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House on the Edge of the Park (1980)Rating:
- Dylan = 8.5 / 10;
- IMDB = 5.9/10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 3.9/10.
House on the Edge of the Park (1980)Synopsis:
Alex and Ricky are two criminal delinquents who join an exclusive party where they are provoked and taunted by their patronizing hosts, Things soon take a change when Ricky and Alex turn the tables around and take them hostage.
House on the Edge of the Park (1980) Review:
The House on the Edge of the Park is one of my favorite movies from Ruggero Deodato, the director of Cannibal Holocaust. Ruggero Deodato further exploits the exploitation genre with this manipulative masterpiece in the vein of The Last House on the Left.
The violence in this film is quite graphic and violent, and most likely scenes of a vicious rape and intense violence will offend some people. In that, people who have enjoyed other films about revenge such as Craven’s The Last House on the Left (1972) and Zarchi’s I Spit on Your Grave (1978) should enjoy this movie.
The acting in this film is pretty good and if it wasn’t for the legendary David Hess (The Last House on the Left), this film probably wouldn’t be as good as it is. Indeed, I don’t think there is a better actor for this job than David Hess. Giovanni Lombardo Radice (City of the Living Dead, Cannibal Ferox) also delivers another great performance alongside the great David Hess.
The opening song from the first scene “Sweetly” (from the great Italian film composer Riz Ortolani who also did the music for Cannibal Holocaust) is very unsettling and adds to the creepiness of the film.
To conclude this a must-see for Ruggero Deodato fans and for people who enjoy exploitation, rape and revenge films. If you enjoyed “The Last House on the Left” and are a fan of David Hess, then you are definitely going to love this.