Dir:Joseph Guzman (Nude Nuns with Big Guns)
After watching Nude Nuns with Big Guns I was interested to see what else this director had to offer and once again I was pleased with what I found. If Nude Nuns was Guzman's version of Thriller: They Call Her one Eye than Run Bitch Run! could be interpreted as his spin on I Spit On Your Grave. This film is another take on the Rape/Revenge genre and once again the directors obvious love for retro cinema shines through in this one.
Rebecca and Catherine are Catholic schoolgirls on a mission to spread the word of the lord selling bibles door to door throughout small towns for their school. Before we meet the girls though we are introduced to a slimy pimp named Lobo and his sidekick Clint and his main Bitch Marla. Marla is one dangerous chick as immediately in the opening scenes we see her killing a trick over 20 dollars, while Clint is with his girlfriend in another room watching what appears to be a early cut of Nude Nuns with Big Guns.
After Catherine leaves , She heads down the road and then the film ends on a real downer note, but it makes sense after all she had been through I guess.
Once again Joseph Guzman perfectly captures the feel of the classic Rape/Revenge genre of exploitation cinema that was pretty popular during the 70's.Although I did not find this one as endearing as Nude Nuns with Big Guns this films is entertaining in it's own right.Both films are quite similar in more ways than one with the obvious being the revenge aspect,But the characters are also similar especially when it comes to the bad guys involved in the story.The actress who plays Catherine really conveys a sense of fear and dispair through her facial expressions as she does not speak at all once the rape takes place bearing a strong resemblance to the main character in Ms.45 and Thriller:They call her one eye. I know I have mentioned those two films allot during both of Joseph Guzman's films I have reviewed but you can tell that his films were both hugely influenced by those movies, This one adds a dash of I Spit on your Grave as well with the whole girl in peril left in the woods aspect. Run Bitch, Run is a bit more serious and less campy then Nude nuns with big Guns but it works especially given the story it tells.I look forward to seeing more films by this director but I hope that he strays away from the Rape/revenge genre next time he makes a film otherwise he runs the risk of becoming a one trick pony and pigeon holing himself .If I were to recommend one of his films to check out I would suggest Nude nuns over this one because it is a altogether funner movie, but both films accomplish what they set out to and they both have a nice nostalgic feel to them being true throwbacks to the exploitation
films of yesteryear.
Overall: 6.5 out of 10