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snuff film

Slang. a pornographic film that shows an actual murder of one of the performers, as at the end of a sadistic act.
Also called snuff movie.
Origin of snuff film
First recorded in 1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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snuff film

noun phrase

A movie in which the actual killing of a person is shown • Filmed murder is very likely a lurid idea rather than a fact: Year Zero has the shock value of a snuff film/ If he'd told them he was making a snuff movie he would have been treated better (1975+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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