Despite what the weather might indicate around most of the country right now, we are knee-deep into October, the month where all the things that go bump in the night get their time to shine. Most people are probably well aware of some of the bigger horror releases taking advantage of this time of year, but there are other independent features that are hitting select theaters soon that your horror fans might want to know about.
One such upcoming film is The Cohasset Snuff film from up and coming filmmaker Edward Payson. For those who have no idea what this film is yet, lets begin with a synopsis:
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.
It seems an easy leap to take the found footage sub-genre and focus on an infamous snuff film. Hopefully this will work to the film’s advantage as it can heighten the voyeuristic qualities of found footage and could really play with the audience’s sense of morality as they are entertained by horrific acts on-screen.
Check out an exclusive clip, the trailer and more after the jump.
The film also takes advantage of a generation raised on the internet, with the video blog posts of not just the killer, but other people with first hand exposure to the murders. In the clip we have for you here you get a taste of those blogs from Nikki Thomas who is coping with the death of a classmate, whose body she was one of the first to discover.
This film has piqued our interest, we have hopes that The Cohasset Snuff film can continue the trend of filmmakers using found footage in creatively stimulating ways. The film hits select theaters next month, and if you live in the LA area tickets are still available for the world premiere in Hollywood on Halloween.
Check out the trailer and newest poster for the film below, and look out for more coverage of The Cohasset Snuff film and any other exciting indie horror features that cross our path in the next few weeks here on The Flickcast.