Mid-Core Movie Review: The Last House on the Left

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As is the trend these days, legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven decided to remake his 1972 movie “The Last House on the Left.”  This version stars Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter as parents to a teenage girl that is attacked outside their house in a remote forest.  Sounds like a typical horror movie, but what makes this different is that after the attack, the villains need a place to go to get out of an incoming storm.  You guessed it, they show up on the front porch of the parent’s house, which help them recover and give them hospitality for the night, that is, until they find out exactly who these people are.

Title: The Last House on the Left

The Good:

This movie has a lot of good things going for it.  The first thing positive is the fact it is an R rated movie.  No horror movie should ever be PG13.  The whole point of horror movies is to be in your face, unapologetic horror (blood, violence, language, etc.)  Because of this rating, the filmmakers were allowed to make “Last House on the Left” more realistic and give it some stunning visuals.  The performances in the movie were also above average.  The actors playing the three villains were especially strong.

The Bad:

There is not much to dislike about this movie.  There is only one scene, I could find people objecting to and that is what the main villain does to the 16-year-old girl.  I thought it was a pivotal scene to give more depth to this story and make the audience root that much harder for the family.  It possibly dragged on a little longer than it should have and did not leave too much to the imagination.


Overall, this was the best horror movie I have seen in a long time.  While watching it, I was thinking of the recent release “Taken” and how this is basically the horror equivalent of a parent’s revenge story.  After sitting through such terrible stuff as “The Haunting of Molly Hartley” and “Friday the 13th” it was refreshing to see that a scary movie can have some character development and a good plot.  “Last House on the Left” gets you involved in the story and makes you think if you were in the parent’s shoes, how would you react?

Runtime: 1 hr 49 minutes

Cast: Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, Sara Paxton
Genre: Horror, Suspense
Final Verdict:
9 out of 10

If you agree or disagree with my review, please feel free to leave comments. Special thanks to sportman32.

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