Remake Rumble: I Spit On Your Grave (1978) vs I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

The Gang of Rapists (1978) vs The Gang of Rapists (2010)

Let’s just put it out there…no one in the 1978 version of I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE was a good actor. The group of guys playing the rapists varied from mediocre to downright comically embarrassing. On the mediocre scale was Eron Tebor as ringleader Johnny. Tebor did a serviceable job conveying Johnny’s sexist attitude and smarmy ladies man charm. His co-stars were just awful with the worst of the bunch being Richard Pace as the mentally retarded Matthew. Pace’s Matthew was a caricature and seemed incredibly out of place in a movie that was this serious.
The 2010 movie actually assembled some decent actors to play the rapists with Jeff Branson, Chad Lindberg and Andrew Howard standing out. Branson’s Johnny was a misogynistic boar, Lindberg’s Matthew both infuriating and sympathetic and Howard’s Sheriff Storch (as the ringleader) a bit of a complex monster.
Advantage: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE ’10


  1. simondaniel27 · September 11, 2013

    That’s what I thought. Last month I forced myself to watch the 2010 version just to be able to say “I have seen it, and I don’t like it”, I don’t really do rape-revenge movies if the rape is dragged to the most extend, which is why I have never finished The Last House on The Left (Let me know if I have missed anything). I have fast forwarded through I Spit On Your Grave, and honestly the rape scene was so long I was numb by the time the revenge moment kicked in. Not sure what people see in those movies. Many people said that the fact that the rape is so long and detailed raises the viewers anger and rage, and therefore makes the revenge moment more enjoyable, but I honestly don’t get it.


    • Derek · September 11, 2013

      I was trying to decide which rape was more overlong and gratuitous between the original and the remake but before I came to the decision I watched I SPIT N YOUR GRAVE 2 and the extended rape scenes were so ridiculously drawn out that they made the 1976 and 2010 movies looks restrained by comparison.


      • simondaniel27 · September 11, 2013

        Wow, really? And yet, the second part got rated R, while the remake from 2010 was NC-17. Congratulation MPAA, you did it again, LoL. But they were also talking about a revenge that has never been there before? Is the revenge really that extreme in part 2? I heard there is poop involved.


      • Derek · September 13, 2013

        Yes there was poo and deep open wounds involved. it was quite gross…not fun at all but pretty gross.


      • simondaniel27 · September 14, 2013

        Dang, I am concerned about how graphic these rape-revenge-torture-porn movies are going to be in the future.


      • Derek · September 14, 2013

        Hopefully the trend doesn’t take off any more than it already has with these straight to VOD/DVD films.


      • simondaniel27 · September 14, 2013



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