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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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Giles (as Josh Cox)
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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 someone hurt someone you love, how far would you go to get revenge? See more »


Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

13 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La venganza de la casa del lago  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At first the film was going to be shot in Westport, Connecticut, the location were the 1972 original was filmed, but the threat of hazardous weather caused the production to seek another location. See more »


When the parents try to drown the villain in the sink, he manages to pull the stopper and nearly completely drain the sink, but when they activate the automatic disposal, the sink is once again filled to capacity. See more »


[first lines]
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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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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User Reviews

what a remake should be
11 June 2009 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

I don't think I have to introduce people to the original Last House, the storyline here is the same. So a remake. They who have seen my reviews know that I'm not into remakes. Friday the 13th missing something, My Bloody Valentine had some I Know What You Did over it. The only remakes that were good so far were The Hills and Halloween. Well, add this one too. It clocks in over more than 90 minutes just like MBV, I watched my watch a lot when watching MBV, I never did watching this gem. This movie doesn't have any CGI, they go for brutality and straight horror. From the first 5 minutes you know what you will get. The first part is the humiliation of the two girls, the second part is the revenge, both coming straight to you, and the score helps too. The score does work here. All actors are believable. After having some rough movies from France I guess Hollywood has his lesson, here they proof that they are capable of making them too (without the help of French directors like The Hills). I was very surprised with this remake. Oh yeah, there is nudity but I doesn't distract you from the storyline as it did with MBV. A must have in your collection.

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