Thanks for the great review, Andrew.
I've never seen this so I have to ask: is that Clu Gulager from The Killers in one of the pictures?
That is indeed Clu Gulager, who also appears in the killer kitty film Uninvited
as well as Feast.
Here he plays Burt, the owner of Uneeda Medical Supply. He consistently makes decisions that are plausible and even seem like good ideas, but they always turn out to be the wrong decision. Cut off the head? Nope. Burn the body? Really bad idea. Call the Army number on the side of the drum? That obviously didn't work out...