Superficial blondes Susan (Jesselynn Desmond) and Rachel (Jamielyn
Kane) persuade good girl Kimmy (Cyd Schulte) to skip school and instead go
to a party together with Jerry (Tom Curitore), but they are not even half
there when their car hits Shy Girl (Anne Stinnett), who ran the streets
only in her underwear - and our quartet panics enough to abandon the car
and try to get away on foot ... until they run into Psycho (Antonio
Royuela) and Joker (Carlos Javier Castillo), two small-fry gangsters, who
actually used Shy Girl - Psycho's girlfriend - as a decoy and who now rob
them at gunpoint. However, once the gangsters realize the youngsters have
not got all that much money, Psycho decides to instead have a little fun
with them. First they humiliate Susan who has her period (a scene which
includes a tampon-sucking scene), then Kimmy is burtally raped by Psycho
(much to the dismay of Shy Girl), and finally Rachel is fucked by a
bottle. And Jerry, who tries to make a getaway, is just shot dead.
At the sound of police sirens though our gangsters panic, and they
quickly kill Rachel by ramming a broken bottle up her vagina. In all the
confusion though, Susan manages to escape, but when Kimmy begs her to help
her, Susan selfishly leaves her friend behind ...
Joker and Shy Girl soon decides it's time to split, but Psycho stays
behind to enjoy his triumph over Kimmy a bit before shooting her. But when
he finally wants to shoot her for good, he realizes his gun's out of ammo,
so he sees no alternative than to let her live, figuring it wouldn't do
all that much harm. However, the experience drove Kimmy over the brink,
and now she's out for revenge ... and her first victim is Susan, who has
abandoned her and whom she now strangles when Susan thinks herself back in
the saftety of the car.
Then Kimmy sneaks up on Psycho and Shy Girl and listening in on their
conversation, she learns that Shy Girl is pregnant from Psycho - so Kimmy
waits until she catches her alone, ties her to a tree, and performs a
makeshift abortion, which naturally costs Shy Girl her life.
Psycho and Joker soon notice something's dead wrong, so they decide to
search the area each one on his own - which gives Kimmy plenty of
opportunity to sneak up on Joker and decapitate him with a shovel. Then
she moves in on Psycho for the grand finale, in which she knocks him out,
ties him up, drives a nail into his penis, rapes him anally with a pole of
wood, then cuts off his balls and feeds them to him. However, ultimately
she has to realize that it is still Psycho who has won the game - but as a
rare exception to my site's spoiler policies (to always give away the
ending), I won't give away the final plottwist this time ...
First of all: If you are of the political correct denomination, don't
watch that film, you will not like it (even though on closer inspection
the film is far less politically incorrect than it seems to be). Also, if
you have got a weak stomach, don't watch. If you are a gorehound however,
or a fan of 1970's grindhouse flicks, then this one is for you, a film
about the torture, rape and humiliation of three pretty girls in
schoolgirl uniforms including one of the girls' bloody revenge.
However, The Hood has Eyez is not just one mindless,
misogynistic gorefest that has little to go for it above the violence,
actually writer/director Terrence Williams shows remarkable skills in
storytelling and character development, especially as the film is only
approximately 70 minutes long, and somehow all the brutality makes sense
in the context of his story instead of the story serving as a mere hanger
for gruesome scene after gruesome scene.
On a directorial level, the film comes across as extremely savage, not
so much because the violence is so explicit but because of the use of
documentary- or news-style camerawork including handheld camera, long
shots and sudden camera moves, which suggest a certain closeness to and
authenticy of onscreen events. Plus, in this case, the obviously low
budget works for the film, as it limits the number of locations which
gives the film a much more coherent feel. And of course, certain very
subtle references to 1970's grindhouse cinema are nothing short of
charming (at least to fans like me).
That the key actors Cyd schulte and Antonio Royuela are impressive in
their roles of course also helps ...
In all, watch this movie ... but only if you're sure you can stomach it