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I Spit On Your Grave Review

I worried over this review for a while. I didn’t want it to seem like I was glamorizing horrific acts or downplaying them, but it is one of my favourite horror movies, so I felt I needed to give it a review. Caution ahead.

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I Spit On Your Grave is a remake of a 70s movie (I tried to watch the original but found it far too cheesy). It follows Jennifer, a girl who is a writer and is staying in a secluded cabin to help her writing.

One evening a group of cliche redneck men enter her home and proceed to rape her. I don’t want to downplay it or anything but I’ll keep it short. It’s very uncomfortable to watch and very horrific. Made even worse when she calls the police and the copper who arrives joins in himself.

But this isn’t the end of the movie. No, despite the men trying to kill her so she can’t tell people what happened she escapes and plans her revenge.

And this is where the movie gets interesting.

Jennifer goes about torturing these men in different ways. For one man: Stanley, she smears his face with fish guts and holds his eyelids open with fish hooks so the crows can come down and peck his eyes out. Johnny has his, um, member cut off which is pretty horrific. The copper, Storch, she rapes him back with his shotgun and ties the trigger to a piece of string on another of her rapists hands, so that when he wakes up from being strangled by Jennifer earlier, if he pulls the trigger Storch will die. Which of course he does.

And the worst of them all in my opinion, and the one I always reference when talking about true gore horror is Andy. Andy is placed paralysed on wooden planks on top of a bath filled with acid. Jennifer removes the plank holding his torso up so he must hold himself up instead. But of course he loses the power and his face drops into the acid where it proceeds to melt off. The worst part is when he opens his mouth and his teeth and tongue have just become a foam from how they’ve melted. Still makes me feel sick to my stomach.

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This movie is definitely not one for the faint hearted but it is a good movie overall. It’s suspenseful, horrific, scary and also kind of badass. You watch Jennifer and you root for her. She has had unspeakable things done to her, and much like an eye for an eye, she is ready to get her revenge. There was a time when my friends and I would watch these sorts of movies a lot. Much like Last House on the Left. It was all about characters overcoming the horrors they’ve seen and exacting their revenge. It’s not an easy watch by any means but if you like gore horror and think you can stomach some very long-drawn out rape scenes then you could give this movie a go. Just be prepared. I hate saying I enjoy this movie, I do and I don’t, skip the assault and go straight to the revenge and I am happy. After all, as Kim K would say ‘it’s what they deserve.’

What did you think of I Spit On Your Grave?

Until next time.

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