The Last House on the Left

IF BAD PEOPLE HURT SOMEONE YOU LOVE, HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO HURT THEM BACK?

A convict (Garret Dillahunt) is rescued by his equally brutal partners; while fleeing from the law, they encounter first two teenage girls, then a family. The remake of Wes Craven’s classic 1972 horror movie stays pretty close to the original, but tries to be as grimly realistic and serious-minded as possible, challenging its audience to ponder the impact of violence. Well made in most respects, but dishonest; the filmmakers portray the killing and maiming with as much love and flair as other slasher directors.

2009-U.S. 110 min. Color. Directed by Dennis Iliadis. Cast: Garret Dillahunt (Krug), Michael Bowen (Morton), Joshua Cox (Giles), Riki Lindhome, Aaron Paul, Sara Paxton… Tony Goldwyn.

Trivia: Co-produced by Craven.

 

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