I Spit on Your Grave is a 1978 American rape-and-revenge exploitation horror film written, directed, produced and edited by Meir Zarchi. It tells the story of Jennifer Hills (Camille Keaton), a Manhattan writer whose summer vacation in a riverside cabin goes tumultuous when a group of five men gang rapes and leaves her for dead. Hills then plots killing each of them in the worst possible ways as retribution. The film had a limited release, which later expanded to a wider release in 1980. The film will be followed by a sequel, in which Keaton reprises her role: I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2018). I Spit on Your Grave is noted for its controversial depiction of graphic violence, nudity, obscene language, and lengthy depictions of gang rape which take up 30 minutes of the film’s runtime. During its wide release, the film was branded a “video nasty” in the United Kingdom, and was a target of censorship by film commissioning bodies. As such, film critic Roger Ebert became one of the most notable detractors of the film, giving it a “Thumbs Down” as well as calling it “a vile bag of garbage”. The film remains controversial to this day, even being considered to be one of the worst ever made. Even so, it has been deemed a cult classic. It made Time magazine’s Top 10 Ridiculously Violent Movies.