The master of horror, Wes Craven, crafted a truly horrifying film when he came up with The Last House on the Left in 1972. In fact, the film was so gruesome, the tagline “To avoid fainting keep repeating ‘It’s only a movie, it’s only a movie, it’s only a movie…’” Wes Craven’s debut film tells the story of three psycho ex-convicts who attack two young girls and then take refuge in one of the teen’s houses. When the victim’s parents find out who they are and what they’ve done, they set out to enact some revenge of their own.
Fun & Freaky Facts:
• A mixture of red and blue food coloring combined with caramel syrup was used to make the fake blood used in the original movie.
• Actress Sandra Peabody was genuinely terrified during the filming of the original movie and even walked off the set at one point.
• The original Last House was actually a remake of Ingmar Bergman’s Jungfrukallan (1960).
• The interiors and exteriors of the Collingwood house were built all on the same location to avoid having to relocate the production to a sound stage.