Film Review: The Redsin Tower (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: From Fred Vogel (AUGUST UNDERGROUND, AUGUST UNDERGROUND’S MORDUM) comes the latest and greatest Toetag Pictures’ movie! Nothing seems to be going Kim’s way. After recently being dumped, her heartbroken ex-boyfriend has become obsessed with trying to win back her love. Now the party she was supposed to attend with her best friend just got raided. After teaming up with four friends who are not ready to call it a night, the group decides to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Murder Collection Vol. 1 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: ToeTag Pictures are proud to announce the release of their latest film, Murder Collection: Volume 1. Directed by Fred Vogel, the film revives an early 1990’s Internet clip show, Murder, which was notorious for streaming videos of actual killings. After gaining popularity, the infamous show was discovered by authorities and shut down forcing the host, Balan, into obscurity. Over more than a decade in the shadows, the obsessed host continued to search for scenes of brutality that provoke a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Murder Set Pieces (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: Sin City makes an appropriate setting for this over-the-top slasher/sexploitation flick from writer-director Nick Palumbo. When a Las Vegas fashion photographer (Sven Garrett) develops a penchant for murder, the body count rises swiftly and steadily as the shutterbug killer manages to deceive just about everyone he encounters — everyone, that is, but an 11-year-old girl — in this film notable for its heaping helping of gore and sadism. REVIEW: Written by: Nick Palumbo Directed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sella Turcica (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Sgt. Bradley Robak (Damien A. Maruscak) returns home from active duty after a mysterious accident leaves him paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Awaiting his return, his mother, Karmen (Camille Keaton) and younger sister, Ashley (Jade Risser) remain unaware of the details of the accident and severity of Brad’s condition. Once he arrives, though he looks sickly, his family members are so pleased to see him alive that they don’t bring attention to his ill appearance. … Continue reading

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Film Review: August Underground’s Penance (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Has someone ever handed you a movie, not telling you one thing about it, only telling you to watch it. What if that tape was the personal home video of two sociopaths on a killing spree? This is their home movie, for their eyes-only. This is August Underground’s PENANCE. The third and final film in the AU franchise Directed By Fred Vogel and Starring Cristie “Crusty” Whiles. PENANCE shows the dark decline of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: S&Man (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Exploring the parallels between film making and voyeurism, director J.T. Petty aims his camera at the world of underground horror films, interviewing scream queens and scholars and finding one auteur whose snuff series seems all too convincing. This thought-provoking documentary constantly compels viewers to question whether the grisly images they’re watching are the real deal or elaborate fakes — and whether Petty himself has ulterior motives. REVIEW: Hello to all of you my friends … Continue reading

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Film Review: August Underground’s Mordum (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: 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. REVIEW: Written by: Jerami Cruise, Killjoy, Michael T. Schneider, Cristie Whiles and Fred Vogel Directed by: Killjoy, Jerami Cruise, Michael T. Schneider, Cristie Whiles and Fred Vogel Starring: Christi … Continue reading

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Film Review: August Underground (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Two serial killers go on a murdering rampage as one films the outcome from behind a video camera. One of the most realistically portrayed simulated snuff films. REVIEW: Written by: Fred Vogel and Alan Peters Directed by: Fred Vogel Staring: Fred Vogel, Stephen Vogel, Casey Eganey, Victoria Jones, Aaron Labonte and Ben Labonte Hell-o, gore hounds and hunters of the extreme. I am pleased to bring you my review of what use to be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maskhead (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Syl and Maddie are a lesbian couple who enjoy shooting fetish films in their spare time. Luckily for them there are a lot of people who want to star in their movies so they never have to worry about a lack of potential actors. Unfortunately for the people in the films Syl and Maddie always use a certain person in each of their movies, a huge hulking deformed man known only as Maskhead. Maskhead … Continue reading

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Interview: Fred Vogel – Director (ToeTag Pictures) (Maskhead, August Underground)

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WHO: Fred Vogel MOVIE: Maskhead, August Underground ToeTag Picture’s, man behind the madness, Fred Vogel sheds light on their sick past and the upcoming Maskhead film Back in 2003 I started to hear rumblings from the underground about a horror movie that was so vile and had caused such an uproar, it was an immediate must see film, at least for me. Rumors of a blank tape containing snuff footage being left on subways was … Continue reading

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Fred Vogel and ToeTag Pictures: The Good, the Gory, and the Disturbing

ToeTag Pictures.  Ever hear of it?  They are the film company behind the August Underground trilogy, The Redsin Tower, Maskhead, and Murder Collection V.1.  If you only watch mainstream horror releases then chances are you haven’t heard of them.  Formed by Fred Vogel and Jerami Cruise on April 1, 2004 ToeTag Pictures and Vogel are, I believe, the most important forces working the low-budget, independent horror scene today.  Vogel has a very distinct voice that … Continue reading

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