Michael Findlay, Simon Nuchtern (uncredited)
Margarita Amuchástegui ... Angelica
Ana Carro ... Ana
Mirtha Massa ... Terry London
Enrique Larratelli ... Satan
Country: Argentina | USA | Canada Runtime: 80 min AKA:American Cannibale
This may be the funniest attempt to classify something as a snuff film. All the hype and hoopla you
have heard regarding this movie pertains to the snuff portion of the film which is roughly the last five
minutes. The meat of the film is footage from an uncompleted Argentinean flick called The Slaughter.
How the end is tacked on and the details of the snuff bit I will not reveal for those of you that want to see
it for themselves.
The story involves a female biker gang/cult that is lead by a man named Satan. Their objective is to
kill a pregnant actress. The plot’s resemblance to the Manson, Sharon Tate murders is obvious. I liked
this crazy story as much as the snuff ending. These cult chicks like to bathe topless in muddy lakes,
snort drugs and fuck Satan. Then we get to see the fabulous life of Terry London, a sexy actress who
does nudie pictures. While enjoying a local carnival in Argentina with the director of her new film in pre-
production, one of the gang girls murders the director. Another cult girl, Angelica, has been sent to spy
on Terry’s estate as a servant. Satan has things planned out. But why does he want to kill Terry? You
might as well ask Manson why he ordered Tate killed. The important thing is that the cult is made up of
sexy young girls who kill on command.
The scenes in the movie are strangely pieced together. For a while it feels like a wild biker crime film
with cultish shit, boobs and violence. Then all the attention is fixed on Terry’s life in Argentina and her
relationship with her rich boyfriend Horst. The transitions are not smooth and this detracts from the
overall entertainment. There is also an unnecessary but cool flashback about Angelica’s past. It shows
how she was raped and controlled by men for a long time. In another scene we see how she is initiated
into the cult by being fucked in the ass (literally) by Satan. Come on now; you can’t take a movie
seriously when the cult leader is named Satan. Towards the end of the film the gang holds up a local
store, killing the owner. Then they infiltrate Horst’s mansion to kill Terry.
We have a lot of good things that I always enjoy in a film here. There are 70's topless girls killing
people. The gore is cheesy but fun; the blood looks like red paint. Then there is a strange cult leader
named Satan who hides in an abandoned factory, yet can compel beautiful women to do his bidding.
The sleaze, schlock and gore are here. The only thing missing is cohesion. Things are left loose and not
well explained. This jigsaw puzzle is missing quite a few pieces. Also the quality of the directing and plot
are quite weak. Snuff is a very watchable film, especially if you like 70’s sleaze. It doesn’t add up to much
but if you don’t expect much you will have some fun. The notorious ending is pretty cool, but nothing out
of this world, and way too short. The title doesn’t represent this film well. This is a cheap 70’s movie
about a cult of murderous women. If that sounds good to you, then you will enjoy this.