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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

 -  Horror  -  22 July 1977 (USA)
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On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

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A family going to California accidentally goes through an Air Testing range closed to the public. They crash and are stranded in a desert. They are being stalked by a group of people, which have not emerged into modern times. Written by Paul Popiel <marekp@interlog.com>

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The dead dog used as a stand-in for the family's slaughtered Alsatian 'Beauty', widely believed to be a dummy dog, was in fact a real (already dead) dog that director Wes Craven and producer Peter Locke had bought from the county sheriff's department. See more »

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After Mars pulls Pluto off of Brenda and throws him onto the trailer floor, Pluto's lips don't move when he says, "You son of a bitch!" See more »

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Big Bob Carter: Do you always try to stop trespassers by hanging yourself?
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Outdated and almost unbearable
20 June 2008 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Sorry but this will have to be one of my negative comments. This movie had a great idea but it is so outdated I cant bear even to think about it. These people who are giving it such high ratings need to get up to speed with things, watch the 2006 remake and then you have a proper movie. If I could give this movie a lower rating, I would, I mean come on - why do you think Wes Craven did a remake????? I've seen many 70's horror movies that were a lot better than this. The acting is low class, the budget very low and bad directing but what would you expect from an old seventies movie, how you can even say this is a classic or a brilliant movie is beyond me. To all the people who rated this movie high, do yourself a favor and watch the remake and then you will know what I am talking about. Sorry Wes Craven but you made up for it with a brilliant remake.


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