Last February, it was announced that the legendary, shocking rape/revenge flick I Spit on Your Grave from 1978 would be getting a retrospective documentary. It’s been a long time since anyone has heard anything about it, but today we have a trailer for you!
Growing Up With I Spit on Your Grave, being directed by Terry Zarchi (son of director Meir Zarchi), will be showcasing interviews with those involved with the film, like Meir Zarchi, Camille Keaton, William Tasgal and Gary Needle just to name a few. The documentary will be out sometime in 2015.
The original cult classic centers around Jennifer, an aspiring writer who is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men (although the poster says five) whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Thirty-six 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 an 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 the 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.
Upon its theatrical release in 1980, the movie was described by the late prominent film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert as easily the most offensive film they had ever seen, yet hailed by others as a cinematic masterpiece. The debate continued as the movie was pulled from theaters in the United States, then branded a Video Nasty in the United Kingdom and placed on the Director of Public Prosecutions’ list of prosecutable films. Still, 36 years later, the film continues to attract both praise and negative criticism and has even spawned a remake in 2010 and sequel in 2013. 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.
Meeting Camille back in 2010.