the last house on the left is a remake of a suspense thriller 1972 film. the film follows a family heading out on a vacation at their lake house. the daughter drives the family car to visit her friend where she meets with a young man who takes them back to his hotel room to get some joints. unfortunately the boy’s family returns to the hotel room unexpectedly. the worst part is they are no ordinary family, they are criminals. and they just killed two officers to break the boy’s father from custody.

i have never see the original, so i cannot tell if it is better than the original or not. but as far as i can tell it is kinda okay for grade-b movie. although i do expect more of twisted plot or something new. the violence is there, irrationally. if you do not enjoy watching savagery, i would suggest to just skip this film.

★★★★☆ acting
★★★★☆ actors/casting
★☆☆☆☆ story)
★★★☆☆ music/sound effect
★★★☆☆ direction/composition
★★★☆☆ overall

movie: the last house on the left | director: dennis iliadis | release: 2009

2009.11.16