Anchor Bay Entertainment UK announced today that I Spit On Your Grave 2 will get its world premiere at this year's Frightfest festival taking place at The EMPIRE cinema in London's Leicester Square on the 25th August. This very special festival cut has been overseen by the producers specifically for Frightfest 2013 and will be the first time the film will be screened to audiences anywhere.
The film will be released on Blu-ray on October 7th.
Promising British newcomer Jemma Dallender (Community) takes on the lead role, following in the footsteps of Camille Keaton, star of the 1978 original, and Sarah Butler in I Spit on Your Grave 2010.
Once again, Steven R. Monroe returns to the director's chair for the sequel based on a script from SAW IV writer Thomas Fenton and the co-writer of the 2010 film Neil Elman. Co-Stars Joe Absolom (Long Time Dead) and Mary Stockley round out the cast.
The original stands solid even after all this time, which is usually the case when it comes to these remakes. The 2010 version was nothing but trashy torture porn full of weak acting (with the exception of Sarah Butler.) However, the film in its entirety was useless and this is even more ridiculous. A sequel to a weak remake, I'll pass. And if you're not sure yet just watch the trailer and you'll know why you should pass too!
The remake was very hard to watch. It was surprisingly well made, the vengeance brutal and horrifically realized and the acting was effective. The victim of the horrible initial assault turns the tables as in the original, but what's interesting is that she has transformed into something that strains your ability to root for. She is kind of a vengeful specter. Her humanity is gone and her disposition is disturbingly calm as she tortures, disfigures and kills her tormentors. It is all very unpleasant. The original is trashy exploitation amateurishly made, but it has a loyal cult following. The remake is far more dark with a heavy torture porn plan put into motion by the boogeyman(woman) instead of an assault victim that still resembles the same woman before the attack like in the original. Seeing how there are already two distinctive takes on the material, and presumably it isn't a continuation of the remake's storyline, you have to wonder why another installment is needed. Are there really just a bunch of filmmakers that want to keep creating scenarios where a girl is raped and then kills her attackers? The remake was fine, but it really isn't a foundation for a franchise! The only thing that could make it interesting is if the character from the remake returned and seeks brutal justice for other victims. Or make the victim male. Do something other than just roughing up some poor girl then have her pursue a convoluted revenge plan.