What a difference a decade makes! Ex-English professor and Freddy Krueger creator Wes Craven's first film, Last House on the Left (1972), is an unremitting exercise in voyeuristic misogyny, typical of that era's low-budget excesses. In this pioneering splatter film, a group of drooling escaped psychos spend a punishing 84 minutes torturing then killing a pair of naked teenage hippie girls before they're dispatched with chain saws and a lethal blow job. Craven claims Bergman's The Virgin Spring as his inspiration, but a more obvious source is the Sharon Tate murders, with lots of drugs, mind games, and even Manson-esque folk music providing a... More >>>
Teen girls punk up the system in Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains.