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The Last House on the Left (2009)

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 John, and their daughter Mari Collingwood head on vacation to their summer home near 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 Paige in the motel where he is lodged. While they are smoking marijuana in Justin's room, Krug, Francis, and Sadie arrive and abduct the girls. Krug drives Mari's car and she causes them to crash into 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 welcome the strangers until they discover what has... Written by Rebekah Swain

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If someone hurt someone you love, how far would you go to get revenge? 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)  »

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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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Bruises are visible on both Paige and Mari's legs during the scenes in the hotel room. According to interviews, the bruises were a result of filming the scenes in the forest, which were filmed before the motel room scene. The makeup crew tried to cover up the bruises, but since the actors did their own stunts, the marks were too severe to be covered up by any makeup. See more »

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The boat in the film for which they could not find the keys was a newer model Ski Nautique. These particular boats DO NOT use keys. They use a four digit start code which you must input into the key-less ignition panel. You can in fact see this panel in one of the first shots of the boat which shows the dash. It is marked by a big red START button. 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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Solid remake that keeps it's edge
2 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Last House on the Left is a revenge flick sure, but it's also study on pure maternal instinct and revenge. It is also a remake of the 1972 film by Wes Craven, which in turn is a remake of the art film, Virgin Spring (1960) by Ingmar Bergman.

Two cute girls, teenagers are hanging out, find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time when they go to the apartment of a boy named Justin (Spencer Treat Clark) to smoke some pot and chill out, when his family comes back who are wanted in the connection with some local murders. Now they can't let the girls go. From there things get steadily worse until the girls are left brutalized.

The convicts having driven out to the middle of nowhere find their way to a small cabin to recuperate, until the happy couple waiting for their daughter to bring the car home realize these are the men who hurt their daughter, and they aren't going to take it lying down.

In the feel of Hostel, extreme violence in retribution ensues, and that's pretty much the entire flick. You might recognize Garret Dillahunt who plays the lead baddie, Krug from the prime time series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Michael Bowen ("Lost", Magnolia, Jackie Brown), Joshua Cox ("Strong Medicine"), Sara Paxton as the daughter (Summerland), and Riki Lindhome as the friend (My Best Friend's Girl).

The pacing is strong, and somehow the film works a lot better than say a movie like Hostel for reason of solid directing, acting, and simple but effective script.


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