The 411: A comely female writer heads to the seclusion of a country cabin to finish a novel and ends up being brutally gang-raped by a band of locals. After the attack she proceeds to get her revenge on her attackers, taking them out one-by-one.
Jennifer Hills (Camille Keaton) vs Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler)
Camille Keaton was married to Meir Zarchi, the director of I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, and I am not saying that is the only reason she was cast as the lead of this film but based on the quality of her performance the fact she was sleeping with the director went a long way toward her landing this gig. Keaton’s dazed and sleepy performance would not even be acceptable as the lead of an adult film. She may have been good enough to win the Best Actress award at the AVN Awards but ultimately her acting was exactly what you get in between sex scenes in actual pornographic films. And most people just fast-forward through those parts.
That is not to say that Sarah Butler was much better in the remake. What Butler did nail pretty well was the shell-shocked detached behavior of a woman who has been put through the ringer. The problem with that is she was acting that way long before her character was attacked. She pretty much stayed at the same emotional throughout the entire movie so that her emoting was the same when she was just checking out her new cabin as when she was committing vicious acts of revenge.
Advantage: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE ’10 (but not by much)