Avenged [aka Savaged] (2013) is a horror/thriller written and directed by Michael S. Ojeda for Raven Banner Entertainment in association with Cart Before the Horse Productions. Starring Amanda Adrienne, Marc Anthony Samuel, Rodney Rowland, Tom Ardavany, Joseph Runningfox, Ronnie Gene Blevins, John Charles Meyer, and Brionne Davis.
While traveling across country, Zoe, a lovely deaf mute woman,stumbles on a horrific crime – a gang of rednecks slaughtering two Native American boys. Zoe’s brave attempt to save one of the boys seals her fate. She is captured, raped and left for dead. When an Indian shaman finds her clinging to life in a shallow grave, he attempts to save her – but something goes horribly wrong. The spirit of a bloodthirsty Apache warrior takes possession of Zoe’s dead body. Now she walks amongst the living, hell-bent on getting revenge. One by one, she slaughters the men who murdered her, while the clock ticks away on her quickly decomposing body.
Not rated. 95 minutes. Watch the trailer here …
Watch the trailer on Vimeo (here).
My thoughts… Avenged is a dark and ultra-violent rape/revenge thriller with a supernatural twist that is (blood-)soaked in Native American folklore. It’s like Steven R. Monroe‘s remake of I Spit on Your Grave (2010) mixed with Bruno Mattei‘s Scalps (1987) meets Alex Proyas‘ The Crow (1994). Michael S. Ojeda isn’t breaking new (hallowed) ground, but Avenged is an insanely entertaining thrill ride that would make a perfect double feature with Marc Fratto‘s Hell Fire (2012)!
Read my (more extensive) post on MHE (here).