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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.,
This review is from: I Spit On Your Grave 2 [DVD] (DVD)
**This review is for the film only**
Having really enjoyed the brutal, yet terribly dated, 1978 movie, I watched the 2010 remake expecting it to really suck, however, it really surprised me and was brilliantly tense, shocking and at times, so graphic that it had me squirming in my seat.
Roll on a couple of years and we now have a sequel.
I at first expected this to be a cheap cash in on the first movie but having seen that it was directed by the very same guy (Steven R Monroe) it gave me some confidence that this would be a decent follow up.
We are introduced to Katie (Jemma Dallender) an aspiring model. When she innocently accepts an offer to have some new photos taken for her portfolio, free of charge, from a family of Romanian photographers, the experience quickly turns into an unthinkable nightmare, as one of the group takes an obsessive liking to her. What then seems like an innocent act of kindness soon turns into a night of murder, kidnap, rape and torture. When Katie finally escapes she plans and executes her brutal revenge.
This film is in my opinion, on par with part 1. It has a different feel to it in terms of atmosphere and dread and the rape and torture scenes in the first half of the film are not quite as graphic, yet still very difficult to watch.
The second half of the movie though, is jaw droppingly brutal. Some of the revenge scenes, while being so horrific and disturbing (especially if you're a man), are a really uncomfortable yet, un-nervingly satisfying watch, this being down to the bad guys being so despicably horrible.
The acting, production values and simple, yet gruesome effects, are as good as they were in part 1 and the film will be a real treat for revenge style horror movie fans like myself.
However, if you have never seen the first one, or you are more into mainstream horror films, then you may be in for a shock. This film is intense, shocking and uncompromising in its brutality, so don't say I didn't warn you. The last 10 minutes especially, will have most men leaping behind the sofa and covering their eyes lol.
Fans of the first film, or films like Saw and The hills have eyes, will no doubt take great pleasure from this sequel but for the more mainstream audience, it may be a little too graphic for most tastes.
9/10 Twisted and brilliant.