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PostSubject: The August Underground Trilogy.    The August Underground Trilogy.  EmptyFri Nov 13, 2015 8:09 am

I never heard of these movies before. But I saw this movie on WhatCulture and...wow...just wow...





I know there's a cut off but this seems to be up Brads ally even if it's found footage. Oh and he's some back story on the trilogy.

While traveling to Canada to attend the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear in Toronto, co-director and writer Fred Vogel was arrested, pending charges of transporting obscene materials into Canada, when copies of Mordum and its predecessor were found by customs officials among the merchandise he had intended to bring to the convention. The charges were dropped, after Vogel had spent roughly ten hours in customs prison, and his films were sent to Ottawa for further observation.[2]

"Copies of Mordum were confiscated by Australian customs officials in 2004, the reason given for the seizure of the DVDs being that "they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be imported".
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PostSubject: Re: The August Underground Trilogy.    The August Underground Trilogy.  EmptyMon Nov 23, 2015 5:44 pm

The first one is masterfully done, in the 'Blair Witch' sense: it's all meticulously scripted and yet the acting and editing feels so natural that you could easily fool someone into believing that it's real. Is it anything I'd watch more than once? No (even though I bought the DVD for the making-of features), but having seen so many crappy found footage films, I respect Fred Vogel for executing the concept well.

The second and third ones, though they up the gore considerably, really aren't very good. The acting is noticeably worse and it tries to integrate a storyline which feels too forced and unnatural. In short, it falls victim to the same things that plague bad found footage films. The worst thing a found footage film can be is unconvincing because then the entire premise of the film falls apart, and 'Mordum' and 'Penance' are such examples.
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