The Last House on the Left 1972

director: Wes Craven  


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United States

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  • Krug and Company
  • Sex Crime of the Century

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To avoid fainting keep repeating, it's only a movie ..only a movie ..only a movie. The director of 'Friday the 13th' is going to scare the hell out of you... again.
Mari, seventeen, is dying, even for her the worst is yet to come!

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Distributor Replay
Catalogue Number R1013
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Release Date June 1982
Duration: 77m 23s
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Notes Read more about this video, which is featured in the book The Art of the Nasty
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by Lee James Turnock
This is, as Alan Jones of [i]Starburst[/i] and Vampix fame correctly pointed out, a landmark in the annals of cinematic offensiveness. Wes Craven's feature debut, shot on a shoestring back in 1972, is undoubtedly showing its age nowadays but it's still a bleak, bitter, downbeat hand grenade of a film. A gang of hardened criminals (led by David Hess, composer of pop hits for Pat Boone and Elvis Presley back in the day) hole up in the Big Apple and abduct two cute female hippies on their way to a rock concert, taking them into the Connecticut woods and subjecting them to an ordeal that was unlike anything cinema audiences had ever seen at that point - even today, it makes for a gruelling watch, especially the forced urination and the messy disembowelling. The gang's car breaks down and they're forced to take shelter in the titular last house on the left, which just happens to be where one of their victims' parents live, and they're determined to make the murderers pay. Shot in a raw, grimy, documentary style by Victor Hurwitz and acted with unflinching commitment by a cast that includes porn veteran Fred Lincoln and future [i]Cagney and Lacey[/i] mainstay Martin Kove, [i]Last House on the Left[/i] is a world away from the polished, Hollywood-glossy remake, and remains required viewing for all serious horror fans.