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January 12, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | January 12, 2009 |

Wes Craven’s very first film was 1972’s Last House on the Left, which he both wrote and directed. You’d like to think that Craven had a soft-spot for his first, and wouldn’t want to remake it. But, he’s at that age now where he’s apparently run out of ideas, so he’s farming out all of his films for remakes (The Hills Have Eyes I and II, Nightmare on Elm Street and even Shocker — if you actually remember Shocker, it’s only because you owned the soundtrack — Megadeth rulez!). Anyway, he’s finally decided to allow Last House on the Left be remade (what’s next? People under the Stairs? Man, I dug that movie when I was a kid).

The trailer is fairly worthless — the 2009 version looks not too dissimilar to the 1972 version, a throwaway teenage horror flick that’ll rack up $45 million and disappear for another 30 years. But I will say this, and criticize me if you must, but the Taken by Trees remake of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” that plays over the trailer (around the 1:40 mark) is wicked cool. It’s kind of haunting in the same way that Gary Jules’ remake of “Mad World,” was, and it deserves a better fate than this movie. It also beats the hell out of Sheryl Crow’s remake, from a few years back.

Anyway, here’s the trailer:

Where Do We Go Now? / Dustin Rowles

Trailers | January 12, 2009 |

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