I watched the new "hills" last night and man, I gotta say that I thought it was a truly great remake of a classic film that really recaptured the original vision of Craven's masterpiece. I guess it shouldn't have come as a surprise to me as I'm a very big Alexandre Aja fan ever since his first film, "high tension." But back to the "hills"... the actors did a wonderful job and I thought that the cinematography was key as well. It certainly didn't hurt that Craven himself was a producer and sat in on much of the shoot (which only goes to show that when the original writer/director is brought in on a remake...it can be redone very well), not to take away from the talent of Aja, of course. The film was very brutal, but not overly brutal...just brutal enough to convey the dire situation the characters have found themselves in. Although very graphic, it was not overly gory, in my opinion...but when it was, man...it really was. I like the fact that they went back to Morrocco to film because I'm not sure any other location would have worked as well. The original score of the film was also redone very well to add to the tone of the film. The film did have some small differences from the original (mostly the character's names...and a few other things) but did keep me pretty tense throughout...which for me, is a common trait that I've noticed among all Aja films thus far. All in all, a great film, with little flaws. If you have not seen this film, I suggest that you do, but first, make sure to watch the micro-budget 1977 original so you can really appreciate the wonderful job that Aja did! As a sidenote, for those of you who aren't familiar with Aja's work, you should try to get familiar with it...he is an upcoming star as a horror director and is the one to watch...may even be the next carpenter or craven...I'm excited to see his next film, "mirrors."