Horror fans have been pretty blessed so far in 2009.
For the past three months, there has been a major "event" horror movie release every month to keep our fear level up and our Halloween spirit alive.
January gave us My Bloody Valentine 3D.
February gave us a Friday the 13th reimagining on Friday the 13th.
March gives us ANOTHER remakenvisionanaging: Last House on the Left... ALSO on Friday the 13th. Two in one year. Crazy times.
Considered one of the benchmarks in modern American horror, the original was Directed by A Nightmare on Elm Street Writer/Director Wes Craven and Produced by Friday the 13th Writer/Director Sean Cunningham. So, in a way, it was Freddy vs. Jason before Freddy vs. Jason ever existed.
It's a brutal film born from the Vietnam-era unrest of its decade. Before "torture porn" horror, there was Last House on the Left.
The remake is getting positive buzz on the wide wide world o' webs supposedly having fixed some of the flaws the original has that even the creators have fessed up to. Listen to the commentary track on the latest DVD release of the original Last House on the Left to know what I'm talking about.
But with a solid cast featuring Tony Goldwyn (Hey! He was in Ghost!) and Garret Dillahunt (Hey! He was a Terminator!) to name a few I have high hopes that this will deliver on a visceral level of fear much in the way the Alexandre Aja's remake of The Hills Have Eyes did.
It opens today, so report back what you thought.