This is a very good movie. I love the acting, (most of the) casting, cinematography, music, everything. However I don't think this is a horror movie, and I feel like I was misled. If I knew what it actually was, I probably wouldn't have watched it. I will continue with somewhat of a spoiler so.....
This was categorized as horror and I have to dispute that. It really did start out feeling like a halloween-style stalker/slasher flick. But instead it turned into a rape drama. I don't think rape and horror are the same. But this movie is especially upsetting because of the way rape was apparently treated in the 70s. Very uncomfortable final scenes. It's actually enraging and there is no real justice or resolution at the end, which made me wonder what the whole point of the movie was. It ended with a line kind of like "I asked my lawyer why there was no justice for rape and she said it's because the system is wrong." end of movie. Most characters brushed off the seriousness of the crime, and the victim herself was confused about it too at first. It was kind of like "aw man, he raped me! that's so mean!" It had a lifetime movie kind of vibe to it, except there was no justice or closure as we would have had on lifetime. It also had almost an educational vibe to it, except there didn't seem to be proper views on rape in the 70s to have educated us, the audience, so there was not actually any education. Like another reviewer said, it portrayed the creepy objectification of a female. The thing is, she NEVER seemed bothered by it at ALL (until she was raped), so I wasn't sure what the film was telling me. I mean, I've seen very strange remarks and comments in older films that didn't mean anything, so I wasn't sure if I was just supposed to disregard the teacher's overuse of the word "sexy" for example. Anyway... So this film - it wasn't entertainment, it wasn't EDUtainment, and it wasn't revenge or justice based. What was it then? I don't know. And what a strange message... that the victim should go back to life, to school, with her rapist, or else, he wins? Weird. weird.
tl;dr - girl is pretty. girl gets stalked in slasher-flick fashion. girl gets raped. no one cares. she goes back to school. eventually rapist transfers schools. the end!