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      The Last House on the Left

      2009, Horror/Mystery & thriller, 1h 50m

      169 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      Excessive and gory, this remake lacks the intellectual punch of the 1972 original. Read critic reviews

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      (L-R) Sara Paxton as Mari, Tony Goldwyn as Dr. John Collingwood and Monica Potter as Emma Collingwood in "The Last House on the Left." (L-R) Riki Lindhome as Sadie, Garret Dillahunt as Krug and Aaron Paul as Francis in "The Last House on the Left." Monica Potter as Emma Collingwood and Aaron Paul as Francis in "The Last House on the Left." Garret Dillahunt as Krug in "The Last House on the Left." (Center) Director Dennis Iliadis on the set of "The Last House on the Left." Tony Goldwyn as Dr. John Collingwood and Monica Potter as Emma Collingwood in "The Last House on the Left." (L-R) Aaron Paul as Francis, Garret Dillahunt as Krug, Spencer Treat Clark as Justin and Riki Lindhome as Sadie in "The Last House on the Left." Sara Paxton as Mari in "The Last House on the Left." Martha MacIsaac as Paige in "The Last House on the Left." Monica Potter as Emma Collingwood in "The Last House on the Left." Garret Dillahunt as Krug in "The Last House on the Left." Spencer Treat Clark as Justin in "The Last House on the Left." Garret Dillahunt as Krug and Sara Paxton as Mari in "The Last House on the Left." (Center) Director Dennis Iliadis on the set of "The Last House on the Left." Aaron Paul as Francis in "The Last House on the Left." A scene from the film "The Last House on the Left." Monica Potter as Emma Collingwood and Tony Goldwyn as Dr. John Collingwood in "The Last House on the Left." Garret Dillahunt as Krug and Riki Lindhome as Sadie in "The Last House on the Left."

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      Mari and her friend look forward to a holiday at the remote Collingwood lakehouse, but instead an escaped convict (Garret Dillahunt) and his crew kidnap them and later leave them for dead. Mari makes her way back home, where her parents, John (Tony Goldwyn) and Emma (Monica Potter), have unwittingly offered shelter to the thugs. When John and Emma find out what happened to their daughter, they decide to make the strangers rue the day they harmed Mari.

      • Rating: R (Language|Disturbing Images|Some Drug Use|Nudity|Rape|Sadistic Brutal Violence)

      • Genre: Horror, Mystery & thriller

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Dennis Iliadis

      • Producer: Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena, Sean S. Cunningham

      • Writer: Carl Ellsworth, Adam Alleca

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $32.7M

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      • Distributor: Universal Studios

      • Production Co: Craven/Cunningham/Maddalena

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      • Oct 14, 2012

        Nothing much going for it other than the gory bits, As the film fails with a poorly told script and acting.

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      • Jul 19, 2012

        This movie is really bloody and sometimes shocking, and it has a couple of average strong performances, even if it doesn't stand out for horror movies. There's death, theres rape, there's shock and there IS a lot of blood, but to me this is thriller, not so much horror, but thriller in a gory way. The final scene of the movie stands out, really gory but graphic, still really violent movie, and I think you should check it out if you like being shocked.

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      • Apr 19, 2012

        [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] I have very peculiar, mixed and sort of concerned feelings about this film. 2009's Friday the 13th was a remake that was worth doing because the original had almost no redeeming features about it. Although a cash in it was surprisingly good for what it was. However I must also applaud it for being greater than this remake. Interestingly, the original 1972 classic "Last House on the Left" was trashily made, abandoned of a consistent tone and was essentialy an extremely unpleasant film to watch. It was famous for being one of the most controversial members of the "video nasties" in 1982 which were a collection of gritty and repugnant films that were deemed dangerous for a human being to watch. Even though it was badly made, it remains a historical artifact about challenging the boundaries and attacking censorship and like I said that it all added up to a very unpleasant, horrible, disgusting experience. The remake of The Last House on the Left doesn't have any point to exist other than one, money. It's a finely directed, impressively acted and highly scrubbed and polished piece of work. But it has no excuse for existing. It's not a bad film but it's actually more extravagant, silly and sympathetic than the original because it promotes the idea of salvation over violence. But much more harshly and importantly the original film's message to the viewer was; violence creates violence.

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      • Apr 01, 2012

        Interesting remake of Wes Craven's 1972 film, The Last House on the Left. I view Craven's original film as an exploitation horror classic that pushed the boundaries of good taste. With that said, this remake is still pretty disturbing and delivers some brutal scenes of revenge mayhem. I much preferred the original film of course, but as a remake, this film isn't bad. As a remake of the original, I thought that this film was pretty good. The film improves on Wes Craven's film in some respects. The film is better than most remakes, but as a whole you'd be better off to stick with the classic film. Nothing can beat Craven's debut. This film has plenty of good, effective moments of tension and is a revenge flick. However there is something missing to really make it stand out above Craven's film, and since this is a remake; it really can't be as good as the original. There's some good performances and like I said, considering the whole remake factor, that's saying a lot. The film has its faults, but for the most part it succeeds at being an effective horror flick, and one that stands out among the better remakes that have come out in recent memory. If you've enjoyed the original, then give this version a shot. The film is definitely worth checking out, and despite its flaws, has something that will definitely appeal to horror fans. For a remake, this film is watchable and definitely a step above the traditional Asian horror remakes.

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