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The Last House on the Left (2009)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  13 March 2009 (USA)
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After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang led by a prison escapee unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging 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 someone hurt someone you love, how far would you go to get revenge? See more »

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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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£392,163 (UK) (12 June 2009)

Gross:

£880,716 (UK) (19 June 2009)
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According to Gorezone Magazine, the film was intended for a direct to DVD release in October of 2009, however after positive test screenings in the fall of 2008, it was decided to release the film theatrically. See more »

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Usually microwave ovens don't work while the door is open, as depicted at the end of this movie, however earlier on in the film it is stated that the microwave is broken. See more »

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[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 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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Good remake that kept it's cruel nature
13 March 2009 | by (Manchester, NH) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the original 1972 version, I wasn't expecting a lot, but at the same time, with Wes being brought in as a producer, I felt it had to live up to some expectations.

What I got was a fun yet torturous movie that had the audience with it the whole time. They were gasping, hollering, sighing, saddened, and later clapping, laughing and woo'ing. It really takes you for a ride from the first moment and only lets up briefly, only to take you back down again.

While the original scores higher for "shock factor," this one still has plenty of gore and story. I'm not going to give anything away because I'm sure most of you know the story by the trailers, but overall this is an intense film that you won't forget anytime soon. If you know what happens, you'll be happy when the second half of the film picks up. If you have no idea, try to enjoy the ride as I'm sure you'll leave satisfied.

A few people in my theater left before it ended, so if you feel sick or faintful, just keep repeating to yourself: it's only a movie, it's only a movie, it's only a movie...


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