So at last the sequel to the controversial rape/revenge shocker I Spit On Your Grave that its director and star have been talking about for ages is just about here. It’s being billed as the only true sequel to the 1978 film, with thankfully nothing to do with that mediocre remake and its sequels. I’ve defended this film enough elsewhere, but I’m still not really convinced about this sequel. Is it necessary? Well, you could probably ask that question of most sequels!
Jennifer Hills is back. Forty years after 1978’s I Spit On Your Grave shocked the world with its story of a beautiful career woman assaulted and left for dead, and her notorious revenge on those responsible, cinema’s most lethal lady vengeance returns in the most anticipated sequel of all time. Reuniting star Camille Keaton and original director Meir Zarchi, I Spit On Your Grave: Déjà vu sends now successful writer Jennifer Hills hurtling back to where it all began – to face the wrath of the families of those she murdered. Kidnapped along with her daughter scream queen star Jamie Bernadette, it’s a tense game of hunt – or be hunted – against a lethal gang of degenerates overseen by a violently unhinged matriarch Maria Olsen. Meir Zarchi delivers the next explosive saga in the most controversial tale of an eye-for-an-eye ever committed to celluloid. Some grudges refuse to be buried.
Meir Zarchi writes and directs, and Camille Keaton, Maria Olsen, Jim Tavare and Jonathan Peacy star.
The film is out in the US on April 23rd, though probably not in cinemas. As for the UK, we don’t have a clue yet, but expect the BBFC to get their knickers in a twist all over again.