The Last House on the Left Reviews

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December 30, 2020
While this remake or Craven's 1972 classic is by no means watered down, it takes a different approach to the premise that allows it to stand on its own.
September 13, 2020
Impossible to recommend but equally impossible to ignore.
September 2, 2020
Last House is slicker than Craven's 1970s drive-in classic original, but it doesn't hold back. It kicks you right in the face on the some of the sequences actually. Garrett Dillahunt is a chilling Krug as well.
April 24, 2020
It may not have the same impact as it had back in 1972, [but] has lost none of its power, its relevance. [Full review in Spanish]
April 24, 2020
Dennis Iliadis does a facelift to the Craven film's squalid camp. [Full review in Spanish]
April 24, 2020
Unlike the first version, there is no link here between the film's discomfort and its socio-historical context. [Full review in Spanish]
April 24, 2020
Violence displayed for its own sake, without coherent dramatic development. [Full review in Spanish]
April 24, 2020
Thirty-seven years ago, Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left was groundbreaking in its use of sadistic violence. Today, it's just brutal business as usual.
April 24, 2020
The film's most unexpected strength, and the one most necessary for it's success, is the quality of acting on display.
April 24, 2020
Aaron Paul as the uncle and Riki Lindhome as the female companion are good and creepy in a horror film kind of way, but it's Dillahunt that adds just the right mix of real life malice.
April 24, 2020
This new House tries to sustain a grave, heavy sense of threat. It fails, through its villainy.
April 24, 2020
[The] Last House On The Left is worth seeing, and it's worth enjoying. But after it costs you a few hours of sleep and a careful examination of your own moral compass, ask why this film wasn't just a little bit more.
April 24, 2020
It's those small actor-y moments, along with some of Dennis Iliadis' directorial choices, that elevates Last House above so many other horror remakes.
April 24, 2020
Director Dennis Iliadis polishes up Craven's template to a lethal shine.
May 6, 2019
With a host of solid performances, this should have been better. The script doesn't bring any of Craven's ingenuity, opting to replace it with a ride on the shock express.
August 8, 2017
The Last House on the Left is perhaps best seen as a reminder of why remakes of classic horror films almost always fail.
October 20, 2015
The director, Dennis Iliadis, is exactly the right type of person to helm an upgrade of this manner: he is a genuine fan of the source.
August 28, 2015
A fascinating and confrontational horror film that deals with terrors a lot more chilling than some dude swinging a machete.
September 29, 2012
If you must, seek out the original to see nasty things happen to nasty people in a nasty film.
November 17, 2011
By dismembering Craven's landmark extremities, Iliadis celebrates his source for all the wrong reasons.
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