8MM (1999) Poster



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Followed by 

8MM 2 (2005) (Video)

Remade as 

Snuff killer - La morte in diretta (2003) (Video)
Essentially the same movie with much of the same script and characters


Rear Window (1954)
Tom calls Eddie from the apartment across the street and says he knows about the murder, then watches Eddie's reaction through the window.
North by Northwest (1959)
The sequence of shots showing Nicolas Cage's character driving up to the large Christian mansion is a clear visual hommage to the sequence of shots in North by Northwest showing Cary Grant's character being driven up to the large Townsend mansion.
Persona (1966)
Shaft (1971)
Hardcore (1979)
Cruising (1980)
A person dives dangerously into the underworld to solve a mystery.
Videodrome (1983)
Manhunter (1986)
Se7en (1995)
Thesis (1996)

Referenced in 

Family Guy: Road to Rhode Island (2000) (TV Episode)
Peter says how Lois relationship video won't be like her Grandfather's Snuff Film, Peter then remarks "They aren't going to kill that girl, are they?".
The Watcher (2000)
Opening title/Plot similarities/style
State of Play: Episode #1.4 (2003) (TV Episode)
videotape on shelf
Manhunt (2003) (Video Game)
The concept that every killing action made is videotaped for shock entertainment purposes.
Cold Case: Daniela (2004) (TV Episode)
Plot is a homage to the earlier movie.
The Cinema Snob: Video Violence (2007) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions it. Also, poster is shown.
I Am Legend (2007)
DVD case can be seen on a shelf in the video store
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
American Dad!: Hurricane! (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Particka: Episode #6.8 (2013) (TV Episode)
Richard mentioned it.
Midnight Screenings: Silence of the Lambs/The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions this among incredibly frightening films he's seen.
16mm: The Continuing Story of Ssgt. Raymond Shaw (2014) (Short)
The title references this film.
Midnight Screenings: Old Fashioned (2015) (TV Episode)
Dave says Clay Walsh's videos are less like Girls Gone Wild and more like this film.
The Cinema Snob: Turkish Batman (2016) (TV Episode)
"This is a few steps away from becoming Turkish 8MM."
The Cinema Snob: Bushwhacked (2016) (TV Episode)
"I guess when he's not overseeing 8 millimeter snuff films from millionaires..."


Wheel of Fortune (1983) (TV Series)

Featured in 

HBO First Look: 8mm (1999) (TV Episode)
The Making of '8MM' (1999) (Video)
Clips, Interviews and Making of Material
Conan: Savage. Fred Savage. (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during interview with Riley Griffiths
Honest Trailers: Honest Trailers (Written by a Robot) (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown

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