snuff film


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snuff film

n. a film that records an actual death or killing. Some of these snuff films have a loyal following of real sickies.
See also: film, snuff
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And we, the readers/spectators, are there for the show "You love that filthy shit," the Cutter chides her doctor, in a chilly reference to his snuff film vice.
Whether you want those qualities in a movie about a motel where snuff films are made is the question.
The first one, Snuff, released in 1976, actively sought to create scandal by its aggressive marketing (see Scott Aaron Stine: "The Snuff Film.
AN online paedophile had a snuff film showing the rape and murder of a mother and her infant child in his collection of sickening images.
During the trial, his defence lawyer said someone else attacked her for warning Chartres-Abbot he was going to be killed in a snuff film.
Better that they be remembered for their real lives and deeds than for this manipulative snuff film.
What the critics said: `` `Saw' has art-house ambitions, but it's nothing but a glorified snuff film.
Tom Ammiano, a district board member, said: "Whatever the intention, you can't help but think of a snuff film.
I will then be in a better position to discuss the picture in relation to snuff film mythology--undoubtedly the most extreme case of "cinematic realism" in the horror genre.
And I fervently wish, for the sake of Pearl's widow, Mariane, and his two-week-old baby son, Adam, and all of the rest of his surviving family and friends, that the ghastly snuff film didn't exist.
Is the snuff film a "horrible aberration" (224), as much popular media and the occasional police investigator would have us believe?
Despite a few false notes concerning a snuff film ring and a moralizing female pimp, Pera is remarkably adept at pulling it all together, producing a work of gritty lyricism and disturbing intensity.
The case is the first time police have found direct evidence of a snuff film.
We know because it's documented in Michael Moore's snuff film, ``Fahrenheit 911.
While "viewing" a tape of a snuff film as a component of her thesis research on violence in the media, Angela deliberately reduces the contrast on her television to zero, hence eliminating any trace of image on the monitor.