Jan. 8, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST
WHOA. I really could care less.
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST
This is for the animated fans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkh3qtbfJYg
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST
it'll come up again, just gettin my hands dirty...
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST
No need to see this one! Thanks, marketing!
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST
I like the family spin they put on it. Could be a fun, no-brainer horror remake. The Guns n Roses cover sounds pretty good too. Hm, I actually might see this, who would have thought?
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST
...no squid?? I won't see it. Wes Craven raped my childhood. Danny Gloversdickblood ate my hamsters. Harry is fat Damn you Michael Bay...and other such lame talkback cliches Other then that, this looks pretty good.
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST
Since they just showed the entire fucking movie in that trailer.
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST
The fact that he's involved, which is a surprise actually, adds to my sadness that this film is being 'brought back' yet again. However, of course the world needs to see this: just how 'fucked up' the world is. Because sticking pins in the 'American dream' is exactly what the world needs right now. Good use of time/energy everyone. A round of applause for everyone involved. You're really 'pushing the envelope' with your use of unnatural lit night shots and all. Goth high school kids around the USA have been waiting for such a film to 'relate to' that I just can't believe how 'finger on the pulse' this production is. This type of shit is why I didn't subscribe my life to the Hollywood system in the first place. That coming from someone who actually knows the meaning of the phrase 'Holly wood' in the first place, BTW. I hate everthing about this. My use of profanity is finished.
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST
Maybe it was groundbreaking for its time but it is horribly amateurish with a weird comedy subplot of bumbling Dukes of Hazzard style sheriffs that can't seem to get to the house. Horrible acting, camerawork, and dialogue. One disembowelment scene doesn't make up for this awful movie.
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST
At first I was going to bash, but it seems promising. I really am over simple stories though. I like the water submerge shot; seems peaceful and muted.
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST
All I remember about the original is the chisel on the teeth thing, and I like Tony Goldwyn alot, so I'm in.
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST
Anyone that has seen the original knows what goes down, but it's nice to see that nothing has changed.<P> That being said, the original looked like a home movie, it will be nice to see a modern (and hopefully more graphic) take on the story.
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST
by Man in Suit
the source material for the original, is not really that good (in terms of Bergman films) and the Craven film is not good at all. However, this trailer looks pretty cool. If people are going to remake horror, I like seeing curious failures remade, rather than canon like TCM.
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST
The original (uncut) was not a failure. In any way. For fuck's sake the lead killer couldnt get work afterwards his performance was so effective. People have to remember that the film was made on no budget whatsoever.
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST
January is when the studio put out shit just like late August early September. Unfortunately for all the press the Platinum Dunes and Japanese remakes get horror has still been cornered into being this shithouse b-genre and it could be so much more. When's the last time we saw an A level American horror film that actually scared people and had real talent behind it. Snyder's Dawn of the Dead? Perhaps. The Devil's Rejects? Nope that was an unnerving rallying cry for Satanism disguised as a big budget snuff film. When was the last time a horror film really effected mainstream audiences and became a cultural staple? Probably not since the 80s. Okay I'll get off my soapbox now.
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
Why would I see the remake of a film I have already seen when the trailer for the remake summarizes the ENTIRE film in 2 minutes? Whoever cut that trailer should be fired. They showed that Mary lives, the killers getting fucked up, and Krug's head in a microwave. Why would I pay to see this now? <p>And for the record, I'm not someone who thinks the original is untouchable. It's not. The scenes of brutality and the premise was good. But breaking up the violence with scenes of bumbling cops in a chicken coup truck was stupid.
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST
Will it have a trailer with soft girlie piano music playing? Will it be shot like to look like an LL Bean catalogue? We'll see.
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST
by The Dum Guy
Is that the chick lives to tell the tale. They should'a stuck with the original's way of the parents finding out.<br><br>Other than that, it actually looks better than what I expected.
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST
I need more squid!
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST
by White Goodman
That last shot of her looking up. Yeah, that did it for me.
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST
Yep. Like others said, yet another trailer showing the entire movie. Excellent.
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST
If they had created the trailer for The Sixth Sense, they would have showed old Brucey realizing what was really going on in the trailer. Awful.
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST
And it doesn't look like I'll enjoy this. The hotel scene really reminded me of The Devil's Rejects. Also I don't remember the father paralyzing the guy and then sticking his head in a microwave in the original...
Jan. 8, 2009, 9 p.m. CST
The cover sounded good so I found out who the singer was doing the cover. Her name is Victoria Bergsman and it was a single from her Taken By Trees album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dqVDQ-lF4Q
Jan. 8, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST
How about 1408? That was a good, scary horror movie.
Jan. 8, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST
I am too friggin' old.
Jan. 8, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST
However, that was a pretty okay trailer. I'll check it out.
Jan. 8, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST
Got my attention. A great trailer.
Jan. 8, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST
Haven't seen the original, and this trailer isn't exactly making me want to rush out and see this remake. Maybe I'm just still in the glow of uber-awesomeness that was catching Army of Darkness in 35mm this evening.
Jan. 8, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST
that microwave gag...what the fuck was that cheese ball shit.
Jan. 8, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST
Given the amount of sexual violences in the original one, he once said he was ashamed of it. What happened now? Wes Craven gotta eat?
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST
strap yourself to a table, stick your head in a microwave and turn it on. lemme know how cheeseball it is after that.
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST
by Mal Carne
This is an AWESOME time to be releasing horror movies. It fits right in.
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST
If you haven't read Vern's review of the Chaos DVD (another LHOTL remake) and the incredible talk-back that followed, here's the link:<p> http://tinyurl.com/qkczf<p> Probably the funniest thing I've ever seen on this site-
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST
Yeah it was cool to see him work in film. He's been directing Dexter, too. Some of the good ones, in fact.
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST
Seriously, who cuts trailers these days? Virgins? Give too much up front man. Maybe just the microwave shot that's it. Build questions, confusion, mystery. No mystery whenyou know she survives to make it home.
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST
Hope it makes the new version
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST
Do you even know what a goth kid IS? And please explain why this would actually appeal to them. Or maybe you meant to use the blanket term "emo" that old shits use to categorize everyone still fucking attractive people?
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST
Not that the original was a great piece of filmmaking, but this looks decent. It looks like it has a pair of balls to some degree, whereas most horror movies these days pull their punches or just go for the cheap shit. Gotta say I like the Hills Have Eyes remake as much as I fucking love the original. That was a pretty brutal movie, and this looks like it could be the same. Only thing though is that the killers don't look tough enough. The gang in the original looked like a bunch of sociopathic nutbags, but these guys just look like actors. Oh well, how much can you expect these days?
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST
Because F13 looks like dildos.
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST
I think the dude in the hot-tub outside my apartment is getting a BJ. Hope she brought a snorkel.
Jan. 8, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST
by Mr. Winston
For YEARS I've been praying they'd remake this one. The original had so many incredible themes to play on, but Craven just wasn't good enough at the time to make it the right way and it ended up mostly a piece of shit - but an important piece of shit. Then, a couple of years ago, the remake script started floating around...and Christ, it was great. And apparently written by one of the producers' assistants at that. It did EVERYTHING the original didn't do and, at the same time, did everything it did. <br> <br> And now THIS? Sure, that's a slick-looking trailer, but they couldn't have cast less-menacing actors for the killers if they trotted Grimmace and the Hamburglar out there. I'm sorry - Mary gets SHOT in the water? And she SURVIVES? And what the HELL was with that microwave thing? The entire point of the violence in the original, at least from the angle of the parents, was that there was nothing premeditated - it was just animal and raw. <br> <br> Fuck me. I'm really disappointed.
Jan. 8, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST
it might be a remake...most of us have seen the original...but why basically tell us everything?
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST
...Has to say about this. Totally ripping off CHAOS.
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST
Yes, but Chaos was a pathetic rip off of Last House on the Left, so who cares? Just do yourself a favor and watch the original.
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST
...I've watched everything I can get my hands on. There's quite a bit out there I've missed, but I've seen some nasty shit, including horrible real life stuff like chechlear, 3 men 1 hammer and such. But for some reason Last House On The Left remains just about the only film that pissed me off and made me feel so fucking dirty I turned it off. For a bit. The combination of it being this relentless S and M fantasy with it also being a truly miserable and lazy pile of shit just made me hate it. This for one looks like a hardcore soft cock variation with none of the originals sleaziness and impact and that head in the microwave was ridiculous. As is the daughter escaping. Honestly, I think Chaos already did the job. This does look like its been expertly photographed and the trailer music was nicely chosen. However, if you truly wanted to remake last house on the left, and not just cash in on the title, you would need to find villains that actually look like criminals, not WB central casting white trash. Oh well, it will be interesting seeing becca from Superbad getting boned I guess. Garrett Dillahunt deserves some easy pay cheques too.
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST
by Lando Griffin
I forgot this remake was coming and it fell of my radar but that trailer hooked me. I'll check it out
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST
Please tell me that you didn't think Last House on the Left was worse than the chechclear video. That was a REAL life for God's sake. If that wasn't the meaning of your post, I apologize. Seeing (and for some reason I give in to curiosity and always watch those videos) real life vids like chechclear and the Ukranian murder videos always have a different feel to me than even the most shocking films. I guess they are the ones that always give me a feel that I just saw something that I can't "unsee".
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST
...You've seen the whole film in the trailer...Well, I guess its not a remake to Last House On The Left then. Because that film exsisted for one reason alone...To watch 2 teenage girls get tortured, raped and murdered in detail. Thats it. The whole thing. Would have been interesting to see how they sold this in the pitch. Also can't wait for Eberts review. I hope its suitably hypocritical (just put his Last House and I Spit reviews back to back).
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST
Chechlear was real to be sure. But it was over in seconds. Last House was just relentless filth that went on and on and on. Coupled with the fact that chechlear is home video of some muslim extremists, not some cut rate pornographer trying to make mass entertainment. So perhaps it was more the intent that bothered me
Jan. 9, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST
I really expected to hate this and to go back and tell my dad how much this sucks, but it doesn't look horrible. Still, the original cast aren't very happy about it, but when are original casts ever? I think Adam West is still waiting for the phone to ring to make him Uncle Batman.
Jan. 9, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST
Your statements are just getting odder and odder. This is a good example of a guy who can't distinguish fantasy from reality. The former was real, but the latter was longer. Okay, well gee -- that does make it tough.
Jan. 9, 2009, 3:39 a.m. CST
...How is it an odd statement? It's about the visceral impact it has on you. I get scared watching a PG movie like Poltergeist, but hardly raise a sweat seeing photographs of the holocaust. Despite the fact that being stripped naked, gassed and being stuffed in a oven is probably a tad scarier than some 80's special effects. You really think I'm alone on my discomfort with long, drawn out rape scenes in movies? Everyone knew Monica Belluci didn't get butt raped in Irreversible either, but they still freaked out. Walked out in fact. They probably didn't walk out of Bowling For Columbine though, even though that features 3000 people being killed for real by jet planes. Retard.
Jan. 9, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST
by Lost Jarv
Seek therapy. Fast.
Jan. 9, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST
The original was shit and they've condensed the whole new film into a Quicktime trailer. Thanks for saving me money.
Jan. 9, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST
The parents' arc in the original was the one thing that made it interesting to me. The trailer showed for the most part a focus on the things that would make me want to take this hell ride again and a reduction of what would make me not want to... until it starts to look like more of a torture horror than the original. They got the tone I'd want right, but then they showed way too much, as everyone else has said. Trailer editors... not a lot of good ones out there methinks.
Jan. 9, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST
This looks like it could be a fun ride.
Jan. 9, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST
but actually will give it a chance now that i've seen the trailer
Jan. 9, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST
I could watch videos on youtube or thousands of other sites no problem, but fucking quicktime links never work without a lot of tweaking, downloading, and reinstalling. That's how apple shit just works right? I'll tell you what works. Youtube. Now in HD. Drop the fucking quicktime already, it's time has passed. Let it die. Stop sucking apple's dick and expecting us all to join in just because you like the taste of it.
Jan. 9, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST
on DVD. My Bloody Valentine was censored when it was released orginally in the 80s; all the gore and kill scenes were cut out because it came out the same time there was a real serial killer in the news. Now its being rereleased on DVD uncut, uncensored. That would have never happened without the remake. Thats one reason why remakes are a good thing.
Jan. 9, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST
if she lives, what are the parents motivation to drug and place a guy headfirst in a microwave?<br><br> too elaborate and like someone else said, too premeditated. especially if she survives it all.<br><br>also i hate how they "hollywood-ed" up the scene where she is shot. so now she is diving under water as bullets swim past. the original scene where she slowly walks out into the pond utterly defeated was so haunting, why screw it up?
Jan. 9, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST
They're all booked up dealing with AICN talk backers dealing with compulsive masturbation to rape scenes from exploitation classics.
Jan. 9, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST
Its a fucking joke how much of the film they revealed in that trailer. I am absolutely amazed at who thought that putting every beat of the story in it was a good idea. Seriously no need to see the film after that. And whats really mad is that it looks like they did a really good remake and thats such a rarity. P.s The original sucked no matter how many people say it was gritty or real
Jan. 9, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST
Kind of tempting. Plus I'm a fan of righteous vengeance and I've never seen a man's head in a microwave before.
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST
by Desk of Steel
and I thought the original was just ok. The original had a look that was as bad as black sweaty pantyhose smell (I guess that made it gritty). The music in the original was also pretty great. If I remember correctly, it was happy hippy music with lyrics about the characters. It was darkly comedic to me. I'll certainly give the remake a shot.
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST
I'm pretty sure it's their daughter's friend that survives in the trailer, which would mean they actually knew more clearly what happened to her and make them even more homicidal. Also, whoever it is, it's not clear that she lives through the experience longer than to get back to them, she seems pretty fucked up, and frankly, I think most parents would still go pretty psycho on someone who raped their daughter and carved words in her abdomen with a knife. Still, the premeditative nature of the killings was also a problem in the first one. I could never accept the biting off the dick scene, it just didn't make sense as something they would consensually plan to do. "Ok, honey, I'm going to set up some proto-Home Alone style traps and got crazy on these guys with a chain saw." "That's great hon, I'm going to lead one of the guys I think raped her outside away from you and put his dick in my mouth... then bite it off." "Good idea honey, you go suck that rapist dick." See what I mean?
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST
you know the more I think about how much of the film is revealed in that trailer... the more it really pisses me off. I mean, what the fuck? But that's not saying anything new. But still... agh!
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST
buttons !!! they used my friends band for the opening music !!!!
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST
Good defense of the editor and a fair argument... up to the "Blame yourself" bit. I know it's always fun when having a moment of insightful wisdom to end it with some kind of catching zinger line, some sorta punch, but the fact is that at least in my case I'm not a test screener, and unless they start doing test screenings for horror movies in Virginia, I probably won't ever be anytime soon. I imagine thats ture for a lot of people annoyed by this trailer. So while it's fair to blame the higher levels of the system for the form of the trailer and give credit to the editor for the quality of the delivery (not sure about the music call though, editors do get that call I suppose but if its a track already on the sound track it might have been expected of him/her... like the "Hush" cover for I Know What You Did Last Summer) I think the likely hood that any of us had anything to do with it besides going to films despite their trailers. I know I didn't.
Jan. 9, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST
...pretty good. I wanna see that movie. I've seen "Chaos" this year for the first time and it was actually ok till it differt from the original. It just became laughable.
Jan. 9, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST
maybe a horror movie actually worth seeing in this whirlwing-bitchstorm of shit horror? time will tell.
Jan. 9, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST
I'm a fan of the original, but this looks terrible. Worst possible casting ever.
Jan. 9, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST
This could be pretty good. I mean, it won't be easy to watch, but the part with the microwave was pretty damn funny.
Jan. 9, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST
The only remade version of this song I will consider good is the douchebag Huff family singing it in their car in Step Brothers. That shit was awesome.
Jan. 9, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST
I dug the hell out of the first one. Maybe AND JUST MAYBE!! Someone has finally me a good remake! Also like the use of the Deadwood/Jesse James/Sarah Coner show/a lot of other things actor as the bad guy, he is creepy as hell. <P> And was that Fuck Buttons at the start of the trailer?
Jan. 9, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST
... of course it won't top Bergman's original version, but certainly it can't be much worse than Craven's overrated remake.
Jan. 9, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST
Quicktime is just about the only software I've never had trouble with. Lemmie guess... you're one of those people with like 30 extensions to Internet explorer or something. <BR><BR> Install firefox. Delete any extensions/plugins<BR> Install Itunes.<BR> Done.
Jan. 9, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST
Whoever thought that would work for this... wrong, wrong wrong. The song's way too silly even to work ironically in this setting. Too well known too, especially since even at the most literal level the song doesnt have anything to do with the plot here. Add to that a version which is sort of soft and flabby but in no way haunting and just... yeeech. Not that this was going to be good anyway, but come on, rookie error.
Jan. 9, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST
by Jack Burton
This looks like an excellent place to start.
Jan. 9, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST
FUCK REMAKES!!! Stop it.
Jan. 9, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST
The best thing about these new films is their color grading... Tranformers included! Do they not let their white points actually go to white and rather dull them slightly with a color cast?
Jan. 9, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST
I'm sure it will still suck but this trailer gives me a much better vibe than Unborn's did.
Jan. 9, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST
artless, random and uninteresting.
Jan. 9, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST
Jan. 9, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST
Just FUCKING blasphemy
Jan. 9, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST
Had some strange fucking hillbilly folk music in it. Real makes it laughable when you watch it now. This one is ok to be remade. Now stay the hell away from Fright Night bitches, that one still works.
Jan. 9, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST
is actually David Hess, as in Krug, the main bad guy. To me, that makes it even funnier.
Jan. 10, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST
Jan. 10, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST
LHOTL IS A CLASSIC
Jan. 10, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST
by alice 13
wtf that guy lying in front of a microwave? how can you close the door to nuke his head?
Jan. 11, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
Right on the money. Potter is brutal. Get Maria Bello. Preferably in a cheerleader outfit.
Jan. 11, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST
Went to a 35mm screening of LHOTL in the UK a good few years ago where David Hess was there to talk about the movie afterwards and sign stuff. I kid you not even as an old bloke everyone was quite wary and unnerved by Krug sitting there not 10ft from you - what made it worse that he was being so very nice and entertaining. Very disconcerting. It's a shame but Nuevo Krug hardly looks like he can create such a monster that transcends the boundary of the movie.
Jan. 11, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST
Make it better than the original. Helps to start with some exploitation schlock. <p> Next up, penis julienne in the remake of "I Spit on Your Grave," because we never get tired of severed penises. (Although Last House on the Left did it best.)