Snuff Films | Encyclopedia.com
Snuff FilmsA snuff film is a film that records an actual murder committed solely for the purposes of that film. Often, the alleged death occurs in relation to scenes of sexualized torture, and the victims are likely to be women. The idea that women, especially women willing to star in pornographic films, are expendable, is an integral part of the snuff-film legend, although there are also legends about gay snuff films involving the sacrifice of young, naive males. Source for information on Snuff Films: Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Culture Society History dictionary.