Ms. 45

Ms. 45

Directed by Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara’s 1981 grindhouse stars the late, great Zoë Lund as Thana, a mute seamstress who gets raped twice in one day. After Thana manages to kill (and dismember) her second attacker, she snaps and embarks on a killing spree aimed at lecherous, rapey men, which soon puts the whole city on edge. A companion-piece to Ferrara’s previous film, THE DRILLER KILLER, MS. 45 excels thanks to Lund’s extraordinary lead performance, which lends the film a feminist authenticity lacking in many of the rape-revenge films that preceded it. A haunting, thrilling must-see.

A mute seamstress goes on a killing spree after being assaulted in Abel Ferrara’s classic.

Cast: Helen McGara, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto, Zoe Tamerlis-Lund

Member Reviews

Great revenge flick; there is a twist but I won’t spoil it!

My3Birds
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20 hours ago

Not a perfect film by any means, but an immensely important one, as well as a movie willing to pose major questions without offering easy answers, cloaked in a grindhouse sheen.

blackl0dger
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18 hours ago

Amazing! Just AMAZING!!!

kingmathias10
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10 days ago

awesome 80's film!

HorrificHermione
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14 days ago

MEH

irenerusso3
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15 days ago