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Extremities Takes a Relevant Look at Rape and Revenge [The Rabid Dog’s House]

The Rabid Dog’s House is a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where contributor Justin Steele uncovers hidden gems, lost classics, and overlooked indie offerings with a little bite. Flying solo or with his co-host Zena Dixon, he will discuss an array of topics covering film, literature, and television. Check out the latest installment below. In this episode we’re looking back at 1986’s Extremities!

Extremities is a 1986 dramatic thriller following Marjorie (Farrah Fawcett), a woman assaulted in her car after working late one night. She manages to narrowly escape from the masked man (James Russo); however, Marjorie soon finds that there is little the police or her roommates (Alfre Woodard and Diana Scarwid) can do to help her. Her terror filled nights are followed by paranoid days knowing that the masked man has all the information he needs to find her again.

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Adapted from the stage play by William Mastrisimone, Extremities is an effective thriller that examines what one is willing to do when faced with paralyzing fear and how strong one is capable of being when taking back their power. Extremities is for the horror fan that enjoys an ‘80s thriller featuring adult themes and tough issues still relevant to today’s culture.

Join Justin and Zena below as they discuss Extremities!

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Written by Justin Steele
Justin Steele is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. His focus was the representation of women and minorities in contemporary media. In addition to writing, he hosts the 411popCulture channel on YouTube. He enjoys Rep Theatre and once performed on Broadway. He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his 15-year-old cat. He is a die-hard horror fan with a particular affinity for slasher films.
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