Favorite film about snuff

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What's your favorite film involving snuff themes?

Poll closed Nov 13, 2013.
  1. 8mm

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  2. A Serbian Film

    4 vote(s)
    5.8%
  3. August Underground

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Cannibal Holocaust

    12 vote(s)
    17.4%
  5. Faces of Death (series)

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  6. Guinea Pig (series)

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  7. Hardcore

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  8. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    7 vote(s)
    10.1%
  9. Last House on Dead End Street

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  10. Mute Witness

    5 vote(s)
    7.2%
  11. Peeping Tom

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  12. Sinister

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  13. Snuff

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Special Effects

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  15. Tesis

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  16. The Running Man

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  17. My Little Eye

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Video Violence

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  19. Videodrome

    19 vote(s)
    27.5%
  20. Other (specify in thread)...

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  1. MrTransistor1

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    You left out Ilsa, The Wicked Warden and Emanuelle In America. I would have left out The Running Man, it really doesn't have a snuff theme.
     
  2. rhett

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    You know, I've never seen any of the Ilsa movies, so that's my bad. Emanuelle is mostly a skin flick that ends with a pretty effective snuff angle. I thought The Running Man would be a better choice because the idea of killing people on camera for entertainment is the essence of what snuff is all about, even if the film is more of a dystopian action film.
     
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    Voted for Tesis one of the best snuff movies ever! Easily blows Videodrome out of the water like a dead fish.
     
  4. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    Considering that snuff = the intentional murder on camera with the intent to sell, most these films don't even fit.
     
  5. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I'm conflicted. For personal favorite film, disregarding the importance it places on the themes surrounding "snuff": Videodrome. Because I friggin' love that film.

    But my favorite film in its capacity to "deal with" snuff: The Howling. Musically, I know the opening to the film wasn't doing "all it could" to suggest Karen was actually descending into a world of sleaze, but still visually and thematically- this was one hell of an opening to a werewolf film. Or a horror film about repression + trauma triggering a parting with one's memory or identity.
     

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