I Spit on Your Grave: A Little of the old Ultra-Violence

I Spit on Your Grave (2010, a remake of a 1978 film) will turn most people off.  There’s rape, there’s murder.  It’s exploitation, and it’s not pretty.  And you might think of it as a low-grade B movie, but not so fast.  This is a good movie.  Not great, and not always believable, but it’s got flow.  You keep expecting cheesiness but it never arrives; the production values keep it above its B-movie provenance.I Spit on Your Grave - text block


As I wrote in “Riveting Rentals”:

I Spit on Your Grave (2010) continues along this vein, except now, instead of a couple, we are presented with a single, attractive young lady who thinks it a good idea to spend some time in a ramshackle backwood for a little peace and quiet.  Why make it difficult for the local folk — just give them a single, defenseless, unattached woman.  Though this movie begins with the basic plot lines of Straw Dogs and The Last House on the Left, this one differs in that it is a revenge flick, which can be kinda fun.

Jeannette Catsoulis, the Times:

Female-empowerment fantasy or just plain prurience, “Grave” is extremely efficient grindhouse. If there is any message here at all, it’s don’t mess with a novelist: being creative is her job.

It’s no mystery whether or not you’ll like this movie.  Watch the preview.  If you choose to watch, I Spit on Your Grave could be deeply satisfying.  Available on iTunes.

Comparison Notes:  Straw Dogs, SawEden Lake, Last House on the Left 


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