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I Spit on Your Grave

Director: Meir Zarchi Run Time: 101 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1978

Starring: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace

A young woman seeks violent revenge after four men brutally violate her and leave her for dead in our August Nitehawk Nasty, I Spit on Your Grave.

Also known as “Day of the Woman”, the infamous I Spit on Your Grave is a very violent representation of sexual abuse and revenge. Jennifer Hills is an aspiring writer who rents a country home to focus on her work but her life drastically alters when she is repeatedly gang raped, beat up, and left for dead by four local men. Whereas in many films of the era, that’s where the story would end, Meir Zarchi’s movie takes us much further into the realm of revenge attacks that are equally as brutal and cruel. The line blurs as to whether justice is being enacted or more mindless violence is being perpetuated. Graphic and disturbing, I Spit on Your Grave is not just a “nasty” film to watch but a must see part of the horror cinema cannon.

Part of the Nitehawk Nasties signature series.