Sunday, September 18, 2011

40 Days of Night(mares) Day 27: Your Guilty Pleasure Horror Movie

Guilty pleasure usually means a bad movie that you inexplicably love. And I had the perfect movie, Student Bodies all picked out. It's a goofy parody of typical slasher films. It's bad, but fun, especially the running body count. But I decided in the end to go a different route.
I picked a particularly brutal film. It's hard to watch, from the initial rapes scene to the lengths the victim goes to to get her satisfaction. It's an angry film about someone who experiences one of the worst offenses imaginable and has a psychotic break. I picked I Spit on Your Grave because it's not a film you should enjoy on any level. It revels in the violent revenge of its lead. It's an incredibly uncomfortable movie, but it's well made, if unapologetic. I haven't seen the recent remake yet, but my understanding is it's pretty true to the original, so I imagine it will be a similar experience. I call it a guilty pleasure, because it is such a good movie about such a horrible subject. I recommend it for those who aren't easily offended.
I give it an 8 out of 10

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