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Crushing Crush Films

WARNING: This talks about cruelty to animals in a way not appropriate for young children.

Things happen in the dark corners of life that most of us do not want to know about. Crush Films are one of those things. Most of us like to think animal torture and cruelty like I will describe only happens in countries such as China, but I assure you, this bizarre fetish is something that exists in the United States, the United Kingdom, and yes, even Canada.

Please, do not continue reading if you are at all sensitive to crimes against animals and are under age. This is not a pretty subject.

In a typical Crush film, a woman, often wearing stiletto high heeled shoes, crushes various things such as dolls or food, and even stomps, kicks, or crushes animals to death. Typically the animals are insects and frogs, but more and more often they are cute and innocent kittens, rabbits, chicks, and so forth.

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As of the time of writing this, July 2009, there are no laws against the crushing to death of live invertebrates (animals without a back bone, such as insects, snails, etc.). It was only in 1999 that the United States criminalized creating or owning films showing killing of what we call higher lifeforms (those with backbones). Worse still in 2008 the law was challenged under the Freedom of Speech clause in the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Oral arguments in the case are likely to be heard later in the fall of 2009.

You can follow the story of The United States vs. Stevens here.

In the films the woman may start out by playing with the animal, only to turn and stomp on it.

Believe it or not, these films are seen as being sexual in nature, and are considered a turn-on for some individuals. The psychology of why some men, or even women, are attracted to this is perverse and not easily understood. Chances are if a person enjoys these fetishes they are not going to seek professional mental help to understand or deal with it.

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It has been suspected that the women in the films are often coerced or forced into it. In fact investigations have found this to be true when some rings of film production have been broken up. The women are often drug users, young girls, and those with nobody to care for them. Even if the woman was a willing participant, the animal clearly was not.

It is interesting to note that there is another level of films, known as “Snuff Films” in which people are the victims. To which I will add that many serial killers have stated that they began by torturing and killing “Free to good home” pets, then progressing to humans. Very likely crush films open the door to a mans desire to explore watching a human being the victim and will seek out snuff films to satisfy those urges.

Causes and Warning Signs

Parents should watch for warning signs in their children. As with serial killers who later killed other peoples pets, many also killed their own pets, often while living at home as children with their parents.

It is not uncommon for a parent to observe a child becoming interested with killing insects. Some times parents even encourage children to crush insects, rewarding them for stepping on a spider or ant that has entered their home. Clearly only a small portion of children grow up to have crush fetishes, but if there is nay chance that parenting can be a contributing factor, it should be addressed. A boy who spends too much time fascinating over watching an animal suffer might be one who should be quickly taught lessons of compassion.

Other concerns have been raised that the enjoyment of these films is linked to a mans desire to see a woman in the position of power over life, stealing it away from the innocent, preferring the death to be slow, torturous, and drawn out in the process, then continuing as if nothing unusual happened. Suspected causes of this are young boys watching their mothers squish bugs under foot then continuing on. This is almost the reverse of the above, the child is enthralled at how callous his mother is about killing the bug, a creature that perhaps the child had compassion for.

Either way, the end result is the same, animals are being killed for the sexual perversion of a few individuals, and it is wrong.

Links to Other Poorly Known Animal Cruelty Situations

The PMU Industry:  How some women are unknowingly contributing to the slaughter of thousands of foals.

Cruelty done to Shellfish

Cruelty in the Aquarium Industry 

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  1. rajeev bhargava

    On July 13, 2009 at 2:28 am

    i agree 100% with every word and this is a wonderful, superb and very infomative article that exposes the realities on the cruelties inflicted on innocent animals. well done!!

  2. ken bultman

    On July 13, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Thanks for the heads up. Crush film is a new one on me. Not something I’d care to watch.

  3. Darla Beck

    On July 13, 2009 at 8:32 am

    A very informative article. Crush films are something I’d never heard of before. It’s terrible what people can do to innocent animals.

  4. Andrew Davies

    On July 13, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I was appalled to here that something like this exsisted.

  5. Lostash

    On July 13, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Crush films? Never heard of them, and quite glad about that too! There are all sorts of perversions in the world I guess, but this one seems very cruel and pointless.

  6. BradONeill

    On July 13, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    These films are far more cruel than she let on in this article. They torment and kill the animals slowly. They put the high heels through the eyes of kittens and worse. I am not so sure that stomping a cricket or spider is really a big deal but tormenting a kitten certainly should be outlawed.
    As for the discarding of fouls I see nothing wrong with it at all. They were a bi product of a necessary process. They would of never been conceived in the first place if it wasn’t for the need of the medicine.

    Anyway it is a great article on a very difficult subject thank you for writing it. Sorry to be disagreeable on a few points but I am with you on more than I am opposed to you.

  7. BradONeill

    On July 13, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I Meant FOALS not FOwls! sorry about that. I am not for the senseless destruction of chickens!

  8. Beth Suess

    On July 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    CRUELTY….this is the right definition

  9. Inna Tysoe

    On July 13, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you for that.


  10. Martie

    On July 14, 2009 at 6:26 am

    A great article about a terrible subject. Good for you!

  11. jedopi

    On July 14, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I honestly have never heard of “crush” films before. I have heard of “snuff” films but I never really knew that they were real. I thought that this kind of hatred and absolute barbaric cruelty only happened in the movies. It never entered my mind that people would actually do this for real. It is disgusting!

  12. Elizabeth Abbott

    On July 14, 2009 at 11:36 am

    This is first I have heard of crush films. God knows that animal cruelty is awful enough but the cruel fools who take part in exploiting such are not even worth their own crap. We need more articles and people to stand as you do. Thanks for sharing.
    Sorry I couldn’t read the entire article. When I saw the baby chicks ….well. I know in my heart of hearts you have made some wise, strong, and sensible statements here.

  13. Daisy Peasblossom

    On July 14, 2009 at 1:40 pm


  14. Brenda Nelson

    On July 15, 2009 at 10:07 am

    To Brad – above (#6) – as far as foals go – the medicine used by the mare urine is NOT necessary and can be made just as effectively from YAMS too, however the pharmasutical company that makes estrogen from mare urine really pushes doctors to prescribe their drug over the alternative made from YAMS.

  15. Lauren Axelrod

    On July 15, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Are you kidding me? Does this stuff really happen just so some wacko’s out there can get a rush from it. This is nuts B.

  16. PR Mace

    On July 15, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I have never heard of Crush Films. Thanks for bringing this out into the open.

  17. Mark Gordon Brown

    On July 16, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Somethings defy understanding.

  18. Bozsi Rose

    On July 19, 2009 at 10:52 am

    How disgusting. I had no idea that even existed.

  19. clay hurtubise

    On July 22, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    OMG, sorry , I couldn’t finish it. I can;t even watch the animal cop shows.
    Thanks, for bringing this up.

  20. theresacall

    On July 24, 2009 at 4:03 am

    it is truly sad what some people do. and completely sickening

  21. LySue

    On July 29, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I have heard of this subject.
    Animal cruelty is animal cruelty no matter how you look at it.
    It is awful how people treat animals and insects.
    One day my children were walking to a neighbors house, we saw a roach. My 7 year old said mommy please don’t step on Gearge Roach it is a creature of God.
    He did not understand that roaches bring sickness.
    I am glad that he wants to treat even roaches repsect.
    By the way.
    I am a fan.

  22. reza

    On August 12, 2009 at 5:34 am

    very wonderful i injoyed but i couden’t see films, how can i watch the films.

  23. Karla

    On October 8, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    This is just the most terrible and pointless thing I’ve ever heard of! I am completely discusted what human beings are capable of doing.. I recently learned about this a couple of days ago and my heart has been aching since. What kind of sick monster do you have to be to inflict pain on a little inocent creature and on top of that enjoy it.. I dont understand it and dont even want to try.. I havnt watched any of these vidoes because I know I wont be able to handle it, hearing about them makes me sick enough..

    I found this petitio online, hopefully eveyone here will sign it and hopelly make a difference..

  24. spunky

    On October 23, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    i’m actually a crushfreak myself (altho i prefer watching guys crushing bugs not girls) and restrict myself to small 6 o 8-legged animals (anything bigger or with less legs is kinda evil)… there’s not a lot of us but… a) yeap, i luv myself and there’s no chance in hell i’m gonna go get “help” for it cuz i like it b) more guys (and i guess girls as well) than you can imagine are willing to do *it* for us c) the world has more important problems so good luck trying to stop us!!!

    look around next time you’re about to crush a bug. you might be helping ppl like me get off without knowing it ;)

  25. john

    On November 13, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Im with you spunky. I like guy crushes if you reply to this lets chat!

  26. johnny

    On January 21, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I have heard of this subject too. I prefer see girls crushing insects, bugs until frogs and mice. But girls wearing beach flip flops, thongs or sneakers, cause “the victim” only dies soflty flatten, and not with the guts out. And not crushing kitten nor dogs, nor rabbits. That’s all.

  27. vaughanh

    On May 6, 2010 at 5:57 am

    This is absolutely disgusting, some people are sick. Thanks for bringing this subject out into the open, more obviously needs to be done to outlaw this terrible practice as it obviously continues due to people not being aware of it.

  28. Andre

    On April 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Why do people always tend to judge everything wich is bizar?! Comparing a crush fetishist with a serial killer! Gosh you’re paranoid!! I have this ackward fetish and I never hurt an animal other than insects (who hasn’t?…) I have animals, I love animals and despise those who kill them for futile motifs.
    Call me freak but i’m not a serial killer!!

  29. Brenda Nelson

    On April 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm


    I try not to inflict pain on other animals for my pleasure, even insects.. I do not believe in crushing insects just because they are smaller than us…. or for whatever thrill. I am not judging it as bizzare, I am judging it as cruelty.

  30. Andre

    On April 27, 2011 at 6:28 am

    I don’t kill insects just for fun, pleasure or whatever… I just feel this strange trill when I see a woman stepping on an insect or an object! Also, I don’t purchase “crush films”, but I’m aware there’s a huge market on this stuff. I’m also aware that in most crush fetish circles crushing animals and sometimes even insects is despised and even forbiden. Most of them prefer fruits and objects.

    Has for the cruelty of killing an insect, well then all the humanity is doomed because insects are killed every day, and in most cases those killings are avoidable…

    Even so, can we say it’s morally wrong? Sure it is! I’m not proud of having this fetish, but on the other and I have to live with it in the most healthy way I can, and to do so I cannot deny it…

  31. pain

    On October 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    You know I agree that hardcore fetish side is pretty dark I love animals and I have a crush fetish

    I like to see small insects get crushed by girls

    Do I have mental issues no
    I. Have a fantastic job
    Loving farther

    Before you judge the whole fetish they to understand it more

    There are so man sides
    It\\\’s not just black and white

    Better than going into small countries and killing innocent people a america

  32. Julie

    On October 19, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Oh and get off your high horse crushing insects is cruel??

    I bet your one of them animal lovers that would put your own dog over yur childs well being.

    If you feel like that don’t eat any meat or use lipstick
    Your probable one of those lonely cunts tha don’t eat anything with a shadow

  33. Rain

    On October 19, 2011 at 4:10 pm


    Humans are Cruel to this planet
    We Rape it of everything

    Tell ya what next time your cold
    Don’t put the heating on it’s cruel to use mother earths fuel!

    Boo fucking hoo

    Fuck all you dicks who thinks this is wrong and dare to judge us!

    We are everywhere! we are your bosses we are your daughters your brothers your sisters your moms and dads!

    Even your boyfriend and girlfriend

    One day we will win and this fetish will become mainstream trsut me.
    There is nothing you can do

  34. rather

    On October 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    What a biddy old fart you really are Brenda if I looked. Like you I guess I. Would. Stick my nose and attempt to comment on things I have no understand about

  35. Revolution

    On October 19, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Be proud of this fetish!

    There are lot. More darker things out there mortals!

    Crush fetish people unite!!!

  36. Chante

    On May 15, 2012 at 1:45 am

    My best friend met this guy on facebook who showed her videos of girls killing mice and putting cigarettes out on their dead faces and asked her if she would do it if he payed her.

    he has some kind of cigarette fetich. in all the videos the girls had red lipstick or gloss on and were smoking cigarettes while stomping on the frogs or breaking the mice’s necks.

    its disgusting and after i cussed him out and told him that he blocked.

    i wish there was something i could do about it

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