As Quentin Tarantino has proven, exploitation or genre tropes are ripe for reworking into something new, fresh and subversive. And that’s just what director Josh C. Waller has aimed to do with “Raze,” which takes the women-in-prison backdrop that provided so much material for sleazy ’70s flicks and turns it into something very, very bloody.
The picture stars stuntwoman-turned-actress Zoe Bell (“Death Proof,” “Planet Terror“) and Rachel Nichols (“Conan The Barbarian,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra“) and tells the story of Sabrina, who is mysteriously abducted and forced to battle with other innocents for the amusement of unseen spectators, with only one allowed to come out on top. The result? Well, as the tagline on this exclusive poster cheekily teases: No Man Could Survive This. It’s bruising, harrowing, ass-kicking stuff with a performance from Bell that we said is “emotionally vulnerable but mean as hell.”
“Raze” opens on January 10, 2014. Check out the trailer and exclusive poster below.