movie review

NAKED VENGEANCE (1985)

NAKEDVENGEANCE (1985)

Director: Cirio Santiago

Starring: Deborah Tranelli, Kaz Garas

Amazon Prime-Great transfer

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Fletch the Butcher: What’s the matter with you?

Ray the Bartender: I don’t know, I guess I just don’t feel like working out today!!!

Carla: Drown bastard.

This is a 80’s revenge movie that borrows much from I Spit On Your Grave.  It starts with a “beautiful” LA actress named Carla who is out celebrating with her successful husband and he ends up getting shot and killed trying to stop a rape in progress.  After his death our leading lady decides to go back home to visit her parents and grieve over the loss of her husband.  Carla can’t escape the brutality of man, she gets sexually harassed everywhere she turns up in the redneck town of Spring Lake.  The gas station attendant, a truck driver, the lawn boy, Fletch the Butcher, the town bartender, a guy she went to high school with… pretty much every scumbag in town won’t leave her alone.   Eventually all these redneck fucks end up drunk at a bar, and decide to pay her a visit.  What ensues is a brutal gang rape, and the murder of her parents.  Scenes like this are always very uncomfortable to watch.

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At any rate the drunks leave her for dead, and she ends up catatonic in a hospital where she tricks the doctors, and sneaks out to exact her revenge.  The revenge killings are really the only fun part to this film.  The acting can be pretty lousy, the music tends to rip off the likes of Halloween (and every other horror flick) at times.   The director Santiago made a shit ton of action B films through out his career.   This seems to be the best of what he did.  (NW)

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Nate Wilson: NW  Devon Cahill: DC  Matt Average: MA

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