Based on the factual case of a young man who broke into a nurses’ home in Chicago, mutilating and killing several of the inmates, Wakamatsu’s film is a precise, sad delineation of a particular aspect of masculine sexual consciousness.
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There are artful touches throughout, and it ends on an intriguing note. But the levels of misogynistic cruelty and sleaze compromise whatever political meanings Wakamatsu may intend. The protagonist's crimes might be society's fault, but the way the camera lingers over dead girls' asses is Wakamatsu's. Not that I expected class from a movie called Violated Angels, but what, was he aiming for the necrophile market?