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DVD Review: House on the Edge of the Park

2 November 2011 6:21 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

House On The Edge Of The Park

Stars: David Hess, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Annie Belle, Christian Borromeo, Lorraine De Selle | Written by Gianfranco Clerici, Vincenzo Mannino | Directed by Ruggero Deodato

After helping a young couple fix their car, Alex (Hess) and his friend Ricky (Radice) are invited to an upscale house party where they are ridiculed by their debauched young hosts. Alex, psychopath that he is, decides that he, Alex and his straight edged razor deserve some fun. Together the pair take the presumably unprepared partygoers on a journey of rape, violence and debasement… Little do they know that their prey are not all they seem, and have a special surprise in store for the criminal duo.

Taking inspiration from Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left and starring David Hess, who played the villainous Krug in Craven’s movie, House on the Edge of the Park is widely »

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DVD Review: 'The House on the Edge of the Park' (re-release)

31 October 2011 3:00 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★☆☆☆☆ If you manage to make it to the end of Ruggero Deodato's controversial thriller The House on the Edge of the Park (1980), the overriding question you'll probably be left asking is "Why would someone want to make such a film", and "Why would anyone want to watch it?" David Hess, of The Last House on the Left (1972) notoriety, stars as a cocky car mechanic who gets his kicks from terrorising random women before killing them off, before finally getting his comeuppance.

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DVD Review - The House on the Edge of the Park (1980)

30 October 2011 3:22 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The House on the Edge of the Park (Italian: La casa sperduta nel parco), 1980.

Directed by Ruggero Deodato.

Starring David Hess, Annie Belle, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Marie Claude Joseph, Gabriele Di Giulio, Christian Borromeo, Brigitte Petronio and Lorraine De Selle.

Synopsis:

Two lowlifes invite themselves to an upscale house party; ridiculed by their snobbish hosts, they decide to subject the partygoers to a night of violence and torment.

Looking to capitalise on the success of Wes Craven’s cult rape-revenge shocker The Last House on the Left (1972), controversial Italian filmmaker Ruggero Deodato chose to follow up the hugely controversial Cannibal Holocaust (1980) by delivering his own take on the subgenre – The House on the Edge of the Park. The familiarities don’t end with the title, with Ruggero securing the services of Tlhotl’s sadistic antagonist Krug (the recently deceased David A. Hess) and basically taking the character and placing him »

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Last House On The Left Star David Hess Passes Away

10 October 2011 1:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He may not have appeared as a very nice person on screen but David Hess was loved by the people he worked with throughout his career. Most notable to the world of film as Krug, the sadistic villain of Wes Craven’s 1972 film The Last House On The Left, David Hess died yesterday at the age of 69.

What may surprise many is that the horror legend left a legacy that also featured writing hits for the likes Elvis Presley and Pat Boone through the 1950′s and 60′s, while himself having a successful music career in folk.

His last starring role was as a demented film director in last years  Smash Cut opposite Sasha Grey.

Source: Fangoria

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Last House On The Left Star David Hess Dead at 69

9 October 2011 7:50 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

David Hess would have gone done in history as one of the slimiest creeps in the movies if he had appeared in nothing except the 1972 rape and revenge classic Last House On The Left as the repellent lead villain Krug. Director Wes Craven’s first film was one of the most notorious movies ever made, offending nearly everyone who saw it, and 40 years later, it hasn’t lost any of its edge. (Garrett Dillahunt was actually fine as Krug in the 2009 remake but any actor would have come off as Mr. Rogers compared to Hess’ sadistic portrayal). His character is so brutal and abhorrent that even his fellow murderers are afraid of him. In one of the movie’s most memorable scenes, Krug orders one of his accomplices, more precisely his own son (played by Marc Sheffler) to “…blow your brains out!”, at which point the terrified kid shoots himself in the head. »

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Horror Legend David Hess Dead at 69

9 October 2011 2:44 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

The children of horror legend David Hess have updated his Facebook account to reveal the sad news that the actor has passed away. He was 69 years old. "It is with great sadness that we have said our last goodbyes to our beloved dad and friend to all," said the statement. "David passed away peacefully last night. The Mad Hessian lives on in his family, friends, and all of his devoted fans. Sing a song in celebration of his life." Hess is best known for playing Krug Stillo in Wes Craven's "The Last House on the Left." He also starred in "House on the Edge of the Park" and re-teamed with Craven for "Swamp Thing," playing the villain. The actor most recently completed "Smash Cuts," opposite Sasha Grey. »

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R.I.P., David Hess (1942-2011)

8 October 2011 11:17 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

For all of us here at Fangoria, the passing of actor/songwriter David Hess is a dark day indeed. Hess has been such a presence in horror culture from his work in Wes Craven’s landmark Last House On The Left, to other equally rough pictures as Ruggero Deodato’s House By The Edge Of The Park and Pasquale Campinile's Hitch Hike to his most recent picture, chewing scenery in Lee Demarbre’s Smash Cut.

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R.I.P., David Hess (1942-2011)

8 October 2011 11:17 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

For all of us here at Fangoria, the passing of actor/songwriter David Hess is a dark day indeed. Hess has been such a presence in horror culture from his work in Wes Craven’s landmark Last House On The Left, to other equally rough pictures as Ruggero Deodato’s House By The Edge Of The Park and Pasquale Campinile's Hitch Hike to his most recent picture, chewing scenery in Lee Demarbre’s Smash Cut.

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- samueldzimmerman@gmail.com (Chris Alexander)

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Actor David Hess Passes Away at 69

8 October 2011 1:02 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

It is with a heavy heart today that we report on the death of horror genre actor David Hess.

News of the actor/musician/director's death came via Twitter, Facebook and reportedly from one of his Faccebook pages where his children are said to have posted the following statement: "It is with great sadness that we have said our last goodbyes to our beloved dad and friend to all. David passed away peacefully last night. The Mad Hessian lives on in his family, friends, and all of his devoted fans. Sing a song in celebration of his life."

Hess, a New Yorker born in 1942, landed on the horror scene with Wes Craven's cult classic The Last House on the Left in which he portrayed the malicious killer known as "Krug." From there, he would go on to star in Swamp Thing, The House on the Edge of the Park, »

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Rest in Peace - David Hess

8 October 2011 12:51 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Sad and somewhat shocking news coming in this morning regarding genre favorite David Hess. Apparently the film community has lost another one of its own. Read on for details, which unfortunately are on the scant side at the moment.

David's children broke the news to fans and friends on his official Facebook page this morning, stating that the actor had passed away.

"It is with great sadness that we have said our last goodbyes to our beloved dad and friend to all. David passed away peacefully last night. The Mad Hessian lives on in his family, friends, and all of his devoted fans. Sing a song in celebration of his life."

The cause of death was a heart attack, but no other details are available at this time. He was just 69.

Hess will forever be known as Krug Stillo, the incredibly evil villain of Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left, »

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R.I.P. David Hess Passes Away at the Age of 69

8 October 2011 11:35 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

News is slamming Twitter that David Hess, best known to horror fans as "Krug Stillo" in Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left, and star of House on the Edge of the Park and Swamp Thing, has passed away today. He was 69. Hess was to star in The House on the Edge of the Park Part II and Manson Rising, and more recently can be seen in Smash Cut. Hess was born in New York City. He began his professional career as a songwriter for Shalimar Music, in 1957, under the pseudonym of David Hill. Full story forthcoming as details are released. »

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R.I.P. David Hess

8 October 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

A breaking story this afternoon... David Hess has passed away at the age of 69. Word of his death came via the actor's Facebook pages where his children had written the following: ""It is with great sadness that we have said our last goodbyes to our beloved dad and friend to all. David passed away peacefully last night. The Mad Hessian lives on in his family, friends, and all of his devoted fans. Sing a song in celebration of his life." Hess, a New Yorker born in 1942, landed on the genre scene with Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left in which he played the cruel killer "Krug." From there, he would go on to star in Swamp Thing , The House on the Edge of the Park and various other baddies on television and on the big screen. The actor was »

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The 15 Best Revenge Movies (Part 2)

22 August 2011 11:47 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Tmp is back to wrap up the 15 best movie about revenge, courtesy of guest writer Arcee from NFamousGamers.  We've got more blood, guts, and hatred than we know what to do with on this list, so come in and see if your favorite revenge flicks made it on the list.

[Much like last time, spoilers for these films will ensue.  And if for some reason you missed the beginning, be sure to check out Part 1 to get caught up!]

The Last House on the Left (1972)

To be honest, I like the 2009 version of the film slightly more than the original but the original film’s acts of vengeance and the reasons for it are more compelling. Two friends Mari (Sandra Cassell) and Paige (Lucy Grantham) go to a concert to celebrate Mari’s 17th birthday. In search of some marijuana, they run into a vicious criminal (David Hess) and his gang who just escaped from prison. Brutally victimizing and raping both girls, Paige is murdered for attempting to escape. Mari is then shot in the back and left for dead in a nearby lake. »

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Ricky D’s 50 Favourite Cult Films of All Time: #43 – Wes Craven’s ‘The Last House on the Left’

17 April 2011 10:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Last House on the Left

Directed by Wes Craven

Screenplay by Wes Craven

1972, USA

Much like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and I Spit On Your Grave, Last House on the Left is a prime example of the discrepancy of censorship in independent horror films. The film developed such a bad reputation that it was banned in several countries due to scenes of sadism and violence, and in 1982 was put on the “video nasties” list by the Department of Public Prosecutions. But thanks to critics such as Mark Kermode and Roger Ebert, who praised the film as an important piece of work, it eventually picked up a rabid cult following, and is still ranked by mane as one of Craven’s best films.

Loosely based on Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring, the exploitation flick follows two teenage girls (on route to score some weed before a rock concert), who »

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Ruggero Deodato Prepping a Sequel to The House on the Edge of the Park

1 March 2011 9:38 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

I suppose everyone is out of fresh ideas these days. Notorious “Cannibal Holocaust” director Ruggero Deodato recently announced that he plans to mine his past accomplishments for his next project, which is a sequel to his low-rent exploitation opus “The House on the Edge of the Park”. Unless you’re just the sort who enjoys watching veteran exploitation actor David Hess menace attractive women, then there’s really nothing about the film that set it apart from all of those horrid rape-revenge movies from the late 70′s and early 80′s. Why Deodato is revisiting this particular endeavor is odd, but then again, at least he knows there’s an audience out there for it. Somewhere. Here’s the official press release: UK production company North Bank Entertainment are teaming up with legendary Italian director Ruggero Deodato (“Cannibal Holocaust”) and actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice (“City of the Living Dead”) to develop »

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'Cannibal Holocaust' Director (Supposedly) Directing 'The House on the Edge of the Park' Sequel

28 February 2011 8:03 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

North Bank Entertainment has teamed up with legendary Italian director Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust) and actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice (City of the Living Dead) to develop a sequel to the 1980 cult film The House On The Edge Of The Park. The screenplay will be written by Andrew Jones, from a story by Ruggero Deodato and Giovanni Lombardo Radice. The film will be produced by Ian Grey and Andrew Jones for North Bank Entertainment. Ruggero Deodato will direct the film, with Giovanni Lombardo Radice reprising his role as 'Ricky'. In the first film also starring David Hess, two lowlife punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everybody hostage and subject them to various torture and mayhem. »

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A Sequel to House on the Edge of the Park

28 February 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

In case you wanted more steamy "David Hess showering" action, North Bank Entertainment is in development on a sequel to the sleazy, violent House on the Edge of the Park . The 1980 original was directed by Ruggero Deodato and starred The Last House on the Left 's David Hess as well as Giovanni Lombardo Radice. UK-based North Bank Entertainment is spearheading the effort to sequelize the film. Deodato will direct from a story he cooked up with Radice. On scripting duties is Andrew Jones. House on the Edge of the Park told of a hipster bash that gets crashed by two thugs looking for thrills. »

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Exclusive: Ruggero Deodato's House on the Edge of the Park Part II Now in Development in the UK

27 February 2011 6:03 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Now here's some crazy and unexpected news coming in from our friends at North Bank Entertainment in the UK - the great Ruggero Deodato will be at the helm to the sequel of the infamous 1980 slasher flick The House on the Edge of the Park, and you read it here first! Dig it!

From the Press Release

UK production company North Bank Entertainment is teaming up with legendary Italian director Ruggero Deodato ("Cannibal Holocaust") and actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice ("City of the Living Dead") to develop and produce a sequel to the 1980 cult film 'The House on the Edge of the Park'.

Filmed in Italy and New York under the Italian title 'La casa sperduta nel parco', the original film starred David Hess and Giovanni Lombardo Radice as two lowlife punks who invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and, after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, »

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Nick Principe Wraps Work on Nobody Can Cool

7 February 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Rachel Holzman and Marcy Boyle, of the New York-based Dpyx, have wrapped principal photography on their thriller, Nobody Can Cool , filmed on location at a log cabin in Castaic, CA. The story of a young vacationing couple who stray into the path of criminals on the lam dealing with the aftermath of a mysterious crime. Nobody Can Cool stars Catherine Annette, Nick Principe, David Atlas, Harris Mahic, Matan Grunseit and introduces Croation Super Star, Nikki Bohm. Principe is fast becoming the go-to guy for horror fare. He'll next be seen in Madison County and Robert Hall's ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 . I'm still waiting for someone to put him alongside David Hess in House on the Edge of the Park -esque thriller. »

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