The Last House on the Left

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In 1972 Wes Craven directed one of the most depraved, violent films ever made and fortunately the remake of the suspense thriller The Last House on the Left isn’t quite as brutal. When two teenage girls played by Sara Paxton and Melanie Lynskey buy drugs for a little down time they are kidnapped by a cruel gang and assaulted. (In fact that’s putting it mildly. When the gang thinks they are both dead they make a quick stop at a house in the neighborhood owned by one of the girls parents played by Tony Goldwyn and Monica potter who take out their revenge when they find out what the gang did to their daughter. I have to admit my expectations were set pretty low when I found out that the biggest star was a teen idol. I also heard Wes Craven was a producer but I’m sure he didn’t do much and that title was just given to him to throw him a bone. (That’s along with the blood and gore that he has in all of his movies) Thank goodness the acting is better then the original and it’s not so crude and raw. Even though this film wasn’t as violent as the first some of the scenes were just put in to appease the audience and not enhance the film. (Since I can’t see I usually stick my hands where they shouldn’t be but after this movie I’m definitely going to be more careful when I stick my head in the microwave) Since I wasn’t expecting much and I didn’t receive much but it is a horror film so I will give it a C- rating.

This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.