Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Last House on the Left (2009)

This is a remake of the 1972 version directed by Wes Craven.  The original was just an ok movie and so was this one.

After attempting to murder a young girl named Mary, three felons take shelter in the house of Mary's parents.

The first half of this movie deals with Mary and her friend being tortured by these felons.  Some of the violence is very graphic and very real.  There is a rape scene that is very realistic, but that does not mean it is good.  It was very uncomfortable to watch.   

The second half of the movie deals with what Mary's parents do to take revenge on these people that tortured and tried to kill their daughter.  The movie does get better here.  The first half is so realistic that you just want these people to die.  When the parents start to get revenge, you can't help but feel great that these horrible people are getting what they deserve. But again, the violence is very graphic.  It's good for shock value, but to make a really good horror film, you do not need to see it.  

Overall, the movie is not great and it is not terrible.  It's just average like the original.  I would put it in the "Torture" film genre.  I am a huge fan of horror, but I just never really got into these torture movies.  


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