie Theatre
Petr Maur ... Television Camera Operator
Anna Sharrett ... Cue Card Girl / Protester
Marc Charron ... Farnsworth Painter

Rusty Nails ... Fred Sandy's Assistant
Peter Piening ... Crowd in movie theatre
Mark Pollesel ... Crowd in movie theatre
Anita Lee ... Crowd in movie theatre
Carmel Purkis ... Crowd in movie theatre
Sara Menzies ... Crowd in movie theatre
Robert Menzies ... Crowd in movie theater
Layla Brown ... Crowd in movie theatre

Christopher Prevost ... Crowd in movie theatre
Sergey Minko ... Crowd in movie theatre
Danielle Gauthier ... Crowd in movie theatre

Nick Taylor ... Crowd in movie theatre
Andrew Lapointe ... Crowd in movie theatre
Diane Stephens ... Crowd in movie theatre
Adam Bronson Murray ... Crowd in movie theatre (as Adam Murray)
Steve Keating ... Crowd in movie theatre
Elora Grace ... Crowd in movie theatre
Joady Thompson MacIntosh ... Crowd in movie theatre

Lauren Beatty ... Crowd in movie theatre
Bridette Depape ... Crowd in movie theatre
John Paille ... Crowd in movie theatre
Simon Seline ... Crowd in movie theatre
Amber Peters ... Crowd in movie theatre
Shawna Cameron ... Crowd in movie theatre
Matthew 'Target Boy' Deline ... Crowd in movie theatre
Christine Demarbre ... Crowd in movie theatre
Danielle Woodhouse ... Restaurant patron
Ryan Wood ... Restaurant patron
Andre Coutu ... Restaurant patron

Csaba András Kertész ... Restaurant patron (as Csaba Kertesz)
Eszter Kertész ... Restaurant patron (as Eszter Kertesz)
Ibitsam Saab ... Restaurant server
Phil Caracas ... Jail Cell Criminal
Jeff Moffet ... Jail Cell Criminal
Josh Grace ... Jail Cell Criminal
Dan Dalski ... Ass Menagarie patron
Paul Stewart ... Ass Menagarie patron
Lee Warrysh ... Ass Menagarie patron
Julia Gauthier ... Ass Menagarie server
Carolyn Arbuckle ... Ass Menagarie server
Robin Elliot ... Ass Menagarie server
Alex Azam ... Ass Menagarie bouncer
Saed Fadlalah ... Ass Menagarie bouncer
Amanda McPherson ... Protester outside the Ass Menagarie
Jesse Clark ... Protester outside the Ass Menagarie
Mariah Soper ... Protester outside the Ass Menagarie
Saskia Jarvis ... Protester outside the Ass Menagarie
Ian Preston Cinnamon ... Protester outside the Ass Menagarie (as Ian Cinnamon)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Kieswetter ... Crowd in movie theatre
April Campbell ... Extra in theatre (uncredited)
Adam F. da Silva ... Man in Theatre (uncredited)

Douglas Kidd ... Alternate Announcer (uncredited)
David Lipman ... Walter (uncredited)
Dennis Stamp ... Greg (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Demarbre 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ian Driscoll  written by

Produced by
Curtis Crawford .... associate producer
Pierre David .... executive producer
Sarah Deline .... associate producer
Joe C. Dwek .... executive producer
Robert Menzies .... producer
Donald M. Osborne .... associate producer (as Donald Osborne)
Original Music by
Michael Dubue 
Cinematography by
Jean-Denis Ménard  (as J.D. Menard)
Karl Roeder (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Lee Demarbre 
Casting by
Claudia Jurt 
Production Design by
Csaba András Kertész  (as Csaba Kertesz)
Art Direction by
Csaba András Kertész 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Soper 
Norman Soper 
Costume Design by
Andy Tait 
Makeup Department
Lizzie Ciesluk .... key makeup/special effects makeup
Angie Mills .... key makeup artist (as Angie Reid)
Angie Mills .... special makeup effects artist (as Angie Reid)
Production Management
Andre Coutu .... post-production supervisor
Sarah Deline .... production manager
Christian Alexander Morán .... post-production manager (as Christian Alexander Moran)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Warren Dean Fulton .... assistant director
Art Department
Bobby Baker .... daily art department assistant
Barry Belshaw .... assistant property master
Dave Cherry .... carpenter
Alex Drapeau .... daily art department assistant
Cody Johnson .... daily art department assistant
Eszter Kertész .... assistant art director
Francis Lapierre .... assistant graphics
Jordan MacDonald .... daily art department assistant
Petr Maur .... graphics
Lisa Soper .... key set decorator
Mariah Soper .... art department assistant
Tonie St-Onge .... daily art department assistant
Tim Walton .... property master
Sound Department
Miles Finlayson .... sound recordist
Mike Hickey .... boom operator
Martin Lefebvre .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Josh Grace .... special effects assistant
Jason Holtz .... special effects assistant
Randy Smith .... special effects assistant
Paul Apsimon .... fight coordinator
Dave Cherry .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Beaudoin .... camera operator
Andreas Borrel .... key grip
Andre Coutu .... first assistant camera
Graham Dunnell .... crane operator
Petr Maur .... still photographer
Karl Roeder .... camera operator
Eric Saumier .... grip electric
Eric Saumier .... grip
Casting Department
Carolyn Arbuckle .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Sharrett .... wardrobe assistant
Mariah Soper .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Andre Coutu .... colorist
Andre Coutu .... on-line editor
Location Management
Carolyn Arbuckle .... location manager
Jesse Clark .... assistant location manager
Mark Dornan .... assistant location manager
Transportation Department
Mark Dornan .... driver
Other crew
Carolyn Arbuckle .... assistant script supervisor
Jesse Clark .... set production assistant
Asif Deen .... behind-the-scenes documentary
Ben Prentice .... behind-the-scenes documentary
Tom Reid .... behind-the-scenes documentary
Mike White .... thanks

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The gore set pieces were all shot at the end of production. Moreover, real animal guts were used for said gore set pieces.See more »
Continuity: The red convertible car that Able was driving had the top up when he started to drive to work. In the next scene, the top was down.See more »
[first lines]
Fred Sandy:Ladies and gentlemen, the announcement we are about to make has been made only three times before in motion picture history. Each time, it has preseated that the showing of motion pictures that have become reguarded as the most unsual of their type ever filmed. And now... we make this announcement for the fourth time. We are about to show you a new movie which is called Smash Cut. Watch if you must. But remember... you were warned.
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11 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A fresh faced and amusing in jokey schlock entertainment, 13 September 2009
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

I was surprised with just how much fun I had with this one. Now the plotting and writing isn't the best and there seemed to be at least one blatant plot hole, plus the film did have the odd more general issue with it but once it really got geared up it was a blast for me. It opens with some very stylish credits and a cast to really get the mouth watering, then swiftly gets down to business. It tells of horror hack director Able Whitman (David Hess) who is most upset by the bad reviews and general disdain for his work. After an unfortunate accident he sees the light though and decides to start using genuine body parts for the gore in his movies, something which of course requires killing. The film is something of an in joke for old school trash fans, as well as The Hess there are also appearances for Herschell Gordon Lewis, Michael Berryman and Ray (Montag The Magnificent) Sager. And also chic porno hottie Sasha Grey as a young journalist who gets an acting role on Whitman's latest film in order to investigate the disappearance of her sister. The chief sticking point is that there is a good deal less gore than one might expect, its there and there's some amusing bloodshed as well, but things take a while to hot up and there are really only three scenes of proper old school fake yet queasy gore of the HG Lewis variety. Fortunately the film is largely driven by The Hess, who lets go in an immensely entertaining performance, moving between passion, pathos, humour and derangement in always entertaining fashion. Sasha Grey isn't much of an actress but is watchable enough and the cameos are ace, especially Berryman. Barry Blake is also pretty fine as a classy and decent cinematographer, really the only role that I didn't like was Jesse Buck as a flamboyant private investigator, though I guess he was written irritating. Director Lee Demarbre conjures a suitably trashy feel whilst injecting random moments of neato style and while the film is certainly indulgent keeps it fast and fun. Also there's a really ripping score from Michael Dubue, perfectly suited to the film. The film isn't some great classic of cinema, or even a serious gore film and some will likely find it weak, irritating or both but after negotiating a shaky first half or so I thought it was a pretty sweet time. Worth a look for fans of the cast and trash aficionados.

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