I Spit On Your Grave

"An act of revenge."
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (aka DAY OF THE WOMAN) (18)
D: Meir Zarchi
Cinemagic (Meir Zarchi & Joseph Zbeda)
US 1978
101 mins

Horror

W: Meir Zarchi
DP: Nouri Haviv
Ed: Meir Zarchi


Camille Keaton (Jennifer Hills), Eron Tabor (Johnny), Richard Pace (Matthew Lucas), Anthony Nichols (Stanley), Gunter Kleeman (Andy)

Unpleasant, exploitation film from the 1970's which only seemed to have been made for sheer shock value, for which it gained much notoriety and was subsequently banned in several countries.
The story could easily have been written on the back of a napkin: a young journalist is viciously gang-raped by four men in the remote woods and systematically gets her revenge on those responsible in equally gruesome ways.
Despite the film looking as though it were filmed on a cheap home video camcorder, Camille Keaton's performance is actually rather good. Both the character and the actress are subjected to rather awful conditions and though the screenplay has her do some very unconvincing things, it's easily the best performance in this film (although the rest can only really be described as awful).
Shock value aside, this is a very unremarkable film, and claims that this is an attempt at female empowerment are lamentable.
4/10

Camille Keaton in I Spit On Your Grave
Camille Keaton in I Spit On Your Grave