Mar 18, 2008

Amateur Porn Star Killer 2 (Snuff Version)


APSK 2 (Snuff Version) is the blander, bastard child of the film version intended for audience’s eyes. This goes to show, that this is the runt of the litter. Just because it is boring, void of a soundtrack besides the young man’s charisma and her cock-teasing ways, doesn’t mean this is a tacky entry.

This film does what the original August Underground did, sans several butchered bodies and a horrible outdoor punching scene. What stands out is the personality emitting from the characters. Real chemistry is going on. The violence in this film doesn’t go over-the-top, which makes me respect these even more. As I recall, director Shane Ryan doesn’t even enjoy these types of films, which goes to show his lack of influences. This can only help his film path.

This version is tedious, but it is without the misplaced color scopes and annoying title cards labeling the victims as if it were some game show. The only reason gripe I have this version is the way the “found tape” is edited. Events that have happened are all out of chronological order, and if they aren’t, that only means they were in the film version.

Despite being slow moving, this is the brutal and unflinching version. Expect cruder blowjobs, longer chokes, and his forced psychosexual temptations to eventually transgress onto her. Brandon is a pretty realistic role for Shane Ryan. I can see pent up aggression in his eyes. When he becomes this character, it does seem to overtake him. APSK 2 is a portrait of a perhaps soulless killer whose motives are unknown.

To say that these films are microbudget would be a severe understatement. This film was made for 2O dollars and the first, 45 dollars. The snuff version is less rewarding from the film version, but it is still a damn good watch and effort from an independent director. I wonder how much this film was made for? Whatever the budget was, Terry Hawkins would be proud. Not everyone can do it as amazingly as he can.


-mAQ

1 comment:

GG said...

The first two were interesting, but the third was... all kinds of terrible.