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The Last House on the Left -- A reimagination of one of the most notorious horror films of all time that follows two ordinary people who go to increasingly gruesome lengths to get revenge.
The Last House on the Left -- After kidnapping and butchering a young woman, a gang unknowingly finds refuge with the parents of the victim -- hosts who devise gruesome revenge.
The Last House on the Left -- Clip; Emma pretends to seduce Francis
The Last House on the Left -- Behind the scenes: Banister fall
The Last House on the Left -- Interview: Wes Craven "On trusting Dennnis to create his own vision"


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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
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If bad people hurt someone you love, how far would you go to hurt them back? See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Dennis Iliadis 
Writing credits
Adam Alleca (screenplay) and
Carl Ellsworth (screenplay)

Wes Craven (earlier film)

Produced by
Greig Buckle .... line producer
Jonathan Craven .... co-producer
Wes Craven .... producer
Sean S. Cunningham .... producer (as Sean Cunningham)
Vlokkie Gordon .... associate producer: Film Afrika
Ray Haboush .... executive producer
Marianne Maddalena .... producer
Bryan Thomas .... associate producer
David Wicht .... associate producer: Film Afrika
Cody Zwieg .... co-producer
Original Music by
John Murphy 
Cinematography by
Sharone Meir 
Film Editing by
Peter McNulty 
Casting by
Scout Masterson 
Nancy Nayor 
Production Design by
Johnny Breedt 
Art Direction by
Shira Hockman 
Cecelia van Straaten 
Set Decoration by
Melinda Launspach 
Costume Design by
Janie Bryant  (as Katherine Jane Bryant)
Makeup Department
Chiara Allegrucci .... hair stylist
Chiara Allegrucci .... makeup artist
Christie Badenhorst .... prosthetics assistant
Talia Barak .... assistant makeup artist
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects designer
Lise-Marie Bothma .... prosthetics assistant (as Lisa-Marie Pansegrouw)
Rob Carlisle .... prosthetics supervisor
Zanmarie Hanekom .... hair stylist
Zanmarie Hanekom .... makeup artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects designer
Ashley Powell .... prosthetics assistant
Kerry Skelton .... makeup artist
Clinton Smith .... on-set prosthetics supervisor
Simone Stubbs .... makeup artist
Megan Tanner .... key hair stylist
Megan Tanner .... makeup designer
Production Management
Nick Abdo .... post-production supervisor
Cellin Gluck .... production supervisor
Andrew Rona .... executive in charge of production
Meryl Schutte .... production supervisor
Marisa Soneman .... production manager
Beetle Van Graan .... unit manager (as Beatle Van Graan)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hayley Ross .... second assistant director
Shamiel Soni .... second second assistant director
Leigh Tanchel .... first assistant director
Art Department
Vincent 'Bright' Agha .... art department runner (as Bright Agha)
Martin Thabo Baloyi .... carpenter (as Martin Baloyi)
Jacques Croeser .... carpenter
Zane Davis .... junior carpenter
Thamsanga Dela .... greens casual
Graham Derrocks .... construction foreman
Stkoliwe Dotwana .... construction casual
Nkosiphemdule Dukwana .... construction casual
Bonga Folokwe .... junior carpenter
Lwando Folokwe .... construction casual
Mnonpholi Sadam Folokwe .... junior carpenter
Thobani Folokwe .... construction casual
Zameko Albert Gobani .... greens casual
Clint Gordon .... head greensman
Marit Jansen .... graphic designer
Joe Jece .... carpenter
Magmoed Katjie .... junior carpenter
Nick Lauer .... construction manager
Walleed Lombaard .... assistant stand-by props
Nicolus Lusse .... junior carpenter
Danial Mabina .... assistant greensman
Joseph Mabiza .... construction storeman
Kerwin Macks .... construction welder
Lynn MacMillan .... painter
Louis Marais .... carpenter
Arlo Markantonatos .... props buyer
Shaun Marlon Nasson .... leading hand (as Shaun Nasson)
Lusanda Mente .... construction casual
Mzingisi Mente .... construction casual
Tendayi Mhonda .... greens casual
Aziz Midlekoop .... carpenter
Ole Boseng Mosikwa .... junior carpenter
Amos Mphokele .... plasterer
Malcolm Mpofu .... greens casual
Isaac Ndlovu .... junior carpenter (as Isaac Ndluvo)
Friday Ngwena .... carpenter (as Friday Ngwenya)
Andrew Orlando .... property master
Thabang Phohonga .... construction casual
Kgosietsile Simon Potsane .... carpenter (as Simon Potsane)
Marius Pretorius .... scenic (as Marius-Lee Pretorius)
Liezel Reddek .... scenic
Mark Risk .... storyboard artist
Mustikim Salie .... construction supervisor
Bongani Samthaba .... plasterer
Vicky Sawkins .... on-set dresser
Masixole Sazana .... construction casual
Zukile Sitako .... greens casual
Peter Siyabonga .... construction casual
Christopher Skotshi .... painter
Yaasir Soeker .... junior carpenter
Kyle Soule .... carpenter
Johnny Tembo .... stand-by swing gang
Allison Tucker .... art department coordinator
Kerry van Lillienfeld .... stand-by props
Tanya Van Tonder .... on-set dresser
Andre Van Vuuren .... carpenter
Chris von Edigy .... painter
Bernard Wilderboer .... painter
Nazmie Williams .... leading hand
Raymond Wilson .... construction foreman
Rae Wynna-Roberts .... head scenic (as Rae Wynne-Roberts)
David Wynne-Roberts .... scenic
Chris Zuidema .... greens casual
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... supervising re-recording engineer
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Noah Blough .... foley editor
Dominique Decaudain .... foley artist (as Dominique Tabach)
Kathleen Edwards .... additional adr assistant
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Sandy Gendler .... supervising adr & dialogue editor
Justin Herman .... sound stage technician
Devin Johnson .... assistant sound effects editor
Jon Johnson .... supervising sound editor
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Doug Mountain .... supervising sound engineer (as Douglas Mountain)
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Rice .... sound mixer
Miguel Rivera .... dialogue/adr editor
Steve Schatz .... sound mixing recordist
Brad Sokol .... first assistant sound editor
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Ben Wilkins .... sound editor
Jay Fisher .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Wesley Barnard .... special effects technician
Tyrell Kemlo .... special effects technician
Timothy Muchokoti .... workshop assistant
Gian Palermo .... special effects office coordinator
Paul Pieterse .... special effects coordinator
Dirk Rogers .... special effects tech: K.N.B. efx group
John Smith .... special effects technician
Sithembiso Sontshaka .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Davina Bilow .... digital compositor (as Davina Sanchez)
Madalina Bland .... roto artist
Daniel Brimer .... visual effects producer
Greg Cheng .... digital artist
Michael Dean Connolly .... visual effects assistant
Brandon Flyte .... digital compositor
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Hopkins .... 3D visual effects artist
Chris Hopkins .... digital compositor
Maggie Kraisamutr .... digital compositor: Rez-Illusion
Mark Maccora .... digital compositor
Melanie Miller .... visual effects coordinator: Rez-Illusion
Sookie Park .... lead compositor
Ahren Thomas .... digital compositor
Sebastien Betsch .... digital painter (uncredited)
Jaqueline Barnes .... stunts
Doug Hardy .... stunt rigger
Roly Jansen .... stunt vehicles
Pyno Keets .... stunts
Tyrell Kemlo .... stunts
Shirley Kirchmann .... stunts
Colleen Knox .... stunts
Leander Lacy .... stunt coordinator (as Leander Lacey)
Jenny Lill .... stunts
Gizelle Loots .... stunts
Anthony Mo Marais .... stunt coordinator (as Anthony Marais)
Paul Pieterse .... stunts
Peter Spiropoulous .... stunts (as Pete Spyropoulos)
Cordell McQueen .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
George Amos .... first assistant: "b" camera
Justin Brokensha .... first assistant camera
Trevor Michael Brown .... camera operator
Greg Cameron .... key grip
Pierre de Villiers .... video playback operator
Bernett de Wet .... rigging gaffer (as Bernie De Wet)
Jean DeKock .... sparks
Wiseman Dinizulu .... sparks
Dudley Fillies .... rigging best boy
Kevin Groom .... darkroom loader
Justin Hawkins .... second assistant camera
Adam Liebenberg .... rigger
Jacob Mafolo .... best boy grip
Elliot Mashiyani .... generator operator
Regan Mitchel .... grip
Regan Mitchell .... grip assistant
Julious Mudeh .... second assistant camera
Alfred Mxathule .... rigging electrician
Hickson Mxathule .... rigging electrician
Justin Paterson .... best boy
Richard Rolf .... Steadicam operator
Wayne Shields .... gaffer
Michael Snyman .... camera operator: "b" camera
Leroux Swanepol .... sparks
Lacey Terrell .... still photographer
Jaco van Niekerk .... key rigger
Jason Venter .... grip
Casting Department
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice casting
Nora Jobling .... casting intern
Ty Kamerman .... casting intern (as Tyler Kamerman)
Trixze Smith .... casting assistant: Los Angeles (as Trixzie Smith)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dee Alberts .... wardrobe assistant
Shaida Dramat .... seamstress (as Shahida Dramat)
Nawaal Hendriks .... on-set costumer (as Nawaal Hendricks)
Jacomina Jankowitz .... on-set costumer
Allison Leach .... assistant costume designer
Tendayi Matangaidze .... wardrobe assistant
Daryl Matthee .... costume breakdown
Neil McClean .... costume supervisor
Maritha Visagie .... costume breakdown (as Marietha Visagie)
Tiffany White Stanton .... costume buyer: U.S. (as Tiffany White)
Miriam Williams .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Travis J. Andersen .... post-production assistant
Donovan Bush .... telecine: rushes
Michael Eaves .... digital intermediate colorist
Travis Flynn .... digital colorist assist
Louise Mycielski .... post-production coordinator: South Africa
Faust Pierfederici .... digital preview colorist
Brendan Walsh .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Brent Arrowood .... additional score sound design
Tyler Barton .... score recording engineer
Nick Baxter .... scoring mixer
Dick Bernstein .... temp music editor
Gustavo Borner .... scoring mixer
Stephen Coleman .... orchestrator
Ed Gerrard .... music supervisor
Simon James .... orchestra contractor
Brian Richards .... music editor
Scott Somerville .... score engineer
Transportation Department
Charles Adams .... driver
George Alexander .... driver
Derek Applekryn .... unit support: Helderberg
James Baillie .... driver
Colin Breedt .... action vehicles coordinator
Paul Paleko Chunkason .... driver
Andrew Crause .... unit support: Helderberg
Reny Djieutcheu .... driver (as Remi Djieutcheu)
Charlton Dominic .... driver
Rushdi Fisher .... driver
George Hendriks .... driver (as George Hendricks)
Shaun Holland .... driver
Eusmane Kante .... driver
Joseph Legobate .... driver
Alfred Mkwanazi .... driver
Fred Mulindwa .... base camp captain
Heiki Nashongo .... unit captain
Lager Peters .... set captain
William Rondganger .... driver
Sam Samassi .... driver
Albert Sandani .... driver
Lester Sweetman .... transport manager
Johannes Thejane .... driver (as Johannes Moleko)
Dale Upton .... driver
Erica Van Den Raad .... transport administrator
Dale Wigley .... driver
Other crew
Iqraam Abrahams .... medic
Hugh Barret .... financial controller: Film Afrika
Paul Brassell .... assistant location manager
Billi Bruins .... production accountant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Veronica Davonte .... chaperone
Brandon Elliott .... stand-in
Liesl Ernst .... accountant
Carly Feingold .... production executive
Jimmy Fraser .... co-marine coordinator
Jimmy Fraser .... marine coordinator
Olivia Gorgens .... stand-in
Richelle Graham .... stand-in
Brett Green .... stand-in
Peter Grehan .... set armorer
Alex Heineman .... production executive
George Hendriks .... chaperone (as George Hendricks)
Brett Hodgkinson .... set production assistant
Frederich Fiela Jonck .... production assistant
Benny Kekiseke .... unit assistant
Joseph Kekiseke .... unit assistant
Grant Kilian .... production assistant
Marie Krige .... payroll accountant
Valerie Legrain-Doussau .... legal and business affairs
Brett Levisohn .... epk director
Tarryn Locke .... receptionist
Dan Maddalena .... unit publicist
Bizeki Magwanda .... chaperone
Alex Matcham .... production controller
Matt McKinney .... assistant: Marianne Maddalena
Vincent Ndikumana .... chaperone
Nomsa Ntlokwana .... cook
Chantal Oliver .... assistant to producer
Lance Peters .... key armorer
Ntombenqaba Precious Petros .... receptionist
Brendan Plane .... on-set medic
Yavor Radkov .... chaperone
Blake Reigle .... assistant: Sean Cunningham
Simon Rhodes .... assistant production coordinator
Peggy Robinson .... production supervisor
Andrew Rona .... studio executive
Nicole Schafer .... assistant: Dennis Iliadis
Sarah Schutte .... production assistant
Andrew Schwarz .... production assistant
Jill L. Smith .... legal services
Peter Spiropoulous .... chaperone (as Peter Spyropoulos)
Ria Van Heerden .... script supervisor
Etienne Van Niekerk .... location manager (as Etiene Van Niekerk)
Sandra van Zyl .... accounting assistant
Kevin Wasner .... effects
Christian Zuidema .... environmental control officer
Johan Cronje .... special thanks
Gavin Fitzgerald .... special thanks
Mark Haslett .... thanks
Jim Histed .... special thanks
Aliki Martinou .... special thanks
Andrew Morse .... special thanks
Ali Tycast .... special thanks
John van den Heuvel .... special thanks

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Rated R for sadistic brutal violence including a rape and disturbing images, language, nudity and some drug use
110 min | 114 min (unrated version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Austria:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:16 | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (unrated version) | Germany:18 (nf) (theatrical version) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 | Malaysia:18PL | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #44897)

Did You Know?

Co-Producer Jonathan Craven appeared as a child in the original The Last House on the Left (1972). He was the young boy with the balloon that Krug bursts as he walks past on the street.See more »
Errors in geography: The road the family travel on to get to their house by the lake has white road striping. The location is supposed to be the USA as there is a US mailbox. However, the USA and the Americas have used yellow road striping since the early 1970s so the location of this road is not in North or South America.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 cool, it's cool" and he waves him over to this whole toilet they're all looking through...
Krug:Oh, can we stop please? I really gotta take a piss.
Morton:Fuck you.
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47 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
Best remake in years!, 12 June 2009
Author: jake-dawson from United Kingdom

This is my first review on IMDb so be gentle! I was so pleased with the film I joined to let others know my views. I have seen my fair share of remakes and have been very disappointed with the majority of them, I am happy to say I found this to be a very worthy remake, I would go as far to say that it was actually better than the original in a lot of ways! I watched the original as a child and found it pretty disturbing but a very well executed horror, I recently watched it again in anticipation of the 2009 release and wasn't as impressed, I know that the grainy dated footage added something to the film, somehow documentary style and with the budget they had Wes Craven done a very good job, however I think it was let down a bit by the music which was very inappropriate and sounded like it could have been in a comedy this and the fact my girlfriend was giggling at some of the movie didn't help, particularly the two policemen and their antics, they seemed like a comedy duo which detracted from the dark story, maybe this was deliberate and was intended to give us a break from the harsh storyline? However that aside it is a classic film which I was hoping would be done justice.

Enough about the original on to the 2009 remake, the film sticks very true to the original, some people are not happy about the small changes but I think they added to the film, made it more believable, gave us more information about the characters, made us care more about what was going to happen, I wont go in to any details, I don't want to ruin it for anyone but I think the changes made this in to a much more rewarding film for the viewer. I have read other reviews complaining it went too far, that they should have left certain scenes out, are you serious? why did you bother watching it, have you lived under a rock for the past 30 years, did you not know the original storyline? It had to have harrowing scenes which made you feel uncomfortable, the film would not have worked without them! I think this is the best remake I have seen in many years and give it 10 stars, very good acting, excellent directing and a great cast, it had a lot to live up to and it succeeded when so many other films have failed. I highly recommend this film to fans of the original and newcomers to The Last House On The Left.

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