Diana arrives in a town to start a new job. She's threatened into working as an exotic dancer. She's later kidnapped and let loose naked in the wilderness as prey for the psycho hunter, like many women before her. Will she survive?
Wayward young lass Diana Kelper arrives in a small town in New Mexico looking to start a new life for herself. Alas, the sleazy Fred forces Diana to work as an exotic dancer at a strip club. Things go from bad to worse for Diana after she's abducted by ruthless psychotic predator Colin Mandel, who dumps Diana in the remote wilderness completely nude so he can hunt her down like a wild animal. Can Diana muster up the necessary strength and cunning in order to survive this harrowing ordeal?Written by
This movie is loosely based on case of serial killer Robert Hansen, who would kidnap prostitutes in Alaska, fly them to remote forest locations, rape them, make them take off running, then hunt them down and kill them. See more »
In the chasing scenes, the bruises on Diana's legs keep changing places and disappearing. See more »
What about my driver's license?
License, that's a security thing. When you paid off your advance, you get it back. That's normal, ask anybody. Diane, I know you're upset, and that bothers me, because upset people can do dumb things. That application you filled out...
[she gives him an impudent look]
you listed your parents, and your sister, husband, or places of employment. If you bail and I can't find you, I'll have to go to them.
Just don't do that.
[shakes head in imploring way]
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In the intro we see a naked woman out in the fields while a stranger shoots at her. He's hunting her like an animal.
The lovely Diana arrives in a small New Mexico border town for a job. Little does she know it's to be a stripper. She has no money and is now indebted to the "talent agency manager". She has to share a room with a fellow stripper who's also a prostitute at night and a junkie.
Parallel to this story we meet the local law enforcement, the corrupt Sheriff and his hunting buddies, as well as the new deputy who arrived from LA. The local cops are corrupt and the new guy is not quite used to that.
Diana's salary as a stripper doesn't really amount to much. Junkie stripper tells her all the ways she can make more money- take off more clothes, interact with patrons, and offer other services. At first Diana isn't interested but she needs the money so she gives it a try. It yields her more money and the night she meets a patron and drives away with him she ends up changing her mind about offering him other services. But he won't have none of it. He ends up kidnapping her.
Next, she wakes up out in the desert nude...as prey for our hunter. He gives her a 15 minute head start. He catches up with her but he likes a challenge so he doesn't make it that easy for himself. And Diana, is also a bright girl. She tricks him and escapes from him repeatedly, bloody and bruised. Eventually she gets the upper hand and runs into a family camping, the dad and his two teenage sons, who are stunned to see a mostly naked girl who now is in shock. Dad does the right thing and leaves to get help. But the hunter isn't done yet. Nor is Diana.
Naked Fear is an excellent movie for what it is- a well-done B movie with a great story and good acting. Of course seeing the lovely Danielle De Luca run around naked for a good while doesn't hurt a bit. Her performance overall is remarkable, downright award-worthy, given what she has to go through. It obviously suffers from B-movie weaknesses- low budget, not so good acting by secondary characters, an unpolished look indoors, etc. It's a tad bit too long, certain things could have been cut out or shortened. At the same time another victim should have been added, just to make our villain more despicable.
The movie succeeds at presenting the hardships of small town life and the risks of trying to make it elsewhere pretty well. And it does so without being condescending and offensive. You do end up empathizing with the main character. The movie is never exploitative but manages to humanize our characters and give the story a lot of meaning. Naked Fear is admirable for the risks the filmmakers took and how they managed to deliver their vision perhaps without compromise.
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