The Breakfast Clubmeets Pretty Little Liars in Get Even, Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies — and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process.
Gretchen’s here today to share her Top Ten Revenge Plots!
10. Cape Fear
The Scorcese remake stars Robert DeNiro as a convicted felon released on a technicality who seeks revenge on the public defender he blames for his conviction. He’s one of the most terrifying villains in all of cinema. The drama class scenes with Juliette Lewis? The finale on the sinking boat? *shivers*
9. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Lisbeth Salander + tattoo machine = the ultimate scene of revenge. And that’s all I need to say.
8. Kill Bill, v. 1 & 2
Okay, I’m cheating a little by offering two movies at #8, but only because the studio forced Tarantino to split them up. The Bride systematically tracking down the assassins who left her for dead is one of the most badass payback plots ever. And she looks amazing in that yellow track suit (and blood splatter.)
7. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore, illustrated by David Lloyd
1984 meets Phantom of the Opera in this disturbing graphic novel about a bleak, totalitarian future, an anarchist freedom fighter, and his protégé.