Rogue Pictures just gave the shout out regarding the release date on their rehash of The Last House on the Left, which will be Friday, March 13/09.

That’s a heck of a lot closer than I was expecting it to be, which is a good thing, I guess. At least they’re not (as of now, anyway) dumping it in with the studio tentpoles of late spring/early summer.

If you’ve already seen the trailer (as I’m sure most of you have) you may already feel like you’ve seen the remake. I know I do. Not much, it seems, has been altered in terms of the narrative. Yes, there were some minor changes, and the methods of revenge have changed, but other than that there doesn’t look like a whole lot to get excited about. Hopefully, the filmmakers will prove me wrong.

As with the original, this new version has Krug and his thugs (Garrett Dillahunt, Riki Lindhome, and Aaron Paul) violating two teenaged girls (Sara Paxton and Martha MacIsaac) in all sorts of ghastly ways, only to then find themselves the victims of some serious retribution from one of their victim’s parents (Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter). Oh yes, there will be blood!

Original writer/director Wes Craven returns with original partner in crime Sean Cunningham to essentially collect a payday on this one as producers, while Dennis Iliadis directs from a script by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca.