We told you last February that the original I Spit on Your Grave was going to be the next horror film to receive the retrospective documentary treatment, and now almost a year later we have a trailer to show you cats for Growing Up with I Spit on Your Grave.
Released in 1978, I Spit on Your Grave is of course one of the most talked about and controversial horror movies of all time, centering around the brutal rape of young writer Jennifer Hills, who exacts ample doses of bloody revenge on her attackers.
Meir Zarchi, Camille Keaton, William Tasgal, Gary Needle, and more star in the documentary. Terry Zarchi directs.
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.