CUT! (2014) Reviews and overview

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‘Taking lives. One scene at a time’

Cut! is a 2014 American horror thriller feature film directed by David Rountree from a screenplay co-written with actor David Banks (Hatchetman; Coffin; Halloween Party).

The movie stars Sam Scarber, Dahlia Salem, David Banks, David Rountree, Gabrielle Stone, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, William McNamara, Chris Moir, Allen Maldonado, Rosie Garcia.


Nothing is as it seems as an ex-con named Lane Hayes (David Banks) and Travis Simon, an aspiring filmmaker (David Rountree), set out to manufacture a horror film by scaring people for real. However, when things get out of hand and someone actually dies, the pair decides that killing on film is the only way to make a truly terrifying movie…


“It might not be the strongest movie of its kind but it is enjoyable for the most part. Most of it sticks to its guns and until the final twist, all of the twists are entertaining and make for great revelations to an already interesting story. It would have been stronger had the final twist been absent or the tonal shift not happened, yet it still kept me invested the entire way through.” Horror News

“At nearly 102 minutes, it’s too long, and I felt it starting to drag very early on. A deliberate pace isn’t always a bad thing, but in this case, it was for me because I just couldn’t connect with anything that was going on. This is largely due to the stupidity of the characters and the baffling idea that they could have at any point believed what they were making could be a commercially viable product.” Life Between Frames

” …it’s a film that plays with genre expectations and twists and turns especially when you least expect it to (just wait for the film’s resolution, despite making total sense it’s a surprise ending if I ever saw one), focuses on characters rather than spectacle (though when it lets loose, it’s quite graphic as well), is carried by performances rather than just depending on a familiar story arc…” Search My Trash




Cut! was released on Friday the 13, 2014, at the Arena Cinema in Hollywood.

Cast and characters:

Sam Scarber … Homeless Man
Dahlia Salem … Chloe Jo
David Banks … Lane Hayes
David Rountree … Travis Simon
Gabrielle Stone … Gabby
Susan Lanier … Susan Lanier (as Suze Lanier-Bramlett)
William McNamara … Bryan Wolff
Chris Moir … Jake Anderson
Allen Maldonado … Francis ‘Jamal’ Jefferson
Rosie Garcia … Christina Calderon

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