Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Act of Vengeance (1974)

Number Rolled: 58
Movie Name/Year: Act of Vengeance (1974)
Genre: Horror
Length: 90 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Bob Kelljan
Writer: David Kidd, H.R. Christian
Actors: Jo Ann Harris, Peter Brown, Jennifer Lee, Lisa Moore, Connie Strickland, Patricia Estrin, Lada Edmund Jr., Tony Young, Steve Kanaly

Please note that when you look up this movie, it also comes up as “Rape Squad,” which is the title on the box, but is listed even in IMDB as “Act of Vengeance.” I’m not really sure what the deal is there.

I was born in 1983. So, needless to say, I wasn’t alive during any part of the seventies. I’m going to go ahead and take an educated guess about the decade. Before I make my assessment, I’m going to give my reasoning.

I’ve only watched two movies made in the seventies (so far) for this blog, but I’ve seen others. The movies haven’t been exceptionally good. In fact, most have been quite the opposite. However, all of them were so fucked up that I couldn’t look away from the screen. I tried, in some cases. Including this case of a very detailed rape scene in the very beginning where he’s making the woman sing Jingle Bells at the same time. That song will never be the same to me.

My thought is that those in charge in the seventies were the flower children of the sixties and they all fried their brains with acid. Lots of acid. And maybe some demonic possession. Lots of demonic possession.

This movie was a train wreck that I couldn’t look away from, though I found the ending satisfying and acceptable.

I’m officially afraid to add any more movies from the seventies to my instant queue.

Overall Opinion – 1.5/5

P.S. After scheduling this to be posted, my boyfriends phone went off and his ringer was set to Jingle Bells. I nearly threw an apple core at his head.

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