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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

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Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

August Underground See more »

Filming Locations:

Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Toe Tag Pictures See more »
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(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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Boring and crap - a cut below other filth films
6 October 2006 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

From the plot summary, you might think that August Underground might be like a heinously gory version of the Belgian semi-classic 'Man Bites Dog', but you'd be wrong as August Underground is nowhere near that good. The film apparently has the intention of being a phony snuff film, and indeed the violence looks graphic and realistic, but it's all really cold and pointless. There is a sex scene at the end of this film that really sums it all up; it's about as far from being erotic as it gets, so it's extremely difficult to get involved with it, and the same goes for the violence. Violence that is simply shown gives the audience no reason to care, and so overall; the film is really rather boring. There has been a slew of direct to video trash films like this one over the last few years, and despite the fact that August Underground seems to be reputed to be one of the better ones; it really isn't. The only good thing I can think to say about it is that director Fred Vogel succeeds in creating a home video style look to the film through the use of a hand-held camera; but like the worst film ever made, The Blair Witch Project, this really only makes it so that the audience can't always see what's going on; which only succeeds in being irritating. Overall, I can't really recommend this film. I'm a fan of sick filth, but it didn't do anything for me. I'd recommend seeing something else instead.


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