Interview with Steven R. Monroe and Meir Zarchi’s, directors of I Spit On Your Grave
Over the years, Meir Zarchi’s 1978 rape-revenge film I Spit on Your Grave (aka Day of the Woman) has been labeled everything from an expression of raw, feminist rage to a cinematic sex offense.
And there’s no doubt that Steven R. Monroe’s 2010 remake be equally polarizing, as it’s more graphically violent by at least an order of magnitude.
I spoke with both Monroe and Zarchi, who also produced the remake, about the two films, the controversy, and the horrific inspiration for the original. You can hear the interview below, but be advised that it can get pretty intense. Listener discretion is advised.