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Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera (2008)

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Everyone has heard rumors of this vicious brand of murder cinema, but do snuff films really exist or are they simply a shocking urban legend fueled by decades of rumors and carefully crafted tall tales. In this documentary, director Peter von Stoetzel speaks with Film Historians, Cultural Academics, and FBI Profilers in order to expose the disturbing legend of the so-called "snuff film." The FBI claims that there is no concrete evidence to support the claim that true snuff films have ever been produced. Could the relationships between war, cult films, serial killers, and pornography have somehow melded to create the ultimate movie myth? Von Stoetzel shines some much needed light on the very darkest film mysteries.

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A fairly dull doc that shines absolutely no new light on the urban legend of snuff film. Skippable.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

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½

A decent documentary exploring the myth of snuff film, including an interview with producer Mark L. Rosen who saw a real snuff film while working as a distribution agent in the 70s. Also includes a thorough examination of filming war in the Iraq conflict and its impact on society. Some rare footage from the serial killers Lake and Ng who videotaped their torture sessions. A bit of debunking on the "Faces of Death" series and how this shows the delineation between death film and snuff film. Also cites some infamous exploitation films which simulate snuff. Good introduction to the concept and culture of snuff. "So Fucked Up" Highlight: discussion and clip of the Eugene Armstrong decapitation

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_kelly .King

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