RAPE SQUAD (1974)
So, while looking for some outrageous exploitation movies on Netflix, I happen to stumble upon this. Judging from the title and plot… I expected to be bombarded with shock and lulz, but sadly.. was let down to a lifetime television original movie-like experience with great potential for future rifftrax material.
Plot- Linda is raped by a man in a hockey mask that forces her to sing ‘Jingle-Bells’ while he rapes her. When the cops do nothing, she teams up with other victims of the Jingle-Bell Rapist and seek revenge. Joining their ‘Rape Squad’ is also some old lady who knows Karate, who teaches them the ways of self-defense.
They first decide to pay a visit to someone who got away with raping someone they just met at a bar. They cuff him to his bed, wreck his house, strip him, and hold up a bottle of acid. I braced myself for what was to come, hoping it would be better than ‘Santa Sangre’, but watched in extreme disappointment as the girls poured purple paint out of the bottle. The girls tee-heed and I sat there pissed off, letting the rage build inside me. Their so-called “Justice” is beyond pathetic and had me sitting in confusion and hoping that these retards meet their demise soon. Instead of looking for clues or being persistent in stopping the masked rapist, they continue to attack men who had nothing to do with it. They strip some old guy naked and threaten to all rape him (umm.. ok… yeah.. that’s what will teach him… sex with 5 women at once). They also beat up a pimp after destroying his car.
The masked rapist lures all the members of the rape squad to a closed-down zoo, where he picks them off one by one. The stupidity of these characters are beyond ridiculous. One character, knowing the rapist is there, decides to turn from the group and walk home by herself. Another character decides to sacrifice herself so that he wouldn’t harm two of the others… who LOCKED THEMSELVES IN A CAGE AWAY FROM THE RAPIST.
There were times that the absurd decisions of the characters, lack of logic in the plot, and random events that took place had me laughing. Overall, there were too many plot-holes, boring scenes, and characters being retarded that made the bad outweigh the good in this film. It’s good for a few laughs, but its mainly a disappointment and manages to set women back a few hundred years.