The Last House on the Left Out for kicks, a family of sadist-sociopaths corners a teenage girl in the woods. She is raped (by the father) and left for dead —… The Last House on the Left Out for kicks, a family of sadist-sociopaths corners a teenage girl in the woods. She is raped (by the father) and left for dead —… 2009-03-13 R PT109M Horror Sara Paxton Monica Potter Joshua Cox Tony Goldwyn Riki Lindhome Rogue Pictures
Movie Review

The Last House on the Left (2009)

MPAA Rating: R
The Last House on the Left | Stick to the right: A teenage girl tries to escape demise in The Last House on the Left
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Stick to the right: A teenage girl tries to escape demise in The Last House on the Left
EW's GRADE
F

Details Release Date: Mar 13, 2009; Rated: R; Length: 109 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Sara Paxton and Monica Potter; Distributor: Rogue Pictures

Out for kicks, a family of sadist-sociopaths corners a teenage girl in the woods. She is raped (by the father) and left for dead — and that, no exaggeration, is the lighter half of this desperate-to-be-shocking exploitation dud. The original version of The House on the Left, released in 1972, was the first film directed by Wes Craven, who basically refracted Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring through the dementia of the Manson family. The movie was vile but terrifying. This remake is merely vile (and dull), with a badly miscast Tony Goldwyn as the raging dad who makes revenge for his daughter's violation look more gratuitously brutal than the crime. F

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Originally posted Mar 11, 2009 Published in issue #1039 Mar 20, 2009 Order article reprints