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  Last House on the Left
For those of us who remember Last House from the early years, the biggest surprise in revisiting it today is realizing how much it has aged: the bell bottoms, bushy sideburns and clunky cars all serve as a reminder that thirty years have passed.
Last House’s really disturbing moments are the scenes of sexual cruelty: Phyllis being forced to “piss (her) pants”; Mari being raped by Krug; the two girls being tormented and stripped in the woods.
Last House is presented on a two-sided disc that offers the option of watching the movie in widescreen (1.85:1, enhanced for widescreen TVs) or standard.
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 The Last House on the Left - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Last House on the Left is a 1972 horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and produced by Sean S. Cunningham.
The story of The Last House on the Left closely follows that of Ingmar Bergman's classic film The Virgin Spring (1960), an Oscar winner for best foreign language film.
The Craven film was controversial for its graphic (for the time) depiction of violence, and also for the manner in which the villains imposed their psychopathic and sadistic will upon the victims.
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 Last House on the Left - The Storyline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Last House on the Left - The Storyline
Last House on the Left is a powerful film to say the least, but what many people do not realise is that the film bears a close relationship to the films "The Virgin Spring" by Ingmar Bergman.
Last House on the Left takes the forest setting and story of rape and revenge from The Virgin Spring and transports them into a modern tale of crime, drugs and rape.
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 Last House on the Left   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unlike the aforementioned films, LAST HOUSE was meticulously fabricated by a young Wes Craven (in his debut film) and producer Sean S. Cunningham to disturb.
This minor cavil aside, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT is an exemplary low-budget gut punch.
LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT is simultaneously the nadir and apex of graphic horror: it showcases the grimiest depravity with such subtle brilliance that Craven would never be able to top it for sheer intensity, purity, and honesty.
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 Eyes on the Hills ~ View topic - Hills have eyes Vs Last house on the left   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Last house has a more sadistic edge, in that aspect it surpasses hills, but the hills characters are more out there.
Last House was good but the acting wasnt as good as Hills and I find it not scary at all.
Last House wasn't what I'd call scary, either, but I found it a lot more disturbing because the plot - at least for the first half of the movie - was more plausible.
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 DVD Savant Review: The Last House on the Left
Last House is different from previous terror sieges like Lady in a Cage in that it tears up the assumed 'contract of politeness' with the audience.
But The Last House on the Left is first and foremost an exploitation film - even the viewers sobered by the horror in the woods, respond like a vigilante mob in cheering the slaughter at the house.
Just as in Last House on the Left, the dozens of youths are humiliated and tormented in appalling horrid and unwatchable ways, individually, and in groups, and finally slaughtered in a circus of scalpings, eye-gougings, and the like.
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 Last House On The Left / **** (1972)
Like "The Exorcist," "Last House On The Left" exploits our deepest fears, so violently and repugnantly that afterwards we are forced to watch a movie more cheerful so we don't have a feeling of sickness flowing through us.
After the four clean up, they seek shelter at the nearby house of Mari's parents, who are unaware that these are the sadistic people who killed their daughter and her friend.
During their stay, Mari's mother, played by Cynthia Carr, discovers a chain around one of the killer's necks (his name is Junior, by the way), and it happens to be the same chain that Mari's parents gave to her the night before.
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 Last House on the Left Review (1972)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Like Bergman’s The Virgin Spring, the film whose basic structure Last House follows, the killers coincidentally find themselves at the house of their victim’s parents, in this case Mari’s oh-so-sensible parents (very averagely played by TV actors Gaylord St. James and Cynthia Carr), who learn of their crimes and inflict bloody revenge upon them.
Last House on the Left nevertheless remains an important film, and one does have to admire the unflinching determination with which Craven and Cunningham have tried to confront the horrors of sexual violence.
Controversial shocker Last House on the Left set him on a path of horror movies, the best of which are The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The People Under the Stairs, New Nightmare and Scream (which revitalised the slasher genre).
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 The Last House on the Left
This is probably the first time anybody’s seen an intact cut of The Last House on the Left, since the filmmakers finished work on it 30 years ago.
I first saw The Last House on the Left on video when I was probably a freshman in high school.
The Last House on the Left was shot in 16mm for $90,000, by a bunch of novices.
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 Last House on the Left - DVD Movie Central
Last House is as celebrated and as reviled a horror picture that has ever graced the screen…revolutionary at the time of its release for going further than any picture had before, it spawned many mimickers who would take it even farther.
This DVD marks the best presentation of Last House I’ve ever seen, but given its age, budget, and notorious handling over the years, there are inherent problems that might be too big to completely overcome.
The Last House on the Left is a landmark horror picture that forever altered the face of the genre…whether that was for better or worse will forever be debated.
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 The Last House on the Left
But upon discovering who these people are and what they've done to their daughter and friend, they decide to exact an equally brutal and bloody revenge on the killers, by means of shotguns, chisels and chainsaws.
Last House on the Left marked the directorial debut of Wes Craven, who went on to direct the successful "The Hills Have Eyes", before achieving worldwide recognition with the hugely popular "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" trilogy.
After the relative success of Last House, he went on to play a similar character in Ruggero Deodato's "House by the Edge of the Park", which was inspired by this film.
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 Monsters At Play: Last House on the Left Review
Last House is one of those films I never thought would've surfaced on DVD let alone in a budget priced yet seemingly full-blown special edition.
Last House is an extremely important piece of genre filmmaking and it's never going to go away.
Last House was shot on an extremely low budget (Super 16 and then blown up to 35mm) and has suffered from such an uneven history that obtaining a near perfect/complete print would seem virtually impossible at this point.
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 The Last House on the Left (1972)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
IMDb > The Last House on the Left (1972)
While I think that people tend to get a bit hyperbolic when they talk about The Last House on the Left, I do think it's a fairly good film, especially given what the filmmakers were trying to do and considering their lack of experience, the era and the budget.
Just as surprising on a first viewing is that The Last House on the Left has an intermittent goofy sense of humor and a "groovy" attitude that is firmly mired in the early 1970s.
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 DVD Talk > Reviews > Last House on The Left
Then, in the house of their victim, they become the victims and the violent and the meek trade places.
VIDEO: MGM's transfer of Last House is as complete as its creators can make it, and it is as good a transfer as it can be, given that the film was shot by just-beginning professionals.
One aspect of Last House is how surprisingly musical it is. Often, the music runs counter to the tone of the scene, such as when Mari is raped.
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 The Last House on the Left
This is a central theme in The Last House on the Left.
The Last House on the Left is a reflexive film that comments upon itself (mainly in the guise of pretending to be a remake of The Virgin Spring).
In fact, I would suggest that The Last House on the Left rarely occupies an archetype in any meaningful way and that the archetypes it trades in are too obscure to function in the way horror movie archetypes should function.
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 Last Drive-In On The Left:Last House on the Left
Ironicly this is all done just feet away from young Mari's home which is, The Last House on the Left..which is actually the only house you see..so you really don't know if its the house on the right, left, middle or the only house in that damn town.
Mari's mother answers the door and the bunch explain that their car broke down..what's a woman to do..but invite them to stay the night..I don't know about you but I would not be pulling out my cot for some hoodlums and a wild looking chic..
From the makers of "Last House on the Left", Don't look in the Basement from cult film director S.F.Brownrigg takes you into the minds of the criminally insane.
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 Flipside Movie Emporium: Last House on the Left Movie Review
As flawed as it is, it's amazing that Last House on the Left manages to be such an emotionally shattering experience.
Last House on the Left begins like a relatively lighthearted coming-of-age story with flashbacks showing Mari Collingwood (Sandra Cassel), the daughter of upscale small-town parents, becoming friends with Phyllis Stone (Lucy Grantham), a tough city girl that Mari's parents don't like.
Often foolishly condemned as sleazy exploitation, Last House on the Left is uncompromisingly honest in depicting the ugliness of violence and the emptiness it leaves behind.
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 The Last House on the Left (1972)
Before I watched 1972’s The Last House On the Left for the first time, I knew of its reputation as an extremely graphic and unpleasant film.
The Last House On the Left appears in both an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 and in a fullscreen version on this double-sided, single-layered DVD; the widescreen image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Thirty years after it first hit screens, The Last House on the Left still maintains a reputation as one of the most brutal and unnerving films ever made.
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 Boleskine House - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Boleskine House (boll-ESS-kin) was the estate of Aleister Crowley from 1899 to 1913.
One must have a house where proper precautions against disturbance can be taken; this being arranged, there is really nothing to do but to aspire with increasing fervour and concentration, for six months, towards the obtaining of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.
Thus, the location of Boleskine House is to be the Omphalos or Center of Power for Thelema, and is to continue as such for the duration of the Aeon of Horus, regardless of the physical presence of the Stèle or of the house itself.
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 Scifilm -- Reviews, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972)
The Woods and the Animals in Them: The reason LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT is remembered, indeed is difficult to forget, by most of those people who have seen it is the ever-escalating torture, rape and murder in the woods.
I can't help but wonder if her reactions were because she had pulled herself so completely into the role, or because the others appeared to have done the same, or were a combination of the two.
All in all, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT is not as good a film as it could have been, but it is as disturbing a film as it was meant to be and it is a landmark—albeit an ugly one—in cinema history.
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 Last House on the Left
Before he was known for the Scream trilogy and the Nightmare on Elm Street series, writer-director Wes Craven made a bloody imprint with his directorial debut, Last House on the Left (1972).
A no-budget, exploitation update of Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring, the story concerns the brutalization of two teenage girls (Sandra Cassel and Lucy Grantham) by a quartet of on-the-lam murderers, and the inevitable revenge exacted by one set of parents.
Relentlessly pushing the envelope of depravity, Last House both outraged censors and delighted midnight movie fans upon its release (a scene in which a victim is forced to urinate on herself, for instance, is particularly disquieting).
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 HORRORWATCH :: The Last House on the Left - humans - Horror Movie Reviews
I watched this again last night for the first time since I was a teenager.
Last House on the Left was just a rip off of the ending of Clockwork Orange when Alex has to face all that he did in the first half of the movie.
Incidentally, I totally walked into this movie thinking it was The House on the Edge of the Park, which was definitely inspired by Craven's flick.
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 The Last House On The Left   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Based on Ingmar Bergman's highly acclaimed 'The Virgin Spring', Wes Craven's 'The Last House On The Left' tells the terrifying story of two teenage girls, Mari and Phyllis, heading up to the city to celebrate Mari's 17th birthday at concert by the band, Bloodlust.
While trying to score some marijuana prior to the show, the pair are drugged, beaten and kidnapped by a group of escaped convicts and taken into the woods where their horrific ordeal ends in rape and murder.
When the criminals coincidentally, but unknowingly, take refuge at the nearby house of one of their victims, the girl's parents discover the gruesome fate of their daughter and seek to exact their revenge...
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 Last House on the Left
After raping and murdering the girls, the hoodlums by coincidence wind up as guests at the parents' home—and are promptly murdered.
An unofficial remake of Igmar Bergman's "The Virgin Spring," "Last House on the Left" remains a disturbing and controversial movie.
"Last House" is Craven's most horrifying movie because it is so real, and will be remembered as a taboo-breaker far longer than "Nightmare on Elm Street" or "Scream."
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Eugene O'Neill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1951 they left their last house for a Boston hotel.
His last years were marked by family discord and catastrophe.
When Oona, at the age of 18, married Charlie Chaplin, her father, predicting disaster, severed communication, although that marriage did endure and Chaplin's autobiography is generous about O'Neill.
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 Last House On the Left - Chefelf.com Night Life
Last House was band from England and Germany I think, but I'm not completely sure.
Finally saw Last House On The Left, and while I won't deny it's unsettling (which a horror film should be) I can honestly say the scariest thing about it was the horrible acting by the people who played the killers.
I haven't seen "Last House On The Left" yet, but judging by the greater body of Wes Craven's work, I don't know if I'd even bother.
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 last house on the left by craig jackson at Audio Lunchbox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Last House on the Left (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT is a tough, bitter little sleeper of a movie that's about four times as good as you'd expect.
There is a moment of such sheer and unexpected terror that it beats anything in the heart-in-the-mouth line since Alan Arkin jumped out of the darkness at Audrey Hepburn in WAIT UNTIL DARK.
What does come through in LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT is a powerful narrative, told so directly and strongly that the audience (mostly in the mood for just another good old exploitation film) was rocked back on its psychic heels.
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