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The Last House On The Left (1972)
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09.28.08

The Last House On The Left (1972) After kidnapping and butchering two teenagers, a gang of rapists and murderers unknowingly seeks refuge with the parents of one of the victims.

Movie Tagline:
To avoid fainting, keep repeating "It's only a movie...It's only a movie..."

Also Known As:
Grim Company
Krug & Company
Last House on the Left
Night of Vengeance
Sex Crime of the Century

Title: Last House On The Left, The
Release Date: August 30, 1972
Runtime: 84 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With L

MPAA Rating: R

Director(s):
Wes Craven

Cast:
Sandra Peabody ...Mari Collingwood (as Sandra Cassell)
Lucy Grantham ...Phyllis Stone
David Hess ...Krug Stillo (as David A. Hess)
Fred J. Lincoln ...Fred 'Weasel' Podowski (as Fred Lincoln)
Jeramie Rain ...Sadie
Marc Sheffler ...Junior Stillo
Richard Towers ...Dr. John Collingwood (as Gaylord St. James)
Cynthia Carr ...Estelle Collingwood
Ada Washington ...Ada, chicken coop truck driver
Marshall Anker ...Sheriff
Martin Kove ...Deputy
Ray Edwards ...Postman
Jonathan Craven ...Boy With Balloon
Anthony J. Forcelli ...Ice Cream Store Clerk
Steve Miner ...Hippie taunting deputy

Producer(s):
Sean S. Cunningham
Katherine D'Amato
Steve Dwork
Steve Miner

Writer(s):
Wes Craven
Ulla Isaksson

Composer(s):
David Hess




Movie Soundtrack(s):
"The Road Leads to Nowhere"
"Wait for the Rain"
"Sadie and Krug (Baddies' Theme)"

More Movie Taglines:
  • To avoid fainting, keep repeating "It's only a movie...It's only a movie..."
  • Mari, 17, is dying. Even for her the worst is yet to come.
  • It's just across the street from "Joe".
  • It rests on 13 acres of earth over the very center of hell...!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Estelle Collingwood: Mari tells me you're from Manhattan. What does your father do? Phyllis Stone: Oh, my parents are in the iron and steal business. Estelle Collingwood: Iron and steel both together? How unusual. Phyllis Stone: Well, my mother irons and my father steals.
  • [Krug is trying to get his girlfriend to have sex with him] Krug Stillo: Why don't you lay back and enjoy being inferior?
  • Fred "Weasel" Podowski: How'd we get into the sex crime business anyway? My brother, Saul, a plumber, makes twice as much money as I do and gets three weeks vacation too.
  • Krug Stillo: We don't wanna off someone first night out. I mean, it'd be a shame to get this floor all messed up with blood.
  • Mari: The leaves are really beautiful. Phyllis Stone: Yup, they're really starting to change. I guess winter's comin' on! Mari: Yup, Hey! I changed this winter! Phyllis Stone: What do you mean you changed? Mari: I mean my breasts filled out! [Phyllis laughs] Mari: I mean they were nothing last summer! Phyllis Stone: I didn't know you last summer! Mari: Well, they have! Phyllis Stone: Well, congratulations!
Movie Trivia:
  • When fledgling director Wes Craven took this film to the MPAA, they slapped it with an "X" rating. Wanting an R for wider release, Craven went back and removed ten minutes of footage. However, this still wasn't enough and the film still got an "X" rating. Once again Craven removed footage, this time taking out 20 minutes. It still wasn't enough. Finally, Craven put all of the original footage back in, got an authentic "RATED R" seal of approval from the film board from a friend of his, put it on the film and released it.
  • Wes Craven took Mari Collingwood's surname from his high school.
  • Wes Craven later used the name "Krug" in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) for the film's villain, "Freddy KRUEGer." In both films the name is used for teenage murderers.
  • Based on the film Jungfrukällan (1960)
  • This movie has been banned several times in the UK by the BBFC. Originally, in 1974, it received an R rating and was banned. In 1984, it was banned again when it became a "video nasty", and remained that way until 2000, where it again received an R rating. In 2001, it, yet again, received an R rating and remained banned. Finally, a video version in 2002 was passed with around 30 seconds of cuts for an 18 rating, ending a 28 year streak of being banned. It was finally passed fully uncut by the BBFC in March 2008.
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