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