Box art for I Spit On Your Grave (1978)

I Spit On Your Grave (1978)

horror, thrillers


In this 1978 cult classic, I Spit On Your Grave tells the tale of a magazine writer from New York City who retires to a secluded cabin in the woods to write her first novel. There she is brutally assaulted, raped and left for dead.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    55%
  • Audience Score
    41%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: This is one exploitation horror movie that lives up to its classic title.

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten:

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Still an effective and shocking bit of revenge cinema...

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

1 star

I love exploitation films and I love the Video Nasties but this notorious little film is uninventive, badly made and not piratically entertaining. Praised by feminists? Pull the other one!

- SirPant, Friday, May 7, 2010

3 stars

Without the completely overdone rape scenes, this movie would be absolutely nothing. It essentially has zero story, it just centers around a woman getting rape and getting a brief revenge. Nothing else happens really, it's overlong and just pointless in many respects. However, the rape scenes are so well done and graphic that it makes the movie necessary to watch. The ending is pretty fun too, seeing all that carnage in a river is sort of beautiful.

- ythelastman89, Thursday, May 13, 2010

1 star

One of the original video nasties which had everyone up in arms and I really can't see why its so tame but I guess back in the day things were different. Still hard to see the fuss really, I guess the rape scene is the main sticky point but the whole thing is kinda dull really and you never actually see anything bad apart from the odd splash of bushy pubic hair haha the shots of the guys grunting and going crazy as they have their 'fun' is prettystupid looking really. Its a cool little plot idea just to have a woman seek revenge on a bunch a guys but does lean towards just being an excuse for some icky murder scenes which I'm sure the new update will be much worse. Personally I liked where she hung the nerdy guy and he orgasms while she does it or so she says later on haha. Keaton has a cute face but not much else which was a disappointment hehe whilst the bad guys don't really seem all that bad, not as bad as the guys in 'Deliverance' which were really disturbing! these guys actually looked normal and came across as alright in an odd way, they just didn't put any kind of fear into me, should they have? Its a nasty plot but I don't see much nasty in the actual film, obviously its way outta date but its still basic and just boring to be honest, the film cover is much more nasty and evil looking than the actual content, something that happened allot with horror/exploitation films back in the 70's/80's.

- phubbs1, Saturday, September 25, 2010