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The Last House on the Left (2009)

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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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Dennis Iliadis

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Garret Dillahunt ... Krug
Michael Bowen ... Morton
Josh Coxx ... Giles (as Josh Cox)
Riki Lindhome ... Sadie
Aaron Paul ... Francis
Sara Paxton ... Mari
Monica Potter ... Emma
Tony Goldwyn ... John
Martha MacIsaac ... Paige
Spencer Treat Clark ... Justin
Usha Khan Usha Khan ... Maid
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After kidnapping and torturing two innocent teenage girls, a group of people seek refuge in the home of the parents of one of the victimized girls. When the parents find out what happened to their daughter, they plot and carry out revenge on those that hurt their daughter. Written by ahmetkozan

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If bad people hurt someone you love, how far would you go to hurt them back? 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La venganza de la casa del lago See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,118,685, 15 March 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,721,635, 10 May 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,482,936, 8 March 2010
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The interiors and exteriors of the Collingwood house were built all on the same location to avoid having to relocate the production to a sound stage. See more »

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When John, a doctor, is giving Mari mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, he does not tilt her head back. 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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Dirge
Written by Graham Stuart Cassie, David Harper, Simon D. Harper, Tim Holmes, Richard Fearless (as Richard Maguire), Daniel Whitlock, John Yorke
Performed by Death In Vegas
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
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Solid remake that keeps it's edge
2 April 2009 | by jmbwithcatsSee 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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