CINEMA OF DOOM: The Woman (2011)

One day, while old-fashioned country lawyer Chris Cleek is out hunting, he comes across a woman in the woods. She’s filthy, dressed in rags. He watches her catch a fish from a stream, which she proceeds to eat raw. A feral savage. Of course, as any red-blooded American male would do, Chris captures her, chains her up in a cellar, and announces to his wife and kids that they’re going to all work together to civilize her. Wait, most men wouldn’t do that at all! Underneath the family man facade, there’s something very, very wrong with this guy…

But the real star is the titular woman, played by Pollyanna Mcintosh. She’s ferocious. And while she’s used and abused through most of the film, we never doubt that she’s going to take great pleasure in a spectacularly brutal revenge.

This is a fairly low-budget flick, and some of the actor’s chops are a bit weak, but a good storyline, some fun surprises, and copious bloodletting keep it interesting throughout. There’s supposed to be a message about violence against women here, but I find it hard to believe any hardcore feminists will appreciate it in the face of all the violence against women. So yeah, it’s offensive. And sick. But those are perfectly good criteria for a Cinema of Doom recommendation. Watch it with The Woman you love.



Filed under Cinema of Doom, Weird / Brutal / Extreme Cinema

5 responses to “CINEMA OF DOOM: The Woman (2011)

  1. ಠ¿ಠarol

    Another interesting Mike pick.

  2. ಠ¿ಠarol

    MelCat doesn’t have it, neither does CADL. We don’t do Netflix, nor can I download a huge movie with my connection. So, unless it turns up in our video store in Stockbridge, which we just got home from, I won’t be able to see The Woman.

  3. Kaye

    Very enjoyable and twisted.
    Stumble did me a huge favor bringing me here.
    Still wondering if that boy from school or the sick fuck of a father is the cause of Peggy’s problem.
    Keep the good picks coming (:

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