"Hell Hath No Fury" is a extreme, no-holds barred, erotic-horror anthology brought to us by the makers of "Vampires Vs. Zombies", and "Heads Are Gonna Roll." While it lives up to its gratuitous promise of extreme gore and loads of nudity, that's about all it has going for it, sadly.
The film opens with a wraparound of two men sitting in a diner swapping horror stories of scorned women, back and forth.
Story one tells us of a man who has a one night stand with a woman, and wakes up in the morning to discover that he has been tied to the bed because the woman is afraid he will leave her. She finds out that he is married, which leads them to argue, and then she leaves to get a pair of scissors to cut him loose. In a strange twist that I honestly did not expect, his jealous wife drops in and brutally murders both her husband and the woman. This story was actually pretty decent, and to the point. The acting was well-done, and the ending was pretty gruesome.
Story 2 was just absolutely confusing, but I think I got it. It opens with the police investigating a man's apparent "suicide." It turns out the female cop (who I think is a hypnotist?) was raped by this man, and she gets her revenge by using hypnosis to get him to kill himself. Not only was this story confusing, it was also just downright disgusting and disturbing. The scene where this man is raping her, he shoots her in the leg, and then has sex with the hole caused by the gunshot!!! I found this to be in absolutely poor taste. Just downright unnecessary! Not only is this story poor just for those reasons. The sound is also pretty bad. It was difficult to understand what the characters were saying most of the time.
Story 3 just did not make any sense, and it felt like it was thrown in at the last minute, as it plays out quite differently than the others, and serves no real purpose. This is possibly due to increase the running. But I don't see why seeing how the movie is over an hour and 40 minutes! Anyhow, story 3 is about a man being visited by his future self, and is told that his girlfriend will be breaking up with him soon due to his infidelities. The ending features his past or present self, (not sure here) along with him, and his future self, and his girlfriend as his past self (?) bringing another woman home. This leads to his girlfriend breaking up with him. This one, unlike the other stories seems out of place because there is no violence in this one.
Story 4 is easily the best and most disturbing story out of the bunch. It opens with a woman leaving her apartment to go to work, when she is attacked and raped by a masked assailant. This ultimately leads to a descent into madness, when she captures her attacker and turns the tables on him as well as any other man who scorns her. What made this story so powerful was the performance of the lead actress. She really understood the character. She showed no remorse when getting her revenge against those who hurt her. Another reason this was one the best was because the violence and gore was disturbing but perfectly executed. For example, the scene with the hypodermic syringes that she sticks in a certain spot, and then uses a blow torch on that same spot as means to torture her rapist.
The wraparound concludes with one of the men telling the stories receiving his "just desserts" for cheating on his wife.
Overall, "Hell Hath No Fury" is a decent rape revenge, female-empowerment horror anthology. Sadly, it's too all over the place, and poorly executed (excluding the 4th story) to be taken too seriously. Maybe that's what the filmmakers' intentions were, I don't know. But I do know it could have been much, much better if more attention to detail had been provided. However, it's still decent enough for fans of exploitation horror. Just ultimately forgettable.
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