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Ever seen a Snuff Film?
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Feature film examining the existence of films in which people are murdered on camera and the culture surrounding them... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Through The Weeping Glass
 (From Underground Film Journal. 18 October 2011, 5:00 AM, PDT)

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Cast

 
Larry C. Brubaker ... Himself

Todd Cobery ... Himself
Linda Flanders ... Himself
Michelle Lekas ... Herself
Nathan Paulson ... Himself

Mark L. Rosen ... Himself
Ryan Schaddelee ... Himself
Raymond P. Whalen ... Himself
Julie Wilson ... Herself

Directed by
Paul von Stoetzel 
 
Produced by
Mark L. Rosen .... executive producer
Paul von Stoetzel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Scott Keever 
 
Cinematography by
Matt Ehling 
 
Film Editing by
Nicholas Bochek 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Bahe .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jennifer Bahe .... production manager
Heidi Habben .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mary Moga .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Dawn Schot Klotzbach .... sound (as Dawn Schot Klotzback)
 
Visual Effects by
Nicholas Bochek .... digital effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Hillyard .... camera operator
Sarah Myren .... still photographer
Trevor Tweeten .... camera operator
Carrie Volk .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Josh Allard .... colorist
Matt Ehling .... supervising editor
Matt Kroese .... finishing editor
 
Other crew
Jennifer Bahe .... script supervisor
Aaron Carlson .... locations
Libby Fiegl .... caterer
Caitlin Karolczak .... archival footage
Dan Luke .... film-to-tape transfer
Kari Jo Skogquist .... production assistant
 
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John Campbell .... thanks
Aaron Carlson .... thanks
Wade Cordts .... thanks
Keith Cunnien .... thanks
Chauncey Dunn .... thanks
Christopher K. Grap .... thanks (as Chris K. Grap)
Jake Hayes .... thanks (as Lt. Col. Jake Hayes)
Caitlin Karolczak .... thanks
Daniel Satorius .... thanks (as Dan Satorious)
Ryan Schaddelee .... thanks
Steven Severin .... thanks
Carrie Volk .... thanks
 

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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
The distinct smell of FAKENESS, 19 September 2008
Author: Croc-O-Dyle from Arf, arf.

There is a really good documentary on the subject of snuff - and it's not this one. The good one, The Dark Side: Does Snuff Exist?, is not only better designed, but has a more sensible look at the subject, too. This one, on the other hand, feels like a bad attempt to shoot a "real horror movie" disguised as a documentary. The main selling point, the segment about seeing supposedly genuine snuff (hey, what do you know, a producer of a documentary on snuff just conveniently happened to have seen a real snuff tape! What an amazing coincidence!), felt like a badly acted lie. In fact, it sounded pretty much like a copy of a story that an Israeli journalist wrote about a few years ago, except of course that the Israeli claimed that he was the one who saw the tapes.

Then there's that Russian crime ring tale that makes up the other half of the documentary and that smells even fishier. If it was true, you'd think there'd be some more sources that wrote about it, other than one English tabloid and one Italian tabloid. In fact, it should be a worldwide sensation present in all media for months (remember Fritzl?), but there's not a word of it in any major newspaper ANYWHERE. Plus, those allegedly real Russians supposedly kidnapped and killed dozens, but they were released after a few years because of "overcrowding"? And then one of them goes and wins a pool contest? All it's missing is a UFO and a crop circle.

And it certainly doesn't help the documentary at all that most of the "experts" interviewed in it look and act like drugged, cackling maniacs. One of them makes Tom Cruise seem calm and collected.

What seemed like an interesting documentary turns out to be either utterly fabricated, or horribly (read: not at all) researched. Skip this and catch "The Dark Side" instead.

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