Thursday, September 1, 2011
When "I Spit on your grave" is raped itself: The Whore (2009)
Starring: Rudy Claes, Kenneth Falkenberg and Cassandra Jacobsen
I can forgive "He Knows you're Alone (1980)" for being a rip-off of "Halloween (1978)" because at least it was fun. I can forgive Grizzly (1976) for being a Rip-off of "Jaws (1975)" because at least that was fun. But I cannot, and will not, forgive "The Whore" for ripping off "I Spit on your Grave". Because tis not fucking fun!
While "I spit" is a controversial yet feminist exploitation that is celebrated by slasher fans alike for its depiction of gory, cringing yet justified murders, liberating a wronged woman, "The Whore" plagiarized it and tried to pass it on as their own idea by adding a very sexist and hard to watch double murder/rape of two girls reminiscent of the same crime featured in "Last House On The Left" (1972), a few tricks and ideas from films like "Grindhouse (2007)" such as the "Missing Reel" joke, and some original murders that aren't even anything special.
To add insult, the "main rape" isn't even that graphic. Our antiheroine just sank there like a dead fish while these guys got their way. Heck, how can we root for her if she doesn't even fight back to begin with!
God, this is perhaps one junk that'll never get sold in my garage sale, unless some avid horror fan or some unsuspecting buyers sees it and mistook it for a "good" horror film. For those who're smart enough to know this is a bad picture, I'll praise you as my new God or at least as my new brother/sister. For those who managed to "enjoy" this, then I'll have mixed feelings for your accomplishment but its leaning towards "pity".
There's tribute, there's ripping-off, and there's total plagiarism. I'm sorry for all of you who did enjoy this movie but if The Whore sucks! (no pun intended)
1 female had her throat cut
1 female repeatedly stabbed at the groin with a knife
1 male disemboweled with garden shears
1 male shot to death with shotgun
1 male repeatedly shot with shotgun, then dragged behind the wheel of a car only to be burned alive
1 male had his groin cut in half with shears