Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Last House on the Left (1972)

Director: Wes Craven

Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess

Run Time: 1:24

Rant: The rape and revenge genre of awful horror movie is one I usually stay away from. Not my cup of tea. I like to watch people get their heads cut off with machetes, others like to watch people get raped. To each their own, I say.

If you didn't know who Wes Craven was and you watched this, you would think the man was a lunatic. They cut between a loving couple having fun and baking a cake, to a fucking rape. It's fucking ridiculous. One scene will be the most innocent, warmhearted scenario and the next scene will be a person's nightmare.

A couple of convicted murderers escape from jail and kill a poor german shepherd. The leader of the gang, Krug Stillo, was arrested for killing a priest and two nuns. His buddy was arrested for child molesting and assault with a deadly weapon. They sound like a couple of nice fellows. With the help of Stillo's son and an insane woman, they kidnap, rape and murder these two girls in some really dark scenes.

This is a decent first movie but it has many flaws. The performances are good in some scenes and terrible in others. The acting isn't really what this movie is all about though. I guess it's just about being as shocking as possible. The ending doesn't really leave a good taste in your mouth. Some people may like that, I personally don't but I was still entertained. This is a brutal awful horror movie.

Terrible Lines: "What's this 'tits' business?"

Horror Film: 7
Entertainment: 6.5
Gore: 7.5
Overall Rating: 7.0