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Last House on the Left

Director: Wes Craven Run Time: 84 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1972

Starring:  Jeramie Rain,  Marc Sheffler, David Hess, Lucy Grantham, Sandra Peabody

It’s only a movie…it’s only a movie. Wes Craven’s THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT.

Released in 1972, Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left was one of the first exploitation movies to scratch its way into public consciousness. For all its notoriety and acclaim (or disdain, depending on what circle you listen to), Last House on the Left is a strange concoction even to this day—a brutal rape-revenge movie with art house roots. Though not nearly as wretched as its reputation implies, this film still has some deeply unpleasant moments, and, despite its sloppiness and deaf tone, it’s told with a good deal of confidence by Craven.

Part of Nitehawk’s fall CRIME series.