“Fred Vogel’s August Underground” depicts some of the most derogatory footage ever captured. Abuse and degradation are taken to new heights of depravity with not only the footage of the blood and shit covered woman, but also with a couple prostitutes and two twin brothers (Aaron and Ben Labonte). One of the twins is murdered in front of the other, while being tortured and ridiculed of his loss. This is all before his skull faces the same demise as his brother’s, by the blow of a hammer. Not only does the film contain its own grade of nihilism, it also plays homage to another worthy piece of horror cinema. The home invasion sequence in “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” is mentioned in the commentary by Vogel, as being a big inspiration for “August Underground”, and definitely shows homage in the convenience store invasion sequence where an unsuspecting couple is forced to sniff each others asses.
"August Underground” is a true testament of what horror should be; nasty, nihilistic, raw and real. Murder is not an easy subject to stomach, and if “August Underground” makes you feel like a piece of shit as the viewer, then it has accomplished its task of depicting true serial murder.
Note: Thanks to the original ripper, note this is a VHS rip and yes I know there is a DVD out but its a request and its all I have. Plus the film is made to look like a real bad VHS tape, so this wont be much different from the DVD version... hell it may seem more authentic :P
Filesize.....: 512 MB (or 524,290 KB or 536,872,960 bytes)
Video Codec..: DivX5 (v5.1.0)
Video Bitrate: 991 kbps
Audio Codec..: 0x0055(MP3, ISO) MPEG "2.5" Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 8000Hz 18 kb/s total (2 chnls)
Frame Size...: 352 x 240
Aspect ratio.: 1.467 (22:15)
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