Rate/Comment On The Last House on the Left (1972)

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Rate/Comment On The Last House on the Left (1972)

  1. 10

    18.2%
  2. 9.5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 9

    16.4%
  4. 8.5

    9.1%
  5. 8

    10.9%
  6. 7.5

    9.1%
  7. 7

    10.9%
  8. 6.5

    3.6%
  9. 6

    5.5%
  10. 5.5

    1.8%
  11. 5

    7.3%
  12. 4.5

    1.8%
  13. 4

    3.6%
  14. 3.5

    0 vote(s)
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  15. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. 2.5

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  17. 2

    0 vote(s)
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  18. 1.5

    0 vote(s)
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  19. 1

    1.8%
  20. 0

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  1. x666x

    x666x Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember when I rated this, but the 9 I gave it indicates I was having a really good day.

    I'd say the second (revenge) half was an 8 or 9. But, the first half only a 4, maybe. Mind you, I had a really bad and expensive day today. F* it, I am rerated this a generous 7 as a whole. Word.
     
  2. Matt89

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    LOL! :lol:

    ~Matt
     
  3. Vlachio

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    9.5 if it had, had more visual gore would have easily made it to a 10.
     
  4. shithead

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    8.5/10

    Important Horror film for it's time, and influenced many to come.
     
  5. Maniac

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    I gave this a 10. There's not that many movies that I make a point to watch at least twice a year, but this is one. As has been mentioned in this thread before, this is one movie that really does benefit from repeat viewings. I love the soundtrack, the humor, the overall 70's sleaze plus it's got the one and only David Hess. What else could a movie need ?
     
  6. geeare

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    can i change my rating? after watching this movie again I can't believe i gave it an 8. maybe i just really wanted to like it when I posted this, lol.
     
  7. zompirejoe

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    9, it has actually gotten better with repeat viewings.
     
  8. Uncle Jay

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    I agree with this, but I gave it an 8 due to groundbreaking rawness. One of the original nasties!

    -UJ
     
  9. msw7

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    Definitely one of Craven's best - it's just brutal, like a horror movie should be



    edit: oops, forgot to mention that I gave it a 9
     
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  10. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    If it were possible, I would change that rating to a 9. I agree that I underrated it, like many have I think. The cops aren't great, but I'm sure they serve some purpose and that Craven didn't think they were that amusing either.
     
  11. maybrick

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    I'd rate it a flat 5. Not big on rape/revenge films.
     
  12. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Again, Maybrick - fuck what you think "everybody" characterizes it as. It is not really a rape and revenge film. NOR is it like all those other "rape/revenge" films you are comparing it too.

    Shows you really put a lot of thought into that "flat 5."
     
  13. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    :lol:

    Shit, guy, it's the ORIGINAL rape/revenge film, and everybody but you seems to know it. Hell, just for instance, buy the new MY BLOODY VALENTINE Special Edition, check out the "Bloodlines: An Interactive Horror Film History" extra, and see what film is mentioned first in the category of "rape/revenge".

    What is it, does the idea that you enjoy a rape/revenge film offend you or something? :lol:


    That "flat 5" I gave it is an average. It gets a 10 for being a classic and influential horror movie, and a zero because I personally don't like (yes, I'm going to say it again) rape/revenge movies. My rating makes perfect sense to me, at least. ;)
     
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    I didnt know for years that this actually borrowed heavily from a foreign flick made years earlier called the Virgin Spring - which I have yet to see. So I guess it cant really be called the original anything (lol) But for its time it was very effective and I still find distburbing today- the cop part is goofy and its not perfect but it is an effective time piece (that shouldnt be remade- shame if they actually are remaking this- what is the point!) Id give it an 8 all things considered although it doesnt fall into the category of a film Id enjoy several repeat viewings of
     
  15. DVD-fanatic-9

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    That would be far too easy.



    Mayb, I quite realize that a lot of ignorant people are perpetuating it as an equal to far inferior films that many people may enjoy just because of their extremeness or grittiness. But the film is not one of the imitators. It clearly has ambitions that set it far beyond the "norm" that became of the sub-genre. And the film is in no way responsible for the trend. Its' success was. As well as the simplicity to duplicate what less intelligent filmmakers perceived as the movie's main draw.



    Sorry if I'm hammering this at all. But I'm sick of seeing the way grossly incorrect assumptions become what is accepted as some kind of fact.
     
  16. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    :lol: Whatever dude. I'll say this much, Night of the Living Dead has a lot of subtext as well, but you know what? It doesn't make any less of a "Zombie" film.
     
  17. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    As a subgenre, "Zombie" is far more all-encompassing than "Rape-Revenge" which partly belongs to "Slasher" and partly to "Exploitation." Besides, Night of the Living Dead didn't invent the zombie sub-genre. It worked within its' confines. Last House was what it was and the imitators took all the context away.

    There's your "whatever."
     
  18. Angelman

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    Gave it a 4 and I was being generous.

    I'm not really into rape/revenge movies.

    Do yourself a favor and see Virgin Spring, much better film that is much more powerful.
     
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  19. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    :lol: I'd ask if you were kidding if I didn't know better. Night of the Living Dead invented the zombie genre as we know it today. Sure, there were zombie movies that came before it, but they were the traditional voodoo zombies. Romero definitely didn't work within those confines. He never even called them zombies by name in any of his films until Land of the Dead nearly 40 years later. Your argument just plain doesn't hold water.
     
  20. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    This is in HD courtesy of Comcast's On Demand (free) this month, and you know what? Still can't take the plunge. Not really into rape/revenge films, and I can't see myself sitting down to enjoy this. Same with I Spit on Your Grave. I suppose it's testament to both films' reputation that they are the only two that I actively avoid. And I've seen Salo! (granted that last one was for film class.)
     

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