Favorite Last House Imaging?

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What's your favorite Last House imaging?

Poll closed Apr 14, 2009.
  1. The Virgin Spring

    20 vote(s)
    31.7%
  2. The Last House on the Left (1972)

    27 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Night Train Murders

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. House on the Edge of the Park

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. Chaos

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  6. The Last House on the Left (2009)

    6 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    Who would have thought that Ingmar Bergman of all people would inspire a franchise of horror properties spanning close to forty years now? I suppose we can lay the giallo on Michelangelo Antonioni's shoulders, but still, I'm holding out for some popcorn friendly Bela Tarr remakes.

    It all started in 1960 with Bergman's THE VIRGIN SPRING, and then started again in 1972 with Wes Craven's breakout, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. Flash forward to 2005 and there was David DeFalco's controversial CHAOS, and now in 2009 we are seeing a faithful remake of Craven's picture.

    Four different takes on the same 13th century Swedish ballad, which one is your favorite?

    Edit: We'll add in some notable imitators, too.
     
  2. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Not my favorite on the list, but what about The Night Train Murders, or House on the Edge of the Park? I know they aren't as close as the other four, but they definitely ripped off the exact same plot devices.

    But I gotta go with The Virgin Spring.
     
  3. CrazyFatEthel

    CrazyFatEthel New Member

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    Ugh, Chaos was fucking retarted!!!
     
  4. rhett

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    I wanted to stick with the originals, but sure, let's throw those two into the mix. :banana:
     
  5. The House on the Edge of the Park for me, I have yet to see the Last House remake but I just can't see it spellbinding me too much... I can't see a major studio keeping the nastier scenes of the 70's original intact. I don't know why everyone says House on the Edge of the Park is so left feild and far fetched, I found it to be very skillfully done and thought provoking aswell. It and Ruggero gets my vote.
     
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    Anaestheus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for throwing in Night Train Murders. Overall, I am not a big fan of these types of films. And. despite it sitting on my shelf right now, I haven't watched Virgin Springs yet.

    However, NTM really stands out for me as one of the best. I find it to be a lot more interesting and thought provoking than any of the others. Even though the ending lacks the punch that I think LHOTL provides, I find the social commentary in the film so much more intelligent then the rest of it's 70's kin.
     
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  7. rhett

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    Last House on the Beach probably should have been included too - fine film that is.
     
  8. msw7

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    I'm going to abstain - I haven't seen The Virgin Spring.

    I haven't seen all the rest either, but of that group I would go with Last House (1972)

    I'm not sure if I'll like the remake, but I'm pretty sure I won't like it more than Craven's original

    edit: come to think of it - I haven't seen any of those except Last House 1972 and bits of House on the Edge of the Park. I am a slacker....
     
  9. Anaestheus

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    OK, this little poll motivated me to finally sit down and watch my copy of Virgin Springs. It doesn't change my vote, but, damn that is an excellent film. While it is slower moving than it's later counterparts, I was really surprised by how brutal it was both in the rape scene and in the retribution at the end. I wouldn't put it up there with other Bergman films, but it certainly is just as visceral and provocative as LHOTL without the inherent exploitative cruelty or the poorly constructed comic relief.
     
  10. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    I voted for the original Last House but I'd have voted for House on the Edge of the Park had it been there to begin with. So many quotable lines.
     
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    I'll go for the 1972 version of LHOTL

    IMO nothing beats a good ol' film that screams 70s....

    But it was a difficult choice between LHOTL and House on the Edge of the Park, I also really like that film for some reason....
     
  12. Matt89

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    Yeah, I'm more partial to Persona myself. The Virgin Spring is a great film, but I can't really choose a favorite. They're all very different films, and I appreciate The Virgin Spring for what it is, and The Last House on the Left for what it is. Like I said, they're so radically different in tone and presentation that I honestly can't choose. Pass.

    ~Matt
     
  13. Harry Warden

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    Last House on the Left (2009)
     
  14. spawningblue

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    Sounds like a lot of people on here are voting before seeing all the movies, mainly the remake.
     
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    I voted for the original LHOTL. I've seen all the films listed and that one is the real classic for me. I didn't love the new version, but it's certainly better than some of the other remakes.
     
  16. indiephantom

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    Chaos is the one I still haven't managed to get my hands on. I really really like both versions of LAST HOUSE, and HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK...but the most shocking and entertainingly depraved film on this list for me is NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS. I loved it.
     
  17. Angelman

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    Virgin Spring.
     
  18. krugerkid13

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    I have seen all the films listed (excluding Chaos) and the original Last House on the Left is definetly the best.
     
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    The Virgin Spring most definitely
     
  20. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    House on the Edge of the Park. It would have been Fight For Your Life if it was up there, maybe Candy Snatchers.
     

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