|The Last House on the Beach|
The Last House on the Beach is your basic "bad guys hold pretty young girls hostage and terrorize them for a couple of days" story. Three bank robbers on the run from their latest heist have car trouble and need a place to crash and hide from the police. They come upon an isolated girls school taught by a nun named Sister Cristina (Florinda Bolkan) and make themselves at home.
One of the bad guys discovers the housekeeper and bitch-slaps her until she falls to the ground and then bashes in her head with an iron. And then the raping begins. No, not of the dead housekeeper - but Sister Cristina and the virginal girls are violated one by one. Over several days the depravity escalates until the good nun can take no more. She sets aside her monastic vows and picks up a gun.
|"It rubs the lotion on its skin."|
These hostage/rape films just make me squirm and this film is a decent example of this type. However The Last House on the Beach lacks the emotional impact of The Last House on the Left. It does have a cinematic style typical of the Italian films of this era that I appreciate and, as I mentioned before, it also has Florinda Bolkan. So, if you are a fan of her work or of these types of depraved films, The Last House on the Beach is worth watching. If you just want to see the best example of this type of film, watch Wes Craven's original The Last House on the Left.
Violence Rating/Index: 3.5 out of 5
Booby Rating/Index: 3.5 out of 5 - See the nude scenes.
The trailer is NSFW because of some brief Florinda Bolkan boobage. It's also in Italian.