A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.

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Wes Craven produces this remake of his 1977 classic of the same name, about the Carters, an idyllic American family travelling through the great American southwest. But their trip takes a detour into an area closed off from the public, but more importantly from society. An area originally used by the U.S. Government for nuclear testing that was intended to be empty...or so they thought? When the Carter's car breaks down at the old site, they're stranded...or are they? As the Carters may soon realize that what seemed like a car casually breaking down, might actually be a trap. This trap might be perpetrated by the inhabitants of the site who aren't pulling a prank, but are out to set up a gruesome massacre. Written by mystic80

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Rated R for strong gruesome violence and terror throughout, and for language | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,126,575 (UK) (10 March 2006)

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$102,147 (Brazil) (28 July 2006)
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The car crash scene, where the family's car and trailer are sabotaged, took 3 days to film. See more »

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The SUV changes position after striking the large rock. When it first crashes it is against the rock, later the vehicle has moved further forward and to the right. See more »

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Gas Station Attendant: Ruby, is that you?
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Written by The Mamas and the Papas
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Scary and intense! A remake that beats the original!
4 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We've seen dozens of remakes in the past several years: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Ring, Dawn of the Dead, The Fog. None could hold a candle next to the original films.

Could it be? After all this time, do we finally found a remake that's actually superior? You're damn right! The Hills Have Eyes is not at all like the other remakes in this ungodly trend. It's not a cheap cash-in. It's a movie made with respect by horror filmmakers for horror fans.

Sure, it has its share of problems: There are too many cheesy false scares, they added a corny patriotic subtext, and it sticks so close to the original that fans will find little in the way of surprises. But it's a leaner, meaner animal than Wes Craven's original film. The characters are more believable, the mutants are scarier, and the whole thing is incredibly visceral! This is the first studio horror film in years that I've liked...mainly because it doesn't feel like a studio horror film.

Funny side note: A girl next to me in the theater was silently weeping through the last half of the movie. Guess it made an impression.


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