Tuesday, April 6, 2010
LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET(1977)
Director Roger Watkins' LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET is probably one of the greatest ultra low-budget disturbing classics every made. I first saw this movie back in the VHS days and it was so great because there were no credits and you almost felt like you were watching some homemade snuff flick about these sick bastards. Everything about the movie just oozes sleaze and despair. It's such a great slice of 70's style horror that no one even tries to match today. Watkins not only directs but stars as the hero(except of course there is no real hero, just like in real life) Terry Hawkins. And Terry Hawkins is the way to give a sick depraved society back the hero it deserves. I did hear a while back that Jim Van Bebber(director of the amazing MANSON FAMILY movie) is supposed to be playing Terry Hawkins in some upcoming low budget thing but I'm not sure what ever happened with that. Maybe someday Terry Hawkins will live again.
This trailer is just delightful:
And not an original trailer but an awesome DVD trailer: