I spent the entire running time of Smash Cut wondering whether the incompetent direction and dreadful script were intentionally bad to create the feel of schlock in this homage or whether the filmmakers really are just inept and am still not sure. One thing is certain; there are better schlock and exploitation movies out there that try to recreate the old grindhouse experience. The director of this film seriously has no talent, I think Uwe Boll could make a better film which is not saying much. After his latest film is panned by critics, and audiences alike- schlocky horror director Abel Whitman (David Hess), promptly goes berserk, and embarks on a killing spree. His reasoning is that he can harvest the organs, and blood from his victims and use them to create realistic gore effects. He proves to be surprisingly adept at getting away with murder, until the suspicious sister (Sasha Grey) of one of his victims, manages to talk her way into becoming his new lead actress. She also happens to be an undercover reporter, working with flamboyant private eye, Issac Beaumonde who's convinced Whitman is not what he seems. Apparently pornstar Sasha Grey doesn't take her clothes off in this, and the film barely has any nudity. The acting from most of the cast was awful especially from David Hess who hasn't been in any memorable roles other than Krug from Last House on The Left. Smash Cut was also quite dull for being a tribute to the films Herschell Gordon Lewis (Color me Blood Red, 2000 Maniacs), who was the king of grindhouse and exploitation cinema of the 60s and 70s, he also has a short cameo in the film, I suggest you watch his films instead at least they were fun unlike Smash Cut.