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Alexandre Aja (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
10 March 2006 (USA) See more »
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The lucky ones die first.
Plot:
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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2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

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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 A. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The service station was called 'Gas Haven' which rhymes with Wes Craven.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The position of the ketchup, mustard, and drink pitcher on the table outside the trailer changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Gas Station Attendant:Ruby, is that you?
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Soundtrack:
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240 out of 315 people found the following review useful.
Aja sees Craven's 1977 and raises him one HELL of a remake, 15 March 2006
Author: jackalman22 from United States

Alexandre Aja, you have a new fan.

Before this movie was released in theaters, I made sure to watch Wes Craven's original endeavor. Let me just start out by saying that compared to today's standards and conventions, Craven's classic "The Hills Have Eyes" seems almost mild when compared to Alexandre Aja's remake. However, purists too skeptic to check this movie out should rest assured that the film is very, VERY faithful to the original. The characters, story, and overall progression of events remain unchanged, however, the quality of all said elements has increased dramatically since the original 70s release. Furthermore, like any other quality remake, there are twists, there are surprises, and for people who think they're getting the same film with updated technology, think again.

The film starts out with the nuclear bomb test-radiation disclaimer, and from there, to those who've screened the original, the familiar New Mexico desert setting is presented for all to take in. Make no mistakes, though. Aja never misses a beat, and he makes sure to take advantage of any opportunity he can when it comes to scaring the living crap out of the audience.

After a very vivid and graphic opening, the film gets rolling, mixing elements of freshness with both nostalgia and familiarity. People who saw the original will know what they're looking at, however their eyes will also be glued to the screen due to the overall difference in presentation and cinematography. The familiar gas station attendant is shown to the audience, and soon after, the Carter family + in-law stroll in. From there, the real fun begins.

Aja and his fellow screenwriter did an amazing job adding depth and dimension to the family members, ensuring that throughout the course of the film, people in the audience would certainly be able to connect with or identify with at least one member of the Carter family. This is accentuated by very strong performances by all the actors. Recognizable, seasoned actors are chosen for the older family members, while younger, relatively lesser known actors are chosen for characters like Bobby and Brenda.

I really could not complain with any of the performances. With all the craziness and gruesome things happening to the family, the actors' reactions are all portrayed very realistically, with emotions dead-on with very few hiccups in line delivery. One performance that stood out in particular to me was definitely that of Aaron Stanford (Pyro, X2 and the upcoming X-Men 3). Despite the fact that Standford was merely a year old when the original 'Hills' was released, he more than proves his acting credibility and fits the role of Doug very well. He does the role justice, and fills the shoes of the protagonist very well. I could go on and on about the performances of the rest of the cast (which are all extremely solid), but you want to know more about the movie, right? One cannot help but compare this film to original. There are 3 reasons I feel Aja's remake tops Craven's original: 1) the emphasis Aja places on the Carters, 2) the make-up effects, 3) the excessive gore.

Whereas Craven gave the deformed family clan plenty of screen time in 1977, Aja opts to shroud them in mystery for much of the film's duration. In many ways, the family emphasis is almost reversed in either film. Aja makes sure to hide the deformed family members from the viewers until just the proper moment, while Craven made their names and personalities as clear as day. I personally think the less information there is about something, the scarier it becomes to the person dealing with it. Aja realized this, and presented it very well.

Speaking of presentation, one cannot help but watch in sheer awe and amazement at some of the deformities displayed by the irradiated family members. I personally have not seen such drastically deformed individuals first hand, and I'm not sure how accurate their portrayals were in 'Hills' '06, but one thing is for sure: they were damn gruesome. Do not be fooled, the little child shown in the commercially televised trailer is NOT representative of the rest of the film.

And then there's the gore. Ah, the gore. Monsieur Aja, you are the brainchild of modern horror, and you definitely know how to ride with the best of them. No body part is taboo in this film, and for all you gore fanatics out there, there are no annoying instances where the camera "looks away" when someone or something is, say, struck with the menacing swing of a weapon. For all those who've said "But I wanted to SEE what happened to him!", rest assured, you will indeed see what happens to everything in this film.

The Hills '06 will satisfy your blood-lust. Alexandre Aja takes Craven's original film and builds on it in just about every way. Better acting, better visual effects, better make-up, better story presentation (i.e. no unanswered plot holes or abrupt "halts"), and much, MUCH more gore. This film is not for the squeamish, and it is my opinion that it will suppress the doubts of any skeptics who, upon seeing this film, may have badmouthed horror movie remakes in the past.

Only thing that caused me to dock it a point were the questionable courses of action some of the characters took. Alas, such things may always fall into the category of "typical horror movie no-no's." Furthermore, I wasn't really horrified while watching this movie. A more accurate description would be that I was highly impressed and satisfied.

Horror movie fans: see this film as soon as you can. Non-horror movie fans: if you see this, prepare to have your world rocked.

See this movie people, it's pure gold.

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