Apr 23, 2020
Snuff (1976) (part 5 of 9)
Cut to the exterior of a soundstage, where, hilariously, a desk has been set up [!] and Terry is being interviewed by a plainclothes cop. I repeat, they are outside. Oh, man. How cheap is it when you’re using your own undisguised soundstage as a stand-in for a police station?
The “cop”, reportedly a cameo by director Michael Findlay himself, asks Terry about the last time she saw Max Marsh. She describes leaving him at the ball, which was the last time she saw him “until—” The “cop” cries, “The morgue! Early this morning!”
He continues to question her. “You never saw this other girl, Angelica, again! Huh?” Well, I think that was a question. Terry can’t believe Angelica would be involved. Yes, that’s right. The very same girl that was seeing Terry’s lover before her, the same one that got kicked out of the house when Terry got pregnant. That girl? Gee, why would she hold a grudge?
Terry says, “She was only trying to help me!” The plainclothes cop then unwraps a towel, and inside is the murder weapon [!]. Chain of custody, shmain of shmustody.
“Have you ever seen this knife?” the cop asks. Because it can cut through anything. “Or any like it?” You’d normally have to pay $200 for a knife like this, but for a limited time only, suspects in this interrogation can get it for the low, low price of $19.95!