snuff

A fun and interesting poster made for a pretty crappy movie, "Snuff" doesn't have much going for it except for the buzz surrounding the ending. The whole movie follows a sadistic biker gang around as they kill people on camera. Marketed as if it were an actual snuff film, the notorious "tacked on" ending caused quite a stir in the 70's for featuring a supposedly "real" murder involving a female being butchered by the film crew. The film distributors even hired fake protestors to picket theaters in an effort to play up the snuff film urban legend.

Snuff. It’s a word that brings up some pretty strong emotions. Disgust. Fear. Revulsion. Curiosity. It was because of that last one that I checked out “Snuff: A Documentary about Killing on Camera”. I’ve always been interested in urban legends, and snuff films are one uniquely of our time. Politicians and pastors have held snuff films as being one of the ultimate evils in our society, yet, to date, there’s seemingly never been one recorded case of an actual snuff film surfacing.

Before we get going I just want to go on record as saying this post is in no way an endorsement of Slipknot, their music, or kids who hate their parents because they won't let them stay out past 10 on a school night. However, I feel it's my responsibility as a blogger to bring you this video. If you mute it you get a pretty decent little freak-out that includes Malcolm McDowell, cross dressing and even some nasty cuts. Even Ashley Laurence from "Hellraiser" shows up for some fun. I'm sure most of us can relate. Who hasn't broken into a girl's apartment, dressed up in her clothes and then cut themselves wide open with a broken wine glass. Whatever, don't judge.