The Last House (2015)

Summary: After his call girl fiancé is lured and trapped by a Satanic trio of escaped mental patients, a young man must rescue her from a posh Hollywood home before their sadistic plans can be realized. 

This summary is very deceiving. It is taken directly from the DVD as well as IMDB. Based on the description, I was expecting something along the lines of Taken. It read to me like an action movie where Ned's (Jason Mewes) fiancé is being held captive and the whole movie was going to be his fight to get her back. Ultimately ending with a final showdown in which he kills the three mental patients and saves the damsel.

That is far from what we got. Turns out the "rescue" was about 15 minutes of the movie and involves zero action what-so-ever. 

While I was watching this, I could've swore I recognized the main actress, Lauren Walsh, but I couldn't place what if seen her in. I looked her up on IMDb. I didn't recognize anything she's been in so I'm not sure why she looked familiar BUT did come across a movie called Breath of Hate (2011). I noticed it had an identical cast so I clicked on it and realized it's the same movie. Not sure why it was renamed and re-released 4 years after it was made, but whatever. Anyway, the summary for "that movie" is as follows: One last job and Love is out of the erotic escort business.  Unfortunately, that final job is for a trio of escaped mental patients who are looking to change the world; one victim at a time.

Now this summary is a tad bit more true to what actually happens in this movie. It is however, just as deceiving as the first summary. Love wanting to get out of the escort business to be with her customer Ned is really a minor story line once the movie really gets going. She says she'll do one more party which is going to consist of her and 2 other escorts "taking care" of 3 mental patients (who are claiming to be actors living in Hollywood.  

There were countless things I was expecting from this movie, none of which really delivered. For starters, I was expecting some kind of sex. I wasn't looking for porn, or even Cinemax for that matter, but when the movie centers around a party of 6 people and 3 of them are hookers, you'd expect something.  The most erotic scene was when Cleb, the youngest and horniest of the mental patients pleasures himself with a melon. Seriously, I can't make that up...
Secondly, I was expecting some kind of violence and/or gore. Again, it did not deliver.  In fact, all the deaths in the movie were pretty weak. If I'm picturing a movie with 3 psychopaths capturing 3 escorts, I'm thinking mind games and torture. Didn't get any of that.

Lastly, as I stated early, I was expecting some action as Ned would be the hero and rescue Love. Again, not delivered. In all reality, Ned was pretty nonchalant in his hunt to find Love. 

If even a few of these expectations were reached, it would've made for a more complete movie. Even with all that being said, it was intriguing; at first. There was some interesting dialogue between Love and Hate (the head mental patient). But once everyone paired up and went off on their own it took a really weird turn. It jumped to a few flashbacks that really didn't do much for the story.  It took an even more drastic turn into a "spiritual side" which made no sense at all. From that point on, the rest of the movie was very confusing. I can't really go into much more depth without spoiling the movie but it basically became a sick and twisted version of Ghost.

This had a lot of potential to be a really good movie but it fell short on the mark. If you stumble across this movie, either as The Last House or Breath of Hate,  I'd probably recommend continuing on and finding something else.
                         reviewed by Bobby

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