Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Run! Bitch Run! (2009)

Run!  Bitch Run!

Written by Joseph Guzman and Robert James Hayes II
Directed by Joseph Guzman

Rebecca...Christina DeRosa
Catherine...Cheryl Lyone
Lobo...Peter Tahoe
Clint...Johnny Winscher
Marla...Ivet Corvea

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.

Because honestly, if you look at the basic synopses, what's the difference between grindhouse staple I Spit on Your Grave and the big screen success of Thelma and Louise?  Budget.  And Brad Pitt.


As in all cases of opinion, there is no right or wrong answer.  It's all merely a matter of taste.

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.

Nun pornography
School girls naughty and school girls nice
Sex & blowjobs
Nipples a-plenty
Strippers and hookers
Drug and alcohol use
Lesbian fetishistic toe sucking
Toilet plunger masturbation
Forced Russian roulette
A great fuzzy rock soundtrack
and....

A special guest appearance by a young Michael Myers!

Intigued?  Disgusted?  Good.

Then my work here is done.


The End!


2009
Unrated
90 Minutes
Color
English
United States

--J/Metro

5 comments:

  1. holy crap, i am interested... it got to be better than bitchslap...

    all that pretty wrapped around crap.

    jeremy

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  2. Looks great, and it's titled after the phrase I'm best known for yelling at my television, and getting thrown off a haunted trail for!

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  3. Sounds very entertaining, and I love the title. It's a phrase I yell a lot, too -- at my computer!

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  4. This is one of those I would'a been about 50-50 on, considering that I hated "fakesploitation" flicks like "HELL RIDE" and completely ignored "BITCH SLAP"... but if you say so, Cousin J, I might give this a fair trial. I trust your judgment THAT much.

    MERRY XMAS!!!

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  5. Reminds me of this movie: http://i.imgur.com/yk744.jpg

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