I Spit on Your Grave:Deja Vu (Sequel to 1978 classic)

I Spit on Your Grave Deja Vu is not like any other horror film we have seen in a long time—this being the direct sequel to the 1978 film I Spit on Your Grave. This revenge film is being taken in an opposite direction. There has only been one remake and two sequels of the original film, Zarchi states that Deja Vu is the only true direct sequel to his 1978 creation.

The original 1978 film is noted as the best classic form of a rape-revenge horror in which won the number one spot on IMDB’s category “Best of rape and revenge.” I Spit on Your Grave, which is also know as Day of the Woman, is the child of Meir Zarchi who wrote, directed, produced, and edited the original 1978 film himself. It follows our main character Jennifer Hills who seeks revenge on the men who have raped her. 

To me and to everyone else, rape is very controversial, it’s a hard word to say and a hard subject and this is the only time it can play into something is with the horror genre. 

Deja Vu follows the relatives of the murdered and their revenge on Jennifer—only thing is, will she be able to escape a near-death experience again? During the 1978 release, the film was extremely controversial due to the graphic violence. I think it’s hard and strayed away from because simply we as people tend to back away from hard topics and situations. 

It has been awhile since the concept of rape and revenge has been the main theme in a horror film, I think it’s because producers are too afraid to dive into such a controversial subject, it’s not exactly something you talk about freely, but I am curious as to how this film turns out.

I Spit on Your Grave : Deja Vu is set to release on April 23, 2019. Check out the trailer below ⬇️⬇️:

 


Posted by Sarah Gregory

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