R-squared Films to release “The Cohasset Snuff Film.” The controversial horror film by Edward Payson will hit VOD on January 1st-March 31st 2014. The Bluray will release earlier than DVD on January 15th on Amazon in stores. The DVD won’t hit shelves until February 18th 2014 in stores and online. It is open for pre-order through Amazon now. “The Cohasset Snuff Film” won Best Horror Feature at Atlanta Horror Film Festival; Best Title at Pollygrind Film Festival in Las Vegas Nevada.
The filmmakers have been threatened by the town of Cohasset Massachusetts. The Cohasset School system was contacted by the Cohasset Police Department, in regards the the Cohasset Snuff Film’s Facebook page. They thought the film would cause a homicide in Cohasset, and wanted to shut the film down, hinting at suing the filmmakers. In October, before the film was in select Massachusetts theaters, Cohasset parents tried to have the trailer pulled from Youtube and protested the film at Cohasset City hall.
Listen to the phone call made to the Cohasset Police Department.
An actual phone call from a concerned teacher in Cohasset, MA, asking the director Edward Payson to give a call back to the school because many parents are concerned about the "The Cohasset Snuff Film" being released.
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".
"The Cohasset Snuff Film” is directed by Edward Payson and stars Stephen Wu, Thomas R. Persing, Stu Berg, Joanne O'Kennedy.
"The Cohasset Snuff Film is one of the top five independent horror films we've seen this year" - Erik Vanlier Golden State Haunts Review: http://goldenstatehauntsandevents.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/meet-serial-killer-collin-mason-in-the-cohasset-snuff-film/
"The Cohasset Snuff Film" is shocking and brutal to watch and over all, it achieves its purpose in becoming skin crawling and in offering an intriguing and watchable examination of the mind behind such horror. - Jesse Miller Morehorror.com