Wes Craven continues to cash in on his old horror movies by letting people remake them. Hey, why not? If the money’s right, I guess. Although that kinda makes it hard to bitch about the remakes when the guy who originally did them keeps saying, “Yeah, go ahead, guys!” But anyways. The latest to land on the remake chopping block is 1972’s “The Last House on the Left”, Craven’s directorial debut. The original film, legend has it, was written and directed by Craven back in the day for chump change and then cleaned up when the movie did millions in box office business. It was also banned by a lot of foreign countries because some thought it was an actual snuff film. Wow, that’s gotta be a compliment to a filmmaker, right?
Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film that launched Craven’s directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left. Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child.
The night she arrives at the remote Collingwood lakehouse, Mari (Sara Paxton) and her friend are kidnapped by a prison escapee and his crew. Terrified and left for dead, Mari’s only hope is to make it back to parents John and Emma (Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter). Unfortunately, her attackers unknowingly seek shelter at the one place she could be safe. And when her family learns the horrifying story, they will make three strangers curse the day they came to The Last House on the Left.
Starring Sara Paxton, Monica Potter, Garret Dillahunt, Martha MacIsaac, Tony Goldwyn, and Riki Lindhome. The remake is directed by Dennis Iliadis, with Craven producing from the sidelines.