The boys are back, this time talking about both the 1972 and 2009 versions of The Last House on the Left.
Last House on the Left was the first movie by Wes Craven, who went on to have a pretty good career in horror with movies like Nightmare on Elm Street and the Scream franchise. We’ll give him the first Scream, but the rest are best left forgotten. The story is:
Two teenage girls heading to a rock concert for one’s birthday try to score marijuana in the city, where they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychopathic convicts.
This is only the first half since the gang end up at the parent’s house and the ‘fun’ continues there. It’s not an easy watch and was originally rejected for certification by the MPAA and many countries either banned it, or just rejected a rating for it.
The original Last House on the Left was made on a budget of about $90,000 and does suffer a little from this. You can see it was shot on either 16mm or 35mm and today it looks dated. The effects also look dated, but they are still pretty good.
Ever since Craven went on to be the horror legend he became they did release a TV version at one point. I can’t imagine how much of the movie was left if you’re editing it for TV?
In 2009, a reboot was made, but it was toned down for modern audiences. However, as with most the things like this, it wasn’t a patch on the original.
So here are the guys talking about the Last House on the Left. Enjoy.
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