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The Last House on the Left (1972)

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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.



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Marc Sheffler ...
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Dr. John Collingwood (as Gaylord St. James)
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Ada Washington ...
Marshall Anker ...
Ray Edwards ...


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30 August 1972 (USA)  »

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$90,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


The house the Collingwoods live in was owned by producer Sean S. Cunningham's parents. See more »


Mari breathes and moves when her parents find her body (the original intention was that she should still be alive at this point and would identify her attackers before dying). See more »


[first lines]
Postman: [to dog] Hello, Cassie! Hiya, girl! Hello there! Now, let's see.
[looks through mail]
Postman: Ah, it looks like Mari's getting cards from half the civilized world. Mari Collingwood. Mari Collingwood. Mari Collingwood. You'd think she's the only kid to reach the age of 17. Of course she is probably the prettiest piece I've ever seen.
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Crazy Credits

In the 1980s, the American video versions contained additional text after the film had ended, reading: "Coming soon to a theatre near you. From the producers of Last House On The Left, and the director of Friday the 13th Part V, ... The Last House On The Left, Part II. You won't believe your eyes!" (No sequel ever materialized) See more »


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Sadie and Krug (Baddies' Theme)
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A VERY dark journey....
1 May 2000 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I remember, quite vividly, the ad campaign for "Last House on the Left". I clearly remember the eerie feeling I got when I saw the ads, either televised or printed. Yet, as eerie as they were, nothing in the ads ever prepared me for this movie. I felt helpless during the film because nothing I could do would help the characters on-screen. I was terrified by man's cruelty to man. I still continue to be haunted by this film. The feeling one experiences viewing this film can only be compared to what a jury feels when video evidence is presented. With that said, I have to admit this is a great film. To evoke such feelings in an audience using actors and actresses is a work of great talent. I can't say I've enjoyed most of Mr. Craven's works; but, this is undeniable a staple in cinema's history.

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