Monday, April 30, 2012
I can NOT verify most of the cast member's names as being accurate, so I'm not going to post that information.
WARNING: This is a rant, NOT a review.... Read at your own risk....
For those that aren't familiar with the movie, here's the story in a nutshell...
SNUFF is about a man named Satan. He and his female groupies, murder people as they travel throughout the Argentinean countryside.
The original ending was cut. So what happened to it?... I guess we'll never know.
Instead, we get a ridiculous tacked-on ending, that supposedly shows a real life murder. Of course, it's NOT a real murder. But that's what made SNUFF infamous.
Do NOT believe all of the "negative hype". Yes, it's a bad movie, but it certainly does NOT qualify as one of the worst films of all time.
Let me remind all of you, that there are folks making DIY movies in their homes. These films are so horrible, that they make amateur porn flicks seem like "art-house" masterpieces. Believe it or not, many of those CINEMATIC-SHIT-FESTS actually get picked-up by distributors!
If other folks had NOT meddled with SNUFF, it would have been, just another one of Michael and Roberta Findlay's CINEMATIC-SLEEPING-PILLS... no more, no less.
SNUFF is a historic movie... Why?.... Because it had one of the most FUCKING BRILLIANT MARKETING SCHEMES ever!... I do NOT know if this was the first movie to use MANUFACTURED CONTROVERSY as a marketing tool, but it was definitely one of the most memorable.
The FAKE controversy, snowballed into REAL controversy!
SNUFF is one of the greatest examples of how to gain the most amount of publicity, with the least amount of effort.
Now, here's the part that pisses me off... The most FRIGHTENING, OBSCENE, and OFFENSIVE thing about SNUFF, is the ARROGANCE OF THE TAGLINE! Which says,"The film that could only be made in South America... where LIFE is CHEAP!"
Referring to all those diverse nations, as if they where one country, is bad enough. But then, the tagline exclaims that nobody on the continent values life.
That tagline is INCREDIBLY ARROGANT, and a COLOSSAL FUCKING INSULT!
Life is cheap everywhere, especially here in the United States!
Read the quotes below. They're just a few SAMPLES of how cheap life in the United States really is... The quotes represent real events...
"BABYSITTER KILLED, DISMEMBERED 9-YEAR-OLD INDIANA GIRL, POLICE SAY"
"FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A babysitter and trusted neighbor has confessed that he bludgeoned a 9-year-old Indiana girl to death with a brick then dismembered her, hiding her head, hands and feet at a home where he was staying and dumping the rest of her remains nearby, police said Tuesday"
QUOTES FROM: ASSOCIATED PRESS ( December 27, 2011 )
"Report: US teacher's aide sent love letters to boy"
"Officials at a Los Angeles school rocked by teacher sex abuse claims are investigating yet another allegation of misconduct, this one involving a teacher's aide in her 50s accused of sending love letters to an 11-year-old boy"
"The boys' mother told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that the aide, a woman in her 50s, sent at least three letters to her son in 2009, including one that read: "when you get close to me, even if you give me the chills I like that. Don't tell nobody about this!"
"The allegations come as school district administrators move to replace the entire staff at Miramonte Elementary School while the Los Angeles Unified School District investigates two teachers arrested last week"
"Mark Berndt, 61, is charged with committing lewd acts on children, ages 6 to 10, between 2005 and 2010. The alleged acts include blindfolding children, feeding them semen, taping their mouths and photographing them in a "game." Berndt was fired in January 2011"
"The furor led to two parents coming forward to complain that teacher Martin Springer, 49, fondled two second-grade girls in his classroom. The school board on Tuesday voted unanimously to fire Springer"
QUOTES FROM: ASSOCIATED PRESS ( February 8, 2012 )
"Social worker's 911 call released in Powell murder-suicide"
"The double murder-suicide took place days after Powell, whose wife Susan went missing in 2009, was ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation as part of a bid to regain custody of his children from his in-laws"
"In addition to the charges, the warrant listed Steve Powell's work laptop computer as well as cars that he used"
"Authorities found explicit images on his computers during the search, and he was jailed on voyeurism and child porn charges. The boys were later sent to live with Susan Powell's parents"
"The boys had not recently made more comments about what may have happened to their mother, Cox said, though he related what Braden said nearly two years ago"
"The four ladies that were supervising that activity said, 'Well, what's this?' 'That's us going camping.' 'Who's in the car?' And Braden said, 'That's Daddy, that's Charlie, that's me.' Then he said, 'Well, mommy's in the trunk,'" Cox said"
QUOTES FROM: MSNBC.COM ( February 2012 )
"PATERNO NEVER QUESTIIONED ME ABOUT CHILD ABUSE"
"Accused child molester Jerry Sandusky claims Joe Paterno never once confronted him about Sandusky's alleged rape of a 10-year-old boy in 2002 inside a Penn State locker room, despite having knowledge of the incedent"
QUOTES FROM: TMZ ( December 3, 2011 )
"BURNED HER ALIVE ELEVATOR FIEND HIT WITH SLAY RAP"
"A man accused of burning an elderly woman to death in her building’s elevator was indicted on first-degree murder charges in Brooklyn yesterday"
"Jerome “Jerry’’ Isaac is also facing two arson counts for allegedly dousing Deloris Gillespie, 73, with gasoline and setting her afire"
QUOTES FROM: NEW YORK POST ( December 24, 2011 )
"Six people indicted on charges related to kidnapping and sex trafficking of 15-year-old girl"
"Five men and one woman have been indicted in New York City on charges relating to the kidnapping and sex trafficking of a 15-year-old runaway"
"Prosecutors say the girl was picked up in Brooklyn on Feb. 6, taken to a house in Ozone Park, Queens and told she could not leave"
"Prosecutors say the girl’s ordeal included being tied up, raped and forced to take the drug Ecstasy. She escaped on Feb. 12"
QUOTES FROM: NEW YORK POST ( March 8, 2012 )
The preceding events are NOT aberrations, it's just business as usual in the United States.
Our history of violence and hate is a disgrace.
As a nation, we've managed to turn, murder, abuse, corruption, hate, and hypocrisy into spectator sports.
I LOVE MY COUNTRY, but I refuse to ignore the inexcusable bullshit that occurs in it.
So tell me, WHERE IS LIFE CHEAP?....
FYI: SNUFF is available on region one DVD by BLUE UNDERGROUND.