R | | Horror, Thriller
Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.
According to Wes Craven he never anticipated the extreme reactions that audiences would have to Last House on the Left. Audiences were said to have vomited, fainted, and (rumored to have happened to one unfortunate moviegoer) had a heart attack during initial screenings of the film.
Hello, Cassie! Hiya, girl! Hello, there! Now, let's see.
Postman: Ah, it looks like Mari's getting cards from half the civilized world. Mari Collingwood. Mari Collingwood. Mari Collingwood. You'd think she's the only kid to reach the age of 17. Of course she...
Near the end of the chainsaw sequence, a crewmember's hand is visible on Krug's back.
In the 1980s, the American video versions contained additional text after the film had ended, reading: "Coming soon to a theatre near you. From the producers of Last House On The Left, and the director of Friday the 13th Part V, ... The Last House On The Left, Part II. You won't believe your eyes!" (No sequel ever materialized)
The original US video release was heavily cut. The second US video release, which claims to be uncut, restores some footage, but is still incomplete. The most complete versions are the ones released on Canadian, Dutch, and Japanese home video. The MGM USA DVD is also the most complete version. They include the following changes from and additions to the "uncut" Vestron version: This version has no end credits. The movie ends with the same montage of each character, but no actors' names are printed over the scenes. After the montage, the movie's end theme song continues to play over a blank screen where the final production credits normally appears. Also, the scene showing the killers as they carry the women down the stairs normally has the "Early next morning" credit at the bottom of the screen. In this version, this credit is missing. Since it is impossible to undo such a thing, this print must be from a time before the movie was completed. These scenes are added in addition: