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The last house on the left

Movie The last house on the left
Director Dennis Iliadis
Starring

Tony Goldwin, Garret Dillahunt, Michael Bowen, Spencer Treat Clark, Monica Potter, Riki Lindhome, Sara Paxton, Monica Potter, Martha Malissac

This movie is proof that you shouldn't judge a movie by its cliche. So hear we go, new director Dennis Iliadis opts for teen horror/slasher flick. I feel your optimism draining but hold on for just a minute. A swim-champ 17 year old girl goes on holiday with her parents to the middle of nowhere, and ends up meeting up with an old friend in a town close by. She convinces her friend to go get weed from a boy they meet in the shop and they end up sitting around smoking in his hotel room. After a while his sociopathic father and his accomplices who just broke him out of police custody come back to the room and take the girls captive. This is when things start to go horribly wrong. Iliadis pulls no punches with the captivity, torture and murder that ensues. This film attempts to twist with regularity, and you honestly don't know what's going to happen next at times, as in for example who is going to live and die. Be aware of the age rating of this film, there are disturbing scenes which I would not only not recommend for children, but anyone who is sensitive to such scenes. All of the performances are plausible and enjoyable enough, which are helped by the tempo changing regularly keeping your heart rate up and your toes curling. I can't help but feel if this had a bigger name cast they would be calling this the new Cape Fear, even though the cast perform admirably this is again proof that a big name can double your revenue and add recognition to a film. Go see this for horror surprise and the most ridiculous last few seconds of a film in movie history.

Score
This movie scores 8.1/10