[Indie Round-Up] ‘The Cohasset Snuff Film’ and ‘Drill Kills’ Trailer, ‘Murder University’ and Full ‘Assassins’ Short!

From Anti-Hero Productions comes the above trailer for Edward Payson’s indie The Cohasset Snuff Film. “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.

As part of the the image gallery you’ll find the poster for Richard Griffin’s Murder University, which has launched a new Facebook. “A series of brutal, cult-like murders are taking place at a New England college. Josh Greene, a shy freshman, is the lone survivor of a series of murders that are reminiscent of a similar string of killings some twenty years prior. As he seeks to uncover the secret behind the attacks, he is joined by Detective Forrester, who was instrumental in halting the bloodshed before, and his daughter Meg, who had barely escaped being a victim previously.

Inside we’ve added the trailer to Drill Kills, directed by Alessio De Nicola from a script by Severino Iuliano. Sergio Stivaletti provides special effects. Valeria Perri and Eleonora Gnazi star in the English language film. The footage was discovered by Splatter Container. “John is a forty-year-old laborer with a wife and child in the Congo. One day, forced to work in inhumane conditions by a greedy real estate agent, John loses his life after falling from the roof of a house. Due to a dramatic coincidence, the drill that he was carrying falls on him with the tip sticking straight into his right eye. John dies, but his soul enters the drill, giving it life. His vengeance begins. This is “Drill Kills”. Paying the price for this are three American students – Wendy, Rose, and Desirée. Their plan is to spend the summer studying Italian in Abruzzo, enroll the following year at the University in Italy, and in the meantime enjoy the lifestyle of the “Belpaese”. But it happens that the house placed among the vineyards and countryside, where John was working, is the one in which the three young women will spend the summer. It is, in fact, the house of Desirée’s maternal grandparents.

Written and directed by Bonomo, Assassins stars Bill Oberst, Jr., Vincente DiSanti, and Caitlyn Sabrio. The full short film has premiered online and can be enjoyed below the way-too-long synopsis.

Life changed for Chris that Thursday evening. The brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend has left him shaken. More than that, he is haunted by the face of a man he doesn’t know, just a stranger Chris saw walking down the street moments before he opened the door to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment. Moments before a large part of his world came crashing down.

And it is not about to get better.

Only a week later, Chris finds himself faced with yet another stranger, a man who claims to know who his ex-girlfriend’s killer is. The stranger’s name is Simon, and the explanation he gives to Chris makes his blood run cold. The man who murdered his ex-girlfriend is an extremely dangerous man, a contract killer, and the fact that Chris has seen his face can only mean one thing: He will be coming back around to make sure Chris doesn’t share what he knows.

He will be coming soon to kill him.

Simon, a bounty hunter who has been tracking the mysterious killer for nearly a decade, has a plan. As he has never laid eyes on the killer, Simon will lure him out into the open so that Chris can identify him. Then he will take him down. But Simon might not be as helpful as he appears to be, and Chris quickly finds himself becoming a pawn in a very deadly game of retribution between two savage men willing to do whatever it takes to see the other man dead.

  • FleshofCaligula

    The Cohasset Snuff Film looked pretty decent.