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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Snuff (Video 2012)
Short | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A psychological drama about two people and the lengths that each will go in order to discover the true meaning of love.

Director: Peter Bruno
Stars: Michael DeGood, Jennifer Fontaine
Ivansxtc (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Danny Huston, Peter Weller, James Merendino
Snuff (1975)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

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.

Directors: Michael Findlay, Horacio Fredriksson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Margarita Amuchástegui, Tina Austin, Ana Carro
sxtape (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Jill's an artist. Adam's a filmmaker. And their love life is off the chain. There's no experience too wild, no dare too dangerous -- not even when Jill lets Adam strap her to a gurney in ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Caitlyn Folley, Ian Duncan, Diana García
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Based on "The Kreutzer Sonata" by Leo Tolstoy.

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Danny Huston, Elisabeth Röhm, Matthew Yang King
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

During World War II, an American serviceman in London decides to impress his English girlfriend by acting as an American gangster, which soon turns deadly.

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Emily Lloyd, Kiefer Sutherland, John Lahr
Biography | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: David Garrett, Jared Harris, Joely Richardson
2 Jacks (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Jack Hussar is a legendary Hollywood director, whose persona commands respect and adoration from his fans. Can his son, Jack Jr. maintain his legacy?

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Sienna Miller, Billy Zane, Jack Huston
Paperhouse (1988)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Charlotte Burke, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill
Boxing Day I (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Basil, a businessman and Chauffeur, Nick, drive into the heart of the rocky mountains in the midst of perilous weather. When the journey becomes potentially fatal, Basil must decide whether he's prepared to sacrifice his life for another.

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Edie Dakota, Lisa Enos, Jo Farkas
Body Contact (1987)
Drama | Musical | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Harry Fowler, Christopher Fulford, Tony Hippolyte
Smart Money (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Leon, a hacker convicted for a crime he did not commit, escapes from detention centre following the death of his father, to take revenge on the man who really did it.

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Richard Borthwick, Sean Edwards, Spencer Leigh
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Boris Arkadin / Mr. Maezel
...
Mary Arkardin / Wendy Jones
Teri Harrison ...
Pamela / Angie
...
Justin / Andy / Freddy / Peter
...
Sandy / X / Janice
Hugo Myatt ...
Dr. Culpepper / Leon Bank / Desk Sergeant
Necula Tedy ...
Marco Arkadin (as Teodor Necula)
...
James / Jack
Sharif Rosales-Webb ...
Hugo / Matt Drazin (as Sharif)
...
constable Fred
Catalina Harabagiu ...
Laura / Youth
Viorica Voda ...
Karin / Teeth
...
Wet Nurse
Roxana Andronescu ...
Midwife
Andrei Ionescu ...
Inquisitor
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

27 August 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Cenas de Horror - No Limite da Realidade  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I enjoyed it.
6 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This isn't a horror film as much as it is a film about horror.

In a Don Quixote-ian attempt to create features outside of the "Holywood" norm, Bernard Rose has created another horror film..but this time, it seems, with no restrictions whatsoever. This has all the feel of the classical "content" driven horror films of the seventies. Don't Look Now - comes to mind as well as other low budget thrillers that have achieved cult status. The director takes us from Hammer Horror to online snuff footage in just a couple reels. Rose has proved himself very capable of handling the genre of horror films with his extensive catalogue, including Candyman and Paperhouse.

Rose is attempting to showing us the unreality of the horror genre and all media in general. The ultimate lies that are inherent in film making...from framing a camera shot to editing to sound design they can all be manipulated to create any response desired. Our response is utter shock at the depravity of the action in this film.

At times the film becomes deprecating and so self referential that I had to laugh. Even the characters laugh at themselves at some of the references. For instance one "actor" is told he, "is the care taker." At that point he realizes the reference himself.

There is a cavalcade of characters from recent history that the film refers to; from Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski (Boris Arkadin Character) to Private Lyndie England, It seems Rose has addressed more in this movie and he's creating more questions than he's answering. Which is fine because, quite frankly, I already forgot what happened in the last "Chucky" movie.

I am glad to see a director let loose and have total control of the production. I would like to see more of it. This isn't mindless or passive theatre and it is definitely worth a more than one viewing.

It is most certainly going to be either loved or hated.


20 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst. Film. Ever. jade_lthomson
Not a REAL SNUFF MOVIE jay_hovah703
Good: please discuss andrewsdeniro
Plot keywords: Stabbed In The Belly, Upskirt, No Panties Misha_A
working title Man with a Movie Camera????? killamangiro
WTF tuco-12
Discuss Snuff-Movie (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?