This is for the 2015 (1st) edition of the list. For the 2016 (2nd) edition, go here.
A remake of the 1979 controversial cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in the small town attracts the attention of a few morally deprived locals led by Johnny, the town's service station owner, his two co-workers, Andy and Stanley, who along with their socially and mentally challenged friend Matthew, set out one night to teach this city girl a lesson.
I don't take orders from a fucking woman!
Sarah Butler plays Jennifer Hills, a writer that happens to look like an 18 year old lingerie model. She needs seclusion to finish her crap novel so she decides the best thing to do is rent a log cabin, that looks like $300,000 house, in the middle of Bumfuck Nowhere. Apparently they don't rent log cabins in reputable parts of the United States.
The neighboring community to this cabin consists of three assholes, a mentally challenged man, the…
The gratuitous nature of the rape scene, used only to create a motive for revenge, make this one insulting piece of crap. This does not empower women, it exploits them, no matter how much gore you throw at us afterwards.
Uncomfortable to watch? Sure. Infuriating? Most definitely.
Sometimes my curiosity is my biggest enemy.
Remake of the dreadful 1978 Day of the Woman: A writer is raped and brutalized at her cabin retreat and left for dead - but she lives and seeks revenge against the men who attacked her.
The two things that I deeply hate in movies has to be Mindless blood and gore and Rape, and this movie is the full bag of those two. The reason why I watched this because...well I never heard of this film before. I heard a lot of people talk about it and what I heard wasn't very positive. When I watched the film I couldn't help to ask the one question, who enjoys this? seriously who in…
A strange choice of a film to remake, but a slicker and more satisfying version of the archetypal rape/revenge sub-genre flick. I can understand that not sitting well with folks but nevertheless, both times I've watched this (I know), I enjoy the revenge. Elaborate and nasty. A film of two halves, or as many would say, "tonally all over the place".
Like that last guys face. All over the shop.
Recommended by Fish.
The film starts off with a beautiful young woman who just wants to get out where there are no disruptions, distractions or interruptions; away from the hustle and bustle of the city, simply to concentrate on writing her next novel.
On her way to the cabin she rented, she has to stop for gas. As she pumps gas she attempts to get help with directions from the guys who are attending the station. Being a small town where there is nothing to do, the attendants seem a little odd, not familiar with outsiders or how to interact with them.
I think most of us have seen this or the original already. If not, I'm pretty sure you've…
I read this review and watched this garbage anyways so I have no one to blame but myself for self-mutilating my mind for 108 minutes.
Pretty lurid subject matter but I'm kinda numb to most horror since there are worse that have nothing to do with such subjects. I instead look at the content and it was a very well done movie. Great gore EFX, which is why gorehounds watch it. Very good remake in my opinion.
Overall Enjoyment 3/10
Pretty messed up revenge film
I've just watched the series of these (1-3). If you like brutal revenge movies, then go for it. I liked them! Just a little, I've warned you.
"Je moet wel tegen een behoorlijke portie ongefilterd geweld kunnen om de volledige 108 minuten van deze film te kunnen uitzitten. Desondanks schetst de film wel een realistisch beeld van de trauma’s die gepaard gaan met zedendelicten tegen vrouwen en is het tweede deel van het verhaal een ware traktatie voor horror- en filmliefhebbers die wel tegen een beetje gore kunnen en geen moeite hebben met het principe oog om oog, tand om tand."
I spit on the grave of people who don't want to be cool
A less emotionally shocking film than the original, this remake does one thing right: the kills are bananas! Each one is fairly inspired, and in a couple instances even subvert those found in the 1978 film. The directing is also competent, which is very important for a film with as scant a plot as this. There's the pros for you.
On the cons side of things, it takes a while to get going. While it's by no means a slow film, the first act contains a whole lot of I-don't-give-a-shit. The villains are hard to take seriously as anything other than Hollywood actors pretending to be Southern hicks, and Sarah Butler as Jennifer Hills…
Well-made trash. Reprehensible and depressing without any meaning or message.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…