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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

R | | Horror | 10 March 2006 (USA)
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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While celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple are caravanning through the desert with their 3 children, son in law and their baby granddaughter. While the rest of the family agrees there are plenty of better and more appropriate things to do to celebrate an anniversary, they make do with what they have, but things take a turn after a sketchy gas station attendant informs them about a "short cut" that will take them in between a series of hills in the desert. It doesn't take too long before they realise they're not alone and the hills indeed do have eyes. Written by Bianca Hart

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The lucky ones die first. See more »

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

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Despertar del diablo  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,126,575 (UK) (10 March 2006)

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$41,777,564 (USA) (16 June 2006)
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Bobby's handgun is a Beretta Cougar 8045. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 11 mins) When Doug takes Beast through the tunnel, he's carrying the torch in his right hand and the baseball bat in his left. When the shot cuts by 180 degrees as he comes out into the light, he has the bat in his right hand and the torch is nowhere to be seen (he could have just dropped it in his bag, but there certainly wasn't time to switch hands with the bat). See more »

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Gas Station Attendant: Ruby, is that you?
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Referenced in The Hills Have Eyes 2: Mutant Attacks (2007) See more »

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In the Valley of the Sun
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Performed by Buddy Stuart
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Finally, an excellent horror movie
11 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Hills Have Eyes, although a remake of the original, was everything a horror movie should be. Typically, I'm not a fan of slasher flicks, but this movie had elements I like to see in a movie. I don't like to see the protagonists making stupid mistakes (the old "curiosity killed the cat" syndrome), I don't like being able to guess the villain 20 minutes into the movie (although this wasn't the scenario in this particular movie). I don't enjoy picking out who's going to do die first, and being correct. I don't think sex scenes have any place in horror movies. I like things to be important and advance the plot.

Although the movie had some "MTV" elements to it, it still adhered to the classic horror movie thrills. The thing I liked about this movie was the fact that they repeatedly "crossed the line", doing things that you wouldn't expect modern movies to do, nothing is off limits in this movie. Horrifying elements that made you, well, terrified. Lots of "boo" surprises, but also more complex and twisted than modern movies have allowed. I spent most of the movie with my mouth agape... It's not just the gore, although there is a lot of that. They didn't leave anything to the imagination, did not imply anything...they showed you everything.

It was admittedly a little slow at first, but then all of the sudden things began to take a turn for the wicked. One thing this movie did that most horror movies don't bother to do is go into character development. Not a lot, but more so than a typical thriller will bother to do.

This movie was so disturbing, I'm not sure I'd want to see it again. That "Deliverance" mentality...you see it once, you're glad you saw it, but so disgusting you're pretty sure you don't want to experience that again.

Any horror aficionado should see this movie.


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