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A still from Last Stop on the Night Train (1975)

Last Stop on the Night Train

1975 | Italy | 94 min
  • Last House - Part II
  • New House on the Left
  • Xmas Massacre
  • Christmas Massacre
  • The New House on the Left
  • Torture Train
  • Second House on the Left
  • L'ultimo treno della notte
  • Watched on Fri Sep 24, 2021 via Criterion Channel
    B-: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Two girls traveling on an overnight train cross paths with two dangerous young men. What begins as sleazy exploitation escalates to a brutal rape sequence. It’s a Last House on the Left remake I didn’t see coming. But, by that point, the film had demonstrated enough competence that I grit my teeth and endured. I’m glad I did. Though structured as a rape-revenge picture, the ending proffers an acerbic condemnation of class-based justice that haunted me. Worth watching if you’re up for the challenge.

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