Magnificent World of Dave K, The – Chvad SB “GUT” (2016)

Gut (2012) film/Bluray thoughts… This choice for my COEURS NOIRS closer might be confusing to some, as it it always promoted as a horror film. The truth is Gut, directed by Elias is a psychological horror/neo-noir. One of my favorite indie films in years, Gut recently had it’s Bluray debut and I wanted to give […]

Ayla Entry 01: Way ahead of the game.

I kept a running blog during the last feature long score I composed for GUT and so I figured I’d do the same here. I like the idea of sharing thoughts along the way and whatever issues I end up dealing with while trying to create something meaningful and effective for a film.

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Martyrcycle, The – Chvad SB “Gut” (2014)

I’ll just start this out by stating the obvious: sometimes I lag. I can get so caught up in the day to day activities of being married, having kids and just being a badass, that sometimes things can unfortunately be put on the backburner, without me realizing it. Such was the case with Elias Ganster’s […]

Filmscope – Chvad SB “GUT (2013)

Gut hits you exactly where the title says so – smack bang right in the midriff. This unnerving low budget psychological horror, directed by Elias , details the breakdown of a friendship between two men that leads them into a very dark place.

Tom (Jason Vail) is married to Lily and father of young […]

Film Threat – Chvad “GUT” (2013)

The killing starts early in Gut, but it will take a while for the viewer to figure out just what’s going on…. but that’s the creepy fun here. Just out on DVD and most streaming sites after a year at various horror film festivals (including DC’s own Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival last October), […]

Cinematic Shocks – Chvad SB “GUT” 2012

INDIE SHOCKS: Gut (2012)

‘Gut’ opens with a sudden act of violence with a murder being committed. We hear the diegetic sound of difficult breathing and choking as someone’s life slips away from them playing over the opening credits against a black background. Fading in to a close-up shot, we see a man with blood […]

icareviews – Chvad SB “GUT” (2013)

Gut is a study of two friends, nondescript Tom (Jason Vail) and nerdy Dan (Nicholas Wilder), who have known each other from adolescence and now work together in stultifying office jobs. Tom has graduated to conventional domesticity, with an attractive wife (Sarah Schoofs) and child, while Dan appears to be charmingly stuck in goofy immaturity, […]

Fangoria – Chvad SB “GUT” (2013)

365 Horror Films – Chvad SB “GUT” (2013)

So by now you’ve probably heard us make mention of it here previously, or read about it on the net, but the most recent Horror Hound Weekend (Cincinatti March) was an absolute madhouse. This is not us complaining, we were thrilled to see such a great turn out for a convention that deserves it, but […]

Basement Rejects – Chvad SB “GUT” (2012)

Long-time friends Tom (Jason Vail) and Dan (Nicholas Wilder) find they are growing apart. When Dan finds a snuff film of a man cutting into the stomach of a woman, both find themselves fascinated with it. When they start to get more films from the same “director”, the films become personal when a waitress they […]

Eat Horror – Chvad SB “GUT” (2012)

GutReleased – 2012Genre – Horror, ThrillerDirector – EliasStarring – Jason Vail, Nicholas Wilder, Sarah Schoofs, Angie Bullaro

Tom seems to be in a rut and he looks tightly wound enough to go postal at the drop of a hat. His best friend from childhood, the geeky Dan, shows him a kind of snuff film […]

Horror News – Chvad SB “GUT” (2012)

SYNOPSIS:Family man Tom has seen something he can’t forget, a mysterious video with an ugly secret that soon spreads into his daily life and threatens to dismantle everything around him

REVIEW:“Gut”, the second feature film from director Elias, offers a complex look into the queasy voyeurism of gonzo splatter cinema, nestled snug in an expressionist […]

I Like Horror Movies – Chvad SB “GUT” (2012)

Tom’s life begins to spiral out of control when his buddy Dan brings home a suspicious snuff tape that he found online. Will the two be able to break away from their sick obsessions before they are tempted to turn a dark fantasy into reality? So begins GUT, a tightly-drawn psychological thriller that overcomes its […]

Movie Rewind – Chvad SB “GUT” (2012)

Gut What’s in YOUR mailbox?

Main Cast: Jason Vail, Nicholas Wilder, Sarah Schoofs

Director: Elias

I have to admit that I’m a little wary of horror movies – especially those produced outside the mainstream. Somehow, Gut Postermy presumption has always been that they’re going to be excessively gory or voyeuristic or sadistic […]

Terror Hook – Chvad SB “GUT” (2012)

PLOTSomething is missing in Tom’s life. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around him. His best friend Dan thinks he has the answer, a mysterious video he’s got to see to believe. What Dan shows him leaves Tom unsettled, flooding his mind with disturbing images and desires, and binding […]

Underrated Movies – Chvad SB “GUT” (2012)

‘Gut’ is a Psychological Horror movie directed by Elias, who directed the fairly well-known (for a low budget movie) LovecraCked! The Movie. Gut is screened on film festivals all over the world and is planned to be released Oct 26th in New York and other places.

The movie starts with one guy probably choking […]

Variety – Chvad SB “GUT” (2012)

A psychological thriller requires some psychology as well as thrills, two things almost entirely absent from “Gut.” Its title isn’t the only terse thing about this monotonous quasi-horror tale, which aims for a minimalist intensity by providing precious little character detailing or location color. But those deprivations only make this an unusually dull, suspenseless movie […]

Tha Lady Blogga Says… – Chvad SB “GUT” (2012)

The mood of the music affects the watcher in a subtle unconscious way.

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Enigmatic ‘Gut’ Trailer is Vague Yet Intriguing | Film Sponge | Absorbing News from Across the Film Community

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GUT: Creating a Feature Score. Entry 03: Two Steps Back or Is He Dead?

Writing music for me is a very isolated process. I think better when alone in the studio and I’m far more comfortable making mistakes without others around to witness them. I like the dark studio with only the dim glow of my computer monitor lighting the room and a clutter of cables and gear surrounding […]

GUT: Creating a Feature Score. Entry 01: The scene.

A good while ago my close friend Elias announced he’d be shooting a feature. I’ve been creating music for this guy ever since we started shooting stuff on VHS way back in 1993 so when he decided to shoot a feature length film the decision to do the music was a no-brainer. This blog is […]