August Underground’s Penance (2007)

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Avg Rating: 3.6 / 5. Voted: 61

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Directed by: Fred Vogel
Starring: Fred Vogel (Peter Mountain), Cristie Whiles (Crusty)
Country: United States
Language: English (English subtitles)
Runtime: 01:24:52
Genres: Killers, Snuff, Torture, Violence against Men, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Home Invasion, Animals

Plot – Spoilers:
The final part in the August Underground trilogy has often been described by director Fred Vogel as his favourite of the lot.

Regarding the film itself – not sure if it took three parts for Peter Mountain’s character to emerge, or if it is in Part 3 that we finally get to understand some basic things about him. As a killer he’s driven and fairly focused, but other than this, he’s kind of silly and a boring person. He tries to be funny and impress the camera especially when Crusty’s manning it, but simply isn’t. Killing is the only thing interesting about him and he probably knows this. All his accomplices through the three films are verbally smarter and often outshine him. And yet, he’s the one who’s been consistent and survives, because of his need to kill and make it through. His sexuality emerges more here. In August Underground Mordum, Crusty calls him a faggot and here in Penance, he often has a problem getting hard while directly interacting with a human. In fact, the only time he cums is when he masturbates to a dying trussed up woman.

Crusty is more attractive in Penance and conscious of Peter’s frustrations – mostly patient with him, she is even a little encouraging, goading him to get in shape. But when he can’t get it up often enough, she finds a man who can and who will fuck her dirty and anally. The stress of their relationship and the strain of the killing sprees eventually appears to catch up, as Crusty finally cracks.

Animals are more involved in this movie though no actual killings are shown except for a writhing rat being fed to an alligator. Other animal scenes include carving out the leg of a dead deer and a gratifying scene of a growling lion being fed by hand.

There is the usual August Underground platter of gore though not as much as in Mordum. Some interesting scenes include sawing off the arm of a dead woman who only has her torso left, and a pretty well effected scene of a fetus being carved out of a dead pregnant woman (Fred’s irl wife, Shelby Vogel)

Favourite Scenes:
1. The family murder:
Peter struggles to rape the mother and is frustrated by his inability to get it up while Crusty appears to be cleansing herself of some childhood Christmasy trauma. Excited by the presents and oblivious to his frustrations, she appears to cum strangling the daughter, and looks droopy and blissful by the end of it.

2. The interaction with the homeless guy is strangely entertaining despite the lack of gore or a murder. Maybe because it comes after some boring introductory scenes that you kind of want to just end to get the action going.

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2DEDSLUTS1GUDFUCK
2DEDSLUTS1GUDFUCK
May 15, 2019 7:00 am

First×
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10/10
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I like bad movies
I like bad movies
Reply to  2DEDSLUTS1GUDFUCK
August 18, 2020 4:04 pm

I kinda hate these types of movies. Wth lis holding the camera? Why are they so shaky? Why is everything so close up you can’t see? As soon as you think its gonna get good the camera person has a stroke.

Bcm
Bcm
Reply to  2DEDSLUTS1GUDFUCK
April 17, 2021 6:44 am

these 3 movies is so fucking underrated and disgusting and not to mention very animalistic, sick of low budget crap why they cant make a proper slasher movie with potential in it and not this retarded crap.

joe
joe
Reply to  Bcm
July 22, 2021 7:07 pm

lol it’s that way on purpose. the entire trilogy is like henry the serial killer but without the story. it’s not supposed to have context. it’s a fake snuff film. that is how snuff films are. i mean ppl always thought snuff wasn’t real but we know now it is thanks to liveleak. if you don’t understand that going into this trilogy then it’s not for you. go back to your little halloween mchael myers jason vorhees if realistic portrayals of serial killers torturing their victims doesn’t appeal to you. this series plays on psychological realistic fears of getting kidnapped and tortured. it’s not supposed to win awards. fred vogal had a vision and he made it. this is either a hate it or love it series. not for the faint of heart.

Sauce Pope
Sauce Pope
Reply to  joe
October 20, 2021 6:26 pm

Now that is sum straight up facts my G if this kids can’t take reality they should go back to lala land wit Freddy Jason and Casper the friendly ghoust

anony
anony
Reply to  Bcm
October 4, 2021 4:45 am

you called it underrated and then continued to talk shit about it WHAT THE FUCK IS IT is it underrated or disgusting and bad? slasher movies are fucking boring anyway and over done, this is a work of art and treat it as so.

LunaBear
LunaBear
March 9, 2020 11:20 am

Best of the series for sure!

Jimothy Reborn
Jimothy Reborn
Reply to  LunaBear
July 16, 2021 4:56 am

The first one had an unquantifiable quality that emerged from (what I’m surmising as) inexperience and a winners’ attitude of “let’s do this shit”. The camera work was also superb!! (not hating on the sequels per se). And… that final scene was utterly glorious.

(I do have one wish, if I had a chance to change this series. I imagine the writing process for the narratives were filled with moments of serious laughter. It would’ve been a more enjoyable experience (to me) if they tossed more of that “haha, and THEN this happens ad absurdum” type of comedy rather than betting all in on shock value: The delivery is always forceful and not obvious?)

Either way, I’m voting for the first one as my favorite. Nonetheless, I can’t be offended that you preferred this one.

Creep
Creep
April 12, 2020 5:13 am

Worst of the series but overall not bad. Compared to the first two less about the murders and more about the character’s issues.

Vred Fogel
Vred Fogel
April 18, 2020 6:43 pm

For some reason, ketchup really grosses me out. I just think it’s disgusting. It’s pretty weird that the only scene I had to close my eyes at, in the whole trilogy was when she said, she was going to put her face in it the ketchup.

Lisa
Lisa
June 17, 2020 2:29 am

Fucking sick just like all of its kind! The August series of movies is not for the faint heart! I will although say that A Siberian Film takes the cake for the most disturbed and mind fucked movie I have watched!

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Lisa
August 8, 2020 10:28 am

I have never heard of A Siberian Film. I think you are talking about A Serbian Film. Glad you enjoyed it tho.

luca
luca
November 8, 2020 1:41 am

despite its everything, i think this is the most narratively interesting august underground movie. whoever wrote the og caption is totally right, this is a really weird but effective character study of peter. he’s super aware of this being the most interesting part of him. his inability to perform with the mom of the family and like, obviously hateful treatment of women in this film reads very heavily to me as your typical ‘maniac with mommy issues’ antihero for movies like this. ESPECIALLY in like your last twenty minutes here with the girl he jacks off to then like, sorta nurses?

crusty is so wild and interesting to me too. i can’t believe i’m out here getting weirdly attached but it’s been a LONG RUN watching all these. her frustration towards the second half is really relatable, honestly? her breaking down after strangling the girl at the end? i kinda feel for her. wtf.

always ALWAYS gonna be a wonder to me that crusty’s played by fred vogel’s actual wife. straight people are really a trip.

i think, watching these, i still don’t really LIKE them as movies. i’m not supposed to, though. they definitely have a lot of artistic merit as experiments in the Nasty on Purpose torture porn genre and while i won’t be revisiting these i think they’re kind of important. sort of a milestone in “c’mon then, if you’re not a chicken, put this on.”

thanks as always, eum! ur warping my young mind one movie at a time

luca
luca
Reply to  luca
November 8, 2020 1:52 am

I JUST READ the lady with the fetus is freds wife lmfao my b

nigga 226
nigga 226
Reply to  luca
April 11, 2021 6:04 am

stfu loving every minute of it nonojnwnonwonownwon

Jorhys
Jorhys
January 31, 2021 11:32 pm

Only thing that bothered me was the deer. That’s not how u fucking process a deer!…

The movie was ok. The first one was the best. But mordum was the most fuck’d up. All in all its a great triology.

Kimmy
Kimmy
April 6, 2021 7:54 am

What an artsy end to the worst gore trilogy in modern existence… Vogel truly deserves that Oscar! Lmfao!

nigga 226
nigga 226
April 11, 2021 6:04 am

what up this is so hot i came like six times watching

ifuckincant
ifuckincant
Reply to  nigga 226
April 26, 2022 11:26 am

stfu edge lord

nigga 226
nigga 226
Reply to  ifuckincant
April 26, 2022 3:10 pm

lol get off this site kid its not for weaklings

nigga 226
nigga 226
Reply to  nigga 226
April 26, 2022 3:09 pm

it was good

fred fat
fred fat
May 9, 2021 3:41 pm

boredom squared

AlGore
AlGore
September 20, 2021 9:39 am

Fred, you genius.

Jackson Crim
Jackson Crim
September 29, 2021 1:57 am

I think I would say this one is the superior one in AU trilogy. Way more focused on Peter and Crusty just bonding as a couple then it is focusing on gore and violence. Also I cannot help but find Christie Whiles incredibly cute in this one.

Monarch
Monarch
October 3, 2021 10:59 pm

I’m over here thinking this is the most wholesome one and then I got to the hour mark..

It’s a hard choice between this and Maggot’s cut but this has to be my favorite

Dybbuk
Dybbuk
December 1, 2021 4:14 am

Gawd Crusty is so hot. I love August Underground movies so much. I recently got into these types of movies. I’ve watced “A Serbian film”, “120 days of sodom”, “Martyrs” and most of the Guinea Pig movies. I had high hopes bc all the reviews on google and reddit etc said that these r disturbing n stuff but honestly they were all really boring. Oh but all the August Underground movies on the other hand, piece of art. Shame that most people can’t appreciate this stuff.

On a side note. can anyone recommend any movies similar to this that are worth watching?
Thank u!

ifuckincant
ifuckincant
April 26, 2022 11:22 am

For me, this is absolutely the best of the trilogy. If you’re in it for pure yuck, the first would probably be for you. The quality of absolutely every aspect of this film, cinematography and story wise was pretty phenomenal. The death and gore in this one while not being as prevalent throughout the film is absolutely brutal and helps to expand on the story and the issues between these two characters. The deaths in this one go so far beyond the type of evil exhibited in the first films. The story and emotion driven scenes in this really took me by surprise. The whole last 20 or so minutes floored me.

alex
alex
May 7, 2022 9:30 pm

totally sick