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B Movie Man First Look: I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

-By Crystal Angela-

I recently had a chance to watch a few clips from the new remake of I Spit on Your Grave at Texas Frightmare Weekend, and I have to admit that I

 was pleasantly surprised. If you know me, you know that I am extremely cynical when it comes to remakes. I hate when director's create a "reimagining" of classic horror films mainly because it feels like they are making these films for themselves, not the fans. I'm all about creativity and inventiveness, but save it for ideas that are truly yours. The new version of I Spit on Your Grave has potential to show other filmmakers how to incorporate modern concepts while still remaining true to the original story. I've only seen about 10 minutes worth of footage, but during those moments I found myself quickly connecting to the characters emotionally. And, of course, there were some great gory scenes that left me wanting more.


After sitting through the Q&A with the cast and director, Steven Monroe, I feel that I need to give this remake a chance. Additionally, I had an opportunity to interview them privately for and I was impressed with the answers they gave regarding trying to live up to the original's cult status. I can't give it all away since you can watch the interview at, but I will say that I never got the sense that this remake was done solely for Steven's own pleasure. He spoke sincerely about other remakes that he doesn't feel are necessary and he seems to understand how disappointing it can be to see your favorite movies remade in a pretentious, self-gratifying style.

The only thought I have left for horror fanatics is give this remake a chance. That is something you will rarely hear me say unless I truly think the experience might be worth it. I'm not promising that this movie will be your cup of tea, but think of it this way, if you don't like it you'll have something new to rant about.



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