The Hills Have Eyes

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Overview

Like an episode of Married With Children on crack, this early Wes Craven effort serves up a colorful clan of social renegades and pits them against a family of middle-class snivelers. This being a horror film from before the age of pervasive irony, of course, the audience is supposed to identify with the itinerant Carter brood rather than the territorial mutants who relentlessly stalk them through the desert. But half the fun is in watching the wholesome, Winnebago-riding Carters get picked off one by one and ...
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Overview

Like an episode of Married With Children on crack, this early Wes Craven effort serves up a colorful clan of social renegades and pits them against a family of middle-class snivelers. This being a horror film from before the age of pervasive irony, of course, the audience is supposed to identify with the itinerant Carter brood rather than the territorial mutants who relentlessly stalk them through the desert. But half the fun is in watching the wholesome, Winnebago-riding Carters get picked off one by one and whine about it. Horror perennial Dee Wallace, hot off a bit part in The Stepford Wives, is the most recognizable face among the supposed good guys, and she hits every catatonic "dingoes ate my baby" mark that's required of her. Pallid golden boy Robert Houston, however, is the most irritatingly sheltered of the lot. Unfortunately, he never gets what's coming to him. Films as varied as Breakdown and The Hitcher have played up the dangers that face ordinary people when they hit the highway; in terms of production quality and psychological acuity, The Hills Have Eyes falls somewhere below those two films, but its exploitation thrills are more potent by half. Brian J. Dillard
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Peter Locke
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Like an episode of Married With Children on crack, this early Wes Craven effort serves up a colorful clan of social renegades and pits them against a family of middle-class snivelers. This being a horror film from before the age of pervasive irony, of course, the audience is supposed to identify with the itinerant Carter brood rather than the territorial mutants who relentlessly stalk them through the desert. But half the fun is in watching the wholesome, Winnebago-riding Carters get picked off one by one and whine about it. Horror perennial Dee Wallace, hot off a bit part in The Stepford Wives, is the most recognizable face among the supposed good guys, and she hits every catatonic "dingoes ate my baby" mark that's required of her. Pallid golden boy Robert Houston, however, is the most irritatingly sheltered of the lot. Unfortunately, he never gets what's coming to him. Films as varied as Breakdown and The Hitcher have played up the dangers that face ordinary people when they hit the highway; in terms of production quality and psychological acuity, The Hills Have Eyes falls somewhere below those two films, but its exploitation thrills are more potent by half.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/7/2006
  • UPC: 013131263497
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,258

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susan Lanier Brenda Carter
Robert Houston Bobby Carter
Virginia Vincent Ethel Carter
Russ Grieve Big Bob Carter
Dee Wallace Lynne Wood
Martin Speer Doug Wood
Brenda Marinoff Katy
Stricker The Beast
James Whitworth Jupiter
Cordy Clark Mama
Janus Blythe Ruby
Michael Berryman Pluto
Lance Gordon Mars
Arthur King Mercury
John Steadman Fred
Flora Beauty
Technical Credits
Wes Craven Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Robert A. Burns Art Director, Production Designer
John Frazier Special Effects
Peter Locke Producer
Don Peake Score Composer
Eric Saarinen Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Hills Have Eyes
1. Main Titles [1:17]
2. Fred's Oasis [7:23]
3. Stranded [4:52]
4. Easy Pickin's [3:53]
5. Dead Dog [5:37]
6. Night Fell [6:47]
7. Devil Man [3:03]
8. Alone in the Dark [7:09]
9. Visit From the Neighbors [7:39]
10. Bobby's Secret [1:42]
11. The Massacre [9:09]
12. Mutant Family Values [4:29]
13. The Desperate & The Dying [3:34]
14. Cannibal Feast [1:52]
15. The Hunters Hunted [5:02]
16. Return of the Beast [3:53]
17. Baiting the Trap [:35]
18. Pluto Descending [1:25]
19. Hellfire [4:12]
20. Blood Brothers [4:38]
21. End Credits [1:20]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Hills Have Eyes
   Chapter Selections
   Audio Setup
      Dolby Digital Surround EX
      DTS ES - Playback Requires DTS Decoder
      Dolby Surround 2.0
      Mono
      Commentary With Writer/Director Wes Craven and Producer Peter Locke
   Play
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    HILLS HAVE EYES

    Wow what a flick---its great when your on vacation in the desert,in a motor home,with popcorn, and all of a sudden the dogs bark...........We peeked out the windows for hours,its a great movie and creepy as well.I will never forget looking up into the hills all night, with no sleep..We all know never to split up,and walk at night somewhere but guess what,some still do.......I dont...............Just remember,The hills have eyes.....Great all time horror flick,#1 on my shelf.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    THE BEST HORROR MOVIE EVER....

    THIS IS A MUST SEE MOVIE...YOU WILL NOT BELEIVE YOURS EYES IF YOU CAN WATCH THE ENTIRE FILM

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A MUST SEE

    This movie is a must see. For one, its by Wes Craven, the ultimate horror movie master. For two, this movie is just awesome. I have been looking everywhere for THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART TWO, but it isnt made anymore, even though all these websites say it is. Any way, this movie is a must see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    outstanding!!

    If you like horror, this is a must have. My favorite Craven film(yes, even more Nightmare). Don't listen to the editorial review, that Dillard guy is an idiot. This makes the Hitcher look like little kids movies. This movie will scare you. Even the name, The Hills Have Eyes, how spooky!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great movie

    i think this movie is a great movie, cause it's really good, and really scary. some parts of the movie will make you jump at some scenes.

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