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Horror Needs More Rape/Revenge Flicks


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Horror Needs More Rape/Revenge Flicks

New postby horrorlord » Thu May 17, 2012 9:55 pm

As much as I love slasher films and torture porn I believe that the horror industry really needs more rape revenge horror films. The 1972 version of The Last House on the Left from Wes Craven is one of the greatest horror films ever made and it depicted some of the most graphic, hard core acts of realistic violence against women that the horror genre has ever seen. I particularly like the ending when the parents take their revenge on the misfits, it really put an exclamation point on the closing moments of the film.

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I Spit On Your Grave followed several years later in 1978, and as much as I love LHOTL, I love ISPYG just the same. I found both films to be really intense experiences in filmmaking.

Then In 2009 we saw the remake of Last House on the Left which to my surprise was just as good as the original if not better. A year later another the remake of I Spit on Your Grave surfaced which I also found to be very enjoyable.

In closing I feel there is a wide-open market for more of these types of films, and I believe that the writers should stop for a second and consider making some more of these revenge flicks.

Im curious as to what you all think. Do you think our genre could use some more of these types of films?
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Re: Horror Needs More Rape/Revenge Flicks

New postby dew » Thu May 17, 2012 11:13 pm

I have to say, I'm kinda horrified by this as a particular desire to be more commonly seen in horror films. The problem with so-called "Rape Revenge" films is that they typically portray extremely brutal, violent, and oftentimes fatal sexual violence, primarily done against women. No matter what anyone says, claiming that they enjoy the films for their aspect of revenge or special effects or god knows what else that they find redeeming, the fact of the matter is that the films appeal to a hell of a lot of creepy and even dangerous people more than the average citizen. I've known a half dozen guys to extol the virtues of these films and I can say with complete honesty, they are not people I'd be comfortable meeting in a dark alley.

Now don't get me wrong. I love horror films. I love special effects. Some of my favorite films feature very realistic and graphic displays of violence - I readily admit that. But films that tie violence so closely to sex seem more or less fodder for budding misogynists than anything else. A lot of people read Lolita because they recognize the artistic style of the prose and advanced wordplay, but just as many - if not more - read it because they like they idea of a preteen nymphet in a pseudo-incestual relationship with her middle-aged stepfather. I don't think it should be banned, but I don't think there should be much call for "yes, this is awesome, let's do that again!"

The physical and psychological damage done by rape against any gender is never properly portrayed in these sort of films, and they almost press the (wrong) idea that revenge is a real and dangerous possibility if a victim is let live . I've never seen a film like this that presents anything at all redeeming. I'd just as soon see the genre wither and die.
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Re: Horror Needs More Rape/Revenge Flicks

New postby littlewayn13 » Fri May 18, 2012 5:37 am

I'd like to start by saying that the rape/revenge movies are not even "Horror" movies....they are more so in the category of torture porn. And I personally don't find them to be entertaining. Where is the "scary" in these flicks?, other than the rape scenes that are actually extremely disturbing...not "Horror". Hostel 1 and 2 were two revenge movies that made me as the viewer cheer for the act of revenge by the main character. I can say that I was entertained....but the big difference between the Hostel movies and Last House On The Left + I Spit On Your Grave is that there were no acts of rape in Hostel 1 and 2.
So my question to you, horrorlord, is why do you think Horror needs more Rape/Revenge flicks? You can actually say that you are a fan of the concept of rape? That's very strange and disturbing that you encourage these films. I can view any Horror movie consisting of the most graphic, creative violence and/or kill scene. Add rape into the mix, and now the film is no longer enjoyable, but hard to watch.
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Re: Horror Needs More Rape/Revenge Flicks

New postby Slice 0f Life » Fri May 18, 2012 12:05 pm

How about a movie about a man being raped by a group of women and then getting his revenge afterwards? lol
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Re: Horror Needs More Rape/Revenge Flicks

New postby JediRob » Fri May 18, 2012 9:19 pm

Really? This has got to be a troll post right? Asking for more rape movies? With that avatar/user pic ta boot!
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Re: Horror Needs More Rape/Revenge Flicks

New postby littlewayn13 » Sat May 19, 2012 5:16 am

LOL...I'm with ya JediRob about that avatar pic! He needs therapy, and lots of it.
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Re: Horror Needs More Rape/Revenge Flicks

New postby littlewayn13 » Sat May 19, 2012 5:27 am

LOL, and not to mention his website user status.
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