Some news coming out of this weekend’s Creation Weekend of Horrors concerning Steven R. Munroe’s remake of I Spit on Your Grave. Fans in attendance were treated to a couple of pretty damned gruesome clips as well as a unique look at some of the film’s crazy-ass gore effects. What went down? We’ve got the skinny for you.
First things first; horror fans can breathe a guarded sigh of relief as from what we saw and heard this weekend, the filmmakers are in no way looking to pussy out. Producer Lisa Hansen and director Steven R. Monroe let curious convention-goers know that they’ve been battling it out with the MPAA for quite some time now and are in the fourth round of dealing with the ratings board. Apparently they’ve been asked to make more than one hundred cuts to the movie due to its tone, realism, and grisly violence.
As a result all those involved promised that when fans finally do get to see the controversial little film, it will be in an unrated form as they all agreed, “It’s the only way to do it to properly revere the original work.”
Speaking of which, also on the panel was the creator of the original film, director Meir Zarchi, who was making his first ever convention appearance and could not have been more thrilled with the way that this retelling has turned out. Meir’s involvement was confirmed as being much more than just lending his name to the project, which is sadly the case with most remakes. For Munroe and company Zarchi’s stamp of approval meant a lot, and getting it is more than they could have hoped for.
Fans in attendance, including myself as moderator of the panel, began warming up to the idea of this flick (and that was no easy task), especially after viewing the clips, which featured Jennifer (Sarah Butler) doling out some grueling payback by way of a pair of pliers. Yep, things are looking appropriately good for this latest day of the woman.
Before things wrapped up, Anchor Bay and the gang unveiled a couple of prosthetics from the film crafted by F/X artist Jason Collins. Check out some images of them below featuring a look at Rodney Eastman’s extreme demise, along with Jeff Branson posing with his ummm … “Stunt Double”.
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