The Last House on the Left

The Last House on the Left has quite a few recognizable names in it’s surprising cast.  First of all, we have Garret Dillahunt.  Many of you will recognize him for his role as John Henry AKA Cromartie in the late popular FOX television show, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”.  Another big name in the movie is Tony Goldwyn.  You know, the bad guy from Ghost? And last but certainly not least is Sara Paxton.

This film centers around the life of Mari Collingwood and her family. Though I must say her parents were really the film’s heroes, but I’ll get to that in a second. Mari is kidnapped by ruthless criminals after befriending the criminal’s son, Justin.  Trying not to spoil anything, I will say this…the criminals have no sympathy, and do whatever they feel like, ending up brutally beating Mari.

Unknowingly, the criminals find solice at Mari’s parents house.  When Mari found her way back home, well…lets just say her parents were not too happy. This film is a remake of a film made in 1972 with the same title.  Apparently, the film was intended to go straight to DVD, but the initial screeners were so popular the film moved to theaters.

I really believe the film had some great acting, and the violence was pretty creative, with a good amount of gore.  Though as always, I have a problem with horror movies.  At a time, Horror films used to be in the category of “terrifying” but now I just call it “Horrible.” In the sense they do horrible things to each other.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve slowly been warming up to several different horror movies.  I see them in a new light now, even if that isn’t the best way to see them.  I do love Thrillers, which this film had a good variety of.  So all in all, this was an alright movie, I give it 4/5 stars.


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