The Last House on the Left (2009)
Director: Denis Iliadi
Writers: Adam Aleka, Carl Ellsworth, Wes Craven
Cast: Garret Dillahunt, Michael Bowen, Joshua Cox, Ricky Lindhome, Aaron Paul, Sarah Paxton, Monica Poe Special / Tony Goldwyn / Martha MacIsaac / Spencer Treat Clark / Usha Khan
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Crime
Region: United States
Runtime: 110 minutes / 114 minutes (unrated version)
Also known as: The Last House on the Left / The Haunted House / The Magic House
Rating: IMDB 6.5 / Rotten Tomatoes 43%
The Clintwoods (Monica Potter & Tony Goldwyn) and their daughter Mary drove to their lake house for vacation. Not long after arriving, Mary (Sara Paxton) drove to play with her friend Paige (Martha MacIsaac). During this period, they met Justin (Spencer Treat Clark), a young man who happened to pass by here. At the invitation of the boy, Mary and Paige went to the hotel where Justin was located.
In the hotel, they met Justin’s father Kreuk (Garret Dillahunt). Crook is a perverted murderer who has just been rescued from prison by his younger brother France (Aaron Paul) and his girlfriend Sadie (Riki Lindhome). In order to avoid revealing their whereabouts, they hijacked Mary and Peggy and drove away. On the way, Mary tried to escape, which triggered a series of bloody incidents…
The film won the Best Director Award at the 2009 Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
“The Last House on the Left” is a 2009 horror-thriller film directed by Dennis Iliadis and starring Garret Dillahunt, Tony Goldwyn, and Monica Potter. The film is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name by Wes Craven.
The story follows a family vacationing at their lake house, who are attacked and left for dead by a gang of escaped convicts. The gang seeks refuge at a nearby house, which happens to be the home of the parents of one of their victims. The parents soon realize who their guests are and plan a brutal revenge.
The film was a commercial success, grossing over $45 million worldwide, but received mixed reviews from critics. While some praised the film’s performances and suspenseful storytelling, others criticized it for its excessive violence and disturbing content. The film’s graphic and brutal depictions of violence and torture caused controversy and resulted in it being banned in several countries.