Sunday, October 5, 2014
DVD Review: AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST
Directed by Chris Woods
Distributed by Icon Film Studios/The Sleaze Box
I have seen some brutal movies before, but this one is among the most brutal film I have ever laid eyes on. The film is called AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST and is about two of the worst serial killers in American history. What we see is the videotape that the killers made as they documented all the women they kidnapped, tortured, and killed.
Obviously this is going to draw comparisons to the cult AUGUST UNDERGROUND series. While they are very similar in nature, AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST steps it up a notch (or two) in terms of violence and perversion from the AU films. While we don't just see women kidnapped and tortured, AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST goes all out and adds cannibalism and some of the most grotesque gore I have seen in a film in quite some time. The acting is extremely good by Bob Glazier and Jules Sceiro who play the parts of the serial killers. They give very extreme performances and are very believable in their roles. Most of the female actresses playing the victims do a great job as well, especially for the tough role they had to play. A couple of them seemed a little too calm in nature considering their circumstances, but overall the acting was very good.
Again I have to mention the gore. At one point, a woman is murdered and then cut open while one of the killers begins to eat her intestines and then do naughty things with her spleen. I'll leave that up to your imagination...until you actually watch the dvd, of course, then the exact image will be stuck in your head forever like mine! Ugh!
If you are looking for a scary horror movie with a great plot and scares, this is not the film for you. If you are a fan of the AUGUST UNDERGROUND trilogy, SCRAPBOOK, SCHRAMM, or similar films, then this is the DVD for you. AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST is truly shocking, something you don't see much these days with the normal, mainstream horror films. Kudos to the filmmakers for such an incredibly realistic view on this subject matter. Knowing that people like this actually exist in the world make this even more shocking and hard to believe.
AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST and all their other DVD's (except newest releases) are on sale for only $5 (plus S&H) for the entire month of October! Click the links below to watch the trailer and purchase the DVD!
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