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Friday, June 4, 2010

Poor Pretty Eddie [a.k.a. Black Vengeance] (1975)


Liz Wetherly is a popular black singer in need of a break from her hectic schedule. When her car breaks down, she ends up stuck in a remote southern town that‘s been left for dead “ever since they put in the interstate.”  She is forced to spend the night at “Bertha’s Oasis”, a rundown lodge that serves as the bizarre fiefdom of an overweight ex-burlesque star who lords over her much younger boyfriend, Eddie, and a cast of equally-strange townsfolk. Eddie fancies himself a singer on par with Elvis, and expects Wetherly to make him famous. But things turn ugly for Wetherly, who endures rape and abuse at the hands of her captors, before culminating in her bloody revenge on the “rednecks” that terrorized her.


dj whalee said...

Ha!Love this film!
I saw it a few weeks ago on Turner Classic Movies @ 2:00 am. WTF? This and "Fight For Your life" would make a great politically incorrect double bill.
Love your blog.

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