Directed by: Edward Payson
Starring: Stephen Wu (Collin Mason)
Country: United States
Genres: Serial Killers, Snuff, Voyeur, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Internet Culture
Plot – Spoilers:
The Cohasset Snuff Film is a sort of mockumentary about high school student and serial killer Collin Mason who murdered girls who went to his school. Collin was a wannabe director who admired the works of Tarantino and Scorsese and sought to create the ultimate teen snuff movie by taking out his girlfriend and other bitchy cheerleaders who he believed deserved to die because they didn’t understand and appreciate his true worth.
In the movie, a local psychologist profiles Collin’s childhood of neglect that eventually fueled his attempts at epic infamy. You also have interviews with Collin’s friends, aunt, officials, and Cohasset locals who’ve since commercialized the killings as artwork. All of this intercut with Collin’s videos that include him detailing his plans, his hatred and of course every murder.
Collin Mason uploaded his snuff videos onto the internet from where they were eventually taken down from most places by law enforcement. Well, that is the story.
So, is the Cohasset Snuff Film real? The movie was promoted as being real and an expose on the coverup by government and Cohasset town officials who attempted to blot out the killings and snuff videos. In reality, this is just a work of fiction and no such killings ever occurred.
Random: It is interesting that the name Collin Mason has the same initials as Charles Manson.