Mondo Mondays celebrates the exploitation classics of Exorcist-star LINDA BLAIR, and it’s guaranteed to have your head spinning!
“Savage Streets – Where the Only Rule is ‘An Eye for an Eye!’” When a gang of nasty punk rockers mess with her sister, high school hellcat Linda Blair fights back the only way she knows how – with a leather bodysuit and a wicked crossbow – leading to a perfect storm of grungy, Death Wish-in-stiletto-heels ‘80s vigilante exploitation action!
“Pure exploitation greatness with lots and lots of sizzle … Linda Blair is a real bad ass who’ll have you cheering.” – Bulletproof Action
In Savage Streets, Exploitation Queen Blair plays Brenda, a tough-talking, big-haired teen who enjoys cruising Hollywood Boulevard with her gal pals, fighting with stuck-up cheerleaders in the girl’s locker room and getting in trouble with her WAY too intense high school principal (played by John Vernon, who also gave Blair a bad time in Chained Heat). But when Brenda and her girls play a stupid prank on a gang of ugly punks called The Scars, the low-life, over-aged scumbags vent their frustration by assaulting Brenda’s kid sister (future ‘80s Scream Queen Linnea Quigley), murdering her best friend, and basically acting like, well … punks! Naturally, Brenda puts down her textbooks, slips into a stylish leather jumpsuit and vows sweet revenge, taking to the streets armed with a bear trap and a crossbow, accompanied by cheesy ‘80s revenge rock on the soundtrack, and she ain’t going home until she clears the trash off these savage streets! Sleazy, brutal and highly entertaining as only the most down-and-dirty teen vigilante flicks can be, Savage Streets has it all: Gratuitous T & A, hysterical dialogue, pounding rock-n-roll, lurid violence, garish cinematography and plenty of over-the-top acting … not to mention an enjoyably ferocious performance by Ms. Blair, who dominates it all as a ruthless teenage avenger stacking up corpses like cold cuts on a deli platter! (Dir. by Danny Steinnman, 1984, USA, 93 mins., Rated R)