Oct 30 2023
The Guinea Pig Affair: Charlie Sheen’s Brush With the FBI
This week I delve into some of the controversies surrounding the Guinea Pig films. This tangled web involves copycat killers, famous Hollywood actors, snuff films, the FBI, and a healthy dose of hobby drama. The Guinea Pig films: are they real snuff films, did they inspire real murders, and did a phone call from Charlie Sheen launch an FBI investigation?
Very special thanks to Chris Gore for sitting down for an interview with me!
Special thanks to DK of Nerds, Geeks, and the Kitchen Sink for helping me out and to George from The Best Little Horror House in Philly and Bones from the 5 Day Rentals Podcast for providing additional voices!
Guinea Pig (film series) (Wikipedia)Satoru Ogura (IMDB)Tsutomu Miyazaki (Wikipedia)Flowers of Flesh and Blood (Vice)
Kerekes, D., & Slater, D. (1998). Killing for culture. Creation Books.
A `Snuff' Video on S.F. Cable? (San Francisco Gate)About That Time Charlie Sheen Thought He Watched A Snuff Film And Started An FBI Investigation (Uproxx)TIL that Charlie Sheen mistakenly thought he had viewed a snuff film in 1991 and promptly started an FBI investigation into whether or not a real murder had occurred. (Reddit)Snuff Films (Snopes)Film Threat Video Guide, Issue 3Film Threat Video Guide, Issue 4Blackest Heart 2 (Archive.org)The Snuff Film: The Making of an Urban LegendDeep Red 7 (Special Edition) (Archive.org)GuineaPigFilms.com (Wayback Machine)Chris Gore - Celebrity Poop - "Video Dealer (True Story)" (Spotify)Pop My Culture #128: Chris Gore (Nerdist)
This episode of Mount Molehill was written, produced, and edited by Chris, with music by Chris and Alex Bainter / CC BY. Special thanks to George from the Best Little Horror House in Philly and Bones from the 5 Day Rentals Podcast for providing the voices of David E. Williams and Shawn Smith. All other voices featured in this episode apart from my own are computer generated.
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