Now, that’s a Bad Night: ‘I Spit on Your Grave’ gets a Documentary
How many teen girls do you know who screened I Spit on Your Grave at one of her birthday parties. Well, now you “Internet know” one.
I remember seeing the video cover at the local video store and thinking, “hm, this looks like it could be interesting. I’m going to show this at my party.” Interesting it was.
I viewed the film through a political lens. (As in, I viewed it as a conversation piece that concerned women’s issues, rape, political issues, etc. That allowed me to place what I saw into “educational” and “inspiring” boxes rather than “disturbing.”) And luckily, most of my friends handled the film OK — no one called their mom, or started shaking in a corner.
And let’s not even talk about the remake. I saw it a few years ago and was incredibly pissed. And that’s all I’ll type about that pile of crap — it doesn’t deserve any more words.
Anyhow — as all the above should prove to you — I am a big ass fan of this movie. So, I was completely thrilled to read that there is an I Spit Of Your Grave documentary in the works. Here are some of the details from the film’s website:
“36 years after the making of the controversial 1978 cult classic I Spit On Your Grave, actress Camille Keaton will appear on screen with director Meir Zarchi in upcoming documentary.
Day of the Woman a.k.a. I Spit On Your Grave was inspired by Meir Zarchi’s experience with a victim of rape. After stumbling upon a teenage girl in a park in th e aftermath of a violent assault, Zarchi began to imagine how a woman in this situation might fantasize about revenge. Moreover, he wanted to depict to the audience the real horrors of rape.
Now in production, the I Spit On Your Grave 1978 Documentary will reveal some insight into the madness and the man behind it all. Created by Terry Zarchi (son of Meir Zarchi, who also played a small role in the film), this project will deliver both a personal and informative view that only someone who grew up with this movie can provide.
‘Growing up with I Spit On Your Grave has inspired me to tell the story behind the story,’ said Zarchi. ‘This is perhaps the most misunderstood film of all time and Camille Keaton’s involvement will shed some light on the many questions still surrounding the film.'”
Do any of you love this film as much as I? Tell me about it!
Thanks to Brutal as Hell for the tip.
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