By James Whittington, Wednesday 29th December 2010
At FrightFest earlier in the year, Horror Channel sponsored the European Premier of Steven R. Monroe's remake of I Spit On Your Grave. Now the film will hit UK cinemas on January 21st and to give you a taste of this unflinching and brutal shocker we have the brand new teaser trailer for you.
Seeking some peaceful solitude in which to complete her latest novel, Jennifer Hills (brilliantly played by relative newcomer Sarah Butler), a beautiful young writer from the city, rents an isolated cabin in the southern backwoods. Her presence attracts the attention of a group of locals who, sparked by a combination of lust, jealousy and damaged pride, subject Jennifer to a gruelling nightmare of humiliation, mental torture, physical abuse and rape before leaving her for dead in a nearby river. But Jennifer isn't dead.
Having taking time to recover from her ordeal, Jennifer returns to exact eye-for-eye (and then some) vengeance upon her tormentors. Trapping each of her attackers one by one, she inflicts brutal acts of physical torment upon them with a grimly inventive and clinical ferocity that equals and even surpasses that which was inflicted upon her.
Boasting a strong and incredibly brave lead performance from Sarah Butler (CSI:New York; CSI: Miami), the film features a superb supporting cast that includes Jeff Branson (The Guiding Light; All My Children), Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls; Bully), Rodney Eastman (Janie Jones; Spork), Chad Lindberg (Supernatural; Push), Andrew Howard (Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen; Blood River) and Tracey Walter (Batman).
I Spit On Your Grave (cert. 18) will open at UK cinemas on 21st January.
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