It says on wikipedia that Wes Craven, who admits in the documentary Inside Deep Throat that he spent his early career directing porn, originally set out to make this a hardcore movie. But when they started filming it they realized it was too good to not be mainstream. Additionally, it’s a remake of The Virgin Spring which is an adaptation of a medieval Swedish folk ballad about two sisters killed by highwaymen who then seek shelter at the girls’ parents house.
Those are two of the best fun facts I’ve heard about a movie in a long time.
It’s hard to believe it was made in 1972, I think it’s aged very well. It’s a crude and effective mix of exploitation (Abel Ferarra) mixed with realistic emotional reactions (Michael Haneke). What a combination. It’s funny to think that Funny Games came over 20 years after Last House on the Left when it feels like a predecessor.
The songs were written by the actor who plays the villian Krug. Early 70s acoustic. Amazing. The final act of this movie is actually shocking and crazy good.

It says on wikipedia that Wes Craven, who admits in the documentary Inside Deep Throat that he spent his early career directing porn, originally set out to make this a hardcore movie. But when they started filming it they realized it was too good to not be mainstream. Additionally, it’s a remake of The Virgin Spring which is an adaptation of a medieval Swedish folk ballad about two sisters killed by highwaymen who then seek shelter at the girls’ parents house.

Those are two of the best fun facts I’ve heard about a movie in a long time.

It’s hard to believe it was made in 1972, I think it’s aged very well. It’s a crude and effective mix of exploitation (Abel Ferarra) mixed with realistic emotional reactions (Michael Haneke). What a combination. It’s funny to think that Funny Games came over 20 years after Last House on the Left when it feels like a predecessor.

The songs were written by the actor who plays the villian Krug. Early 70s acoustic. Amazing. The final act of this movie is actually shocking and crazy good.