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The Last House on the Left (1972)

5 Ratings: 0.2
Horror movie directed by Wes Craven

FutureNightmarecreator andScreamweaver Wes Craven's film debut is a primitive little production that rises above its cut-rate production values and hazy, grainy patina via its grimly affecting portrait of human evil infiltrating a middle-class household. … see full wiki

Director: Wes Craven
4 reviews about The Last House on the Left (1972)
review by . April 30, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
    It is a loose remake of Ingmar Bergman's THE VIRGIN SPRING (1960), but few people would watch Wes Craven's THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972) expecting profound philosophical contemplation or evocative symbolism. The movie is about bloody revenge being taken after horrible violence and so its appeal is in its lurid subject matter and the chills and catharsis it promises.     And yet, one does not remake a Bergman film without signalling that one intends …
review by . January 28, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     It's never really clarified what time period "The Last House on the Left" takes place in, although I have somewhat of an idea. I of course say what I'm about to say in a joking matter, but please bear with me. I believe that "The Last House on the Left" was made when writer and director Wes Craven was still ripe and coincidentally, still talented. The original "Last House on the Left" was Craven's first feature, and I've got to admit that it's a damn good …
review by . October 28, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
I've heard a lot about this movie through my friendly pack and have the Nightmare on Elm Street collection on DVD which Wes talks about this movie, how it was one of his first and a great learning experience. After I watched this film I`ve notice not only is this film categorize in the wrong genre but the disc jacket doesn't even fit the films profile. So tell me where in the world was that house in the story and why did they have to place a ghost on the corner of the picture.     I …
review by . April 04, 2005
posted in Cult Cinema
I think this film has at its essence the true spirit of the horror film. To me this film is not entertaining, and it is one of only a handful of films that truly disturbed me, one that follows through on it's intent to horrify. Most modern horror films tend to glamorize violence and gore, and tend to herald killers as anti-heroes to a point where the audience is no longer horrified or scared. What I found interesting is where this film sits on the timeline of horror, right after Night of the Living …
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