The Last House on the Left (1972)

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Two teenage girls heading to a rock concert for one's birthday try to score marijuana in the city, where they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.


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Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

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23 October 2003 | kinderwhore
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"to avoid fainting"???!!! Oh puuuuurlease!!! What an aboslute let down! having been banned by the moral majority for over a decade,we have finally be deemed "adult" enough to watch LHOTL.now i love wes craven as much as the next woman but c'mon Wes..Give us a break!! Badly acted,poorly scripted and dare i say..badly directed.An absolute waste of my hard earned cash...i should've waited for it to be aired on T.V..probably one sunday night, late, when we're all in bed!! but if all else fails remember "it's only a movie"

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Trivia

Steve Miner and his local friends painted the big white target symbol on the road that Krug and company drive over early in the film.


Quotes

Postman: 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 ...


Goofs

Before being raped, there is blood on Mari where Krug carved his name. After the rape scene when Mari gets up, you can see her chest with no blood, but after she gets up after praying, her chest is covered in blood again.


Crazy Credits

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)


Alternate Versions

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:

  • In the scene where Krug tells Weasel to cut Mari with his switchblade, this version goes on to show a close-up of Mari's bloody fingers with the voice-over, "Phyllis, he cut me!" This version goes on to show a wet patch on Phyllis' pants and a shot of the two semi-nude women holding each other.
  • In the scene where Junior pleads, "You're gonna kill someone if you're not careful," this versions' scene has Junior continue, "...make 'em make it with each other." Sadie agrees, "That's a good idea!" Krug replies, "Make it with each other."
  • The chase through the woods is longer. The added scene shows Weasel and Phyllis facing each other on opposite sides of the river. Phyllis gives him the bird and screams, "Screw, Creep!" Weasel's angry reaction ends the scene.
  • During the carving scene, this version contains additional shots of the sheriff getting out of his police car and walking.
  • The dialog between Weasel and Mrs. Collingwood during the fellatio scene is lengthier in this version.


Soundtracks

The Road Leads to Nowhere
Lyrics and Music by
Steve Chapin & David Hess
Performed by David Hess

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Horror | Thriller

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