Yes indeed, one of the most controversial movies of all time is getting a remake, and the first teaser trailer has finally arrived online for all to see. Meir Zarchi’s I Spit On Your Grave is a rape revenge movie that was released back in 1978, and at the time Roger Ebert called it “a vile bag of garbage… one of the most depressing experiences of my life.” Now director Steven R. Monroe is updating the film so that a whole new generation of fans can experience the joy of the original!
Much like last year’s The Last House on the Left remake, this looks like it may be trying to put a slick and modern twist on an exploitation film that was more arguably more disturbing because of its grittiness. That being said, however, this is not a studio film and it is being independently produced with Anchor Bay releasing it theatrically, so perhaps they will stay more true to the spirit of the original than most recent horror remakes. Once again, it’s debatable whether a movie like this needs a remake at all, especially if it’s not necessarily going to bring the original to a wider audience. I Spit On Your Grave is expected to hit select theatres this September; check out the trailer in HD over at Apple.com or watch an embedded version after the jump.