The Last House on the Left(1972)
Rating out of 5 possible lobsters :
“To avoid fainting, keep repeating "It's only a movie...It's only a movie..." ”
I remember hearing about this movie years ago but never really going out and looking for it. That was until a
movie was released this summer called “Chaos” which was compared to Wes Craven’s 1972 Cult Classic. But from what I hear Chaos is a far cry from what The Last House on the Left is. Anyway...
Movie centers around a couple of guys who break out of jail(In the slammer for sex crimes and murder), a
crazed female jailbreak helper and one of the con’s brother(He’s hooked of crack so does whatever his brother
wishes for his next fix). They trick a couple of girls(Mari and Phyllis - both hot I may add) into thinking they are
going to score some weed, but instead they are kidnapped and tortured. They are taken from the city and into
the woods and well this is where I have to stop talking. There are some odd twists with the girls, Mari’s family, their house and a couple of bumbling cops.
Ok yeah so it’s horribly dated, the acting and flow of the movie is questionable but I can look past that. This is a
shocking movie. Probably the most disturbing I have seen since Mother’s Day except this time the movie is actually pretty good and not all just shock.
It’s probably not nearly as shocking as it once was, but Last House on the Left is still a good watch today. I
really dug the musically score and the way it was put into certain scenes to almost mock violence by making it
entertaining. You’re wacthing something really disturbing yet you catch yourself tapping your toes!!! Also, gotta
give some props to the ending... things get very off the wall and start to remind you of a Clock Work Orange which was made a year previous.
“I don’t understand the title! Last house on the left? It looked like the right to me