First the disclaimer. If you are easily offended, faint of heart, prudish or my mother, you'll probably want to take this opportunity to turn around right now. Those of you brave enough to stick around are welcome to take a look at my previous report on Astaroth Entertainment aka Erotic Horror and their line of death fetish films here. Recently, Astaroth was kind enough to send over a few more of their specialized flicks for The Monsters to check out, boy do I feel dirty now. These vids are not for everyone, they're specialized entertainment satisfying the booming niche market interested in fantasy death scenarios. Astaroth has provided The Monsters with quite a few hours worth of questionable entertainment, whether it's their true gore series Faces of Gore or their original erotic horror flick, The Necro Files, these guys provide the public with a level of sicko entertainment with lots o' flair. Let's dig into the death vids, last chance to walk away...is now.
First up on the list is Snuff Auditions. Two nubile young ladies are brought in to read for a new low budget horror flick, or are they? The first young lady willingly strips, takes a bath and engages in some oral with the "producer." This is the only bit of footage that could be considered hard-core in any of these films. Once the young lady is finished and she turns down a proposition for some quick sex, the "producer" slashes her throat, the bathtub now filled with her blood. The second young lady isn't so cooperative, therefore she's strangled almost immediately. Once unconscious she's poked, prodded, stripped and sexually humiliated. Also included with this selection are trailers for a few other Astaroth offerings. Both young ladies are cute, I'm not going to deny that. They're also both pretty terrible actresses...well, that's not entirely true. The moments in which they are being pre-interviewed are pretty convincing...it's the strangulation and throat slashings that aren't. Ironic that I believed the first young lady was truly enjoying performing oral sex on a stranger than I did that she was getting her throat slit. All of this being said, Snuff Auditions features 2 very cute young ladies engaging in some really questionable material, but at the same time is the least effective/believable of the bunch.
Next up is Stalked and Raped Vol. 2 The Raping of a French Girl. This would be the follow up to the ever so popular Stalked and Raped Vol. 1 which featured the ever so lovely Amber Thirteen. Unfortunately, no Amber is seen here, though we've got a sexy young French starlet who's, you guessed it, stalked and then raped. Once again we fall into familiar territory as the young lady is stripped and raped, and then tied up and humiliated by a brute of a janitor. In the end (and I don't feel I'm giving anything away by telling you this) she's given a glimmer of hope that she'll be let go, but no such luck as a slit throat is once again the grande finale. Definitely more believable than Snuff Auditions, Stalked and Raped Vol. 2 is very naughty and oh so very wrong. You'll definitely feel dirty after this one, as you will after the following two flicks we examine. Trailers are also present here as well.
Next up are 2 volumes from the series Nazi Torture Dungeon. In this delightful little scenario, 2 young ladies from each volume are once again stripped and humiliated by a Nazi commandant. Both of these features include trailers and the same behind the scenes segment while Volume 2 also includes a short subject in which the lovely Taylor St. Clare turns the tables on her attackers having her moment to shine. Of course this wouldn't be a work of Erotic Horror if it didn't end with St Clare having her throat slit, whew! The Torture Dungeon flicks have the most cinematic feel with costumes and a set that resembles that of a vintage prison cell. Obviously these scenarios are even more offensive on quite a few levels, so remember that... you've been warned.
While these shorts lack a certain amount of social commentary that I usually look for in my death fetish films...just kidding. The one constant is how the "attacker" likes to "re-position" his victims after their death. There is a lot of posing going on here once our victims are either killed or unconscious. You'd think that the folks behind these films would be social misfits unable to interact on an acceptable level, oddly enough it appears to be quite the contrary. The vibe in each of the behind the scenes segments on set seems to be that of a very low key and fun atmosphere, weird considering the subject matter at hand. Fullfilling the death fetish niche market has never been such a joy apparently.
Each of these flicks is presented on a DVDR with menus. The quality is quite high, it seems as if a lot of effort was put into each of these. Well lit, and smartly edited, these aren't hack jobs (pardon the pun). The fact is that there is a huge market out there for this sort of thing, and while not exactly my own cup of tea, Astaroth's Erotic Horror site is recommended for those who are indeed willing and interested.
I'm gonna close with the same paragraph I used to put a cap on my first report. It's plain and simple here folks - Astaroth Entertainment is serving a niche market and from what I can tell, is serving it quite well. The subject matter is what it is and if it's not your thing, so be it. However, if you're a fan of fantasy death or looking for a starting point then your ticket may just be with Astaroth Entertainment and their line of Erotic Horror fetish vids (www.erotichorror.com) ADULTS ONLY!!