‘Snuff’ was a backlash against the naïve liberalism of the counterculture, embraced by people who preferred to believe the worst about their society. Once unleashed the concept was embraced and manipulated by the tabloid media and a variety of political and social crusaders, each using it to further their own cause.
Brutal, evil, ghastly beyond belief, snuff became an iconic urban legend. This book is the true, startling and hideously exploitative history of that legend and how it was created.
SNUFF—THE BLOODIEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED IN FRONT OF A CAMERA!
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I became interested in the snuff legend as an off-shoot of earlier research work on serial killers. Planning to write an article about the connection between the two subjects with some additional contemporary material which debunked the rumours. Part of the way through the research I was offered copies of the FBI investigative folder and began to additional material opened up new aspects of the panic and indicated that my work could be turned into a much larger project. As I looked deeper into the subject, the people involved and the political consequences of their crusade it became clear that the rhetoric surrounding snuff films was an important part of a conservative backlash against progressive liberal ideas. Connecting Supreme Court verdicts and appointments, the Manson murders,