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The Last House on the Left (2009)

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After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.

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While being transported by two detectives in a car, the dangerous criminal Krug is rescued by his brother Francis and his girlfriend Sadie, and they brutally kill the detectives. Meanwhile Emma, her husband Dr. John and their seventeen year-old daughter Mari Collingwood head on vacation to their house nearby the lake. Mari borrows the family car to meet her friend Paige that is working in a store in the town. They befriend the teenager Justin in the store and he offers some marijuana to the pothead Paige in the motel where he is lodged. While they are smoking grass in Justin's room, Krug, who is Justin's father, Francis and Sadie arrive and abducts the girls. Krug drives Mari's car and she provokes a crash on a tree. Krug stabs Paige and rapes Mari; however Mari manages to escape, swimming in the lake, but Krug shoots her in the back. They walk through the isolated road in the woods and they reach Collingwood's house telling that they have just had a car accident. Emma and John ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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If bad people hurt someone you love, how far would you go to hurt them back? See more »

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Rated R for sadistic brutal violence including a rape and disturbing images, language, nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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13 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La venganza de la casa del lago  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,118,685 (USA) (13 March 2009)

Gross:

$32,721,635 (USA) (8 May 2009)
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Trivia

Over the course of a year, the studio considered at least 100 directors for the film before finally settling on Dennis Iliadis, after being impressed by his 2004 film Hardcore (2004). See more »

Goofs

When Mari is swimming to get away, they are firing from the edge of the lake, she is swimming away from them. His final shot hits her on the shoulder. Later after she is found by her parents, they show the bullet hole near the top of her shoulder, a wound that would have come from someone standing behind her, not at a near 90 degree angle to her back. A real shot at the angle depicted in the film at that location on her shoulder would have just entered and exited, creating a furrow not an actual hole with no exit wound. See more »

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Morton: [telling joke to Giles] So the next week, he's even hornier. And this time, he's got twenty bucks instead of ten. He goes back to the whorehouse, he slaps down the twenty, and tells the madam he needs to get off, but he ain't going to screw no goddamn chicken this time. She says it still ain't much, but she can help. She tells him to go to the room at the top of the stairs. This time there's just a bunch of guys jerking off, but one of the jerk off guys assures him "oh hey, it's ...
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Catch Me If You Can
Written by Gym Class Heroes, Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz (as Peter Wentz)
Performed by Gym Class Heroes
Courtesy of Fueled By Ramen Decaydance / Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing / Epileptic Caesar / EMI Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Sony/ATV Songs LLC / Nervous Breakdance Music (BMI) / Sony/ATV Songs LLC / Chicago X Softcore Songs (BMI)
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What more can you ask of a Reboot
29 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll keep this short and sweet. This was gruesome and twistedly faithful to the original in spirit and effect. I totally expected to be the one tortured when watching, well I should have left my preconceived notions at the door. The acting was sharp, the plot devices made just enough sense that it never broke my disbelief and I admittedly had to briefly look away from some scenes.

The setup was stellar and the ending did not disappoint. I give it a 7 but if it was possible I would have given it a 7.5.

Good for the genre and great by comparison of other remakes.

I would definitely suggest it to anyone that enjoys the genre.


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