Steven R Monroe’s latest I Spit On Your Grave 2 has finally arrived on DVD and Blu-Ray and it is everything one might expect. It packs scenes full of endless torture, rape, suffering and unfortunately very little substance.
Naturally beautiful, Jessica (Jemma Dallender) has just settled into New York where she, like many other young women, is trying to make it as a model. But what starts out as an innocent and simple photo shoot soon turns into something disturbingly unthinkable!
Raped, tortured and kidnapped to a foreign country, Jessica is buried alive and left to die. Against all odds, she manages to escape. Severely injured, she will have to tap into the darkest places of the human psyche to not only survive, but to exact her revenge…
I can honestly say that I Spit on Your Grave 2 is not a perfect movie but it is also not a bad movie it is simply just not my cup of tea.
The cast is well-chosen and the transition that Jemma Dallender goes through from brutalized victim to vicious vixen of vengeance is very well done. The brutal scenes of torture in I Spit on Your Grave 2 will also definitely evoke a response but throughout the film I found myself asking the question why? Although brutal and difficult to watch at times the film lacks any real value to the genre. It doesn’t do anything new and offers no twists, surprises or new takes on the art of film.
I Spit On Your Grave 2 is a film for those who enjoy a brutal and visceral movie that is looking to shock its audience. If that is what you are after then Steven Monroe has outdone himself. The film is visually solid and despite suffering from repeated ‘fade to black’ scene transitions is pretty damn creepy and definitely violent and hard to watch.
Despite a smaller budget that showed in the final product the film very nearly lives up to the 2010 remake which shares the same director. If you like your horror films with depth, thought-provoking imagery or intelligent writing then I Spit On Your Grave 2 is not for you.
If you like to squirm in your seat and suffer through untold pain on the screen then this film is for you. If you enjoy Martyrs, Hostel or Irreversible or dare I say the original I Spit On Your Grave then definitely go rent, buy or borrow this movie.