Friday, January 09, 2009

The One I Won't Do

Years ago, when I was just a lad, I was given a book of movie reviews. In that book was a review for "Last House On The Left". The review was less than kind and since I knew that that age that I would purposely torment myself with horrible movies I desperately wanted to see it.

Sometime after that, when I got my very own video rental card, I did.

And holy shit did I hate that movie. My god. I didn't know if I should laugh at it, cry, throw up, or smash it to pieces. It was just terrible. On top of the endless rape scenes, there's the "comedy relief" in form of two cops. I just didn't like it.

So now there's a remake of it, and after seeing the trailer, it looks to be about 1000 times better than the original.

Of course I watched the trailer for the original and that looked like a good movie.

So what I'm saying is never again in my life will I watch the original "Last House on the Left" but I will go see the remake. I'm a horrible movie/horror fan.

1 comment:

ChillwithWill said...

Is it just me, or is this true of a lot of Wes Craven's earlier movies? 'The Last House On The Left' was TERRIBLE. It felt like a snuff film gone horribly wrong.

I think the remake of 'The Hills Have Eyes' is infinitely scarier than the corny original. I also think that the concept of 'Shocker' would make for a great remake, because the original is so poorly realized.

HOWEVER...I gotta admit that the glut of horror remakes these days means that there are fewer and fewer original horror films out there. And, as we all know, that which is new and uncertain is usually scarier than the roads we've traveled many times before.