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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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If someone hurt someone you love, how far would you go to get revenge? See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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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| (unrated)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Goldwyn is seen wearing a blue, blood covered collared shirt during the climax, just like his character Carl in the film Ghost (1990). See more »

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In the last scene when John rolled the microwave over, the display was flashing 0:00 in red. After he started the microwave and walked away, the display was dark meaning it had no power. 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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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Catch Me If You Can
Written by Gym Class Heroes, Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz (as Peter Wentz)
Performed by Gym Class Heroes
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Best remake in years!
12 June 2009 | by jake-dawsonSee all my reviews

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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