I must confess, I wouldn’t be as much of a movie fan as I am now if it weren’t for…
I Spit on Your Grave
This woman has just cut, chopped, broken and burned four men beyond recognition… but no jury in America would ever convict her!
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Hoop-Tober, Film 21 of 31:
*SPOILERS, I GUESS... EVEN THOUGH PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS MOVIE*
The first half of this film is not very good. It's almost as if they make the sexual assault sequence just long enough to stretch the film over ninety minutes, and in order to stretch the film over ninety minutes, they had to make the sequence incredibly drawn out and gratuitous. It might be realistic - I'm sure there have been terrible cases where women have actually had to endure that sort of torture for such a prolonged period of time... but from a purely filmic standpoint, it doesn't work in my opinion. Why? Because it exhausts and repulses the…
Rapists are the easiest assholes for a chick to get sweet revenge on. Flash em a little wink, and they're all yours.
Just watched one of the most uncomfortable movies I've ever seen with the Joe Bob Briggs audio commentary and it was an entirely new experience. The first time I watched this it was brutal. The rape was excruciating (still is) and while the revenge was satisfying it was still tough to watch.
Briggs adds a level of entertainment to the film that will never be there on its own. He cracks a few jokes at the actors' and director's expense which actually made me chuckle a few times during the movie least likely to ever make a person laugh. He also points out certain aspects of the art and storytelling of the movie that I didn't necessarily notice the first…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Why do you watch horror films?
It’s a vexing question, so much so that books have been written, college courses taught, newspaper columns filled, exploring, debating and decrying the genre. Filmmakers have examined the effect and attraction of viewing violent imagery in films that include Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, and Michael Haneke’s Funny Games. Incredulous outsiders to the genre often ask the horror fan some version of this question. And you know there’s always that tone to it right? An assumption that there is something distasteful/twisted/sick about enjoying this kind of material. Man, why do you watch those gnarly movies?
Then you come across a film like Meir Zarchi’s I Spit On Your Grave and it seems…
31 Days of Horror: Day Twelve
I wish Gus Van Sant would do a shot-for-shot remake of this film with the genders of all the characters reversed.
Vile, misogynist, exploitative trash only barely watchable because the victim gets her revenge by the end. There is zero enjoyment to be had from the first two acts of this film.
The beginning is slow, but the killings are fun to watch and the raping sequence is great. Unlike many other rape and revenge films (cof any of the two Last House on the Left cof), here the sexual assault feels brutal, strong and realistic. It may be the most powerful rape sequence ever put to film. One can feel the dispair of Jennifer as it happens... and it happens three times. I really liked the "forgive me, God" scene as well.
So the controversy surrounding this movie finally got me interested enough to actually check it out, but I wasn't that surprised to see that this didn't turn out to be a good movie. This film about a woman who gets raped and seeks revenge on her attackers is poorly written, inconsistently paced, and awkwardly acted and directed. The film is unnecessarily slow for the first half, and the only times I've found myself liking the slow pace was during the film's more suspenseful moments, like when two of the guys stalk the main character (with poor motivation as to why they're doing this because of how poorly written their characters are) and when you know the girl is luring her…
Yeah its nasty and controversial but really dosen't have the same impact as last house on the left and other shockers from that era
2 out of 5 (C)
When this was re-released in 1980, if you even SAW this movie, some considered you disturbed. If you LIKED it, you were considered SICK. In the alarmist early 80s, the fear-mongering press, parent organizations, and evangelists harped constantly about how rock music, Dungeons & Dragons, and slice-and-dice horror movies were turning youth into devil-worshipping, deviant, homicidal (or suicidal) freaks. So, a movie that shows a woman being stalked, raped, and beaten for twenty-five minutes didn't sit well with the moral crusaders. At all. They called I Spit on Your Grave vile, disturbing, distasteful, diseased, ugly, evil, irresponsible and misogynist. Today, people still use many of those words in discussions of the film, but the critical tide has turned on the "misogynist"…
A writer goes to a cabin to concentrate on her work. A local group brutally rape and abuse her forcing her to seek revenge. This is filmed shockingly real and believable. Very controversial when released, I guess due to the subject matter. Now I see it as a good classic slasher film.
It's grim and very poorly made, but there's just enough to ISPOYG to make it an intriguing rape-revenge film.
The lengthy sequence of sexual assault is genuinely difficult to watch, but the way it is dealt with later in the film creates an intriguing criticism of machismo. There's more to this than just cheap shock value.
Jennifer ist eine aufstrebende Autorin aus New York. Um ihren ersten vollständigen Roman zu schreiben, begibt sie sich in eine abgelegene Waldhütte abseits der Großstadtmetropole. Dort angekommen, gerät sie schon bald ins Visier zwielichtiger Männer. Aus dem Nichts überraschen die Männer Jennifer, misshandeln und vergewaltigen sie. Jennifer flüchtet und wird nur durch ihren Rachetrieb am Leben gehalten. Die Rache wird blutig...
Meir Zarchis I Spit On Your Grave ist ein Höllentrip für jeden Filmfan. Besonders die schlimmen Vergewaltigungsszenen in der ersten Hälfte des Films haben es wirklich in sich und hinterlassen sowohl bei Jennifer, als auch bei jedem Zuschauer Spuren. Der israelisch-amerikanische Regisseur Zarchi sorgte mit diesen Szenen, aber auch mit dem anschließenden Racheakt der gepeinigten Frau für einen weltweiten…
The most uncomfortable films I have ever seen. They are listed by how much discomfort I think they might cause.…