Direct 2 Video Dungeon on Gut: "lead actor Jason Vail (who also did a damn good job as John Wilkes Booth in Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies) gave a compelling almost magnetic performance. This guy conveys a laid back easy going guy yet as the story progresses he is able to go to some pretty dark places. Once he views the alleged snuff footage he undergoes an emotional transformation being entirely guilt ridden. As human beings when we witness something tragic happen its natural for each of us to endure a flood of emotions over the course of several hours however watching an actor of this caliber tap into a wide array of those raw feelings (some natural, a majority unnatural) in the span of 90 minutes this is the primary reason to check Gut out, seriously its a real riveting performance on Vail’s part." Full review below...
"So yes, this is very much a movie by The Asylum. But it’s a pretty entertaining one, and Bill Oberst Jr.’s portrayal of Abe Lincoln is top shelf. I’d say that Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies is ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does more good than harm."
"When I first watched Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies last summer I couldn’t believe how thoroughly enjoyable the finished results were. This ranks in as the absolute best Asylum film and I have no problems putting the Direct 2 Video Dungeon seal of approval on this bad boy"
"On the acting front, Jason Vail (Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies) does a terrific job as Tom."
"This character development is part of director Elias’ greatest achievement. If this was not portrayed as well as it has, this low budget psychological thriller would be a completely different affair. Vail plays the moody protagonist well and by the time the quite shocking reveal occurs, his turn from loving family man to brooding psychotic is utterly believable."
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Gut: Gut is a horror film that starts off as a buddy comedy, but turns into a sadistic horror film rather quickly. The film centers around a family man with his wife and daughter, and his best friend whom he works with. One night, he goes over to his friend’s house and they watch a horror film where someone cuts a girl open and places their hand inside her guts. After watching the video, the friend slowly fades into a life of delusions as the family man tries to keep his life on track and protect his family.
Gut works because of the comedy and camaraderie between the two main characters. Their acting comes off smooth and doesn’t seem forced when they laugh at one another’s jokes and humor. When the DVD is finally watched, the actors flip the switch brilliantly as we get to see the decline of the friendship and subsequent fear in the family mans eyes that his friend may be going off the deep end and might try to harm his family. Gut is an enjoyable film that pushes the boundaries between family and friendship that people should check out. It’s currently available on a variety of VOD and digital services.
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About Jason Vail.
I LIKE TO WEAR A LOT OF HATS IN THIS BIZ. ACTOR, CASTING DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER, ACTING COACH, EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING FILM MAKES ME HAPPY.
Also check out Jason's headshot photography:
Valley of the Sasquatch
ABe Vs ZOmbies
Whom God Helps
Best Ribs In Town
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
The Last Policeman