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Jessicka Rabid

Should be put down.

Rod Lott December 2nd, 2011

Made for an apparent $1.99, "Jessicka Rabid" is the worst movie I've seen all year, and perhaps the year before that. I have nothing against no-budget movies as long as there's enough else going on to mitigate the financial deficiencies.


This hateful effort — apologies to the word "effort" — not only gives exploitation film a bad name, but represents a strong argument against DIY movies.

Jessicka (Elske McCain, "Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead") is treated like a dog, literally. Her male captors keep her caged and feed her dog food, and occasionally put a leash around her neck so she can do her business outside. For baths, she's hosed down. Every now and then, she's drugged so she can be pimped out to a porn director.

And then there's a lesbian scene in which Jessicka is seduced by the ol' "peanut butter on the nipples" trick. Finally, she turns the tables on her masters. And the point is ...?

There's none that I could find, other than for writer/director Matthew Reel, in his feature debut, to wallow in filth. I'd say I felt as used as McCain, but she co-wrote the damn thing (which isn't saying much, since her character is mute). So I'll feel used for her.

The pun of the title is the only thing "Jessicka Rabid" has going for it in the plus column. This Troma pick-up really makes "I Spit on Your Grave" look like high art by comparison. —Rod Lott

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12.02.2011 at 07:27 Reply

Must have been Rod Lott's first grindhouse experience because I rented it off youtube 2 days ago and it was off the chain! Loved it! Reviewing Indie Horror is probably not the best avenue for you lol.