"I Spit On Your Grave (2010/Unrated Blu-ray)" Review

Review: Once again another remake has invaded the horror scene and the only question that can be asked is, how does it compare and stand up to the 1978 original? Well after watching it I can say that it falls flat as a remake as well as a stand alone exploitation/horror film. The basic plot of this film is about a writer named Jennifer Hills who decides to go to a cabin outside of a small town so she can write her new book and in the process of getting gas after she first gets into town she runs into the owner of the gas station and 3 of his friends and after the leader of the group Johnny gets embarrassed by Jennifer he decides to get revenge on her, after they attack her and rape her along the side of a local cop they leave her for dead, but she survives and gets vengeance on the men who violated her.

For the most part they do keep alot of the elements from the original as well as some of the story, but like all remakes they do add change alot of the film. The hardest part I had with this film is mainly the actors because most of them seemed to not be convincing for their roles. I especially found Jennifer (Sarah Butler) to be a very un-likable character and very unconvincing that she would of thought of the scenarios that she put the men in that she was getting revenge of. Now in the original, Jennifer's character was way more believable and way more convincing. Now as far as the other characters they were nothing new and are more like stock characters for a typical revenge film.

Now as far as the gore and violence in this film I must say that the gore was not bad even though they do use some CGI sometimes. The violence can be quite brutal at times and uncompromising. Now as far as the look of the film goes it looks alot like a ton of other horror remakes and films that have the washed out look which is only effective in some cases. Overall this was an alright remake that I can only suggest the curious horror fans to checkout.

-Daniel Damnation

Director: Steven Monroe
Genre: Horror
Blu-Ray Release Year: 2011
Theatrical Release Year: 2010
Time Length: 108 mins.
Company: Anchor Bay