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The Hills Have Eyes
A new take on the 1977 thriller by Wes Craven where a family road trip goes terribly awry when the travellers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, they soon realize the...  View more >

Starring Aaron Stanford, Ted Levine, Dan Byrd...  View more >

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Mar 14, 2006
The Hills Have Eyes has three very distinct acts. The first is the obligatory setup. We meet each of the characters and get a rough idea of who they are. The acting is good enough that each one makes a distinct impression; a rare feat for a movie of this type. The second act is where the characters get stalked by shadowy figures and picked off in horrible ways. The third is where Hills differs from other horror movies. It turns the tables on the monsters and makes the victims the stalkers. This is a pretty neat trick, to be able to honestly cheer for a hero in a gore flick. Most of the time you just sort of wait for them to get gutted, but here I found myself not wanting the remaining few characters to die.

In creating something different, Hills Have Eyes goes from all-out horror to an action flick for the last several scenes, complete with huge explosion and fight with a really cool weapon (something that can only be described as a razor chain).

Another way The Hills Have Eyes seperates itself from the pack is in its characters. The victims are a family, which means an audience can immediately identify them. By the time we get to the end, the last few characters are well fleshed out and as I mentioned earlier, we care about what happens to them.

This movie is certainly not for everyone. It has nasty monsters, tons of gore, incredibly graphic violence, and a few deaths that would make anyone wince. But for those people looking for a good horror flick that's a little different than the usual teen scream movie, The Hills Have Eyes is a great fit. *** out of four.
Mar 19, 2006
All in all not very good. The acting was, except for the dogs, bad. There was more blood, gore, and plot, in Saw and SawII.
Mar 19, 2006
I'd say you need to see this movie on the big screen to really enjoy the blood and gore this film has to offer. I don't think you will get the full effect on your home television. If you like lots and lots of blood and seeing dismembered body parts go see it. The beginning does get you attached to a few of the characters in the beginning and you might even relate to one two of them so be warned, they might die. It's full of action using axes and pick axes and disfigured people from the nuclear testing that went on years ago. You may also find yourself applauding Beast. You'll see what I mean.
Mar 22, 2006
Another terrible remake of a horror movie. This time it's "The Hills Have Eves." A remake of the 1977 movie inwhich I didn't see, but no matter. I hate this movie. there's too many blood and gore for me to like. The only thing I like about the movie is the make-up, which is grusome. But this remake is too grumsome for anyone to sit though. Why don't Wes Craven re-release the 1977 version to the big screen? I'll benefit those who would rather see the 1977 movie and it will benefil me. Remaking films like "The Hills Have Eyes" is a waste of time for the cast and for us to see.
Apr 21, 2006
This was the worst movie I've ever seen.

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