Two college-age stoners live off-campus and witness what they at first think is a fantastic event. Two good-looking women are moving into the house across the street. A house, I might add, that has never been rented before as far as the two know. The two buddies, Chad and Derek, ogle the new additions to their street, but very quickly, things just seem to be getting weird. For starters, the two young women seem to like to party a little more than usual, and their guests? Let's just say that the men who enter don't feel like they're the women's type at all. It's also worth mentioning that lately, men have been disappearing - not that Chad and Derek seem to notice.
If you think this is a low-budget version of the film "Fright Night," you are both right and wrong. This film does feature the secretly bad neighbors next door plot but steers clear of the vampire trope. As a matter of fact? "The Last House On The Street" doesn't involve any kind of supernatural monster at all - it does include monsters of sorts, just not of the demonic nature. I found this lack of the supernatural a little jarring, not because every horror movie needs a ghostly creature but rather the implications both in name and script. For example, the comment right at the start regarding the house never being occupied had me thinking "ghost." Nope. Nothing even close. Don't let the lack of a haunting steer you away, though - "The Last House On The Street" is a pretty good film. Especially for those who enjoy more of a thriller/slasher type than outright horror. This isn't a perfect film, but it does keep you watching until the end, and that's what counts.
Although billed as a horror-comedy hybrid, I have to say that I didn't really find this film all that funny. But, again, as written above, that doesn't mean it wasn't a good watch - only that the comedy was pretty minimal. There's also not a whole lot to think about—no guessing at any plot points. You pretty much know what's going on right close to the start, and although the details don't reveal themselves right away, you pretty much get the gist of things within the first ten to fifteen minutes. It's not made a secret that our heroes if that's what you want to call them, are not overly smart, but I did have to wonder why Chad, at least, didn't figure things out long before he got himself into a little situation - so to speak. But again, as a viewer, you know what's going on - so all that remains is to sit back and enjoy the show. This isn't a film meant to change the way you think about the world. This is a film meant to enjoy with a beer.
Well, reader, that about wraps things up. "The Last House On The Street" is exactly what you think it is. A low-budget horror film that accomplishes just what it sets out to do. It's a no-brainer, really. If the horror/thriller genre is something you enjoy, don't be scared - check this flick out for yourself. I'm not saying it's going to explode your brain in shock and awe - but it was a good way to spend a little over an hour. Three and a half stars. PS: I loved the whole scene involving the college textbook return. One hundred percent accurate.