When it comes to visionaries of horror, a few names come to mind: Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Clive Barker, Tobe Hooper… Now there’s a new name to add to that list: Edward Payson. Why? His new film has tongues wagging, including ours. Read on for the details.
I adore Edward Payson’s vision when it comes to films. Ever since I first saw Morbid: A Love Story, I had a feeling I’d be writing about him soon enough.
Now he’s back with a film that’s certainly arching a few eyebrows.
The synopsis for The Cohasset Snuff Film is as follows:
In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped and uploaded to the Internet via bit torrent sites and for three days, the world viewed the murders of these three innocent teens. Through legal action, the parents of the victims were able to remove all footage from the Internet and the town tried to save face by pretending it never happened. Bootleg copies of this footage are still passed around and downloaded through illegal means. The impact of this video is still being felt in Cohasset today. The video has become infamous, and is now referred to as The Cohasset Snuff Film.
Sounds pretty interesting. Check out the trailer below.
Oh, and don’t worry. I’m sure no one was actually harmed in the making of this film…well, I’m at least 80% sure…
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