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The lucky ones die first.
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Alexandre Aja 
 
Writing credits
Alexandre Aja (screenplay) &
Grégory Levasseur (screenplay) (as Gregory Levasseur)

Wes Craven (1977 film)

Produced by
Wes Craven .... producer
Frank Hildebrand .... executive producer
Samy Layani .... producer: Morocco
Inigo Lezzi .... line producer: Morocco
Peter Locke .... producer
Marianne Maddalena .... producer
Cody Zwieg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
tomandandy 
 
Cinematography by
Maxime Alexandre 
 
Film Editing by
Baxter 
 
Casting by
Mark Bennett 
 
Production Design by
Joseph C. Nemec III 
 
Art Direction by
Grégory Levasseur 
Tamara Marini (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Alessandra Querzola 
 
Costume Design by
Danny Glicker 
 
Makeup Department
Mariam Lee Abounouom .... makeup artist (as Mariam Lee)
Jaremy Aiello .... special makeup effects painter
Jaremy Aiello .... special makeup effects sculptor
Ginger Anglin-Cervantes .... special makeup effects artist
Chad Atkinson .... makeup effects lab technician
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects designer
Mark Boley .... special makeup effects hair department
Jack Bricker .... special makeup effects hair department
Chris Cera .... makeup effects lab technician (as Christopher Cera)
Salima Oulad Dahhou .... hair stylist (as Salima Ouled Dahhou)
Karl Derrick .... on-set special effects makeup artist
Rob Derry .... makeup effects mechanical department
Alex Diaz .... special makeup effects painter
Alex Diaz .... special makeup effects sculptor
Anthony Diaz .... makeup effects lab technician
Massimiliano Duranti .... hair department head
Jeff Edwards .... makeup effects mechanical department
Robert Freitas .... mold maker
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects shop supervisor
Steve Hartman .... makeup effects lab technician
Beth Hathaway .... makeup effects lab technician
Grady Holder .... dental prosthetics: K.N.B. EFX Group
Akihito Ikeda .... special makeup effects painter
Akihito Ikeda .... special makeup effects sculptor
Tom Killeen .... special makeup effects painter (as Tom Kileen)
Tom Killeen .... special makeup effects sculptor (as Tom Kileen)
Jackie Kolompar .... assistant special makeup effects coordinator
Derek Krout .... makeup effects foam department
Jim Leonard .... mold maker (as James Leonard)
Tony Matijevich .... makeup effects lab technician (as Anthony Matijavich)
Mario Michisanti .... makeup department head
Clare Mulroy .... on-set special makeup effects artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects designer
Scott Patton .... makeup designer
Scott Patton .... on-set special makeup effects designer
Scott Patton .... on-set special makeup effects supervisor
Gary Pawlowski .... mold maker (as Gary Powlowski)
Jason Pinsker .... makeup effects lab technician
Ron Pipes .... special makeup effects hair department
Ben Rittenhouse .... makeup effects foam department
Dirk Rogers .... makeup effects lab technician
Frank Rydberg .... mold maker
Caleb Schneider .... makeup effects lab technician
Andy Schoneberg .... special makeup effects painter (as Andy Schoenberg)
Andy Schoneberg .... special makeup effects sculptor (as Andy Schoenberg)
Shannon Shea .... special makeup effects shop supervisor
Matteo Silvi .... key makeup artist
Lino Stavole .... mold maker
Kathy Sully .... makeup effects lab technician (as Katherine Sully)
Veronica Torres .... special makeup effects coordinator
Jenny Wallace .... assistant special makeup effects coordinator
Kevin Wasner .... on-set special effects makeup artist
David Wogh .... makeup effects mechanical department
 
Production Management
Tina Anderson .... post-production supervisor
Moncef Belam .... production chief
Fettah Lahouissi .... production manager
Alix Taylor .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adil Abdelwahab .... first assistant director: second unit
Olivier Agostini .... second assistant director
Bertrant Gagey .... second assistant director (as Bertrand Gagey)
Michael Gregory .... second assistant director
Grégory Levasseur .... second unit director
Dexter Locke .... second assistant director
Jon-Luke Lourens .... second assistant director
Shamiel Soni .... second second assistant director
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director (as Franklin Vallette)
 
Art Department
Jérôme Billa .... art department assistant
Cristina Cecili .... head painter
Mark Fruin .... property master
Khalid Guouram .... construction foreman
Said Lahouissi .... art department
Harry Pain .... assistant art director
Lorenzo Sartor .... carpenter
Luigi Sergianni .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Richard Adrian .... sound designer
Christopher Alba .... assistant sound editor
Albert Bailey .... sound mixer
Nancy Barker .... assistant sound editor
François-Eudes Chanfrault .... sound designer
Dane A. Davis .... sound designer
William R. Dean .... sound effects editor (as Bill R. Dean)
Ezra Dweck .... sound re-recording mixer
J. Aloysius Flanagan III .... sound re-recordist
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Ronald Kelly .... assistant foley editor (as Ron Kelly)
Mark Larry .... supervising sound editor
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly McCord Wilson)
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Dick Philip .... boom operator
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer (as Ken Polk)
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley editor (as Solange Schwalbe)
Frank Smathers .... supervising adr editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Donna G. Walker .... post sound operations
Bryan O. Watkins .... sound effects editor (as Bryan Watkins)
Lars Bjerre .... music restoration/re-mastering (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mohamed Ali Aguermin .... special effects assistant (as Mohamed Ali Aquermin)
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects coordinator
Ismail El Ghiachi .... special effects assistant (as Ismael El Ghachi)
Belaid Fougdal .... special effects assistant
Akihito Ikeda .... special effects makeup: KNB EFX Group Inc.
Jason Pinsker .... lab technician: KNB EFX Group
Franco Ragusa .... special effects supervisor
Dirk Rogers .... special effects technician: K.N.B. EFX
Lino Stavole .... mold/lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
El Hassan Tib .... special effects assistant (as Hassan Tib)
Patricia Urias .... 3D transfer technician
Patricia Urias .... foam runner
Lindsay Vivian .... special effects runner
Jenny Wallace .... special effects runner
 
Visual Effects by
Laurent Ben-Mimoun .... digital matte painter
Chad Goei .... digital artist
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor (as Jamison Goei)
Tom Haney .... digital compositor
Shih-hao Jason Huang .... 3D Artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Wing Kwok .... digital compositor
Laura LeFaivre .... visual effects producer
Noll Linsangan .... digital compositor
Darin McCormick-Millett .... digital opticals producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Sookie Park .... lead compositor
 
Stunts
Guiomar Alonso .... stunt double: Laura Ortiz
Joseph Beddelem .... stunt rigger
Kai Gaedtke .... stunt rigger
Audrey Gautier .... stunt rigger
Gilles Gautier .... stunt rigger
Philippe Losson .... stunt performer
Youssef Marchouki .... stunts (as Youssef Merchouki)
Jason Oettle .... stunt rigger
Cedric Proust .... fight coordinator
Cedric Proust .... stunt coordinator
Florian Robin .... stunt double: Aaron Stanford
Florian Robin .... stunts
Mustapha Touki .... stunts
Rainer Werner .... stunt rigger (as Werner Rainer)
Othman Ilyassa .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lyamani Bouhmdi .... best boy electric (as El Yamani Bouhamdi)
Alessandro Cardelli .... gaffer
Andrei Cretan .... assistant camera
Ancuta Iordachescu .... focus puller: "c" camera, second unit
Said Lagbouri .... second assistant camera
Ionut Lupulescu .... focus puller: "b" camera
Imad Rechiche .... assistant camera
Greg Taieb .... video assist operator
Lacey Terrell .... still photographer
Valerio Villalba .... focus puller
Erik Wilson .... camera operator
Erik Wilson .... director of photography: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Au .... costume department supervisor: Los Angeles (as Nancy Capper)
Kelly Chambers .... wardrobe assistant
Anna Lombardi .... costume supervisor
Phyllis Thurber-Moffit .... costume textile artist
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
Céline Neveu .... assistant editor
Mark Scovil .... first assistant editor
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
Shepard Hall .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
François-Eudes Chanfrault .... music designer
Jeremy Drake .... musician: guitar solos
David Franco .... music supervisor
William Kehoe .... score assistant engineer
John Kurlander .... score mixer
Dwight Mikkelsen .... conductor
Dwight Mikkelsen .... orchestrator
Sheri Ozeki .... music editor
Robert Puff .... music preparation
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor
Josh Sarles .... score mixer (as Jamie Steele)
Matias Vellutini .... assistant to composer
Scott Williams .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Omar Driouche .... transportation captain
Najma El Mahjoub .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Saadia Aalami .... assistant: Samy Layani
Noureddine Aberdine .... location manager
Saad Ajedigue .... production assistant
Mohamed Atbir .... set production assistant
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Soumaya Bellafquih .... assistant: Samy Layani
Géraldine Bergé .... script supervisor: second unit
Greg Bernstein .... legal services
Tara Billik .... assistant: Marianne Maddalena
Susan Bliss .... post script services
Lmahjoub Boulmi .... animal wrangler
Mehdi El Atlassi .... assistant: Frank Hildebrand
Carly Feingold .... assistant: Wes Craven
Redouane Fihi .... production assistant
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Leah Holmes .... post production accountant
Abdenabi Izlaguen .... location manager
Nazha Kajja .... production coordinator
Nazha Kajja .... set production assistant
Cheryl Leigh .... script supervisor
Alex Matcham .... production controller
Miriam Matejovsky .... assistant: Alexandre Aja
Nanette Munro .... assistant: Peter Locke
Heidi S. Pavey .... coordinator: Los Angeles
Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro .... production co-coordinator
Ibtisame Semmar .... production accountant
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong gruesome violence and terror throughout, and for language (edited for re-rating)
Runtime:
107 min | 108 min (unrated version)
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Czech Republic:12 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-16 | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-18 | Malaysia:18SG | Mexico:D | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Poland:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | South Korea:Limited | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (edited for re-rating) (certificate #42400) | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | USA:Unrated (uncut DVD version)
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Trivia:
The nuclear crater that Doug encounters is completely computer generated.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: At the beginning of the movie, after the title sequence and during a long crane shot toward the gas station, the film crew can be seen in a reflection on the green car's windows.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Gas Station Attendant:Ruby, is that you?
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Movie Connections:
References Straw Dogs (1971)See more »
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88 out of 147 people found the following review useful.
Bloodthirsty mutant cannibals in the American wasteland, 13 March 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

The question most people ask when it comes to modern day remakes is "why remake a classic?", but the question I ask of this one is "why call it The Hills Have Eyes?" Many films have been made before and after Wes Craven's original shocker with similar ideas, so why not take the basic plot idea and give it a new title; thus making it a new film. Judged on its own merits, Alexandre Aja's exploitation horror flick is actually a good film, but it loses credibility unnecessarily just because it's a part of the remake crowd. After an explosive beginning which gives you an idea of what Aja intends to do with the remake; the pace relaxes a little as we get to know the doomed family at the centre of the piece. While this may not be very exciting, it pays dividends towards the end when the mutant cannibals start to get their own way. We follow a family who decide to take a holiday that involves driving through the desert. After fuelling their car, the helpful petrol station attendant tells them of a shortcut in the desert; but after they have a crash, it soon becomes apparent that they aren't the only ones amidst the nuclear hills.

Towards the start of the film, Aja packs the film with references to nuclear testing which leads us to believe that he wants to go deeper with the plot. However, by the end it all feels very half-arsed, as apart from a few references towards the mentality of America - these ideas never really bear any fruit. Ted Levine heads a capable cast in a role that is a world away from his turn as Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs, and actually feels a lot like a Sid Haig impression. The rest of the cast have some impressive film and TV credits between them, but nobody is a particularly 'big' actor, which actually does this sort of film credit. The real stars of the show are the make-up department, who do a great job with the mutant cannibals. They all look very realistic, and it's easy to believe that the people in the film actually are mutants. The violence and gore is fairly heavy, although Aja is actually quite restrained in this respect, as it only occurs when needed and never goes too over the top. Aja also does well with the scare factor, as he continually creates a foreboding atmosphere by way of lots of scare tactics, including the backwater desert atmosphere, glimpses of the killers early on and my personal favourite - the voices that come over the walkie talkies.

The main reason that this film works is not because of the violence, however, it's the way that Aja almost makes the audience a part of the central family. The characters are all well defined and realistically done; and this means that once we get to the horror of the piece, it really is horrific. Aja does go over the top with this towards the end, but in general the characters are very well defined, and I certainly cared a lot more about the family in this remake than I did in Wes Craven's original. It seems obvious that Alexandre Aja approached this film with care, and he definitely did have a lot to live up to after the surprise hit 'High Tension' the year before. The director certainly has talent, maybe even the potential to become one of the modern masters of horror; but I'm disappointed that this was his second film, as I really think that if he'd created something original, it could have been something really special. The fact that this film feels like an attempt for him to break into the American market is too obvious also. I do have faith that some day he'll top his debut film - but he hasn't done it with this. On its own merits, however, The Hills Have Eyes 2006 is a good film, and Aja can certainly be proud of himself for doing Craven's original justice.

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