Monday, March 16, 2009

The Last House on the Left In 150 Words or Less


By "effective" I mean two things.

1) The violence made me cry.

2) Midway through the horrors, the bloodthirsty teenagers surrounding me in the movie-theater shut the hell up and sat seemingly slack-jawed, knowing well enough when to quit their giggling.

This movie's tough when it's supposed to be, and then rousing when it probably shouldn't be later on. There's that sick bit inside of us all that wishes for retribution, and the film plays that hand well. We get it, even if we don't want it.

Smart and cruel and claustrophobic, and only lapsing into a wee bit of silliness towards the end, I'd say this is one of the better horror remakes of the 00's.

In other words... it's effective.


Anonymous said...

It didn't wow me, but it didn't piss me off like Friday the 13th did. The mix of intimately horrifying and over the top gore felt sloppy. I'd like to see this director do something original

Glenn Dunks said...

Why is it that whenever I see that movie still I think it's Sarah Jessica Parker?