Thursday, October 14, 2010

PreView Screening of "I Spit on Your Grave" at the Landmark River Oaks Theater 09-23-10

It was a wonderful night to see a movie September 23rd, 2010 at the River Oaks Theater for the preview screening of Steven Monroe's remake of Meir Zarchi's 1978 film "Day of the Woman: I Spit on Your Grave".

The movie tells the story of an aspiring writer who is repeated gang-raped and beaten by three brothers and a crooked Sheriff. When she is about to be killed she escapes by jumping off a bridge. Now the hunters become the hunted. Each of the four men are subsequently given the same treatment they imposed on her but with deadly results.

The current 2010 remake was filmed in Louisiana with a little over a million and half dollar budget.

Casting includes Sarah Butler, Daniel Franzese, Chad Lindberg, Jeff Branson and Andrew Howard. Also seen Tracy Walter, Saxon Sharbino, Rodney Eastman, Mollie Milligan and Amber Landrum.

C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine took some pictures of the event. You can see some of them below and the rest at:

The film opens in theaters across the country, October 8, 2010.

C-47 Houston Review of the 2010 remake of "I Spit on Your Grave":

We were invited to see the movie at the Landmark River Oaks theater for the pre-release screening of this film. Technically, the film contained all the elements of filmmaking. The lighting was nicely done, the cinematography and composition was consistent and visually compatible. Sound was equally deep and rich. And, acting was professional. The story was graphic in nature. Some of the scenes were hard to watch as the brutality of rape and the length of the act  made for a difficult viewing time. I am sure that the intent was to make the revenge that subsequently followed a more palatable reason to kill the monsters that rape and beat innocent victims. Consistent to horror films, however, there were elements of stupidity that made for an unrealistic portrayal of violence. And, of course, the leading lady was naive to be secluded in the middle of no where with pshycotic killers nearby. This is not a horror film. This is a suspense/thriller and definitely not for children. We give this film a good 7 out of 10 on our scale.

You can see more about this film on their official website at: http://www.ispitonyourgravemovie.com/