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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

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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$230,000 (estimated)
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Many of the props in the feral family's cave were from Robert A. Burns's previous project, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). See more »

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(at around 1h 15 mins) When Jupiter and Pluto are running down the wash, just prior to Beast attacking Pluto, you can see a couple of equipment bags belonging to cast or crew sitting at the right side of the wash. See more »

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Creepy family meets creepy family!
2 August 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

Wes Craven's second film is well-crafted and frightening to say the least. LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT was more realistic (almost too much), but this perfect drive-in movie leaves you wanting more. It must have been an unbearable shoot. Check out the 2-disc DVD.

A definite 7 out of 10 with Michael Berryman giving the best performance. Perfect locale in these California mountains that is scarier than the Bates Motel. Great cast with all unknowns. Dee Wallace was quite touching as the young mother and the old Grandpa Fred in the beginning was authentic to the max! Even if you're not a big horror fan, you should check this out late at night. Wes Craven has a good eye and feel for blood relations!


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