Genres: Drama, Horror,
Thriller

Rated:

Country: USA

Year: 1978

Runtime: 100 minutes

Studio: Cinemagic
Pictures

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Review done by: Nekra
Starring: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols and
Gunter Kleeman.

Directed by: Meir Zarchi

Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for
dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge



Review:

I Spit on Your Grave...A movie I heard about from many posting boards and
just by word of mouth from other people in general. Not a movie that I never
really had a chance to see, but a movie I was actually afraid to see. I'm not
comfortable with the idea of rape or watching one in a movie, but at the same
time I do like revenge stories. I heard from many people about how graphic
the rape is, which sorry I do have to be a bit of a pussy and say this but I
have cried whle watching rape scenes in movies. I did decide to take it like a
man and rent this movie when I got my subscription to netflix. I Spit On Your
Grave is the first movie I've received. I Spit on Your Grave (aka Day of the
Woman, which the director actually prefers as do I) tells the story of Jennifer
Hills, a young writer from New York who decides to get away for a while to
write her book and enjoy a stay in the country.

While on her trip she meets a mentally retarded man who goes off to his
friends claiming untrue things and the men decide that they need to get laid.
So they get Jennifer out of the boat she was casually laying in and harass the
hell out her. Since the retarded man won't do it, one of the others decide to
rape her. She gets away or so it seems only to be ganged up by them again
in which the brutality continues on. Once again she is released, and she
makes it to her cabin. While reaching for the phone she is stopped because
the men had followed her once again. This is when the retarded guy finally
does what he's been wanting to and the last man just beats the shit out of
her. The other men tell the retarded man to stab poor broken Jennifer in the
heart so she won't tell. Unable to go through with it he dips the knife in some
blood to make the men think that he did. As the movie continues on we see
Jennifer sitting down and thinking.

After two weeks the men, having not heard anything about a woman's body
being found in a cabin, decide to check on things to find out Jennifer is not
dead. After Jennifer's wounds heal she goes to a church and asks God to
forgive her. This is pretty obvious that she intends to kill the men. Many
reviews for this movie claim it is disgusting, vile, horrible, and worst movie
ever made (from Roger Ebert). Then I started thinking was it just the time
when the movie came out that made it so disgusting? Because yeah I didn't
like the rape scene, but it didn't make me as uncomfortable as I thought it
would. Or maybe I've become desensitized? I felt the movie did have some
pretty exaggerated moments and the rape scene had annoyed me just
because she would get away, get raped, get away, get raped and with the
second rape it was like what the hell is the guy doing?

Its just horrible acting right there but then again, it's like couldn't they just
get it done all at once? Maybe not a nice thing to say but they should have
gotten over wit hit so we can get to the main reason that we really want to
see the movie. You know, the whole revenge part. During one scene in
particular (this is before the famous castration) one of the men goes on to
say that the whole incident was Jenny's fault. Because she was walking and
sitting in a boat wearing a bikini. That just pissed me off. Oh no how dare
she be a woman! Now how do I score this movie? I didn't love it and I didn't
hate it. I find the movie more of a door opener to later women getting
revenge movies like Kill bill, Freeze Me, Lady Vengeance and most recently
The Brave One. This may not be the greatest of movies but in a way I will
defend it just because it shows a woman taking matters into her own hands.
Maybe it's not the right thing to do in the end but sometimes it's nice to
fantasize about it.


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Overall: 7/10
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