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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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

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Release Date:

10 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Despertar del diablo  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,126,575 (UK) (10 March 2006)


$102,147 (Brazil) (28 July 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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This movie and the original were inspired by the legend of Alexander "Swaney" Bean, the psychopathic head of a Scottish clan that reportedly killed 1,000 people to feed their inbred brood. Bean and company would set booby traps for travelers and then attack. Eventually, the disappearances drew the attention of King James VI, who put an end to Bean's reign and massacred his entire family. Although some say the whole thing never happened and was a smear campaign by the British, many still believe in the "Swaney" tale. See more »


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Not bad , but still prefer the original by a mile
18 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

What made early Wes Craven movies so special were these eary and daunting atmospheres he was so good in creating ; And this is what Hills Have Eyes 2006 totally lacked. Firstly the music through out the movie was awful and totally cliché and unfortunately diminished any depth that HHE was trying to show. I did like the nuclear mutant idea , but then seeing them reminded me on how the original HHE villains had way more presence on the screen and they had no make up !!

Now I did like the actors , they played their respective roles well The effects were good + I did like how they twisted the original script and added some new ideas instead a complete knock off of the original So my final word not a bad movie , but lacked atmosphere/suspense , which is so important in horror/slasher movies , shame !

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