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August Underground (2001)

Unrated | | Horror | Video 2001
Two serial killers go on a murdering rampage as one films the outcome from behind a video camera.

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Fred Vogel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Dealman Kyle Dealman
Casey Eganey Casey Eganey ... Girl in supermarket
Dan Friedman Dan Friedman
Alexa Iris Alexa Iris ... Hitchhiker
Victoria Jones Victoria Jones ... Old woman
Aaron LaBonte Aaron LaBonte ... Younger twin, tattoo artist
Ben LaBonte Ben LaBonte ... Older twin
Andrew Lauer ... (as Andy Lauer)
Peter Mountain Peter Mountain
AnnMarie Reveruzzi AnnMarie Reveruzzi ... Girl in cellar (as Ann Marie Reveruzzi)
Erika Risovich Erika Risovich ... Blonde prostitute
Russel A. Sagona Russel A. Sagona
Randi Stubbs Randi Stubbs ... Black prostitute
Stephen Vogel Stephen Vogel ... Boy in supermarket
John A. Wisniewski John A. Wisniewski ... Dead man in bathtub
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Two serial killers go on a murdering rampage as one films the outcome from behind a video camera.

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The sickest film ever made

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Подполье See more »

Filming Locations:

Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Toe Tag Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

(director's cut)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

While traveling to Canada to attend a film festival in Toronto, director and co-writer Fred Vogel was arrested, pending charges of transporting obscene materials into Canada, when copies of August Underground and its sequel were found by customs officials among the merchandise he had intended to bring to the convention. The charges were eventually dropped, after Vogel had spent roughly ten hours in customs prison. See more »

Quotes

Killer: [while looking at statues of Biblical figures] You know what I don't understand? I don't understand, you know, like, in, y'know, in the Bible, and y'know, the stories that you hear, y'know, they're always upset, and weeping, and crying and stuff like that. These people just have a stoned look on their face. Get it?
Man behind the Camera: That was bad.
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the worst "exploitation" film of the 21st century
19 February 2013 | by uncertainwonder-1See all my reviews

This is one of the more "famous" exploitation films of the new century. Too bad it sucks.

It's about a psychopath serial killer who is followed by his friend with a bad video camera, filming his every move. There is no plot - we just see Peter, the killer, roam around and act like a jerk and sometimes kill people.

The most shocking part of this movie is the first 15 minutes, when we see a girl who has been tied up and tortured. Her dead boyfriend is in a bathtub in the next room. It's a fairly effective use of gory special effects and a chilling example of the hidden lives of serial killers.

Once they leave their house for the first time, however, the movie falls apart. After that, they just turn into stereotypical frat boys who wander around and do immature pranks and annoy people. The script is stupid and unrealistic. I have never seen a movie go from disturbing to boring quicker than this one.

The acting is terrible. Peter, the main character, has a super annoying laugh that I guess is supposed to be psychotic, but just makes me want to turn the volume down. We never see the guy holding the video camera, which is good because he mostly just makes bad jokes and acts like he has low self-esteem. They are more believable as pathetic losers than hardened killers.

The lesson of this movie is that psychopaths are actually lonely frat boys who are desperate for friends.


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