CUT! (2014)


Starring: David Banks, Dahlia Salem, Sam Scarber, Chris Moir, David Rountree, Gabrielle Stone, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, William McNamara, Allen Maldonado, Rosie Garcia

Plot: Nothing is as it seems as an ex-con and aspirant filmmaker set out to manufacture a horror film by scaring real people; however, when it goes too far and someone actually dies, the pair decide that killing for real on film is the way to make a truly terrifying movie.

My Review and Thoughts:

Twisted tale and most of all a horror induced thrill ride. Concept of a thriller/mystery yet mixed as a dark deep horror. The skill of writing behind this feature is a golden reality few films know how to achieve this day and age. This film gave a darker toned story that lingers on your mind. To best describe this movie, it's like the thick plots of an Alfred Hitchcock movie meet the reality of Ted Bundy with a massive splash of fresh murder, horror movie slasher style. The film is made of the uniqueness and originality of a twisted and brilliant imagination.

CUT! was an amazing adrenaline thriller of a watch. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. It's a deep and very psychological trip into the inner recesses of the dark mind and twisted soul of humanity.

This is one of those films that make you think and gives you an experience of a tight unrelenting horror thriller that never lets up and only lingers long after it’s over. I think three things bring this film out in memorable reality, 1. The atmosphere is believable, dark and tense, 2. The acting is absolutely brilliant in many ways, leaves you very impressed, 3. The direction by David Rountree needs to be hailed as truly something that needs and should be remembered and talked about. There are so many pluses to this film, at times the tight tension filled moments but most of all the twists and turns that smack the watcher across the face and spins you into a Linda Blair 360 in all its surprises and twists.

Truly a film that stands out above and beyond so many films coming out. I really love when a movie comes along and gives me what I want, what I need and what the film world should have. Wonderful cast and equally unique characters they create. Starring the wonderful David Banks as the character Lane Hayes. Banks is amazing and much underrated actor and his skill shows in this film. Starring the beautiful and stunning Dahlia Salem as character Chloe Jo. She is always gifted in her performances. Also starring Chris Moir who knows his character and owns his character.  The director David Rountree who is also the co-writer along with fellow star of the show David Banks appears in the film as character Travis Simon. This is a wonderful scripted plot written by Banks and Rountree. It’s a tale that needed to be told and was created in a horror mystery with a deep and thick emotional reality that lingers on the viewer as they watch and also when the film ends.

I do have to mention there is a nice part for a horror old school icon non-other than Suze Lanier-Bramlett which was just priceless to see. All you diehard horror fans and spook buffs will know her from Wes Craven’s unrelenting old-school nightmare horror royalty in 1977’s The Hill Have Eyes and even the horrendous craptastic sequel 1984’s The Hills Have Eyes Part 2. Loved seeing her. Also this has in my viewpoint a wonderful actor who never gets the limelight he deserves. I have always felt he was a true star and is a true gifted actor. William McNamara who is an acting veteran to the craft of performing. Been acting since the late 80’s starring in some great films both small and large parts, one in particular Dario Argento’s brilliant 1987’s Opera. I first noticed his talent in the 1992 TV movie Doing Time on Maple Drive playing a serious part alongside one of comedian Jim Carrey's serious parts. I think I will always remember him as the character of Peter Foley in 1995’s Copycat. I also have to mention another gifted actor, a veteran and character or side line actor the wonderful Sam Scarber. He has been acting since the start of the 80’s and is a true performer and someone that always stands out.  The small parts or cameos are just another plus to this solid film. CUT! is something to remember.

This won many awards at The Indie Fest. Including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Award of Merit for Audio. That is something that should be spoken about and that’s the flawless technical side of this film, great audio and wonderful soundtrack. The music department and performers get a huge thumbs up, Mark McDiffett, Jon Pileggi, Christina Horgan, stands out as perfect. Loved the makeup and special effects department. Very real. The whole sound department needs accolades for it helped create a tense ride.  

This movie satisfies and creates a lasting impression. I highly recommend and was thoroughly entertained. 


Hitting Theaters Friday the 13th 2015. This Friday.