Saturday, May 25, 2013
ACT OF VENGEANCE (1974)
If you took a feminist message and threw it right in the middle of an AIP 70's exploitation movie with gratuitous nudity and mixed in a few rape scenes this is what you would get. The great thing about this movie is that it could only exist in the 70's and looking back at it today it looks like the perfect combination of offensiveness, politically-incorrect as possible, stupid as hell and more entertaining than anything made in the last 20 years. It's your basic rape revenge story concerning a hockey-masked rapist named Jack(precursor to Jason Voorhees?) who has some great lines about being "the honcho of hump" among other gems. He's also a very ambitious rapist who goes after many girls and even tries to get them all together for a big rape-orgy. Also he loves the song Jingle Bells and makes his poor recipients sing it when he gets down to business since everyone knows "ballin' goes better with music". Our gang of victims here fight back though with the help of a lady karate master and there's a great scene where they take out a jive-turkey pimp named Percy and his wheels.
Surprisingly, at a theatrical showing last night, I found out this is actually a good film to take a lady to on a first date but that may not work out as well for everyone. AKA RAPE SQUAD and THE VIOLATOR
Sweet 70's double-feature, bring the kids!: