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Title: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: woodenheart on February 17, 2013, 06:32:37 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410332/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410332/)

Director: Fred Vogel


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Two deranged friends bring along another guy to go on a random murder rampage. They kidnapped lesbian lovers, couples and they torture them in any way that the viewer can imagine. Your worst fears will come true in this shocking account of a killing spree.


This film is another one to grace my top shelf. This film was given to me by KING<3. When I first watched this film, I was like wtheef did I just see.  :blink: After multiple viewings, I  fell in love with its sick depravity and amazing gore. Its like the feeling you get with a first love or getting fantastically fucked for the first time. Orgasmic. 10/10. <3<3

August Underground's Mordum Found Footage Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi0CHUktay8#)









Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: splat on February 17, 2013, 07:34:47 PM
Another very much maligned feature that I rather see as a masterpiece of fucked up film making. Have to agree that yes it is an easy 10/10 for me as well and one of those rare films that are better than the original. Degrading, filthy and gory...I love it <3

When I first viewed this I myself wasn't shocked but was more like holy fuck yeah! A POV which actually gets it spot on and not full of bullshit.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: splat on May 07, 2013, 10:11:44 PM
Gonna make a AU Mordum denim jacket using my tee as the patch  8) Probably turn into a UG Movie jacket fuck yeah!!!  :yay:
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: shaza123 on May 09, 2013, 02:12:55 AM
Definitely the most shocking of the series. This was really hard to get through.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: Mario on June 01, 2013, 10:30:15 AM
Shocking, sick, nauseating, etc. doesn't even come CLOSE to describing this one! It's the American CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST for sure!
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: splat on June 01, 2013, 10:38:59 AM
I feel this one edges out the first in which one I like the most...plus it had the help of MagGot as well which is always good!
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: JackT on June 01, 2013, 03:00:39 PM
I havent seen any of them so should I start at 1 or go straight for this one?
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: Mario on June 01, 2013, 06:29:25 PM
I havent seen any of them so should I start at 1 or go straight for this one?

I recommend starting with the first one to see if it's your cup of tea before indulging in the others.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: JackT on June 01, 2013, 06:44:15 PM
Thanks Mario. I'm sure it'll be my cuppa tea. When I'm in the mood for full on gore I cant get enough of it. Unless there's heaps of shaky cam.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: splat on June 02, 2013, 12:11:37 AM
No shaky Hollywood cam this is done like two guys filming their little fucked up hobby for a lack of a better word :yes:
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: JackT on June 02, 2013, 12:51:48 PM
HA. That was basically my reaction to snuff 102. I'll go and post in that thread.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: woodenheart on August 05, 2013, 11:10:09 PM
Enjoyed the depravity tonight with my amazing copy.. Thanks KING.. : )
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: KING on August 06, 2013, 12:23:38 AM
Enjoyed the depravity tonight with my amazing copy.. Thanks KING.. : )

You're welcome  8)
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: woodenheart on August 29, 2013, 09:39:05 PM
Bump..

I read young aussies thoughts in recent movie seen but I need his words in my thread <3
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: splat on August 29, 2013, 09:46:59 PM
I too want to hear more from said young whipper~snapper...bring on the depraved vocabulary sunshine and no you don't get an ice cream I just ate it   :eat: You have no idea what I am talking about...but then what's new  :nerdyembarassed:
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: General Ox on August 29, 2013, 10:01:50 PM
Bump..

I read young aussies thoughts in recent movie seen but I need his words in my thread <3

lol

I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did. One pretty sick little film, and something that caught me totally off guard was the acting, and how real it was. It must have been the first one I tried watching ages ago, but thought it was total crap and turned it off. Glad to see this was a lot better. Those characters were totally bonkers. lol

There were some scenes where I thought it dragged a bit, I mean, it could have used less time doing the same shit over and over. That vomity scene for example. It just gets to a point where I was thinking "OK, I've seen you do it and laugh move on". Other than that though I don't really have any complaints. There were two scenes that had me questioning why I was watching it. lol 8.5/10

Happy little one?
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: Mario on August 30, 2013, 02:11:42 PM
While we're on the topic of this one, I wanted to ask if any of you have seen the "MagGot Cut." It was the first cut of the movie that was released back in 2003 and is the version that Michael prefers. I have both the MagGot Cut and the TOETAG version. Michael sells the MagGot Cut through www.maggotfilms.com (http://www.maggotfilms.com)

I actually like the TOETAG cut better. The MagGot version starts off with a more experimental look with footage from all over the place strewn together and scenes are in a different order (the vomiting scene is in the beginning) and this one doesn't have the scene at the beginning of the TOETAG cut with Crusty cutting herself or the scene with the junkies. That stuff wasn't filmed until after Michael left TOETAG. Overall, it's interesting to watch both versions and compare them.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: woodenheart on August 30, 2013, 03:12:46 PM
I did not know this. I may have to buy the MagGot Cut..
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: splat on September 28, 2013, 12:19:14 AM
here is the design of the new AU Mordum tee available naturally at the Toe Tag Store here http://www.toetag.biz/store/clothing/august-undergrounds-mordum-tv-teeshirt/ (http://www.toetag.biz/store/clothing/august-undergrounds-mordum-tv-teeshirt/)

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Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: DooDaDerek on October 07, 2013, 08:54:37 PM
I honestly expected worse. And the first did it well. That was brutal and realistic. This is just disgusting for disgusting's sake.

Vomiting in someone's mouth in 20 minutes? Pretentious shock garbage.

The third is good though. The first is great. This just sucked.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: CountOrlok on October 07, 2013, 09:00:20 PM
They all suck, just pathetic garbage.  Weirdos get off on this crap.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: woodenheart on October 07, 2013, 09:05:19 PM
They all suck, just pathetic garbage.  Weirdos get off on this crap.


Pardon me?

This is an amazing piece of cinema.  Some of the most sickest scenes and so much madness. I felt like I was on a this journey with them. The FX outstanding!
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: CountOrlok on October 07, 2013, 09:20:07 PM
Cinema?  You call this cinema?  I wouldn't even call it art.  :no:
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: splat on October 07, 2013, 10:51:54 PM
I'm a weirdo and I love this series. Shock for shock value, no. Shock for horror value yes. I guess these movies will get hatred from people but in the end each to their own.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: General Ox on October 08, 2013, 12:26:46 AM
Pardon me?

This is an amazing piece of cinema.  Some of the most sickest scenes and so much madness. I felt like I was on a this journey with them. The FX outstanding!

 :yes:  :yes:

Agreed.

I don't know which one it was. Either the first or third obviously, which ever it was I thought it was complete crap.

This one. This one I like. Thanks again Wooden!
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: I_Drink_Your_Blood on October 08, 2013, 12:36:17 AM
I'm not overly keen on these either. They are more 'experiences' than films though, I find. Once was enough for me, and my curiosity was duly satisfied.

I preferred The Redsin Tower, as at least that had more of a semblance in regards to a 'plot'.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: General Ox on October 08, 2013, 01:35:09 AM
See, I normally like a story to my horror.

But the way this is done it doesn't need one IMO. I mean, there are people out there who do this shit, and for zero reason at all, other than they like to.

So, it's just like a Serial Killers home video really, which really, really appealed to me. There is no point, there is no reason. It's just their version of fun...
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: splat on October 08, 2013, 03:25:57 AM
I feel the whole series is the story if that makes sense. Firstly they just getting into things and having a good time. Then in the second still the same but little cracks are appearing, then the third with even more. I feel if and when they do a forth will be the one where everything falls apart and we find out how the tapes are discovered. This IS an over simplified view of what I see though as I feel they are more multi layered than at first view-age.

It is more but I am on my lunch break and just want to get through everything before I go back to work.

From my understanding Fred Vogel did these because he felt murder was watered down to something almost cartoonish, that it was easy and people just die. His vision was to display the violence and destruction of a serial killers violent actions.

In the end some will love these films and gain a certain connection with them while others will just go these are pointless. Personally I enjoyed all three with what they share with the viewer, feel they are well made and thought out.

Lastly they are a real essence of found footage and not the shaky camera work of movies with a huge amount more budget.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: Mario on October 11, 2013, 01:48:29 PM
Haters gotta hate, I guess? :rolleyes: If liking these makes us weirdos, by all means slap me with the "weirdo" tag and I'll wear it proudly!  :)

Whether or not this is your cup of tea, I still say it's cinema and it's art. I think all three AU films can be considered "art films" on a certain level. They always end with something being left up to the audience's interpretation. I consider all movies that make you think to be art.

Films like these are supposed to look ugly and grim. That's actually what makes them work. I just find it weird when people criticize something for being what it's supposed to be. Like "too much shaky camera movement." That's how it would look in real life. Sickos who film their exploits with a home video camera wouldn't care about quality or how it looked and they wouldn't try to make it look "cinematic." I think too often people try to approach the AU films from a traditional cinematic point of view, and if you do that, you won't get it.

I think that best sums up my point of view. I just do what I can to best explain something. If I can't change somebody's mind, then I accept it and move on.
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: CountOrlok on October 11, 2013, 06:56:57 PM
I watch movies to be entertained, and this is just extremely boring. 
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: woodenheart on May 15, 2018, 08:03:48 PM
Time to revisit I do believe. :gum:

 :red_heart:
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: biosphere on May 16, 2018, 01:53:08 PM
Soooo much love for this 2nd part  :)

IMO from an extreme point of view the most disturbing and the best gore out the 3!! :)
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: woodenheart on July 31, 2019, 10:14:05 PM
Happy August Underground!


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Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: Hemwick on August 01, 2019, 02:27:56 PM
Enjoy august! Hopefully we all dont turn into these sick fucks. 
Title: Re: August Underground's Mordum {2003}
Post by: splat on August 10, 2019, 10:24:47 AM
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