A bookworm 'ugly duckling' is invited to a house party by the football team captain. Once there she breaks out of her shell as she makes new friends, and even has the guy of her dreams mackin' on her. Things seem perfect... until he slips rufees in her drink and gang-rapes her with his buddies in the back room. Things go from bad to worse as the girlfriends of said rapists make her out as the school slut. After being humiliated and socially tortured, she decides to stop being the victim, and gets bloody even... let the fun begin!
Let me see if you've heard this before? 'Ugly' chick who's obviously really hot is befriended by the popular crowd, only be to be the butt-end of some elaborate practical joke. But where most of these flicks turn romantic teen comedy and everyone ends up ok at the end, this one puts on the horror spin, and everyone ends up dead
! Part CARRIE, part SHE'S ALL THAT, and part PROM NIGHT, BAD REPUTATION takes your typical teen angst movie, and drops it on its teeny bopper head. Was this a good movie? You bet your ass it was!
There's something about revenge movies that really get me pumped. I don't know if it's the desire to see people who really
deserve to die brutally murdered or what, but there's something satisfying about a good revenge flick - and BAD REPUTATION is as satisfying as they get! It reminded me of the rape/revenge exploitation flicks of the 70s (I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE), mixing sex and violence into one pot of smoldering anger and hatred.
That's where BAD REPUTATION stands out and doesn't disappoint. You need
to see the f*ckers die (and die they do, in awesomely graphic and imaginitive ways), just as much as you need to see the victim end up on top. For a movie with a small budget, this puppy hit hard with tension, suspense and best of all- it presented a group of characters that you actually cared about- they were all well developed, and for that I thank them.
The only downside I could come up with was some pacing issues throughout (parts seemed to drag...), and the ending blew donkey balls (at least for me). But for the most part, this little indie that could really delivered the goods: it was entertaining, well developed and executed it's bloody revenge without holding back. We need more movies like this!
Some A-hole once said 'hell hath no fury like a woman scorn', and after watching BAD REPUTATION, you'll agree full heartily! If you like your revenge movies part slasher, part teeny bopper angst and 100% hard hitting good times, then BAD REPUTATION is for you!