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Snuff (1975)

X | | Horror | 19 June 1976 (Japan)
A so-called "snuff" movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film.

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Michael Findlay (uncredited), Horacio Fredriksson (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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Uncredited cast:
Margarita Amuchástegui Margarita Amuchástegui ... Angelica (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tina Austin Tina Austin ... Script girl (uncredited)
Ana Carro Ana Carro ... Ana (archive footage) (uncredited)
Brian Cary Brian Cary ... Director (uncredited)
Liliana Fernández Blanco Liliana Fernández Blanco ... Susanna (archive footage) (uncredited)
Michael Findlay ... Detective (archive footage) (uncredited)
Roberta Findlay ... Carmela (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alfredo Iglesias Alfredo Iglesias ... Horst's Father (archive footage) (uncredited)
Enrique Larratelli Enrique Larratelli ... Satan (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mirtha Massa Mirtha Massa ... Terry London (archive footage) (uncredited)
Aldo Mayo Aldo Mayo ... Maximilian 'Max' Marsh (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ginger Snaps Ginger Snaps ... Murdered girl (archive footage) (uncredited)
Clao Villanueva Clao Villanueva ... Horst Frank (archive footage) (uncredited)
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A so-called "snuff" movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film.

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Brace yourself for a film you will never forget... (under the title 'Snuff is My Game') See more »

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Trivia

After years of investigation, there is still no proof that a real snuff movie exists. With this mind, opportunistic producer Alan Shackleton saw the chance to make a quick buck. He took a low budget slasher movie called "The Slaughter", changed its name to "Snuff" and then added a 10 minute epilogue that showed the supposed director of "The Slaughter" completing his film and then attacking one of his assistants, killing and disemboweling her, all the while being surreptitiously filmed by his cameraman. This footage was then passed off as real even though the atrocious acting and sub-par special effects clearly showed that it was fake. Nevertheless, ever the entrepreneur, Shackleton secured a public showing in Times Square, tipped off the police about what was about to be shown and assembled a small group of "protesters". The stunt worked. "Snuff" made over $300,000 in the space of three weeks. See more »

Goofs

The dubbing does not match throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Max Marsh: Miss Terri London is an actress and she'll do anything to give a good performance!
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Alternate Versions

A limited edition, numbered Blue Underground Region 0 DVD was available. Playing with the 'cheapness' motif of the film the case is made to look like a brown paper bag. There are also no menus, no chapter stops and no special features. This version is uncut. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2020) See more »

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Categorically the worst viewing experience I can recall
8 May 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

It may come as a surprise to learn that my DVD of "Snuff" is the most played disc in my collection. I must add that this isn't down to the film's playability. No, the reason why this DVD was played night after night was its amazing sleep-inducing properties. It took me at least 4 or 5 attempts to finally finish this movie. "Snuff" is as bad as the reviews say. In fact, it's worse.

Despite some interesting ingredients (a bevy of beautiful women, a seventies' soundtrack with an interesting Steppenwolf-like quality, a splattering of blood and gore, exotic settings, etc.), the film manages to be way beyond the realms of enjoyment.

The last 5 minutes that gave this film its notoriety can be caught on documentaries such as UK Channel 4's "The Dark Side of Porn - Does Snuff Exist?" Even if you're a completist, save your money. This film just isn't worth the outlay.

Dire. 1 out of 10.


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Release Date:

19 June 1976 (Japan) See more »

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