There's ultimately no point in dreading the remake of Wes Craven's vicious, still-shocking 1972 thriller Last House on the Left, even despite a new trailer bringing to mind torture porn by way of Restoration Hardware.
The story of two teenage girls brutalized by a gang of prison escapees — who in turn are brutalized by one of the girl's parents after coincidentally stopping in at their nearby house and giving their game away — was part commentary on Vietnam's defilement of the '60s, part remake of Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring and all blood-drenched, eye-popping exploitation legend. Not so much now, where the product placements in the kitchen alone probably covered the make-up budget.
But so what? We'll have a look anyway and are already anticipating the sequel Next to Last House on the Left, in which Axl Rose exacts his own revenge on the coffeehouse chanteuse raping Sweet Child o' Mine in the trailer's second half. [YouTube]