Last House On The Left

Film Review by Kevin McHugh | 04 Jun 2009
Film title: Last House On The Left
Director: Dennis Iliadis
Starring: Garret Dillahunt, Sara Paxton
Release date: 12 June 2009
Certificate: TBC

Summer is fast approaching and so is the slew of next generation horrors also known to the studios as reimaginings and known to the rest of us as rehashing. This month’s instalment is The Last House On The Left. After suffering the loss of her brother, Mari and her parents travel to their vacation home where Mari meets up with her friend Paige and they try to score some pot from local pretty boy Justin, whose family for plot purposes has just broken out of prison. The two teenage girls are then let in on the family’s little secret and then one of them is murdered, while the other is brutally raped and left for dead. Justin’s family then seek refuge at a nearby house which just happens to belong to Mari’s already grieving parents. Last House is just the usual torture porn with pretty actors you neither care about nor like.