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Snuff-Movie (2005)

R | | Horror | 27 August 2005 (UK)
Boris Arkadin is a horror film maker. His pregnant wife was brutally murdered by a Manson-like gang of hippy psychopaths during the 1960s. He becomes a virtual recluse - until years later ... See full summary »

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Boris Arkadin / Mr. Maezel
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Mary Arkardin / Wendy Jones
Teri Harrison ...
Pamela / Angie
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Justin / Andy / Freddy / Peter
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Sandy / X / Janice
Hugo Myatt ...
Dr. Culpepper / Leon Bank / Desk Sergeant
Tedy Necula ...
Marco Arkadin (as Teodor Necula)
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James / Jack
Sharif Rosales-Webb ...
Hugo / Matt Drazin (as Sharif)
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constable Fred
Catalina Harabagiu ...
Laura / Youth
Viorica Voda ...
Karin / Teeth
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Wet Nurse
Roxana Andronescu ...
Midwife
Andrei Ionescu ...
Inquisitor
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Boris Arkadin is a horror film maker. His pregnant wife was brutally murdered by a Manson-like gang of hippy psychopaths during the 1960s. He becomes a virtual recluse - until years later he directs his own snuff inspired movies. He invites actors to take part in an audition at his country manor house - blurring the lines of what is real and what is fiction. Written by Alex L

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, bloody violence and gore, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Cenas de Horror - No Limite da Realidade  »

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The walls of the mansion where much of the film takes place are decorated with posters of Boris Arkadian's fictitious films 'Premature Burial' (the clip seen at the beginning of the film), 'Pit of Death,' 'Bedlam' and 'The Embalmer.' The credits shown on the posters include not only many members of the crew, but also John Malkovich and Steven Berkoff, both of who were considered for the role of Boris Arkadin. See more »

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Featured in The Dark Side of Porn: Does Snuff Exist? (2006) See more »

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Great film.
29 August 2007 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I really hope these one/two star reviewers aren't confusing this with the film 'Snuff' (which really does deserve only one or two stars) because it'd be a shame if people were put off this film by a misunderstanding.

Or perhaps it's just too clever &/or confusing for them? It twists and turns all over the place, in fact I've never seen a movie do so many u-turns! Maybe it's just too much for some people to keep up with and understand - and again it'd also be a shame for anyone to be put off for that reason.

This may not be a Candyman type horror movie (and maybe that's the problem they have - it's not a high budget conventional horror film), but even with a lower budget, Bernard Rose shows he's a great director. I only wish he'd made more horror movies over the years.

Anyway, I love this film and I can honestly say it's got better with each viewing, which is something I can't say for many films and as of yet I have not lost the urge to watch it over and over - surely the sign of a great film. If you like horror, but don't have 'big budget Hollywood' hang-ups and aren't afraid to watch something a little bit different, give this a go.


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