The Last House on the Left ()

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Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.


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Mari Collingwood (as Sandra Cassell)
Phyllis Stone
Krug Stillo (as David A. Hess)
Fred 'Weasel' Podowski (as Fred Lincoln)
Junior Stillo
Dr. John Collingwood (as Gaylord St. James)
Estelle Collingwood
Ada Washington ...
Marshall Anker ...
Ray Edwards ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Craven ...
Boy with Balloon (uncredited)
Anthony J. Forcelli ...
Ice Cream Store Clerk (uncredited)
Hippie Taunting Deputy (uncredited)

Directed by

Wes Craven

Written by

Wes Craven ... (written by)
Ulla Isaksson ... (earlier screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

Sean S. Cunningham ... producer (produced by)
Katherine D'Amato ... associate producer

Music by

David Hess ... (as David Alexander Hess)

Cinematography by

Victor Hurwitz ... director of cinematography

Film Editing by

Wes Craven

Editorial Department

Steve Miner ... assistant editor (as Stephen Miner)

Costume Design by

Susan E. Cunningham

Makeup Department

Anne Paul ... makeup artist

Production Management

Larry Beinhart ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Yvonne Hannemann ... assistant director

Sound Department

Jim Hubbard ... sound
Gary Leibman ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

Troy Roberts ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

Dick Donovan ... gaffer
Ken Kelsch ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Anne Paul ... wardrobe

Other crew

Steve Dwork ... production assistant
David Miner ... title designer
Steve Miner ... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Mari Collingwood tells her parents that she is going to the concert of underground band Bloodlust in New York with her friend Phyllis Stone. She borrows the family's car and heads with her friend to a dangerous neighborhood in the city. Meanwhile, the sadistic and cruel escapees Krug Stillo and Fred 'Weasel' Podowski are hidden in a hideout with their partners Sadie (Jeramie Rain) and Krug's addicted son Junior Stillo (Marc Sheffler) after killing two guards and one shepherd in their runaway. The two girls seek marijuana near the theater and meet Junior that offers some Colombian grass to them. They go to his apartment and are subdued by the criminals that rape Phyllis. On the next morning, they hide the girls in the trunk of their convertible and head to Canada. However, they have a problem with the car's rod and they stop on the road close to Mari's house. When Phyllis tries to escape, the gang stabs her to death and shots Mari after humiliating and raping them. They seek shelter in Mari's home, but during the night, her mother overhears a conversation of the criminals telling that they have killed her daughter. She tells her husband and they plot a scheme to revenge the death of their princess. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Sex Crime of the Century (United States)
  • Last House on the Left (United States)
  • Night of Vengeance (United States)
  • Krug & Company (United States)
  • Bad company (United States)
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  • 84 min
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Budget $90,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia When fledgling director Wes Craven took this film to the MPAA, they slapped it with an "X" rating. Wanting an R rating, for wider release, Craven went back and removed several minutes of footage. However, this still wasn't enough and the film still got an "X" rating. Once again Craven removed footage, but that still wasn't enough. Finally, Craven put all of the original footage back in, got an authentic "RATED R" seal of approval from the film board from a friend of his, put it on the film, and released it. See more »
Goofs Mari breathes and moves when her parents find her body (the original intention was that she should still be alive at this point and would identify her attackers before dying). See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Evolution of Snuff (1978). See more »
Soundtracks The Road Leads to Nowhere See more »
Crazy Credits In the 1980s, the American video versions contained additional text after the film had ended, reading: "Coming soon to a theatre near you. From the producers of Last House On The Left, and the director of Friday the 13th Part V, ... The Last House On The Left, Part II. You won't believe your eyes!" (No sequel ever materialized) See more »
Quotes Estelle Collingwood: Mari tells me you're from Manhattan. What does your father do?
Phyllis Stone: Oh, my parents are in the iron and steal business.
Estelle Collingwood: Iron and steel both together? How unusual.
Phyllis Stone: Well, my mother irons and my father steals.
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