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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Star Tony Goldwyn was at first reluctant about appearing in the film because of its violent content. Goldwyn changed his mind, however, after viewing director Dennis Iliadis's earlier film Hardcore (2004). See more »

Goofs

John stitches the wound on Francis' nose. There's a shot of him with the blue stitch strings poking out of the wound. But, as soon as the scene is done, the stitch strings are gone for the rest of the film. 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 ...
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Referenced in Scream 4 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Catch Me If You Can
Written by Gym Class Heroes, Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz (as Peter Wentz)
Performed by Gym Class Heroes
Courtesy of Fueled By Ramen Decaydance / Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing / Epileptic Caesar / EMI Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Sony/ATV Songs LLC / Nervous Breakdance Music (BMI) / Sony/ATV Songs LLC / Chicago X Softcore Songs (BMI)
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what a remake should be
11 June 2009 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

I don't think I have to introduce people to the original Last House, the storyline here is the same. So a remake. They who have seen my reviews know that I'm not into remakes. Friday the 13th missing something, My Bloody Valentine had some I Know What You Did over it. The only remakes that were good so far were The Hills and Halloween. Well, add this one too. It clocks in over more than 90 minutes just like MBV, I watched my watch a lot when watching MBV, I never did watching this gem. This movie doesn't have any CGI, they go for brutality and straight horror. From the first 5 minutes you know what you will get. The first part is the humiliation of the two girls, the second part is the revenge, both coming straight to you, and the score helps too. The score does work here. All actors are believable. After having some rough movies from France I guess Hollywood has his lesson, here they proof that they are capable of making them too (without the help of French directors like The Hills). I was very surprised with this remake. Oh yeah, there is nudity but I doesn't distract you from the storyline as it did with MBV. A must have in your collection.


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