Directed by: Fred Vogel, Michael Todd Schneider, Cristie Whiles, Killjoy, Jerami Cruise
Starring: Cristie Whiles (Crusty), Michael Todd Schneider (Maggot), Fred Vogel (Peter), Killjoy (Serial Killer towards the end)
Country: USA, Effed Up American Movies
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Sexual-Violence against Women, Sexual-Violence against Men, Necrophilia, Killers, Snuff, Torture, Incest, Old-Young, Puking, Siblings, Self-Harm, Pissing, Scat, Captivity, Small Creatures
Plot – Spoilers:
This is the Maggot Cut of August Underground’s Mordum. Co-director Michael Todd Schneider (Maggot) was initially entrusted with editing the film, but Fred Vogel wasn’t satisfied with the result and shot additional footage before re-editing it differently.
The Maggot Cut might seem to be 20 mins longer but is actually just a minute longer. The additional minutes are trailers of Schneider’s other films. But existing scenes get extended here – sometimes to feature more of Maggot, which is kind of a good thing, and other times, for more of a backstory. The incestuous relationship between Maggot and his sister Crusty is also explored in more depth, as they bond over piss, shit and splatter. And what’s blatantly clear is the happy tranquility in their world when it’s missing Peter.
Other than that, it’s pretty much the same film with the chronologies of sequences varying. But since Maggot is usually in the middle of the more extreme moments, some would say this is more vile.