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06-06-2002, 12:56 AM
I was recently going through a box of assorted vhs tapes I bought a while back and discovered a weird title. In the box there was a drama film titled "Act Of Vengeance". This movie is from 1974 and has a plot about rape victims joining forces to capture a serial rapist.etc.,etc.,etc. Anyway, the plot isn't important.
What is important is that the rapist wears a mechanics cover-all suit (like M.Myers only orange) and a hocky mask (like jason). I couldn't beleive my eyes. This movie actually pre-dates Halloween and Friday The 13th yet the brutal rapist (who forces victims to sing jingle bells) looks just like both of the killers in those films combined. Since this possibly could have been an influence I thought I would let all you other slasher posters know.
06-06-2002, 01:09 AM
I found this old ebay auction for a copy. The box cover (my copy has no cover) shows a pretty good shot of the rapist.
06-06-2002, 08:43 PM
Thanks for the info gunner, that is real interesting. The killer looks damn cool in that picture.
For those who have seen it, is the film any good?
06-07-2002, 02:48 PM
Hahaha! What a classic 70's cover....looks just like a still from the movie.
I hope this movie gets a dvd release!!
06-08-2002, 07:19 PM
A review of Rape Squad (the original title) can be found here (http://www.brainsonfilm.com/rapesqureview.html). This site is full of some of the coolest reviews ever(right up there with the ones at teleport-city.com) and these guys know that it is the MOVIE that is the important thing NOT the format.
06-08-2002, 07:56 PM
I remember seeing this on many a video rental shelf back in the 80's. They obviously threw the original poster art out in favor of the screen shot to copycat the famous slasher icons during that time. And while I was wasn't interested in seeing it then.............well.........I'm still not interested in seeing it now......:)
06-11-2002, 11:12 AM
Sounds interesting. I wouldnt mind checking this one out. I'm always down for a good slasher flick.
06-11-2002, 05:26 PM
6sick6 thaks for the kind verbage about the site http://www.brainsonfilm.com Overall Rape Squad isn't great but has some effective creepiness via the Rapist, the goofy vigilante stuff is just that, goofy, but the weird Christmas Carol stuff and the Hockey Mask (to my knowledge this is the first time it was used in this type of film) as well as as coveralls thing makes you believe that this might have been noticed by Carpenter and or Cunningham. Peter Brown as the rapist is pretty weird given he was somewhat of a static piece of eyecandy fo Disney...
Great board guys, I'm glad I found it...
06-11-2002, 06:36 PM
I was glad to do it Tread! Always try to do my part in the quest for great cinema. Hell, even not-so-great cinema as long as it has some trashy ladies.;) "Pornography" was some of the funniest shit I seen in a long time. Can't wait for "Abortion Night" to premiere at the site. Cheers to you and Bro.George and Jumpin Joe. Or a big 'ol school Hee Haw style "SAAAAALUUUUUTE" from one southern boy to another! The choice is yours! :)
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