August Underground (2001)

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Avg Rating: 3.4 / 5. Voted: 209

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AKA:
Year: 2001
Directed by: Fred Vogel
Starring: Fred Vogel (Main Killer), Allen Peters (Cameraman)
Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 01:10:22
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Rape/Sexual Violence against Women, Rape/Sexual Violence against Men, Scat, Killers, Snuff, Torture, Captivity/Kidnapping

Plot – Spoilers:
August Underground came out a couple years after the Blair Witch Project but smashed the night-vision out of that one as far as American found-footage/home-video films was concerned. There is something so real about the way it’s been shot – anyone who’s ever recorded rubbish with their friends will instantly identify with the conversations the two characters have, the way the edits happen and more. Director Fred Vogel is the guy we see throughout, while co-writer Allen Peters plays the cameraman. The plot is nothing much – two friends travel around murdering and torturing women and men in the sickest ways possible.

Within the first minute of the movie, Fred turns to us and says, “You’re gonna love this.” Truer words haven’t since been spoken in effed-up cinema as we are introduced to the first victim – a naked tied woman with one of her nipples shaved off. The cameraman giggling away at Fred’s antics is like the audience goading him into deeper depravity.

It’s not like the two have their senses blinded to the stench of the rotting bodies, pus, shit and puke. On at least a couple of occasions, the vileness is so foul and overpowering, they uncontrollably vomit, adding to the stink that we can almost smell off our screens. So it’s more like a couple of guys on an insane bender determined to not quit any time soon. There are also some homely shots of dogs and farm-life, just to give us a breather here and there.

Favourite Scenes – Massive Spoilers:
Every torture scene with its long unedited takes is unblinkable, but the scene of the tattoo artist getting revived to the sight of his dead brother with a voiceover by the cameraman is cruel, yet hilarious. As if pleased with himself, Allen says, “I should do stand-up.”

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Windy city
Windy city
August 31, 2019 8:09 am

No comment here

Angela Gi
Angela Gi
October 20, 2019 7:37 pm

This is way better than the other two movies.
It actually has a good story, and the scenes of rape and torture are well made. I would recommend this film! (but the last scene with the two prostitutes is way longer than it should be.)
I watched “Mordum” and “Underground’s Penance” too, but to be honest I didn’t like them at all. They are completely boring and definitely lose the point of the main movie. By the way, Mordum is not as disgusting neither disturbing as many people claim to be; while Underground’s Penance is the most boring and tedious movie of the saga.

August Underground: 9/10
August Underground Mordum: 7/10
August Underground’s Penance: 5/10

Nathaniel C
Nathaniel C
March 18, 2020 5:37 am

This is definitely my favorite film of the trilogy.

Vic
Vic
May 18, 2020 1:06 am

Ferd Vogel looks like a fat lesbian.

Dee
Dee
May 28, 2020 7:07 am

I always come back here to watch the scenes with Laura, to literally see the most fucked up thing I’ve ever seen. I search Google for it, but they hide it. Gotta come here for it. I need to watch Laura get killed about once a week to get right.

Tanner
Tanner
August 21, 2020 1:36 am

Extremely disturbing. Very realistic. Glad I’m never going to need see this one again, however it’s well done and accomplished shocking and disturbing.

Chase
Chase
August 23, 2020 7:29 am

Very nasty and so real looking. I actually like it so on scale on 1-5 I give it a 5 . Very nice

Tommy
Tommy
September 15, 2020 12:51 pm

It’s boring as hell…

rosemarysdead
rosemarysdead
October 10, 2020 7:02 am

This movie was really evil and it looked so real ?? I liked it

azz
azz
October 21, 2020 7:58 pm

how do they not get caught lol

Fred Fat
Fred Fat
October 27, 2020 11:51 pm

better than the other 2
but that is not a recommendation

Pembis
Pembis
November 16, 2020 2:50 am

Good jerk material.

tyler
tyler
November 21, 2020 2:27 am

the fact that this probably happens all the time is disgusting. if you “enjoyed” watching this, in the most disrespectful way, fuck you

nadia
nadia
November 26, 2020 5:19 pm

this movie is so fucked and if you enjoy watching this just fuck u and go fuck yourself how tf can u be so fucked so if you are built like that get yourself checked out bc u need help

OFB ShroudGaming
OFB ShroudGaming
January 4, 2021 12:05 pm

whos here from tiktok lol?

Maniac
Maniac
March 3, 2021 7:06 am

Fucking garbage and complete waste of time! When Lard ass hits’the girl over the head with the baseball bat in the convenience store and drops it, it didn’t even make a sound, he might have well just hit her upside the head with a styrofoam swimming pool log that kids play with in the pool, this is how horrible this was, and what’s worse, I don’t get how retarded you’d have to be to consider this as entertaining, getting off on hurting innocent people when there are worse people clearly more deserving of being tortured and killed but not just random people, this was so stupid it even insults my intelligence! And to the moron who commented here how he watches the same rape scene over and over, I would love to rip his balls out through his asshole, then gut this idiot like a turkey, throw him into the dark lake close to my house where the water would fill his carcass through the cavity and sink to the bottom, never to seen ever again because we have enough pathethtically stupid people here roaming te earth when better people than he, can’t even get ahead in this world!

Trashboi
Trashboi
March 19, 2021 3:48 am

Thank fuckin god a movie in this genre with no animal cruelty

Blunt and snuff
Blunt and snuff
March 23, 2021 9:59 pm

This may be super long so I apologize! Anywho me and my friend use this website to watch movies and get high (weird I know) well we watched this one night and our thoughts were kinda too much for such a simple movie. It was kinda cool how it was like a random fucked up vhs tape you found at a thrift store. Just random moments of seeing trains or just randomness then BOOM gore but imma say the last death scene was pretty unexpected

Burderer da Murderer
Burderer da Murderer
March 27, 2021 4:12 am

I love the first August Underground, it is violent and nasty and raw, you feel 0 sympathy for the protagonists and they are completely uncool, which is the point I think. The tattoo scene gets me, because it is the only scene where they act normal, and normal they do act. This is Vogel’s best work imo.

kfdjhgkdgk
kfdjhgkdgk
April 2, 2021 2:37 am

Is it just me that knows this movie is real? It’s a snuff film. These 2 guys actually killed and tortured people for the pleasure and made a movie out of it 🙁

thegloopgooff
thegloopgooff
May 9, 2021 1:03 am

yo this sucks ass

gaymerman
gaymerman
May 25, 2021 12:40 pm

le epic gaymer moment

we423
we423
July 27, 2021 6:41 am

its kinda disturbing but not what I’d expect people would call the police over

clownfag
clownfag
August 1, 2021 6:08 pm

guys my puthy is throbbing
????

disappointed
disappointed
August 18, 2021 3:37 am

The resolution is around 320×240 which is just too small and when you put it in full screen mode it loses quality and becomes grainy. I gave it a 1 star for that.

Ramin
Ramin
August 30, 2021 5:14 am

There is a code to the scores in this site
Most haters just come and give such masterpieces 1 and normal shit 5
So any time u see a score lower than 4 that is the real stuff EUM has been made for streaming

teri..bunz
teri..bunz
September 12, 2021 3:49 am

it was kind of boring, i felt like the movie went very slow

Alex Hogendorp
Alex Hogendorp
September 23, 2021 10:15 am

It’s alright.

caca
caca
October 1, 2021 1:33 am

meh.

1Umi1
1Umi1
October 13, 2021 6:02 pm

Extremely underwelming, I kept waiting for some gore parts but there just arent any, definitely not as disturbing/brutal as people say it is, still an alright movie tho

OJ not Simpson
OJ not Simpson
October 20, 2021 6:13 am

americans are not sophisticated. Their movies are just as bad as their cars.

therealmaincharacter
therealmaincharacter
November 26, 2021 6:17 am

this movies plot sucked, but i loved the way it was filmed

Spuco
Spuco
December 24, 2021 7:30 am

this movie is like the Jackass of torture porn, kind of dumb but I respect Vogel’s commitment to film shit like this

Dont use my avatard
Dont use my avatard
February 22, 2022 3:46 am

4 stars out of 5 I could have done without all the screaming. Anyways Lucifer Valentine is about set to release a ne movie hopefully he learned from this and cuts down the screaming

pheromoan
pheromoan
March 22, 2022 1:25 am

Huh, not as bad as I was expecting! The second one sounds more gorey so I’ll watch that next but this one was pretty funny ngl I enjoyed it

beavermuncher420
beavermuncher420
April 14, 2022 11:00 pm

Anyone know the band that plays around 22 minutes in?

Tyrøne
Tyrøne
April 26, 2022 1:51 pm

Barely any good gore, it felt very boring. But it has this realistic feeling to it that I like. It’s very well done in realistic regards, I can see why people freaked out about this. I like more extremism myself personally.

Netherrack
Netherrack
May 8, 2022 10:43 pm

The movie was really funny at first, but I found it became quite boring later on. I particularly enjoyed the scenes where they were messing with the female.

Netherrack
Netherrack
May 8, 2022 10:51 pm

The movie could have been more disturbing if they raped the old lady and included animal harm. For example, they could have cut the animal baby out of the mother.

Nuggy
Nuggy
May 12, 2022 1:22 am

Maybe I’ve become desensitized from seeing real murders on liveleak or documentingreality but this movie just didn’t get a reaction out of me. Fred Vogel’s acting is very convincing but the camera man’s acting lacks the authenticity found-footage movies need to work. He never stops fake laughing through the entire movie. It’s so fucking aggravating because his awful acting prevents you from being able to imagine this being real which is the whole point of the found-footage genre. BUT, it certainly wasn’t a bad movie. It was an interesting watch.
I’m super grateful to the admins of EUF for all the movies. You guys rock

kidnapee
kidnapee
May 25, 2022 1:43 am

august underground will always have a special place in my heart. incredible films. 5/5

Crushed
Crushed
June 28, 2022 10:49 pm

damn i started watching while eating mini pizza’s and i’m losing my appetite

nope
nope
June 29, 2022 9:00 pm

fred vogel is one dumb motherfucker. nothing he has done is as interesting or shocking as he thinks

Nezzie
Nezzie
August 14, 2022 3:25 pm

a great reminder not to trust country boys. other than that it’s a beautiful film.

Ruby
Ruby
August 15, 2022 5:15 pm

Anyone know the heavy song at the end? There’s a cover of Korn in the middle of the movie but idk the song at the end

SilvaLikesMetal
SilvaLikesMetal
September 3, 2022 6:11 pm

The quality looks really bad…. Still, is it worth watching?

goombalsded
goombalsded
September 26, 2022 3:59 pm

hardly a movie

Faggot killer
Faggot killer
October 5, 2022 11:31 am

I came so hard every fuckin time

Garfield
Garfield
December 18, 2022 9:59 am

I love Fred so much!!!! Great dude!

dolly
dolly
December 29, 2022 7:34 pm

classic

ughh
ughh
January 29, 2023 6:49 am

evil movie
9/10