SCUM

 
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SCUM
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2002 & 2003
Original Running Time:
88 / 93
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
46 / 53
Time Cut:
42 / 40
Brief Synopsis:
Two movies, two psycho girls, one fanedit.

This fanedit takes two lesser known movies and presents, on one DVD, two short films about two very psychotic females.
Intention:
To create short movies out of two lesser known horror movies starring psycho women.

For American Psycho 2 I removed almost all narration and completely changed the soundtrack to give it a slightly meaner edge. I also removed all references to Patrick Bateman and changed the title to “Rachel”, knowing that this movie was a sequel in name only forced upon the film makers by the producers. The original script was a stand alone horror movie.

For May, I did the opposite and tried to give it an overall lighter feeling by changing the soundtrack to the Viscount’s “Harlem Nights”, as I felt the original movie took itself a little to seriously. This brought it closer in tone to “Rachel”.
Special Thanks:
Special thanks to all who have supported me when I was whining that this would never work. Reave, TMBTM, AvP, Dwight, and L8 in particular.
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Special Features
One deleted scene for each movie, the trailer for the project and a surprise teaser for a project I’ve been working on for a while.
Editing Details:
RACHEL
A girl named Rachel will stand at nothing to become a college professor’s assistant, which could land her a job at the prestigious criminal profiling branch of the FBI.

MAY
A lonely young woman makes increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.

I briefly considered “grindhousing” this fanedit but ultimately decided against it, as they are both relatively recent movies and I figured that the effect would just look added-on and forced. They are definitely grindhouse-inspired, though.
Cuts and Additions:
Since so much was cut out of both movies (about 40 minutes each), I will not include a cut-list. I will simply say that they were edited down to be fast and mean.
Cover art by BlueYoda (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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User reviews

4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.7  (3)
Visual Editing 
 
9.7  (3)
Audio Editing 
 
9.7  (3)
Narrative 
 
9.7  (3)
Enjoyment 
 
10.0  (4)
Overall rating 
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Two lesser known exploitation flicks, merged into an entertaining drive-in twofer. May was more acclaimed - possibly - but Rachel from American 2 is equally memorable. Two polar opposites, yet extremely driven females pursue obsessions. Get out the popcorn with red karo syrup.

Video - Rachel seems to have the heavier cutting, and is completely stronger for it. No annoying subplots, no Shatner buffoonery. Kunis was terrible to begin with, if anything blueyoda’s editing made her more wooden. May is an odder, more creative attempt, though again all secondary characters were lessened for the better. With so much mass cutting, the editing is excellent. Not that you’ll notice, not that you’ll care.

Audio - Solid, nothing untoward here. But! Reading Neglify’s review, I was half hoping for an inspired audio commentary. I suspect that was a trick to lure the unwary into the menacing Chat Room. No subs.

Narrative - Both are fine, surprisingly cohesive. May was the superior film, with better actors and the dark vibe of “the other.” May, I had confused with Kissed (another twisted female film), and I was momentary lost when it started. Rachel, as edited, is breathless. Like hurtling downhill on a runaway roller coaster. Cheap roller coaster.

Enjoyment - Big yes for me! I must confess I preferred the first film, perhaps because it was so gleefully awful and it had more sheer energy. May doubtless has more fans who will nitpick this edit, but Rachel (who is really Rachael!) is an improvement over the original dreck. Still bad, but fun bad.

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(Updated: September 13, 2012)
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Review by Angel - August 28, 2011 @ 3:01 am

*This rating was given before reviews were required*

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These chicks are seriously nuts. And their inner/outer torment is your ticket to some messed-up entertainment. The humor is wicked, and so is the pacing. The original films' fat has been cut away, so to speak, and the rescoring is hipsterly marvelous. If this is BlueYoda's tribute to his past/future/alternate-universe girlfriends, then I'm glad he's survived them.

Be sure to check out the similarly-themed trailer for Amelie. Ain't yo father's, dat for sure.

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(Updated: March 08, 2013)
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10.0

October 28, 2011

Two terrible horror flicks. Two crazy psycho girls. Two hours of pure entertainment.

Never before have such despicable films been presented in such a compelling way. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll suck your own blood.

The best part of all is the real-time chat room commentary BlueYoda will provide to any member of the community while they watch this edit.

10/10

PS. BlueYoda paid me to say all this.

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