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
Much better than I expected. The actress is so gorgeous, that I googled her before even finishing the movie and found out that she was dead at 37 ( sad). It was interesting to watch from the beginning till the end. It is a true classic movie, I will try to find more movies by the director of the movie and this actress who had mane names in her life. 5 stars from 5
Abel Ferrara’s is GOD!!!
More campy at times than I expected but still enjoyable!
Fever dream come to life.