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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.
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Release Date:
13 March 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
If bad people hurt someone you love, how far would you go to hurt them back? See more »
Plot:
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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One Of The Best Experiences I've Had At A Cinema All Around! See more (265 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Dennis Iliadis 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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
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)
 
Stunts
Jaqueline Barnes .... stunts
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
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
 
Thanks
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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MPAA:
Rated R for sadistic brutal violence including a rape and disturbing images, language, nudity and some drug use
Runtime:
110 min | 114 min (unrated version)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sara is leaving to see Paige her mother Monica stands up and tells her bye holding the paper she was reading against her side after Sara tells her bye she is walking to the vehicle (from a zoomed out shot) you can see that Monica is standing on the porch with her hand on her hip and the paper is no longer in sight.See more »
Quotes:
[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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35 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
One Of The Best Experiences I've Had At A Cinema All Around!, 21 June 2009
Author: Dean_Jenkins from United Kingdom

I had watched the original with friends before. What attracted it to us was the way the movie was being put across "to avoid fainting keep repeating it's just a movie" etc. We loved horror and anything just generally shocking it was the most fun along with comedy's you could have with friends!. Well it certainly did not let anyone one of us down it was pretty insane?! shall we say. Either way a truly great piece of horror beyond what any of us had seen at the time.

When i heard about This Re-make i was not so much excited but anxious to see how they would handle the story and the scenes that would be necessary to tell it to the best of it's ability.

I was impressed.

I knew straight away it would be reasonably mild compared to the first one it had to be , to be watchable in cinemas in order to make money. And for the most part it was. However it still kept that vital shock value the gore (the blood & guts) were handled perfectly it was like the hills have eyes re-make in the sense you saw what was happening the camera never once did one of those annoying wall shots were you see the blood splatter! when a knife went in or a bullet etc. it went in and you saw it. Well with a horror film that's half the battle straight away.

Obviously you probably know this film is centred around a group of convicts who are a perfect example of a human being with no soul or heart. And this even better than the first one in my opinion is displayed amazingly. In this film you really get the feeling that these guys would do anything to any human being in the world and would not feel one bit of remorse for there actions. I would even go as far as to say out of every film i've ever watched these have to be some of the scariest people i've seen on the silver screen. It all adds to the great experience.

The "Rape" scene/scenes are also what this film is pretty famous for and i was interested to see how they would handle this films such scenes. I thought it was handled pretty well. What this film hits straight on the head is the atmosphere the music and every aspect of the film combined just build up to exploding point then it happens. It was like nothing i'd experienced in a cinema before the place was packed out with what was to be honest a perfect testing range for the film there were people of my age (18) all the way to what i would have said was about 70-ish. As the scenes built up and up the piercing sounds of the girls screams , the actions taking place on screen and everything accumulated into one terrifying experience. I looked round the once rowdy room to find everyone silent and i could just feel it someone had to walk out.

And they did.

For the first time in my life a film was that shocking that as many as 10 people walked out and couldn't come back. That is what horror is meant to do!. So at this point Last House had already scored high marks with me it had stayed as true to the original as it could have. (There was also someone crying behind us!).

This film splits the story 50/50.

The first half is horrible it is meant to shock and appaul the audience so that when the second kicks in it satisfies all!. And god does it never before has revenge felt so right. People again were re-acting to the film again in a way i'd never seen people were clapping chants "get in" , "have it" "go on" and cheering. Admitadley by the younger members of the audience but non the less a great re-action. In my eyes this film was just as perfect as this re-make could have been it had it all. And it was one of the first films i'd seen in along time that was almost more than a film it was a genuine experience.

Oh and you'd be surprised to know the acting was actually very well done i wouldn't have changed it at all t be honest again pleasantly surprised.

Only things that this film down was the fact that it's still a pointless story and if not for the shock factor couldn't possibly be even an average film!. so I'm afraid it's a 7 from me which is still good for a horror film non the less.

It's definitely one of the better horror re-makes and one everyone will have a load of fun watching what more can you ask for in this day and age!.

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