Tag: rape

Book Review: Closer Than You Know, by Brad Parks

I read  in two sittings Closer Than You Know. From the opening chapter until the last, I just kept turning pages. I needed to know what would happen next. Had to know. Melanie Barrick had a rough childhood. She was put in the system. Her parents a waste of space, using up oxygen. They cared […]

Book Review: Anatomy of a Scandal, by Sarah Vaughan

I enjoy legal thrillers. Although very commercial, I openly admit John Grisham and Scott Turow are two of my favorites. It is possible Sarah Vaughan just elbowed her way in between the two. And I am smiling over the intrusion! Anatomy of a Scandal is an emotional legal drama ripped from the current headlines of […]

Netflix Movie Review: Contracted

Eric England used a limited budget to shoot Contracted, a 78 minute horror movie. The film is Rated R. There is brief nudity, strong sexual content and bad language. Caroline Williams, who plays the main actress’ mother, might be the only actress in the film with substantial credits in her portfolio. Samantha (Najarra Townsend) is a lesbian. […]

Netflix Movie Review: I Spit On Your Grave

I Spit On Your Grave. This is a movie that was initally released in 1978, re-released in 1983 and remains controversial to this day for the horrific and lengthy gang-rape scenes that take place. Knowing that the movie was violent and disturbing, I figured I’d watch it. (***SPOILERS below***) There is very little back story. […]