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snuff movie

snuff movie a pornographic film or video recording of an actual murder (the name refers to the snuffing out of life which such a film or video portrays). Privately circulated snuff videos were allegedly known to the police in the 1970s, and figured briefly in the news in 1990 in reports of a paedophile ring involved in the production of such films.

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