It premiered a few days ago at the 2010 Texas Frightmare Weekend, but rather than show you all a terrible-quality bootleg, we thought we'd wait until an official version of it surface. I am of course referring to the first teaser trailer for I Spit on Your Grave, a nastily-titled remake of the controversial Meir Zarchi film, which appeared on the Video Nasties list in the 1980s. Zarchi himself preferred the film's original title Day of the Woman, though personally I think I Spit on Your Grave sums the original move up to a tee—a sexed-up, dirty exploitation film with plenty of blood and death.
I'm a big fan of the original, though it isn't the greatest film on the planet, and am anxious to see how this remake will turn out. I'm not bothered by its production in the slightest and am actually looking forward to see what will become of it. I love a good revenge flick, and after seeing the below teaser, I think it looks pretty promising, especially having been put out by Anchor Bay Films, who have released so many controversial titles over the years that this could well be a faithful, impressive reimagining.
As is usual with these remakes of cult classics, could a re-release of the original be on the horizon?
P.S. What big shears she has! Great poster!
SYNOPSIS: A remake of the controversial cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills, who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in the small town attracts the attention of a few morally deprived locals who set out one night to teach this city girl a lesson.
They break into her cabin to scare her. However, what starts out as terrifying acts of humilliation and intimidation, quickly and uncontrollably escalates into a night of physical abuse and torturous assault. But before they can kill her, Jennifer sacrifices her broken body to a raging river that washes her away.
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 Hill 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... only much, much worse.
• I Spit on Your Grave hits cinemas in the USA in September. Other release dates TBA.