I Spit On Your Grave is a cult film focused on rape and revenge. It is a remake of a 1978 film of the same name. By then, I guess, this type of movies is not yet widely accepted. First and foremost, it is about a very controversial issue – rape. And it is brutally violent and visual.
Jennifer Hills is a writer who rents out a cabin by the edge of the woods. She meets three men at a gas station who gets attracted to her. They planned to have their friend, Matthew, lose his virginity to her. It is indeed violent and tiring. The rape scenes were just hard to accept especially when you have sisters in your life. And, it was too tiring because the rape didn’t only happen once, it also happened four more times – and one is anal.
The movie’s turning point is when the sheriff, one of the suspects, wasn’t able to kill Hills in time. And, thus, the subplot of revenge. As brutal as the rape scenes were, the revenge scenes were even more gory and violent. The death of each person was based on his contribution to the previous crime.
I initially thought that this was a horror movie. I did have an eerie feel to it and I promptly question the character’s motive of going into a place that doesn’t look safe at all. And she was all alone.
The movie is very visual in terms of what it wants the audience to see. And you’d really pity Jennifer Hills and what they did to her. So, you’d kind of feel positive about the revenge she had to take. Although, in the legal system, that would be an act of murder. It was, to some extent, lacking more substance. It was just a simple movie and you’d expect how the plot turns out as the movie goes on.
I just hoped she let the wife and the kid watch the bastard that is the sheriff. Also, I don’t know why people would want to be cast in a movie like this.