September 18 2021
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Over/Under Movies Episode 38: The Last House on the Left/The Devil's Rejects
Kozak rating: 5 stars

Hi everyone, here's a new episode of Over/Under Movies, where three Pacific Northwest-based film critics talk about one overrated and one underrated film within the same genre, style, or tone. If you enjoy our show, please write us a review on iTunes (You can find us if you search for Over/Under Movies). We're on Twitter @overundermovies. You can also like our Facebook page at so you can be kept up to date on new episodes.

This is the third and final episode of our Halloween-themed series where each critic got to discuss their own horror or Halloween-related picks.

The final films in the series come from Erik's depraved mind, as we end things on an equally disturbing and humorous tone. First up is Wes Craven's first feature as a director, the notorious exploitation classic Last House on the Left. Is it as horrifying as its fame suggests, or is it an atonal mess?

Next, we dive into Rob Zombie's gruesome and hilarious whitesploitation grindhouse classic The Devil's Rejects. Is Zombie's fascination with bad hillbilly humor and his wife's ass as grating as it is in every other movie he made, or is this a pleasant exception?

Erik McClanahan is the lead film critic at Oregon Arts Watch, co-host of the Adjust Your Tracking podcast (Also available on iTunes), and a contributor at The Playlist.

Ryan Oliver is the co-host of the Unspooled Reel podcast and the author of the blog Wellness in 24 Frames.

Oktay Ege Kozak is a film critic for The Playlist, DVD Talk, The Oregon Herald, and Beyazperde.

You can listen to the episode by clicking on the embedded player below.