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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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Where the road ends, the hunt begins. 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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,126,575 (UK) (10 March 2006)

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$41,777,564 (USA) (16 June 2006)
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In-between takes, the production crew would stage mock-fights with various prop weapons. See more »

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(at around 8 mins) When the grungy gas station man is looking through the stuff in the bag, he has his cigar in his mouth, but after he looks behind him there is no cigar. See more »

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Gas Station Attendant: Ruby, is that you?
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Referenced in Shameful Sequels: The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2012) See more »

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Written by Farbood Nivi & Luis Guajardo
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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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