|release date||August 7 2007|
|starring||Dakota Ferreiro, Jerad Anderson|
|tagline||They showed her no shame...she showed them no mercy.|
SynopsisThe film tells the story of Michelle Rosen, a shy high school student who is brutally assaulted at a party by several popular boys. Her anguish continues at school when the girlfriends of her attackers blame Michelle for "seducing" their men--they label Michelle the "school slut" and make her life a living hell until Michelle figures out a way to use her new reputation against her tormentors before killing them off one by one.
“Carrie” meets “I Spit on Your Grave” in first-time feature director Jim Hemphill’s homage to the notorious rape/revenge films of the mid 70’s as well as his favorite films, “Carrie” and “Terror Train”. Having heard all of that, I had high hopes for “Bad Reputation” and to some degree, I wasn’t disappointed. The basic story revolves around high school outsider Michelle Rosen (an excellent Angelique Hennessy, who early on reminded me a bit of a young Uma Thurman and later on of a trampy Britney Spears, or is that redundant?) who is inexplicably invited to a school party by one of the popular jocks, Aaron (Jerad Anderson). He claims he is just “being nice” but at the party, after getting Michelle drunk and then spiking her drink with Rohypnol, he and one of his buddies, with another holding her down, gang rape her. The three jocks’ girlfriends find out what has happened and the Queen Bitch girlfriend of Aaron, Debbie (Dakota Ferreiro), drags the still half-drugged Michelle downstairs and duct tapes her to a tree, writing “Slut” and “Ho” on her with lipstick. Everyone at the party is a witness to this humiliation but no one does anything to help. …Read More