A deeply troubling and controversial DIY horror movie. Born out of the anti-Vietnam protests and inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s ‘The Virgin Spring’, Wes Craven’s 1972 horror was an anti-establishment shocker that became infamous for its scenes of rape and violence. But this sub-$100,000 exploitation movie fused the sleazy intensity of the grindhouse with the piercing intelligence of an art film, and remains a brutal but rewarding experience.
The Last House on the Left
|Release date:||Wednesday August 30 1972|