Kerry and I sat down to watch [I spit on your grave](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1242432/?ref_=nv_sr_2) we totally misread into this film. I thought it was going to be a 2010-ish shitty horror (which I would like to mention that Kerry loves, me not so much) but it really isn’t.
What an amazing crime/horror/thriller it turned out to be. The director Steven Monroe wowed me. Utterly. I was glued to the screen.
*** SPOILER ALERT ***
The film’s synopsis
Writer Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler) takes a retreat from the city to a cabin in the woods to start on her next book. She attracts the attention of the small town locals (read: Hicks) gassing up her car travelling to the retreat, they set out once night to ‘teach her a lesson’ for being one of them there ‘city folk’ They force their way into her cabin to dish out a scaring but what starts out as terrifying acts of humiliation and intimidation, quickly and uncontrollably escalates into a night of physical abuse and torturous assault leading to rape and before they can kill her, Jennifer sacrifices her broken and beaten body to a raging river that washes her away. Knowing the ramifications of her escape the men search in rotation for her or her corpse but 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.
Well this you could have read from the IMDB page but it was written by a moron so I re-wrote it to the best of my ability at 2 in the morning.
You never get to see this in any film! Sure you’ve seen rape in a film and you always think, ‘God! If only she could get her revenge etc etc’ dreaming up punishments for rapists and child molesters that just aren’t good enough. There is no torture good enough to avenge stealing someone’s innocence. This film was amazing. For every wrong done in the film she seemed to have thought out a particular hell for each of the men.
If you haven’t seen this film I suggest heavily that you do.
The film is completely climaxed by a wry smile on the poor girls face right at the end of the film. She’ll never be right. For that one moment. She seemed to know something, some sort of closure etc.
I couldn’t watch it again, I feel it was a one watch film but I really was truly horrified by this film, this sort of taboo always will. Deliverance pops into my head. Just truly awful act. It’ll play on my mind for days now.
Thought I’d blog it.