A Beautifully Sick Brutal Cheesy Masterpiece That Has Become One of my Favorites!!!
I have seen this movie before a few times, and didn't think much of it but recently, I've become obsessed with it. Like, it's REALLY grown on me. I think I love it. I love the look of the 1970's. It's pretty tame and cheesy by today's horror movie standards, but that's what makes it so great and part of its charm. One minute, something terrible is happening, like forced rape or being stabbed to death, then the next, it's about two clumsy cops trying to find a ride. So, I bought the beautiful epic set by Arrow Video and I'm happy to see that Wes Craven's masterpiece directorial debut has received the Royal Treatment. There are three cuts of the film, which I watched all of them in one sitting. I wanted to see the differences and have it memorized before I re-watched the 2009 remake. (After watching the remake, I still love the original better. It's so iconic and an important piece of American horror cinema)
The film is about 17 year old Mari Collingwood, who is about to go see a rock concert with her best friend, Phyllis. Mari is about to celebrate her Birthday. While she's gone, her parents, Estelle and Dr. John Collingwood prepare a Birthday party for her. While searching for some marijuana before the concert, the girls run into Krug Stillo, his son Junior, Fred 'Weasel' Podowski and the sexy but deadly Sadie. They take them into the woods and begin to sexually, psychologically, mentally, and emotionally torture them. The rape scene might've been pretty brutal back in the day, but the one figured in the remake is more graphic.
By an amazing turn of events, Krug and company happen to seek refuge at the home of Mari's parents. When they find out who they are and what they've done, the parents will do the unthinkable to seek justice for their daughter. The parents become almost as psychotic as the bad guys, and that's something that fascinates me. In the beginning, they are normal boring parents, then later, the father is setting up traps and whipping out a chainsaw.
To avoid fainting, keep repeating, It's only a movie, only a movie, only a movie, only a movie! I highly recommend THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT!!!Read full review
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