Posted by: da_nibbler | August 17, 2009

Review: ‘Last House On The Left’

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

That pretty much sums up what Last House On The Left is about. Someone gets hurt and their loved ones have the chance at retaliation. Will they take it? How far will they take it? Well that’s what we’re here to watch.

It all starts with a young girl following her friend into a motel room, where said friend wants to score some weed. She knows she shouldn’t, but as in any horror film of course she ventures in. And as always that’s when the shit hits the fan. End of it all, her friend gets stabbed and she ends up beaten, raped and shot.

By chance the bad guys end up at the same house the young girl’s parents are staying, offering the gang of four shelter for the night. This is where the film gets really interesting as neither of the parties involved know who the other ones are. Yet.

All that changes when the suppressed and beaten teenage boy, the gang leader’s son, leaves the girl’s necklace in the kitchen for the parents to find.

What would you do in a situation like that? If you’d chosen brutal revenge you’re onto what’s coming next.

I was pleasantly surprised by this film. I hardly ever physically and loudly cheer for a character. But when the young girl makes a break for it I was loudly cheering her on. The energetic music pushed me to. When she eventually gets shot I could almost feel that bullet hitting me. The music coming to an instant halt as does the girl’s body, the bullet also stops your cheer dead in your throat. Wonderfully done with a heavy impact on the viewer. This film got me totally immersed and I was equally yelling for the parents to kill the bad guys.

Definitely a must-see.


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