The Hills Have EyesDirector: Alexandre Aja, Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw
Alexandre Aja directs this remake of Wes Craven's film The Hills Have Eyes. In this update, a family is taking a cross-country road trip when their trailer breaks down, leaving them stranded in the desert of New Mexico. There, they find themselves under attack by the savage "hill people," who were deformed by radiation during nuclear testing.
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- 20th Century Fox
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- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Aaron Stanford||Doug Wood|
|Kathleen Quinlan||Ethel Carter|
|Vinessa Shaw||Lynne Wood|
|Emilie de Ravin||Brenda Carter|
|Dan Byrd||Bobby Carter|
|Tom Bower||Gas Station Attendant|
|Billy Drago||Papa Jupiter|
|Ted Levine||Big Bob Carter|
|Desmond Askew||Big Brain|
|Michael Bailey Smith||Pluto|
|Maxime Giffard||first victim|
|Maisie Camilleri Preziosi||Baby Catherine|
|Ivana Turchetto||Big Mama|
|Judith Jane Vallette||Small Deformed Child|
|Adam Perrell||Small Deformed Child|
|Adil Abdelwahab||Asst. Director|
|Richard Adrian||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Howard Berger||Makeup Special Effects|
|Mohamed Boukhouima||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Danetracks, Inc.||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Dane A. Davis||Sound/Sound Designer|
|David Franco||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Mjid El Gachi||Stunts|
|Daniel Glicker||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Frank Hildebrand||Executive Producer|
|Fatah Lahouissi||Production Manager|
|Gregory Levasseur||Art Director,Screenwriter|
|Tamara Marini||Art Director|
|Sasha Melaranci||Camera Operator|
|Joseph C. Nemec||Production Designer|
|Gregory Nicotero||Makeup Special Effects|
|Franco Ragusa||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Cody Zwieg||Associate Producer|
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Didnt anyone find this movie disturbing?? They were trying to convey how cruel and animal like these things/people were. They were cannibals for goodness sakes. I was mortified.I couldnt believe someone would make this film. Plus, even if it wasnt sick, then it was poorly directed and was stupid.
I watched this movie with my g/f. She was deeply disturbed with the rape scene. The other reviewer was right about this one. It is a horrible thing to enjoy this movie. It isn't even scary. Just gory and pointless. And that's coming from someone who liked the Chainsaw massacre series. Plus, the ending is extra stupid. I mean, can't the director's think of a new ending other than " the guys you thought were dead didn't end up dying?" If you liked this movie, then you seriously don't have good taste, even in today's standards. Also, if you liked this movie, you will also love HOSTEL which was stupid, gory, and so disturbing that it will make you wonder why someone would even like to watch it.
This movie is one of the sickest and most tsuspenfull movie I have ever seen.It has horror action and some hardcore suspense.At the very beginig of the movie i could tell this would be a sick film.It all starts off with a familey who is crossing New Mexico to get to california.They end up being stranded in the middle of the dessert and they are killed tortured and raped by the radiated people living there.The whole movie was just sick and repulsive, in a good way.Overall the movie was GREAT its a movie i would recommend everyone to watch exept for da lil kiddies.
Well if there were an award for most use of a pick axe it would be this movie. Great gore and on the edge of your seat suspense at points. Could have done with out the implied rape scene, but the movie as a whole rocked!
Ever since I saw this movie I've been thinking about it.It was awesome! I was about to go back and see it for a second time! And it's taking too long to come out on DVD.I'm anticipating dearly,or at least I'm trying to.In addition,the ending left me in suspense...
THIS FILM IS NOT TO BE SEEN WHILE YOU ARE EATING...THERE IS CONSTANT ACTION AND HORROR THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE..A MOVIE YOU SHOULD NOT WATCH ALONE....
i dont know why if its cuz im a new dad but a certin seen did disturb me but thats not why i say this movie sucks bad. I wish i spent my time doing something else.
The story is simple: a family's off on a holiday and had taken a short cut through the desert to get there. In order to make the trip, they pull up to a lone gas station in the middle of nowhere to top up the tank. Problem is, the gas attendant is in on a little secret and points them to a "short cut" that's supposed to save them a couple hours. Instead, this "short cut" leads the family on the fast track to death as a pack of bloodthirsty mutants hunt the family as their next meal. No, really, that's the story. But you know what? I love it. Simple horror, straight and to the point. Here's the good guys, here's the bad guys, here's the setting. Let's see what happens. It works for me and it works for The Hills Have Eyes no problem. Unfortunately, I didn't see the 1977 original so I can't compare the two, but what I can tell you is the idea, as presented in the movie, of human-mutants caused by nuclear testing's radioactivity was done well, especially since the mutations aren't over the top but very believable (i.e. a guy with a big head; a little girl with a lopsided face; even the grossest of the bunch just seemed to have a few tumors the size of pool balls bulging under his skin). This movie started off with a quick action scene, then the credits rolled, and the main story got under way. Since we as the viewers knew this family was in jeopardy almost right from the start, the slow build-up leading to the explosion of danger and gore was well worth the wait. Actually, I'm glad there was a long lead up before things went crazy. Made you care and relate to the family first before things started happening to them. Made it all the more painful when they got killed. The one part that really got me jumping was the involvement of the baby who, it seemed, was around six months old. Being a parent, the thought of your child getting kidnapped is just terrifying. Add getting kidnapped by cannibal mutants to that and it really makes for sensitive watching. Every scene where I thought maybe something would happen to the kid, I was, like, "No, not that baby!" (What? Horror fans can't be sensitive?) The 180-degree character development of our hero, Doug Bukowski (Aaron Stanford) , was impressive especially since I really didn't like him at all in the beginning, which was the point, and which was a success on the part of the filmmakers. Truly awesome. The Hills Have Eyes was a fun horror movie that pleased this roadside horror fan to the nines. Going to be renting the sequel. Definitely. Go see this. A.P. Fuchs Canister X
I have seen the original Hills have Eyes and this is a fantastic remake. I just discovered that I have "Hills Have Eyes II" on an old VCR tape that I taped many years ago. Can't wait to watch it. Anyone who enjoys horror movies will love this remake. It is definitely worth watching.
Alexandre Aja has outdone himself!! He took a Wes Craven horror story which I thought was just alright and gave it a more realistic story line that could almost be real and added a ton of gore to make it a treat for horror fans. Maybe too many false scares, but several scenes will make you jump. I really enjoyed it at the big screen and I can't wait for it to come out on DVD.
This is the most gruesome and disturbing movie ever. After watching it I wasn't sure if I should like or hate it. I was mostly in between that and couldn't help but watch it again. I like how the character of Doug fought back to get back his baby girl and the dog that was just terrific and different. Finally someone did something right with the whole weak character and believe me its always a girl but this time its a guy and the dog lives!!! Basically you have a family, the the desert mountains and very very creepy disfigured mutants trying to get them. the makeup they done was incredible and beware of a certain scene involving one of the mutants and the abduction of the girl. if you've seen the original then i'm sure you know what scene i'm talking about. Though I agree with most reviewers on how can someone come up with these kind of movies like hostel for instance. Are they like crazy or what? no wonder some people take horror movies a little too seriously. Just keep reminding yourself, its only a movie, its only a movie.