Hills Have Eyes (2006)

Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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The Hills Have Eyes (2006) is directed by Alexandre Aja and stars Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Emilie de Ravin, and Vinessa Shaw. This is yet another remake out of Hollywood. The original The Hills Have Eyes (1977) was directed by a pre- Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven. However here is a remake that is worth the watch, especially if you like films that have inbreeding, genetically altered, cannibalistic freaks.

The film is about the Carter family and their cross country trip across the desert to San Diego. They get lost in the hills and have a run with its residents. Turns out these people, who have been living in solitude from the rest of the world, do not like trespassers.

Now before I saw the new Hills Have Eyes I went and watch the original. The film was okay and I am sure back in 1977 it was scary. I did see the potential and reasoning for a remake. There were so many places to go with the story. Alexandre Aja who not only directed but adapted the original screenplay added a real story of survival, horror, and a true testament to the human spirit that I haven't seen in a horror movie in a long time.

This film is not for the timid. It is brutal. At times you do remind yourself that it is only a movie but what you are seeing is so real and unrelenting that you really do have a sense of what these characters are going through.

Aaron Stanford is superb as the son-in-law/ new father who takes control of the situation. I got curious as to who this actor was and was surprised to learn that he is fire throwing Pyro in X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). He displays some real acting that showcases what is to come for this young actor.

So if you have weak stomach stay away. If you are daring head for the hills and see this brutal horror film, just promise me won't stop the DVD and take a break. The Carter family never got a break and neither should you.

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sickness's picture

This one surprised me it was actually good.

RamboTheDiscoInferno's picture

Usually I'm not impressed by a movie just because of blood/gore content. But when a deeper underlying storyline is actually present, I appreciate the movie. This movie was well done and it wasn't all just shock value. 3 Stars.

StuntmanMike's picture

I thought the hills have eyes remake actually outdid the original with its creepy realistic mutants,story line,and gore!

It would have been better if Michael Berryman played one of the mutants again.

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Dominican Witch's picture

I saw this movie and i have to say that it was not that good. There was no need for all the blood and gore. seriously.

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I saw this movie and i have to say that it was not that good. There was no need for all the blood and gore. seriously.

Its a horror movie and gore makes a horror movie even better to show how evil & twisted the mutants were in the hills have eyes.

If you cant handle it then go see "gone with the wind" or something lol!

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FreisianFury's picture

Here is a very good, bloody, out right nasty movie!! Its a very good movie and look forward to the new hills have eyes 2 that is coming out in 2007!!

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Nokturnal's picture

This was a pretty damn good movie for a remake. I still like the original better but this deserves at least 7 out of 10. Loved the scene where the dad gets burned alive.

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FriesianFury's picture

Here is a very good, bloody, out right nasty movie!! Its a very good movie and look forward to the new hills have eyes 2 that is coming out in 2007!!

mommas13's picture

I liked the Hills Have Eyes. It had just enough blood and gore, but not too much, and it was not pointless like some other movies that are all about blood and gore, and that's it in the whole movie. 7 out of 10

mattneezy's picture

this was a great movie. good gore and blood. nice mutants and somewhat based on true events. five out of five

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