Jun 15, 2011

Lost hours of my life

A movie so thoroughly bad, horrible, lousy, that you regret you ever spent those precious hours of your life watching it? That's this week's MovieMonday challenge.

First I thought about Jennifer's Body, which I truly, truly, loathed. But then again, I was kind of glad I watched it, because in some twisted way I enjoyed loathing something that much for a change, and really bashing it afterwards. Haha. So, that option was ruled out. But the final choice wasn't a difficult one at all.


I haven't seen the original Last House on the Left, but if it's anything like the 2009 remake, I don't even want to. It could have been a basic, solid thriller/horror film, but all I remember about it is the rape scene, which seemed to go on and on and on for a half and hour. Okay, sometimes a rape is necessary for the story, and it can be shoot quite graphically and boldly but still with some good taste, like in the Swedish Millenium trilogy. In The Last on the Left the scene is draged out and gloated with, which makes it so horribly repulsive, disgusting and just plain sick. It's not horror, it's porn. And not the normal, sane kind.

We watched it at a friend's summer cottage last year, according to our long-lasting tradition of watching fun and lousy horror flicks when it begins to get dark. I don't know if we'll continue the tradition this year, because LHotL wasn't fun for anyone. Yuck. Just, yuck. I wish we'd taken No, I Still Haven't Forgotten What You Did That Summer Twenty Years Ago Although You Might Have or something to that caliber. Those kind of movies are bad, yes, and maybe those hours are not the most wisely spent hours of your life either, yes, but atleast they don't freaking make you feel both mentally and physically sick. And they call the damn movie a horror classic...

7 comments:

Mörri said...

Minä oon nähnyt vain alkuperäisen ja se on todella inhorealistinen. Oikeastaan nautin siitä, niin pahaa sen katsominen teki. Mutta en ole vielä pystynyt katsomaan uusiksi, vaikka hyllyssä odottanut vuosia. En oo katsonut uudempaa, kun oon pelännyt ett se on ihan lälly vanhaan verrattuna...mut vissiin ei. :D

Paivi [Elokuvablogi.com] said...

I haven't seen this one, nor the original. But I have to say Jennifer's Body was not *that* bad ;-) It was indeed stupid, but not totally lost case.

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Anzi said...

I have seen the original Last House on the Left (which is a remake of Ingmar Bergman's "Jungfrukällan"), and if the remake is as repulsive as that film, then I have no desire to see it. Whereas Bergman's film is a deep and interesting study of violence and the human nature, Last House on the Left is just disgusting and repulsive violence for the sake of violence.

I think that Jennifer's Body is a hugely underrated movie that suffered from bad marketing. To me, it was a truly scary examination of how destructive teenage girls' friendships, at worst, can be.

Eeva said...

Mörri: No juu, en nyt ainakaan lällyksi tuota remakea sanoisi. :D Jos alkuperäinen on vielä pahempi niin voi härregyyd! En halua tietää. Monet on sanoneet että uudempi on jopa parempi, mutta en tiedä miten sitä paremmuutta tässä tapauksessa mitataan...

Paivi: I really think Jennifer's Body was *that* bad, haha ;D I found everything about it infuriatingly annoying. But like I said, love bashing it, always. Hehe.

Anzi: Oh, didn't know it's a remake of a remake! I should see the original one. And about Jennifer's Body, as I said above: to me, infuriatingly annoying, plain and simple. :D

Ursula said...

Speaking of mindless rape-scenes, you really shouldn't watch I spit on your grave, which I wrote about last month (??). The scene lasted almost 15 minutes...talk about disgusting AND a waste of time..
Jennifer's Body is actually really good, in my opinion ;O)

Eeva said...

Ugh. I'm making a mental note to never ever watch that movie. Thanks ;)