In 1978, I Spit On Your Grave turned stomachs and started one of the best horror sub-genres, the female revenge genre. It was daring and brutal, and to this day, people wonder why it was ever made. well, those curious souls might finally get the answers they seek in the form of a new book!
Unfortunately, the release date for the sequel, I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu, is still unknown. However, Deja Vu star Jamie Bernadette recently announced on her Facebook page that a new book detailing the making of the original I Spit On Your Grave will be released on March 27th!
The book was written by David Maguire, who’s a programmer for the Leeds International Film Festival’s fantasy/horror strand. Check out the book’s official description provided by Amazon.com below:
“There is no denying that Meir Zarchi’s I Spit on Your Grave (1978) deserves its title as one of the most controversial films ever made. While many condemn it as misogynistic, others praise it for raising uncomfortable issues about sexual violence. While its reputation as a cult film has undoubtedly been cemented by its unique position in the 1970s/80s exploitation era and the ‘video nasties’ scandal, it has also become mythologized by its own official and unofficial franchises.”
“David Maguire examines why the film still continues to provoke fierce debate forty years on, not only investigating the historical, social, and political landscape into which the film was first released—and condemned—but also examining how it is has inadvertently become ground zero for the rape-revenge genre because of its countless imitators. The book explores how academic study has reevaluated the film’s importance as a cultural statement on gender, the conflicting readings that it throws up, the timeless appeal of its story as examined through folklore and mythology, and its updating to reflect contemporary issues in a post-9/11 world of vengeance and retaliation.”
I can’t confirm anything at the moment but we might even be getting a documentary about the original I Spit On Your Grave and Deja Vu as well! I for one am excited about this news and I’ll be checking out this book the first chance I get! In the meantime, you can learn more about the book here! Let us know your thoughts on the new book in the comments! Also, be sure to follow PopHorror on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube!