Film Focus – Last House On The Left (1972)

Former video nasties and Wes Craven directorial debut

When two teenage girls head to the city for a concert they look to score some weed before hand. they picked the wrong people to ask as the ones they asked are four escaped convicts who brutalise them before taking them to the woods to continue the horrid actions.

The convicts continue there assault which turns to rape and murder. The convicts are stuck in the woods and take shelter in a house which happens to belong to one of their victims who’s parents take out their revenge.

Being made on a shoe string budget makes this have more of a real feel and it does become very disturbing but if it was released now there is no way it would be banned. The villains are created up very nicely to make you really hate them, but in the cops take all the seriousness out if the film where they could easily be in a comedy as everytime they talk you just want to laugh.

There is a reason why Wes Craven is one of the best horror directors around. He started well with a risky film that made a big enough impact to be talked about still to this day as one of the original video nasties.

Best Part: the cops get a lift with a chicken farmer

My rating 74%

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