Sarah Butler exacts an unapologetic and violent vengeance in I Spit on Your Grave 
In the 2010 remake of the bloody and violent I Spit on Your Grave we are given a dose of female anger and vengeance again. Steven R. Monroe reanimates Meir Zarchi’s cult classic “Day of the Woman” which was adapted to screenplay by Stuart Morse.
The remake stars Sarah Butler (no relation to Gerard I assume), Chad Lindberg, Daniel Franzese, Rodney Eastman, Jeff Branson and Andrew Howard.
Jennifer Hills (Butler) is an author who rents a cabin for three months in a remote town in order to have some peace and quiet so she can work on her latest novel. However, she catches the attention of the local goons who stalk and later brutally attack and rape her.
They taunt and tease her but before they can kill her she falls into a nearby river and is swept away. A few weeks later, she returns to exact revenge on those who wronged her.
Butler is savagely unapologetic and vicious as Hills who exacts her anger with punitive rage. For each of her tormentors, she ensures suffering and pain before eventual death. However, the most disturbing scene would be the final kill.
The antagonists in this scene are the local sheriff Storch (Howard) and the mentally slow Matthew (Lindenberg). The sheriff is tied to a chair and raped anally with a shotgun while Matthew, out cold, has his hands tied to a string attached to the gun’s trigger. Knowing that Matthew is unable to keep still, Hills uses this in her final act of vengeance and she sits outside mercilessly waiting for that final bang.
The film, although violent, is a statement against acts of violence – violence only begets violence. The protagonist only became violent after her vicious attack which probably changed her state of mind and her attackers all got what they deserved.
If you don’t believe in violence and revenge then I suggest finding something milder but if, like me, you think that rapists should be severely punished then this film will definitely be vengefully satisfying.