Masters of Terror 2017: Tobe Hooper's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Tobe Hooper’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

I Spit on Your Grave

A sexually abused woman takes her revenge on her molesters.
Rape and Revenge

 

United States
2010
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Sadist: 
Torturer
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Impostor
5.04
Revenge is sweet!
4
5.04
7.04
8
2
3
4
Photography
Dialogue
Plot
This movie is extremely shocking. It depicts rape, what leads to it and its consequences. It is not for the faint of heart and is likely to disturb the horror fan as much as the average movie-goer. I Spit on Your Grave is the remake of a 1978 movie by the same title. It looks better than the original, has a better sense of timing, aesthetics and has a comparable script.
This is a descent into hell for Sarah Butler’s character, a young, beautiful writer whose definition of privacy loses all meaning when she gets acquainted with a bunch of bullies. They dominate her, beat her up, rape her multiple times and film it all. And when you think you’ve seen enough, it starts over again. That is, until the victim takes her revenge. Now, this is the part we signed up for!
We have the makers to congratulate for pulling no punches and delivering an exploitation film in an era of polish. The good photography reminds us that we are watching a consenting cast who handle tough roles professionally; with an illusion of violence and the help of camera tricks. You’ll find the first half particularly hard to sit through, but it makes the second one all the more enjoyable.
Alternate Titles: 
I Spit on Your Grave Remake
The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

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