Pieces of Talent (2014)

Pieces Of Talent
Directed By: Joe Stauffer

Set in the small coastal town of Bright Leaf, North Carolina, “Pieces of Talent” centers around Charlotte, a disillusioned aspiring actress working a night job as a cocktail waitress in order to make ends meet. Charlotte catches a break when seemingly chance circumstances put her in contact with a local filmmaker, David Long. David and Charlotte form a quick friendship that leads to Charlotte landing the starring role in David’s newest project. David quickly becomes obsessed with Charlotte and begins building his bloody masterpiece by killing members of the community. He films each encounter with the ultimate goal of filming Charlotte as his final installment. David is a happily obsessed individual willing to do whatever it takes to make “true art”. He utilizes his charm and skills to make something dark and deranged seem utterly beautiful and loving.


“…an intelligently and cleverly written piece about obsession and revenge…”

“Just perfect. Pulsating and twisted insanity coming alive in front of my eyes. I was mesmerized.”

“…an undeniably creepy, unnerving, and terrifying dissection of one man’s sick, twisted obsession…”

“…leads you into an unsettling sense of safety…before it artistically invades and conquers…”

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“Headless” Facebook Crowd Funding Campaign

“Headless” Facebook Crowd Funding Campaign.

Below is a link for Video On Demand which all proceeds will go towards the funding of the film “Headless” by Director Arthur Cullipher and Co-Producer Scott Schirmer of “Found.“. This campaign will run through August 3rd 2014.


For a $5.50 crowd funding donation your perk will be to view the following films together as 1 Video On Demand on a rental basis of 48 hours:

1. The 3 minute 30 second preview of the short form film version of “Headless” which will be available as a special feature on the North American DVD release of Found on September 23rd 2014.

Written & Directed By: Arthur Cullipher and Kirk Chastain
Cast: Marv Blauvelt, Emily Johnson, David F.W. Pruett
Runtime: 31 minutes

A surgical fetish doctor, obsessed with cutting off the vulvae of women and sewing them on their faces, meets his fate through the conspiratorial workings of a brothel proprietor, a prostitute and the Goddess of a strange religion.

3.House Of Hope
Directed by Scott Schirmer
Cast: Cassandra Leplant, Tyler Andrews, Nicole Bruce. Nathan Stranger, Kirk Chastain
Runtime: 60 Minutes

A young pregnant couple go into labor while driving through the countryside. They stop at the first house they find, entering into a harrowing experience they may not survive. Kidnapped and tortured by a reclusive woman determined to purify their souls, the couple soon realize their only chance of escape lies with the zealot’s young brother, a boy who has never seen the world outside the House of Hope.

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MrParka reviews “Joe Vampire”

THE SLEAZE BOX brings to you this epic vampire tale to DVD! Directed by Sean Donohue (Die Die Delta Pi) and Mike Niche. Starring Mike Christopher (George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead), Erin Nicole Cline (Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum), Rue Goregrinder (Amerikan Holokaust), Ashley Lynn Caputo and Krystal “Pixie” Adams (Naughty, Dirty, Nasty and $kumbagz), also featuring Krista Grotte and Joel D. Wynkoop (Herschell Gordon Lewis’s The Uh-Oh! Show)

A Life he never asked for, A Curse he didn’t want. When a Civil War soldier is left to die after being attacked by a Vampire, he’s given
a choice, Turn or be killed. Now, after decades of being undead, Joe finally has something to live for when he crosses paths with a beautiful woman who is fascinated with his life. But when an old foe returns, will Joe be able to protect the one he loves, or watch as he looses all he’s grown to care about, once again….

Tanner Toobach reviews “Dawna The Dead”

Dawna The Dead (2008)

Director: Laume Conroy
Cast: Zoe Matthews, Aiden Starr, Gwen Fox

Dawna is obsessed with her dead boyfriend who is buried in the Eveningside cemetery. One night while visiting his grave something strange happens. The dead have risen from their graves and they want to do far worse than just eat her flesh. Dawna the Dead is a controversial Sex and gore nightmare that is not for the squeamish or the easily offended. Prepare to be shocked, Offended, horrified and repulsed by every frame… remember, you have been warned

MrRamone420 reviews “My Name is A by Anonymous”

My Name is A by Anonymous (2011)
Director: Shane Ryan
Cast: Katie Marsh, Demi Baumann, Alex Damiano
Synopsis: Inspired by true events. A nine year old girl disappears and is later found murdered. The movie exploits the events leading up to the death of the girl, why did it happen? What lies beneath? Was the parenting of the young perpetrators to blame or was it their need to be seen. Are they even an invention of the imagination and not real?

Ehren Williams review of “Dead Nude Girls”

Modern Roughie. That was the term Mr. Parka used in his video review of Ryan Nicholson’s new sleaze flick Dead Nude Girls that initially piqued my interest in it. Roughie. That is a term notorious in the annals of exploitation film fandom, a realm that few fans venture into. Since the 1960′s the least reputable subset of exploitation has always had it’s fans and been popular, from the Olga films, to the films of the Findlays, Cresse, Campa and onward.

In the 1970′s through the early-1980′s the roughie ended up being a subgenre of the porn world as well as the trash film world, and this era gave us some of the most notorious examples. Films like Forced Entry and The Taming of Rebecca pushed the envelope and about every button imaginable, and they sure as hell weren’t the only ones.

In the late 80′s through today, the Japanese have carried the roughie torch. The Guinea Pig series, Merzbow’s Seppuku series, and notorious smutty splatterfests like Mu Zan E and Niku Daruma are definitely heirs to the roughie throne in numerous ways.

Now, what does this admittedly rudimentary incomplete history of roughie films have to do with Ryan Nicholson’s new flick? Yeah, there’s a history and some examples, but what IS a roughie, anyway?

A roughie is a type of exploitation flick that was born in the pre-porn days of the 1960′s. Graphic sex, even graphic implied sex, was a big no-no in this time period while nudity was still permissible on the grindhouse and drive-in circuit. Nudity was the selling point back then, but there had to be a narrative to package it in. Some went the nudist camp route, ho-hum. Some went the nudie cutie route and punctuated their nude sequences with comedy, but after a bit few ended up being funny. The bravest and/or sickest of the exploiteers went the roughie route; they capped their softcore scenes with violence. Sometimes graphic violence, and sometimes graphic sexual violence. This was the classic, archetypal 1960′s template of a roughie but it morphed over time, taking on a flavor reflective of their era but at their core they were all films where sexuality was as woven into every frame as violence was.

Ryan Nicholson’s Dead Nude Girls is in every way a continuation of this tradition, with more than a passing resemblance to it’s 1960′s counterparts…


Tanner Toobach reviews “7th Day”

7th Day (2012)

A pervert, murderer, and hopeless romantic, Allen Dean is on a 7-day journey to discovery his real true love. He is torn between Denise the waitress, who he believes he loves, and his first true love, murder.

Director: Jason M. Koch
Cast: Chaka Balamani, Helenmary Ball, Alex Barone

Two short films from the filmmakers behind the upcoming ‘Headless’

The following was posted by Splat Taroo of ExtemeHorrorCinema.com

Title: Come / House of Hope
Director: Arthur Cullipher & Kirk Chastain / Come (2009) ~ Scott Schirmer / House of Hope (2010)
Writer(s): Kirk Chastain, Come (2009) ~ Scott Schirmer, House of Hope (2010)
Cast: Come (2009) Heather Adams, Greg Bailey, Shane Beasley…/ House of Hope (2010) Cassandra LePlant, Tyler Andrews, Nicole Bruce, Nathan Stanger, Kirk Chastain
Genre(s): Horror
Release Date: 2009 / 2010

Both of these films can be viewed at: http://headless.beneaththeunderground.com/
At the time of this review filmmakers Arthur Cullipher and Scott Schirmer, the guys behind Found (2012) have a fundraiser going to make the feature length film of the film within a film, Headless. A lot of people loved these segments of Found so it was only natural for this to happen!

In conjunction with Extreme Horror Cinema and two private groups on Facebook, Lair of Terror and Horror DVD & BD Collectors, Beneath The Underground is renting out online two short films created earlier in the above-mentioned filmmaker’s respective careers in order to assist in raising funds for the Headless feature length slasher film.

First up the viewer gets to experience the teaser of the upcoming short film release of Headless which will be a part of the forthcoming DVD release of Found (2012) on September the 23rd. Then we get Arthur Cullipher’s 2010 short film Come, lastly Scott Schirmer’s House of Hope short film.

Founder of Beneath the Underground Nick DeCarlo Jr was gracious enough to share with me the link to make the following review of each short film possible, so a big thanks!

Now let’s get started…


Before we get our two short films to our eyes greats the teaser for the upcoming release of the short film version of HEADLESS!

Our slasher serial killer with a penchant for necrophilia is seen wondering into his lair clutching a bowling bag; walking through the factory past bound by gaffer tape women who look on in fright. Finally he stops looking down from above on one soon to be victim, reaching into his bag he pulls out his mask and puts it on. Film title Headless appears including the date in small stating 1979!

What can I say; it got my juices flowing to want to see more, needless to state it would do the same for any of you reading this! This runs like a trailer on an VHS tape just like in the old days when you picked something up at the video shop and perfect for what follows!

First off is Come (2009)

A doctor with a surgical fetish visits a den of debauchery to pick up a diabolic package to sate his disturbing desire!

What un-folds is more than just the desires of one deranged man!

Come (2009) is the short film by filmmakers Arthur Cullipher and Kirk Chastain.

Arthur Cullipher was the Special Effects Director and Associate Producer for Found (2012). So naturally why Come is in this bundle of two short films of horror insanity!

What came to mind while viewing this was the feeling of entering a dark world in a similar vein to Hellraiser, not in look and texture but feel. That our lead was making a purchase that will open up the gates of a dark realm. But along with this what kept coming to mind were the visions from Russian Underground cult filmmaker Andrey Iskanov. Of visions of cunt faced women, creatures of a dark realm and of sexual gratification.

Loved the dark look of Come (2009), it was perfect in fact. Of entering into a underground world catering for the sexual fetish of its clients and the sense there is more it.

As stated Arthur Cullipher is the Special Effects Director of Found and the director of the upcoming Headless feature so naturally…there is special effects! Practical effects thank God and done very well too! Cunt faced women, a creature which is the seed for more of its kind and of what I am saw as a dark god at the climax of Come! For a film of fetish and diabolic plans there is a lot of sexual innuendo in this, which is obviously fitting!

My excursion into Come (2009) was something I found quite enjoyable. It sets out to bring this dark disturbing experience for us the viewer and succeeds!
Now onto our second short film…

House of Hope (2010)

A couple, a pregnant woman and her man, are driving along a country road when she gets labor pains. Its two weeks early and there is a panic. Stopping the care a house is spied nearby, wanting to get help or at the least use the phone to call for an ambulance the man sets off.

Unfortunately for them and their unborn baby they went to the wrong house!

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the review and many thanks to Splat !

American Guinea Pig first look…

Per Stephen Biro of Unearthed Films “Principal photography on the first American Guinea Pig is finished. We have one day left of shooting.”

Founder of Unearthed Films Stephen Biro will be making his directorial debut along with Marcus Koch on EFX and Jim VanBebber filming. The group of horror veterans plan to bring the pain back to the Guinea Pig franchise in a BIG way.

Below is the snapshot that was offered up and from what we can see it looks like American Guinea Pig might be TWICE the fun.


The original Guinea Pig films are a series of seven controversial Japanese gore-slasher horror films from the 1980-90s. The series achieved global notoriety mostly for the first two films as the producer needed to prove that nobody was actually hurt or murdered.

5 Reviewers -VS- 1 Film: “Found.”

Beneath The Underground proudly presents:


Director Scott Schirmer has given many a fan nightmares with his 2012 independent release of “Found” which chronicles a horror-obsessed boy named Marty (played by Gavin Brown) who discovers his older brother Steve (played by Ethan Philbeck) is a serial killer.

Now the table gets turned on Director Schirmer as he, his film, and cast face the nightmare known as 5 Reviewers -VS – 1 Film.

The review staff of Beneath The Underground including Dave “MrParka“, Fangirl Sarah, Chris “MrRamone420“, Tanner Toobach, and Nick Gootee rip, cut, slice, and tear into Found for your viewing enjoyment. What will be left of Found when these reviewers get the hands wrapped around it? Watch the reviews below to find out…

Dave “MrParka” Parker’s review:

Tanner Toobach’s review: (CONTAINES LOTS OF SPOILERS)

Fangirl Sarah’s review:

Chris “MrRamone420″ Leppert’s review:

 Nick Gootee’s review:


Found” is available for pre-order in the U.S. by clicking HERE. A release date of September 23rd 2014 has been announced.

“Found” is also available for pre-order in the U.K. by clicking HERE. The UK release date is slated for October 13th 2014.