snuff film

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snuff film

A film that shows the actual murder or death of a person. Although snuff films are illegal, they are still widely circulated on the black market. The death scenes were so realistic that the director and producers were actually arrested at one point for making a snuff film.
See also: film, snuff

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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Tom Ammiano, a district board member, said: "Whatever the intention, you can't help but think of a snuff film."
Usually, it is the spectator's reaction to the sight of a snuff film that is examined more than the content of the film itself.
Man Bites Dog goes deeper than Henry in examining the role of the viewer in relation to the on-screen horrors by making the entire picture a snuff film or, in Julian Petley's words, a "snuff satire" (209).
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.