Demented (1980)





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Institutionalized after a brutal gang-rape, a mental patient (Sallee Elyse) is finally released but later goes over the edge when she confuses several kids in masks for her attackers. The woman tries to avenge her assault.
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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"Demented" truly is. I haven't been so offended and put off by a film since my first viewing of "I Spit on Your Grave" (1978/2010). This one doesn't bother with exposition, though - the rape happens in the first minute or so. The film then moves on to the woman being horrified and jittery - post-traumatic stress, only poorly acted - and ends with her slaughtering a group of neighborhood boys who only wanted to play a prank on her by pretending to be the men who raped her (who were, though the film doesn't show it, apparently captured and put away). This is a disgusting picture, one that I hope to forget, but probably won't. I feel unclean and almost masochistic for watching it all the way through. Zero Stars

Christopher Lozier
Christopher Lozier

An alright Rape-Revenge flick featuring Harry Reems. Has a good concept and good pacing, but unfortunantly is brought down by poor lighting, bad dialouge, an annoying leading lady etc. That isn't to say that this is a total failure either, it isn\t, I just feel it could have been done better. It is what it is though, an early 80's expolitation flick so it's flaws are to be expected. I would still give this a passing grade. I thought that questionable sanity of the leading lady did create a good amount of suspense and mystery. Are these vivid flash backs, or is she actually being stalked by a new group of rapists. That question is answered by the end, but I think it would have been more interesting if they left that open for the audience to decide for themselves. I don't buy that they were just "playing a joke" for a minute. Gore is pretty much non existent here, but the kill scenes do imply enough, Worth a watch for R n R fans. Just don't be expecting a classic like Last House on the Left or I Spit on Your Grave,

Ed Fucking Harris
Ed Fucking Harris

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This is a bad low-budget psychological horror movie, mostly because of the technical side of it. Overall, not worth seeing.

Aj V
Aj V

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