Run! Bitch Run!
Written by Joseph Guzman and Robert James Hayes II
Directed by Joseph Guzman
Two Catholic school girls out on the road selling Bibles stumble into the wrong part of the backwoods and accidentally witness the murder of bottom bitch Carla by her crazed pimp Lobo. When they're spotted, the girls are hauled into Lobo's den of iniquity, and find themselves the devil's playthings.
Only one makes it out alive, and after switching out her school girl uniform for a nurse's uniform (one male fantasy for another), she ventures back to the burg where her innocence was stolen for a little good ol' fashion vengeance.
The rape-revenge genre is a controversial one, whether we're talking about Last House on the Left, Ms. 45, or I Spit on Your Grave. There are many out there who concentrate on the rape portion of the equation, and justifiably believe that they are a disgrace to not only the genre--turning rape into entertainment--but to women as well. There are others, also justifiably, who concentrate on the revenge, and view these movies as, if not empowering to women, at the very least, a fringe alternative to the Final Girl scenario found in nearly every slasher flick on the shelves.
Suffice it to say that a large number of people will be turned off by this movie, but a smaller sub-segment will find it quite entertaining--myself among them. I'm not normally much for the rape-revenge film, to be honest. I don't have anything against them, they just don't typically bring much to the table for me. So what made this one different?
I am a fan the seedy 'Seventies, and the films the throwback to that decade. The filmmakers seem to have a keen eye for capturing the explosive exploitation elements that were born from those days. Run! Bitch Run! (perhaps one of the greatest of titles EVER, by the way) may not bring anything new to the table, but it does manage to squeeze in an impressive laundry list of sleaze.
School girls naughty and school girls nice
Sex & blowjobs
Strippers and hookers
Drug and alcohol use
Lesbian fetishistic toe sucking
Toilet plunger masturbation
Forced Russian roulette
A great fuzzy rock soundtrack
A special guest appearance by a young Michael Myers!
Intigued? Disgusted? Good.
Then my work here is done.