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The book argues against a simplistic notion of the term 'rape-revenge' and suggests a film-specific approach in order to avoid generalizing films which may "diverge not over the treatment of sexual assault as much as they do in regard to the morality of the revenge act.
Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Views Read Edit View history. Archived from the original on September 7, The genre has attracted critical attention. In some cases, the character is incapacitated or killed at the end of the first act, and the "revenge" is carried out by their family, as in The Virgin SpringI Saw the DevilNocturnal Animalsthe original The Last House on the Left and The House of the Spirits. More recently, a broad analysis of the rape-revenge genre and concept was published in Rape-Revenge Films: