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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 bad people hurt someone you love, how far would you go to hurt them back? 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?


The interiors and exteriors of the Collingwood house were built all on the same location to avoid having to relocate the production to a sound stage. See more »


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 »


[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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Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX (2009) See more »


Written by Graham Stuart Cassie, David Harper, Simon D. Harper, Tim Holmes, Richard Fearless (as Richard Maguire), Daniel Whitlock, John Yorke
Performed by Death In Vegas
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

Horrifying, Raw, Intense, and Disturbing!
10 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me start off by saying that I really am not a fan of the original. It was way to cheesy for me. When I first seen the previews for the remake, I knew that it would be good. I was 100% right.

This movie is good because it actually makes you have strong feelings about the characters. The overall tone of the movie is very depressing, but thats what makes this movie good. The rape scene is very hard to watch. Every time I watch this movie, I have to continue to turn away from this scene. But this scene is done very well. There's no nudity present in this scene. The emotional level of this scene is very strong though.

All in all, I think this is the best remake ever made. It was very intense and raw. The acting and directing was spectacular. No other movie has ever gotten to me as much as this. But thats what horror should do. It should make you get depressed and scared. Horror has been lacking this ability for quite some time now. I don't recommend this for young viewers though. Although I'm young myself, I still think it should only be scene by older viewers.

I give this movie an A+ on every level of horror there is.

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