Hills Have Eyes (2006)

Hills Have Eyes (2006)

themovielord's picture

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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Movieman2117's picture

i liked it i thought it was good but still want to see the original

ladygaga1977's picture

i saw the first and second one, i thought that both of them were really good, great kill scenes,but of course didn't see the original.

klownz's picture

here you go gaga its a classic

HELLFIGHTER's picture

The original was EXCELLENT and an old school fav. The new ones are excellent too. The new SEQUEL not so much but still had great scenes like the guy hiding in the blue chems of the shitbox and the camofluaged inbred.

ladygaga1977's picture

thanks for posting the trailer, i hope i can watch it soon, i keep watching remakes of movies and not originals, bad idea need to start watching original so i have something to compare to.

klownz's picture

LOL! i posted you the full film!

ladygaga1977's picture

that really is funny, i didn't even realize that, i just looked at it briefly and thought it was the trailer.

ratmonkeyofdeth's picture

This is one remake that i actually enjoyed just as much if not more than the original. The original holds a very special place in my heart. It, along with Evil Dead, was one of the first horror movies i ever remember watching. I was about 8 or 9 when i first saw this film, and i have been a fan of horror ever since. I remember my mom buying me Fangoria when i was 9 and 10 years old. What a great mom. I still have a lot of the issues from back then.

One thing that i like about the remake is how they made the husband of the daughter out to be such a passifist, then after his wife gets killed and his baby gets taken, he turns into a bad ass. To me this is just saying no matter how much a person hates violence if they are pushed to a certain point anyone is capable of anything. The whole film was just bad ass.

I actually watched the 2nd one again last saturday night. I also thought that it was a good film, but i would definitely not call it a remake. It had nothing to do with the original, but i enjoyed it jsut the same. I don't think the guy was hiding in the shitter. The first few times i watched it, I thought that was the case, but after watching it again the other night, I think he was placed there. They said in the film that he had cuts all over him and who ever put him in there intended for him to die a slow death. Maybe I am mistaken, but either way that was nasty. I also really enjoyed that mutant that was camouflaged. I loved the part when the woman went to piss and he came off the rock and grabbed her. That was some cool stuff.

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