Beginners Guide to Snuff Slays With Comedic Value
Beginners Guide to Snuff Film Details
Director: Mitchell Altieri
June 23, 2017
Theatrical, Los Angeles
July 11th, 2017
MPAA Rating: N/A
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Running Time: 1h 27min
“A Beginners Guide To Snuff” is a pitch black comedy thriller in the vein of early Coen Brothers films.
The Trailer for Beginners Guide to Snuff is one of the best clips provided for a motion picture. The cinematics was fascinating and the complex chemistry and adequate exhibition of the narrative. With each, the observer perceives understanding of the film’s accomplishments. The distinguishing aspect lies with the portrayals. The initial impression from reading the synopsis perceived Beginners Guide to Snuff with having the infamous B-movie status. Yet, that is not the case. This alone places Altieri’s film on a must see list.
Snuff films are taboo by many. There exist a few enthusiasts of the Horror genre that share a similar viewpoint. Altieri places a controversial subject on a light-hearted presentation. This is the first time a snuff film morphs as a parody.
For those unaware snuff films are productions that represent real situations of homicide, rape, and sadomasochistic crimes. Whether these films comprise an actual record is another story. This stylized form of filmmaking has a dedicated following amidst a clandestine marketplace. Snuff films don’t have an intricate storyline or refined acting as the point of concentration. Attention centers on the demise of the victim(s).
Beginners Guide to Snuff provides a close-up look of desperate filmmakers attempting to become popular in Horror cinema. Another bonus for Altieri’s film is the female idol turning the tables on her oppressors.
Beginners Guide to Snuff garnered rave reviews on the film festival circuit. Altieri’s film achieved the following awards;
Jury Prize Best Feature
Cleveland International Film Festival 2016
Best American Independent Feature Film
Nashville Film Festival 2016
Grand Jury Prize Graveyard Shift Competition
According to the Press Release;
The Butcher Brothers – Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores – have completed their disturbing horror film, A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff. Darkly comedic…The film involves shooting a fake snuff film, to make one woman famous. But, the plan goes off the rails, from the get-go.
The film opens theatrically in June before Indican Pictures delivers this title, to horror fans, through Video-on-demand, and on DVD – this July.