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David Hess, Sasha Grey, Michael Berryman, Ray Sager, Herschell Gordon Lewis ... see more see more... , Jesse Buck , Jennilee Murray , Michael Dubue , Guen Douglas , Peter Michael Dillon

A frustrated horror director decides that the best way to scare an audience is to take a more authentic approach to his craft in this gore-spattered satire starring David Hess, and inspired by the car... read more read more...eer and filmography of Herschell Gordon Lewis. When the director goes on a murderous rampage and begins using real body parts as props for his latest flick, intrepid reporter April Carson (Sasha Grey) teams with seasoned detective Isaac Beaumonde (Jesse Buck) to stop the slaughter before the film is finished. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Unrated, 1 hr. 26 min.

Directed by: Lee Demarbre

Release Date: July 18, 2009

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DVD Release Date: August 31, 2009

Stats: 88 reviews

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  • April 22, 2011
    An incompetent horror director discovers he can make realistic gore effects by killing his co-workers and using their severed body parts as special effects. This slasher spoof tribute to Herschel Gordon Lewis (who has a cameo) has a few moments of inspiration but is mostly predi... read morectable and low on laughs.
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    January 25, 2014
    This homage to the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis (it even features him in cameos) starring David Hess (Last House on the Left) and former porn star Sasha Grey never quite manages to develop enough gore and craziness to fully capture the attention of a fan of such films. Instead... read more, it plods along without ever developing anything original to remember.
  • April 20, 2010
    This movie is just completely awful.Avoid this piece of trash at all costs.I like Sasha Grey but she really does need to stick to porn.That's what she does best.
  • March 24, 2010
    Obviously the only reason you would watch this is Sasha Grey. I get that it's a B movie and is supposed to be silly, campy etc. But I can think of a better way to spend 85 minutes with Sasha Grey.
  • March 23, 2010
    Smash Cut starts off being introduced by Hershel Gordon Lewis, and from then on, it is an amazing homage to the goremaster, done just as he would have done it. The music sounds like it was taken right out of his movies. The gore looks incredibly fake at times, and sometime all to... read moreo real... but there is a lot of it! Sasha Grey is hot and sometimes a good actor, she should do more films and less porno. David Hess's return to the exploitation/gore genre was well needed and it makes me (and probably most other horror fans) very comfortable to see Hess and Berryman on the screen again. Recommended for all horror/gore fans who love Gordon Lewis or early exploitation. Not recommended for people who don't like digital video quality or cheap looking movies.
  • October 13, 2009
    Very enjoyable shlock flick with a good performance from Hess and Michael Berryman in a terrible, terrible wig. It has Sasha Grey performing Hamlet holding a severed head. Yeah, that's the kind of party you're in for..

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Anton Bitel
December 1, 2010
Anton Bitel, Little White Lies

Demabre's self-conscious focus on the z-grade end of the film industry is never quite enough to immunise his film against its own inadequacies. Full Review

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