snuff movie

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snuff movie

A film that shows the actual murder or death of a person. Although snuff movies are illegal, they are still widely circulated on the black market.
See also: movie, snuff
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He added: "They included videos and still images, extreme pornographic material referred to as bestiality and also what was described as a snuff movie where the female in question, who was raped, was shot.
A couple end up stranded in an isolated motel, where they realise they've been set up to star in a snuff movie.
Their bitchy banter puts a buzz into the B-movie lines and the fact they've stumbled on a snuff movie operation adds an adult touch to the plot.
Welles (Nicolas Cage) is hired by a wealthy widow to investigate a film found in her dead husband's safe that looks like a snuff movie - a porn film in which a young girl appears to be killed.
THE parents of a teenage girl killed for a snuff movie have accused police of letting her "murderer in the making" slip through the net.