The Last House on the Left (1972)

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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.


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  • Sandra Peabody and David Hess in The Last House on the Left (1972)
  • Sandra Peabody in The Last House on the Left (1972)
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Director:

Wes Craven

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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

The film was submitted for censorship in Australia in 1987 under the title "Krug and Company". The Australian Classification Board banned the film and responded with their reasoning as follows: "The Board of Review felt that, regardless of the degree of explicit sexual violence, butchery and cruelty remaining after heavy editing, the film is inherently so dehumanised and insensitive (and totally unrelieved by the inappropriate comic interludes) that release on video could not be justified. The Film Board of Review accordingly confirms the decision of the Censorship Board to Refuse to approve the classification of Krug and Company (aka The Last House on the Left) pursuant to Section 25 (3) of the A.C.T Classification of Publications Ordinance 1983."


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

The Collingwoods' mouths don't move when they speak after finding Mari's body (again caused by editing when changes were made to the ending).


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 MGM DVD features a section with outtakes and dailies that feature the full intestine pulling scene and more. Mentioned in the MGM DVD featurette, there was an alternate chest-carving sequence that was a lot more graphic than what is in the unrated version of the film.


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