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Meir Zarchi Just Finished a Sequel to His Own ‘I Spit On Your Grave’!

While Anchor Bay continues to distribute god awful sequels to the phenomenal 2010 I Spit On Your Grave remake, original director Meir Zarchi has quietly made a sequel of his own!

37 years after the release of the controversial 1978 cult classic I Spit On Your Grave, Camille Keaton has reunited with Zarchi to reprise her role of Jennifer Hills in its direct sequel, I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu.

The news and images comes via a press release on ISOYG1978.com.

I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu is the only sequel that shares characters as well as continuity with the original 1978 motion picture Day of the Woman a.k.a. I Spit On Your Grave.

Following her brutal rape, Jennifer wrote a best-selling account of her ordeal and of the controversial trial in which she was accused of taking the law into her own hands and ruthlessly killing her assailants. In the small town where the rape and revenge took place, the relatives of the four rapists she killed are furious that the court declared her not guilty and resolve to take justice into their own hands.

The original I Spit On Your Grave was inspired by Meir Zarchi’s experience with a victim of rape, explains the release. After stumbling upon a teenage girl in a park in the aftermath of a violent assault, Zarchi began to imagine how a woman in this situation might fantasize about revenge. Moreover, he wanted to depict to the audience the real horrors of rape.

In this new chapter, Jennifer Hills is joined by her daughter Christy (Jamie Bernadette) as well as a variety of new characters, including Maria Olsen who plays the role of Johnny’s wife, the gas station attendant Jennifer castrated; Jim Tavare in the role of Herman, whose son Matthew was hung by Jennifer, as well as by actors Jonathan Peacy, Jeremy Ferdman, Holgie Forrester, Roy Allen and Alexandra Kenworthy.

“I always envisioned Camille Keaton returning to continue the saga of Jennifer Hills,” said Zarchi. “Getting together with Camille to film the sequel was a surreal, deja-vu-like experience”.

Produced by Terry Zarchi and Jan O’Connell, I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu is currently in post production.



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  • Gadriel

    Wow – it’s Phantasm Ravager all over again!
    Hopefully we won’t have to wait quite so long for this one to be released.
    Goes to show that you can go back to the original for sequels, while still having a franchise based around the remake.
    I Spit On Your Grave – The TV Show……

  • TheSlitheryDee

    I dig it.

  • Kyle Ord

    Didn’t like the original, like all the remake sequels, but I am interested in this for sure

  • eli

    Original was trash. Remake was excellent, sequels were mostly garbage. Easy pass.

    • Actually,the remake Sucks(:Big Time) and the two sequels are just as boring,while the original is the film that Rocks !! Looking forward to seeing the original Jennifer Hills kick ass and splattering it up.

      • eli

        Sorry, I don’t enjoy watching a woman assaulted for an hour with rape scenes filmed like sex scenes. It’s fucking disgusting. The original is a rape porn. Nothing more.

        • Erik McHatton

          Awful high up there on your horse for someone who, presumably, enjoys movies where people are killed regularly. I don’t watch I Spit on Your Grave anymore either because of how uncomfortable the rape scenes are but I would never call it trash simply for being brave enough to have a brutal and unflinching depiction of rape. The movie challenges the viewer with a horrific crime displayed in a horrific manner. If it’s not for you that’s fine, it’s not for me either, but that doesn’t make it trash.

          • eli

            “being brave enough to have a brutal and unflinching depiction of rape”

            Wow. There’s nothing brave about depicting rape the way they did. The extensive use of nudity & prolonged sequences were needed why? We get the point after a couple scenes. The filmmakers kept it going because they enjoyed it & wanted to exploit it.

            But hey, that’s just my opinion. Just like you have yours. I think it’s trash, & I think you have a creepy & misguided respect for it.

          • parsyeb

            The extensive use of nudity and prolonged scenes make the viewer more uncomfortable and forces them to sit with it, unlike the typical Hollywood treatment, which is to allude to it or show a glimpse but then leave it a mystery, easily consumed as a plot point. Sure, it’s exploitation to prolong it, but it’s far more harrowing (and, I’d argue, worthwhile) as a result. I agree that the revenge-killings are trash-y and not tonally consistent with the rest of the film (by comparison, Ms. 45 spends far less time on sexual violence, which it depicts pretty sparingly for only one sequence — that makes the comic book tone of the power fantasy that follows more in line with the rest of the movie).

            It’s also worth noting that Zarchi spends as much time on Jennifer’s post-rape trauma and sadness. In the end, the simple sequence of her turning on the shower and unable to stand is as disturbing as the 40 mins that precede it.

          • eli

            You guys see it one way, I see it another. We’ll have to agree to disagree on how we view this film.

          • parsyeb

            Well, I point to evidence that’s in the film. You rely on generalities. Opinions are opinions, but some are more informed or thoughtful. Generally, admonitions about exploitation being pornography comes from a party offended by the film, so sorry if I lean against this idea about it all being about opinion. Prevents you (and me) from learning something, so if you really care about it, maybe try to explain what aspects of the film are pornographic beyond being prolonged and using nudity.

          • JEng

            I definitely think there are guys who watch these movies for the wrong reasons – like this tenant has a stack of these movies including something called Sadorape and the unedited version of Last House on the Left all on undusty display in a really dusty apartment that he never actually lives in even if he stays over for show AFTER I told him that we knew about his Penn state driver’s license and house in Blakesley,

            And this is – haha just like in this movie – a badge wearer (Park Police).

          • JEng

            I would never be able to follow through on revenge and I don’t have anyone who cares about my family who would see that revenge should be enacted.

            That’s really too bad.

  • Garbageface

    omg i can’t wait.

  • Maxime C

    The plot actually seems…well it’s a good idea…better than what we’ve seen in the last two ( three?? ) movies.

  • parsyeb

    Anyone here seen the “sequel” Savage Vengeance from the early 90s? Have never been able to find a copy of it for cheap enough to sate by curiosity and love of schlocky non-sequels.

    • Gadriel

      Even if you can get it for a dollar – DON’T waste your money. It’s garbage.

    • Saturn

      Avoid it. It really is a piece of shit. And not in the “good” way that the original movie is…..

  • JEng

    I only saw this a few years ago after I was well into my Forties and not as a high schooler or even grade schooler in the 70s and 80s. I had heard of it but I thought that horror movies were stupid.

    But the film absolutely succeeds in depicting the disgusting nature of rape and that rapists should be killed.

    It also effectively communicates the atrocities of World War 2 where rape especially by the Japanese was used as an act of war. It’s unforgivable and is probably why my mother’s earliest memory is being held tight by her grandmother and told often that the worst thing in this world is to be born a girl and why my mother probably told me when I was growing up to always be nice to pretty girls because it’s not lucky to be them.

    Another thing that I just noticed about I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE – is the hatred for those who do better than you do – and also how people left behind in backwaters may be there for cruelty and character flaws and should best be avoided which goes against the Tucker and Dale accidentally kill College Kids position. The rapists in this movie are kind of like the Wrong Turn incest cannibals which always remind me of Japanese raping the Chinese.

    I think that anyone be they Japanese or Chinese triad who rape should be killed. I don’t think there is any excuse and anyone who supports them should offer themselves as substitutes for innocent victims. You like them so much, invite them over to the New York Times newsroom and have a party.

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