Directed by Sam Peckinpah
I am a huge fan of horror films. It is by far my favorite genre; I stream a few crappy Netflix movies a week. There are many sub genres that I love (found footage, slasher, supernatural, etc) and only a few that I can't stand. The home invasion genre is one of them. The other is exorcism films, but that's a whole other post.
David and Amy are a young couple that have just moved to Amy's hometown. This seems to upset the "townspeople". Graphic rape ensues and David is forced to unleash his violent side.
Frequent readers of the blog know that I don't cope well with films that have rape in them. There seems to be some rather shocking messages in this movie as well that definitely have issues with. In one scene, Amy takes off her top in front of a window, in full view of the workmen. What was the point of this scene? Was it supposed to show that in some ways, Amy was "asking" for it? And then there is the rape scene itself, where Amy seems to be enjoying herself, at least for part of the time. Yikes. That seems damaging.
I know people love movies from the seventies, but a lot of the seventies seems to be about ultra violence, which I just don't enjoy. Anybody have thoughts on the remake?
Dustin Hoffman said that he only took this role for the money.
One-third of the audience walked out of this film during a preview.