Saturday, 11 May 2013

Steven R Monroe Seeks to Dominate the Female-Revenge Subgenre

Steven R Monroe, director of the 2010 remake of I Spit on Your Grave, has not one but two female led revenge films due for release over the next year.
The first is MoniKa. The official plot synopsis is as follows: "Reagan Tyler is a man who is troubled by visions and premonitions which ultimately lead him to “old school” Las Vegas. It’s there that Reagan meets the beautiful and mysterious Monika, a young woman who may have been killed the night before he even met her.  Reagan is now forced to put the puzzle together and find out what happened, how she is still present, and how he can help Monika claim her revenge on the killers of her younger sister."
The second is I Spit on Your Grave 2, which follows a very simialr plot to its predecessor: “Naturally beautiful, Jessica (Dallender) has just settled into New York where she, like many other young women, is trying to make it as a model. But what starts out as an innocent and simple photo shoot soon turns into something disturbingly unthinkable! Raped, tortured and kidnapped to a foreign country, Jessica is buried alive and left to die. Against all odds, she manages to escape. Severely injured, she will have to tap into the darkest places of the human psyche to not only survive, but to exact her revenge…”
I really rate Monroe's I Spit remake, so I'll check these out. However, I do so with the nagging feeling that this might be overkill.

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