31 Nights of Horror #6 I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

I Spit on Your Grave


Director: Meir Zarchi

Starring: Camille Keaton

Summary Spoilers (I’m saving you a 101 minutes of garbage)

The worse movie I have ever seen. Here we go…..Years ago I was first told to watch this movie. “It’s soooo disturbing and soooo much worse than The Last House on the Left.” It’s true it is sooooooooooo much worse. Not because of what the movie depicts, it’s just because it is one of the worst movies ever made. In so few words it is about a girl who is writing a novel who is eventually gang raped by three country hicks and a mentally challenged man for about 25 minutes. She goes to church asking for forgiveness and then seduces the men and kills them in brutal ways like cutting the balls off and disemboweling another with a motor boat.

The Good


The Bad

Terrible acting by everyone, especially the rapists. All the sound quality is horrid and the script is just ridiculous. Hardly any speaking and no direction and so flat and simple. I have no idea how this film even received a budget. The original title is Day of the Woman and some people tried to argue this film is about empowering women. So a raped woman gets revenge by sinking to the rapist’s level and beyond? I can’t see how that is feminist. I feel the director wanted to make the film rougher than The Last House on the Left. They are both exploitation films this is true, however Wes Craven knows how to direct a movie (I have shown this already) and this Meir guy has no idea. I think Meir’s idea for a good movie was to make the most graphic rape scene ever just so people will talk about his movie and go see it. I can see why this guy has had little to do with any other movie since then.



Fun facts

The late Roger Ebert put this film on his “Most Hated” list.

What’s Next?

I need to get this movie out of my head….maybe a video game? (Resident Evil 2)

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