I Spit On Your Grave remake trailer online
The trailer for the modern remake of I Spit On Your Grave is online, and I'm thoroughly disappointed. Oh yes, it looks dirty, everything is covered in a dirt it seems, and there's promise of torture and murder, but the line “it's date night” sounds a little too twee for a woman who has been gang raped murdering the people who did it one by one.
I do fear that this will end up just seeming like one elaborate death torture after another rather than the shocking revenge thriller that it feels like it should be. Funnily enough it looks and feels a lot like other remakes of past horror films.
I am surprised at how lacking in shock or scare the trailer is, and how, bland and sanitised it seems. It's really not the trailer I was expecting from the film.
I Spit On Your Grave is a film that came out in 1978 and became a controversial cult classic. It's the story of a woman who is abused and gang raped who decides to take matters into her own hands and hunts down the men who attacked her, killing them one by one. It was horrifying and not only pushed the boundaries of acceptable cinema at the time, but also reared censors and critics up in arms.
The remake looks to be a lot more sanitised than the original. Here's the official blurb for the film:
A remake of the controversial 1979 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 who set out one night to teach this city girl a lesson.
They break into her cabin to scare her. However, what starts out as terrifying acts of humiliation and intimidation, quickly and uncontrollably escalates into a night of physical abuse and torturous assault. But before they can kill her, Jennifer sacrifices her broken and beaten body to a raging river that washes her away.
As time passes, the men slowly stop searching for her body and try to go back to life as usual. But that isn’t about to happen. Against all odds, Jennifer Hills survived her ordeal. Now, with hell bent vengeance, Jennifer’s sole purpose is to turn the tables on these animals and to inflict upon them every horrifying and torturous moment they carried out on her... only much, much worse.
Mmm. It does sound like it's going to be a series of torture scenes that might rely on the elaborate and frightening nature of each to scare people. Mind you, back in 1979 was the original doing just that?