One of the killers from the first film is back, now with his girlfriend and her brother, taping yet another home video filled with incest, puke, rape, murder and other various acts of violence.
When a film starts off with a guy finding his girlfriend having sex with her brother, you know that you're in for a sick trip. This movie starts out just like that, and it's far from being the movie's climax in sickness. Yes sir, this movie has so much to give to a fan of sick and extreme cinema. Following the big underground success August Underground, AU's Mordum delivers alot more in terms of gore and generally sick thing. To make the list really short, we see a dick being cut off and later sucked, a gory hole in the belly being fucked and a decapitated baby in a trash can. Does this sound like something that interests you? If yes, please continue reading.
August Underground's Mordum is alot more twisted and bizarre than the previous film, but because it is so over-the-top I find the first one to be alot more realistic. This movie is most of the time in the middle of chaos, crossing all borders. There are scenes in here that makes you wonder how Toetag Pictures even dared to make it, and I salute them for the fact that they actually did.
Unlike the first one, there are three people in front of the camera, and they all take turns on holding it, which makes the camera move around alot more and sometimes you're not quite sure what you are watching, but when it all comes down to it, I think that's a good thing. I think that one of the things that makes me enjoy the first movie more is the fact that there's only one person in front of the camera, and since I like Fred Vogel the most out of them, it's just great that he's the only one. We do see Fred alot in this one though, there is a big focus on his and his girlfriends relationship, but just as much focus on her and her brothers. Maggot, the brother, is a really creepy and uncontrolled guy, and is quite the opposit of Fred's (most of the time) calm personality. There are also alot more victims in this one, and therefor there is alot more cruelty for us to see. Sadly, this gives us less of the "everyday" footage, which I loved in the first one, 'cause it sort of brought us back to earth for a while. Worth noting is the fact that Killjoy, the vocalist in the band Necrophagia, has a pretty extreme role in this movie too.
Now the effects. Nothing beats effects from Toetag Pictures, and August Underground's Mordum has enough of it to please every gorehound. This is what Toetag Pictures are most loved for, their gore is so brutal and in-your-face that it sometimes makes Tom Savini's effects look like they were made by a kid. Don't get me wrong, Tom Savini is awesome, but I am deeply in love with the effects from TTP. Okay, enough with showing my love, and let me end with saying that there are alot of scenes in this movie that has made many people wonder how the hell they did it, and I'm one of them.
Some scenes in the movie drags a bit, but you're watching this for the torture, and that's exactly what you get. This is the most twisted and gory movie in the trilogy, but the first one is more realistic, so watch that one if that's what you're looking for. Looking for gore, extreme violence and sickness, look no further.