I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu (Zarchi 2019)
This episode is part of our series on the rape-revenge sub-genre of horror. These can be especially challenging films and topics. We encourage you to prioritize self care if you are confronting these with us.
www.rainn.org – resources for those who have experienced sexual violence
Revenge (Fargeat 2017)
TOPIC INDEX – I Spit On Your Grave Deja Vu (Zarchi 2019) (times are approximate)
0:00 – Introductions
2:00 – Our series on rape revenge films
4:27 – Uniquely bad films we’ve watched for the podcast
6:13 – A message for Jamie Bernadette
7:32 – Discussion of this film begins
10:03 – More uniquely bad films – Human Centipede 3 – Full Sequence (Six 2015), The Love Witch (Biller 2016)
10:55 – Acting and how did this get made?
15:17 – The very few redeeming components
15:31- Back to how bad it was starting with characters
19:04 – Compared to Septicman (Cook 2013)
20:11 – Compared to a film of literal paint drying and the documentary about the MPAA, This Film is Not Yet Rated (Dick 2006)
20:55 – Morally offensive from the opening scene forward
25:00 – This film as embodiment of the banality of evil (Arendt 1963)
27:50 – Comparisons to the original I Spit On Your Grave (1978 Zarchi)
31:20 – Improving the film
33:00 – Six times is apparently the charm
35:25 – The inverse of compelling
38:15 – A bad collage
41:55 – Religion
45:45 – Editing
47:20 – How disconnecting the sexual assault from the vengeance contributes to this film as a tragedy of offensive misogyny
54:04 – Religion and sexual abuse
Sorry, Not Sorry (Milano 2019) podcast episode we reference about catholic sexual abuse
58:50 – How easily the film could have been drastically improved
1:01:15 – The film as an entirely new level of bad
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