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The Last House on the Left Reviews

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October 19, 2016
Indelibly scummy, Wes Craven's freshman shocker is less a rip-off of The Virgin Spring than a purposefully degraded update, with the medieval barbarism of the original cannily transplanted to Vietnam-era America.
September 27, 2011
A depraved exploitation film specifically designed to shock and repulse viewers...also a cultural artifact reflective of and reactive to the time it was made... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 2, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2007
An ugly, disturbing, passionately conceived cult favorite, Last House on the Left is much more complex (albeit crudely made) than its controversial reputation would suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 26, 2007
It isn't artistically adroit, but if success in this genre is counted by squirms, it's a success.
September 26, 2007
Sartorially dated certainly, but still powerful, disturbing and raw.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2007
Craven and company tap into something hot, dark and deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 26, 2006
It's disgusting and gripping at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 9, 2006
Craven's cold, flat style of filming emphasises the fact that the violence dehumanises not only the victims but the aggressors.
August 21, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
A tough, bitter little sleeper of a movie that's about four times as good as you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
June 18, 2003
One of the true classics of modern horror cinema.
November 16, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 19, 2002
Back in 1972, Wes Craven's feature-film debut The Last House on the Left pushed more than a few puritanical buttons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2001
The film, to its credit, details both the initial acts of violation and the revenge that ensues as similarly de-humanising and reprehensible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
A cinematic masterpiece; an astonishing achievement; a landmark of horror that reaches into our deepest fears.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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