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But in it he immediately and crudely establishes the themes — the temptations and risks of teenage sexuality and drug use, the loss of innocence and the preservation of the status quo — that would dominate his career, and serve as the template for a genre he would popularize. These early scenes are overt to the point of being laughable: there is a shot of a naked teenage girl in the shower, blurred by the glass.
This girl, Mari Collingwood, emerges to chat with her parents before she heads out for a concert for a band called Bloodlust in the big city.
He is more interested in the psychological implications of killing, which are more complex here than in any of his later, more tightly constructed pictures. The soundtrack, all late 60s folk Etude For Chainsaw / Goodbye Dick - David Alexander Hess* - The Last House On The Left (Original 197 classic rock, could be from Love Story or The Graduate. But this is only sometimes as funny as it sounds; the juxtaposition of a dirty, beaten teenager with the sounds of sensitive guitar balladry can be eerily poignant.
The ravenous psychopaths are introduced to us by way of a radio bulletin, heard by the girls in the car on the way to the concert. Why did Craven choose to make one of the killers female? She rejoices in the torture and rape Prologue - Elmer Bernstein - Hawaii Mary and her friend, as does Krug and the rest of the gang.
Craven probably thinks: If a woman is present and participating, the killings become less male. The villains no longer hate women; they hate people. But it also incited a heap of angry criticism, with many calling the film sadistic and perverse. After thirty-plus years and a recent resurgence of relentlessly explicit violence in horror, this little picture still shocks, disgusts, and disturbs, and I guess that was the point. Why, then, are we not allowed to delight in its mayhem as we might now with, say, Hostel or Saw?
Well, we are, but only in the end. But the death of the girls — painfully long, slow, and depressing — is cinematic dead weight. We are left feeling a combination of campy delight, nervous excitement, and abhorrent shame. The movie is, at the same time, a moral disgrace, a horror masterpiece, shabbily made, and brilliantly manipulative.
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