The Last House on the Left – movie review

On September 2, 2015 by gorehore

The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Last House on the Left

Plot: After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.

Review: The Last House on the Left is still a pretty disturbing movie to watch, even though it was done in 1972.

The first half of the movie is pretty upsetting and frightening and you will really hate the gang for abusing and torturing the two girls.

The second half, you’ll be like yes! It is truly beautiful to watch the two parents getting their revenge on these sadistic a**holes.

The acting is good, especially by David Hess who plays Krug. The special effects are good and the scenes are horrifying, considering the film was produced on a low budget.

In my opinion, this is Wes Craven’s most disturbing film.

I also want to mention that the remake of The Last House on the Left (2009) by Dennis Iliadis is also very well done and you won’t be disappointed. There were some changes made but overall it pretty much holds up to the original storyline. It has more gore than the original and it’s beautifully shot.

FYI: The Last House on the Left was shot in 21 days! Also, Wes Craven later used the name Krug in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) for the film’s villain, Freddy Krueger.

If you really enjoyed both of these movies, then you should also watch I Spit on Your Grave both the original and remake.

Genre: revenge, torture, disturbing, psychological, gore

Rating:  Hammer Smashed Faces out of 5

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