Rape is bad. No matter the context. Rape is something that should never exist. One of the many true horrors in life that is often injected into the film universe for either shock value or exploitation. Enter I Spit On Your Grave. A film I watched on my own for the first time in my late teens while working at an adult video store. My co-worker at the time had an eerie interest in exploitation films from the 60's and 70's, he also introduced me to Caligula, Last House on the Left and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!....as well as many others. One night...he let me borrow I Spit On Your Grave and I felt as though I was about to be scarred for life before I popped the tape into the VCR.
It's a film that I could probably live the entire rest of my life and not ever feel anything for one way or another. While the film does have a brutal rape scene in it...it didn't leave a mark as deep as a film like the recent Martyrs did. That film shook me up. I felt that Spit could've had much more gruesome revenge scenes given the motive. Well...now there's a remake. And it promises to deliver the revenge scenes it lacked in the original. You know...if I could ever think of one film that really doesn't need or warrant the sheen of a Hollywood remake....it would probably be I Spit On Your Grave.
Here's the trailer...lemme know what'cha think...