Roberta Findlay’s 1985 shocker TENEMENT came along at the beginning of the crack epidemic. Hard not to see the commentary about a city crumbling around her.
Abel Ferrara’s MS. 45 is a brutal exploitation flick about a mute woman who decides to make the city night safe for women again on her own.
If you need dumb, sexified trash, I guess this one is good enough to throw on and make fun of for a while.
Wes Craven’s early work expresses a ton of violence from angry, ugly people at pretty young things.