These are 100 of the best dark science fiction movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.
Battle of the sexes!
I Spit on Your Grave is the quintessential rape and revenge movie. Most of the first half of the movie is dedicated to three distinct rape scenes, and the rest centers on Jennifer, our lead, getting even with her tormentors. The film will test your limits, shock you and disgust you. You’ll need to get through very convincing rape sequences before you get to payback. Can you handle it?
Three minutes in, we’ve already met our protagonist and three out of four bullies. The pacing is a little odd that way. The rhythm is unusual and character exposition isn’t a priority. Regardless, we don’t need to know the brutes to know they’re brutes; their actions define them. They are dumb, violent, and semi-aware of the crimes they are committing.
As rough as this viewing may be, it can act as an outlet to some by the time the credits roll. The third act will have you grind your teeth in satisfaction. Don’t expect high production value, great acting and or brilliant script, though. The movie carries a message first and foremost. It is exploitation at its best and is meant to trouble the audience. On that aspect, it succeeds.