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Ms 45

Released 1981
Distributor Rochelle Films

Director Abel Ferrara followed up his debut film, The Driller Killer, with this mini-budget cult classic. A gritty urban nightmare set in a hellish New York where a mute seamstress obsessively avenges her rapists in a series of gruesome tableaus that Charles Bronson could only envy.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.