After a young writer is brutally gang-raped and left for dead by four men, she systematically hunts them down one by one to exact a terrible vengeance.
The thing about this film that I find most difficult to fathom, other than why it was made in the first place, is why it's seen as such an important work. At the end of the film, I didn't have the slightest notion that I had seen anything that informed me or had done me any good whatsoever. I'm all for films that challenge, that rattle cages, as long as they have a point to make. I can sit through the most abhorrent, violent, perverse,terrifying and disturbing film, as long as when the credits roll, I feel I've learned something, either about a subject and/or myself by doing so. With this, there's no such insight to be gained. It's a nasty film, devoid of any purpose other than to shock and disgust. In these two objectives at least, it succeeds.
A movie I really didn't care much for upon my first viewing (circa 2011) but kind of appreciate more today. Unnerving to say the least with a brutal sexual assault followed by the revenge portion for the third act that's not entirely satisfying but still well done as a whole. One thing I noticed today that I didn't 10 years ago was the lack of a score or soundtrack which gives the movie a haunting tone. Camille Keaton gives a great performance and the guys do well as absolute psychopaths and creeps. **3.5/5**