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How to Get... Revenge (1989)

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A dark and humorous take on how to get revenge on those that have wronged you, hosted by Linda Blair (The Exorcist).

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A dark and humorous take on how to get revenge on those that have wronged you, hosted by Linda Blair (The Exorcist).

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Fantastically dark little gem
19 May 2016 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Linda Blair agreed to some very questionable projects in the 1980s, but this is by far the most bizarre one. It's a supposedly educational video on how to get revenge, but it's not exactly the whimsical kind of revenge. Community theatre actors pretending to be cops or investigators explain to you in great detail how you can ruin someone financially, sabotage someone's car or frame someone for a crime. Suggestions include mailing human excrement to the victim (wouldn't the mailman notice?), breaking into their homes and calling immigration services when the victim is foreign. I'm fairly certain it's played for laughs, but apart from the subject matter there's absolutely nothing that directs you that way. The 'experts' play it completely straight, the information provided seems waaaaaaay too helpful, and there are no jokes or funny situations. But still, it's so darkly entertaining. The video is credited to Bob Logan, who would go on to direct "Repossessed" (also starring Blair) and "Meatballs 4". It's surprising to see he can actually do subtle humor, or any humor for that matter. "How To Get Revenge" is strangely disturbing and unpleasant, but somehow also highly rewatchable.


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