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I Spit on Your Grave (aka Day of the Woman) (1978)

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Jeff Nelson

I Spit on Your Grave (aka Day of the Woman) (1978) is the type of movie you avoid at all costs, unless you're into exploitation horror.

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From the time of the original release to modern times, I Spit on Your Grave (1978) holds as a very controversial film. Some call it art, others call it garbage. Label it as you wish, it will still have the exact same affect on you nonetheless.

A writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she plans to hunt down and seek revenge on those responsible. Just from this synopsis, you'll know if this movie is even worth thinking about or not. The screenplay is extremely tacky and drags out. After the unbearably long and uncomfortable rape scenes, it's dull and uneventful until the revenge scenes begin. Unfortunately, this film focuses so much on the rape and all the death scenes are quick and the movie is over right when it starts getting good.

For the most part, the acting is just as bad as the screenplay. Camille Keaton is the best this movie has going for it. She does a great job with her character and descents into madness very well. The same cannot be said for the rest of the cast. One good thing that can be said about the cast as a whole is that they put on an unsettling show.

This is obviously a low budget film and it reflects in the way the movie looks. The kill scenes that are shown for more than a couple seconds look decent and one in particular is hard to watch. I'm not going to give anything away, but it's harder to watch for guys than girls.

I can't say I was entertained watching this or enjoyed it whatsoever. However, it accomplished leaving me feeling very uncomfortable which is what this movie was set out to do. I Spit on Your Grave (aka Day of the Woman) (1978) is the type of movie you avoid at all costs, unless you're into exploitation horror.

My Rating = One and One Half Stars

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