This is the film that film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert leda successful campaign to remove it from the theaters because of thecontent. Admittedly, it's not an easy film to watch by any stretch ofthe imagination, but I wouldn't consider it complete trash like theydid.
Here's the plot: A beautiful female writerfrom New York comes to small-town USA to write her first novel. Fourmen kidnap her, rape her multiple times, and leave her for dead. Afterrecovering, she bides her time and then methodically kills each ofthem. That's it.
The merits of this particular film have been hotly debated byhorror fans since its release. It is not an easy film to like, andunless you have twisted sensibilities, there's not much fun to be hadduring a screening. It is not, however, as poorly made or acted as itsdetractors claim.
If you are a hardcore horror fan or consider yourself knowledgeableabout the genre, your education is simply incomplete until you haveseen it. Moviewatchers looking only for entertainment in their moviesshould avoid it carefully. Those who think of themselves as students offilm -- well, this much controversy and bile should be reason enough totake a look.