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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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10 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Despertar del diablo  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,126,575 (UK) (10 March 2006)

Gross:

$41,777,564 (USA) (16 June 2006)
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The photos of mutations that play during the opening credits are not of atomic mutation, but birth defects caused by the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam. See more »

Goofs

When Beauty runs into the gas station and Lynn goes after him, Lynn sees the bag on the table, the one with the ear inside it, then lifts a flap to peek inside the bag. The flap then falls down just the way it was, closing the bag again. When the gas station owner looks at the bag just after Beauty and Lynn left, the bag is wide open. See more »

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Gas Station Attendant: Ruby, is that you?
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Followed by The Hills Have Eyes II (2007) See more »

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One of a Kind
Written by Moot Davis
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Excellent Survival Horror Film
14 March 2006 | by (Fredonia, New York (USA)) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen the original, but I now want to because this movie rocked. The movie starts as a slow-boil suspense/horror movie, provides some decent jump-scares (at least in the theater) and spends some time building up character. The movie then switches gears and turns into a gritty, brutal horror movie more the likes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and further switches to gears to a action/revenge movie, but still with horror elements. It's scary, sick, nearly uncompromising (the unrated cut will undoubtedly be so) and disturbing, but also adrenaline-filled and riveting. Certainly NOT for the weak-stomached person. People were leaving the theater, and the IMDb boards are rife with people damning the movie for it's 'lack of moral substance' and 'taste'. This movie isn't for the average movie-goer. It's for the horror buffs. Alexendre Aja should be proud, and is 2-for-2 in my book having done this and High Tension.


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