Last House on the Left (1972)

last house on the left

The film starts off with the birthday eve of 17-year-old Mari Collingwood (Sandra Peabody) taking a shower and examining herself in the mirror while the theme song for the movie “The Road Leads to Nowhere” plays over this montage. It’s an important scene that sets the sexually bleak tone for the movie to come. Mari is a very attractive, but innocent (read: virginal) young lady who is just learning to accept herself as attractive, but as we already know from the poster that the next 80 some minutes of the film are not going to be kind to her, or if we were unaware of the ads, the song foreshadows the fate that awaits Mari (and all the characters of the film). Continue reading