Directed by: Adam Berardi
Written by: Adam Berardi
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The Last House on the Street
Chad (Dylan Garcia) and Derek (Jeremy Behie) are two best friends attempting a post-secondary education at Arizona University. Derek works at some grimy fast-food chicken shop, and Chad just kind of hangs around depressed over his recent breakup if you want to call six months recent. So when the not-so-dynamic duo witness two women moving in across the street, Derek is more than a little excited. Chad, not so much because he's not looking for anything other than weed, booze, and video games. That includes his education.
Soon strange things begin happening. Men start disappearing at an alarming rate. Derek eventually suspects something and does some investigating but Chad? Oblivious to everything except his weed, beer, and games. Oh, and his ex-girlfriend. He seems to have been stalking her somewhat. It's when Derek doesn't come home one night that Chad begins to worry. He knows his friend was partying with the two women next door, but that doesn't mean anything. Eventually, Janet (Ashley Rene) and Chrissy (Mary Kate McCormick) from across the street want to party with Chad. More Chrissy, but that doesn't matter because Chad is about to step into ... The Last House on the Street.
I can dig it. Micro-budget can be fun and easy to enjoy, especially when it's a horror-comedy. I can't say there was much comedy save a garbage can hit and some really 1980s inspired background music, but that was alright. Jokes aside, the parts that were supposed to be funny didn't really hit the mark and instead made the characters come across as a little unlikeable most of the time. From a pervy Jeremy to a stalker Chad I can actually say that I was rooting for the girls mostly.
But that again brought me to the throwback movie mood because a lot of classic B movies from the past are presented the same way. I don't even think you're supposed to like the characters all that much. This is a movie to watch, chuckle at a little, and have a beer or three as long as you know that when you sit down to watch this movie, you should have fun. The Last House on the Street is not meant to be taken completely seriously. It's a movie. Throw on an old robe, grab a drink, watch it with some friends, and party hard. 3.5 stars.