MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,380 this week

The Last House on Dead End Street (1977)

R  |   |  Horror  |  May 1977 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 1,350 users  
Reviews: 58 user | 53 critic

After being released from prison, a young gangster with a chip on his shoulder decides to punish society by making snuff films.

Director:

(as Victor Janos)

Writer:

(as Brian Laurence)
0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 31 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 22 Feb 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 Mar 2014
 
a list of 37 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Last House on Dead End Street (1977)

The Last House on Dead End Street (1977) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Last House on Dead End Street.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides to get even, with deadly results.

Director: David E. Durston
Stars: Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Jadin Wong, Rhonda Fultz
Axe (1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Three criminals on a murder spree arrives at a farmhouse, where a girl is living with her paralyzed grandfather.

Director: Frederick R. Friedel
Stars: Leslie Lee, Jack Canon, Ray Green
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril, Gianfranco De Grassi
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.

Director: Joel M. Reed
Stars: Seamus O'Brien, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster
Unhinged (1982)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret.

Director: Don Gronquist
Stars: Laurel Munson, Janet Penner, Sara Ansley
Sappho '68 (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Small town girl Jennifer Bradley moves to San Francisco to eke out a successful career as a photographer. Jennifer soon finds herself caught up in the sexual revolution that's going on ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Millard
Stars: Gary Boyd, Janice Kelly, Myrna Lorni
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower.

Director: Joseph Ellison
Stars: Dan Grimaldi, Charles Bonet, Bill Ricci
Drama | History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. He believes strongly in his mentor and the ways of the church but loses faith when he catches Lom strangling Reggie Nalder to death for... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven
Stars: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Olivera Katarina
Snuff (1976)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A so-called "snuff" movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film.

Directors: Michael Findlay, Horacio Fredriksson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Margarita Amuchástegui, Tina Austin, Ana Carro
Drama | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sister Cristina (Florinda Bolkan) plays a nun who takes the teenage girls in her care to a remote house where they rehearse A Midsummer Night's Dream. Three thugs show up, brutally raping ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Prosperi
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Ray Lovelock, Flavio Andreini
Cheap (2005)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An explicit thriller detailing the feasibility of producing and distributing snuff films, which are still only considered to be an urban legend. Driven mad by his failure to sell a ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Jones
Stars: David Gobble, Brad Jones, Carrie Jo Stucki
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After a nice shower, Linnea does some warm-up stretches and then goes for a run. She encounters some flabby zombies who follow her back to the house, where she leads them in some poolside ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth J. Hall
Stars: Linnea Quigley, Cynthia Garris, Amy Hunt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Watkins ...
Terry Hawkins (as Steven Morrison)
Ken Fisher ...
Ken Hardy (as Dennis Crawford)
Bill Schlageter ...
Bill Drexel (as Lawrence Bornman)
Kathy Curtin ...
Kathy Hughes (as Janet Sorley)
Pat Canestro ...
Patricia Kuhn (as Elaine Norcross)
Steve Sweet ...
Steve Randall (as Alex Kregar)
Edward E. Pixley ...
Jim Palmer (as Franklin Statz)
Nancy Vrooman ...
Nancy Palmer (as Barbara Amunsen)
Suzie Neumeyer ...
Suzie Knowles (as Geraldine Saunders)
Paul M. Jensen ...
Blind Man (as Paul Phillips)
Ken Rouse ...
The Whipper (as Ronald Cooper)
Alan Cooper ...
Young Boy
Howard Neilsen ...
Man on Couch
Doreen Ellis ...
Woman on Couch
Helene Roberts ...
Laughing girl #1
Edit

Storyline

After serving 1 year in jail a guy decides to repay the society by making some snuff-films. Four people are captured, tied up and held as material for his project. One by one they are killed in scenes for the camera. A woman has her limbs sawn of while he keep her concious. Another victim is killed by a power drill. Written by <arviga@online.no>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You bet your ass this is for real! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

At the Hour of Our Death  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

All credits are pseudonyms, and until 2000, no one publicly admitted to having made this film. 'Roger Michael Watkins' eventually admitted to being the writer, director, and star. See more »

Goofs

At 4.15, the cameraman's shadow is clearly visible on the dead girl's body. See more »

Quotes

Ken Hardy: He don't wanna make movies... He wants to be in 'em.
See more »

Connections

References The Psychopath (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Why this movie is scarier than anything you've ever seen before...
17 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You'll read plenty about the background of this movie, how it was nearly lost, miraculously saved and lovingly restored. You'll read about the trials and travails of Roger Watkins in the making of this film (much of it revealed by the excellent deluxe edition DVD release; nice work, Barrel Films). But what you might not read about is exactly why this film works as well as it does.

The thing is, it really shouldn't work at all. The viewer should be scoffing and snorting from scene one at the appalling acting, the flimsy plot (especially in the first half of the film, where the plot has to hold us), the muddy sound, poor lighting, and so on. This film should be dismissed out of hand and roundly ignored.

Just try it.

If you allow yourself to be carried off into this film, however, you'll find something so utterly engrossing, so roundly terrifying, that you may very well have to tell yourself, "It's only a movie...it's only a movie." In its weird, hell-bent way, the film's inadequacies trap the viewer in the madness on the screen. Unlike a normal slasher film, the viewer doesn't get a chance to step out of the horror to rate the special effects, or even to laugh at the badness of the thing. This movie grips you by the throat and doesn't let go.

I've read comments about this film saying that the first half of this film is the worst horror film you'll ever see and that the second half is the best horror film you'll ever see. That's a very accurate assessment, and it's this aspect of the film which adds to its impact. By the time the real horror starts, the viewer is unprepared for its intensity.

Watch this film in a dark room, all alone. Let this film pour over you and drown you in its madness, and it'll scare the hell out of you more effectively than anything else you've ever seen. This movie is unique. There's nothing else like it, nor will there ever be.


26 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This film was shot at... missleanna2003
oh my.... WOW!!!! nakawhi1
is this a problem? poultrygeist2
What happened to Barrel Entertainment? rogerwatersfan3
Edinburgh Cinema showing - Tuesday August 19th robin46_uk
THE SOUNDTRACK dantefreak
Discuss The Last House on Dead End Street (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?