R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The murder of a wealthy countess, which was erroneously deemed suicide, triggers a chain reaction of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area, as several unscrupulous characters try to take over her large estate.
Played scattered dates as "Snuff is My Game" in 1976 in order to capitalize on the controversy garnered by 1975's Snuff (1975). It may have backfired as some mistakenly thought the film was actually 'Snuff' being shown under a different title. This included one Boston newspaper critic who wrote a scathing review without actually viewing the film, believing it to be 'Snuff' trying to pass itself off as its own sequel.
Man should live and let live, and without any interfering.
Paolo: Even that poor squid was free once, Simon, eh? I study Coleoptera because I love them.
Simon: Sure, but the squirming little creatures still end up under your microscope. Yeah, he's dead all right ...
The Count is stabbed repeatedly in his back and then he falls on his back and dies. When the killer is dragging him away, there should be a blood trail leading from The Countess to the door.
The Region 1 DVD by Image Entertainment under the title 'Twitch of the Death Nerve' is uncut.