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The Last House on the Left (1972)

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Sandra Peabody Sandra Peabody
Mari Collingwood
Lucy Grantham Lucy Grantham
Phyllis Stone
David Hess David Hess
Krug Stillo
Fred J. Lincoln Fred J. Lincoln
Fred 'Weasel' Podowski
Jeramie Rain Jeramie Rain
Marc Sheffler Marc Sheffler
Junior Stillo
Richard Towers Richard Towers
Dr. John Collingwood
Cynthia Carr Cynthia Carr
Estelle Collingwood

Written by
Wes Craven Wes Craven
(written by)
Ulla Isaksson Ulla Isaksson
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Dated and uneven, yet historically important

7 years, 6 months ago at Jun 7 8:19
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"Mari. She was a lot tougher than you, doc. She took a while to kill. She was really tough. We had a hard time with her."

Every filmmaker has to start somewhere. During the 1980s, Wes Craven and Sean S. Cunningham separately developed two of the most lucrative long-running horror franchises in cinematic history: A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th, respectively. Yet, the ... read more

The Last House on the Left

6 years, 2 months ago at Oct 6 22:45
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Wes Craven’s early filmmaking technique, to me, feels very scattered. Scattered in the sense that he never knows exactly where he’s taking his projects. At least that’s my experience of him. Though, “The Hills Have Eyes” was brilliant, and another brilliant remake was released in 2006. For that, I may have brought my expectations a little too high, as I personally loved both the original... read more

An average movie

4 years, 6 months ago at Jun 1 21:40
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Since I have a weak spot for Wes Craven and since this movie had developed a rather infamous reputation since its release, I was quite eager to check it out. Unfortunately, I didn't care much for the whole thing. I mean, it was still much better than the recent remake which was really weak but, in my opinion, it was just a rather nasty cheap-ass horror flick like they used to make back in those da... read more
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A pair of teenage girls are headed to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, the girls are kidnapped by a gang of psychotic convicts.
Release date: 30 August 1972
UPC: 027616878151
Tags: Horror (19), Revenge (12), Rape (12), Kidnapping (11), Murder (11), Violence (11), 1972 (10), Thriller (9), Gore (8), 1970s (7), Exploitation (7), Crime (7), Drama (6), Cruelty (6), Birthday (6), Stabbed In The Back (5), Torture (5), Vengeance (5), Video Nasty (5), Sadism (5)
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