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The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  23 March 2007 (USA)
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A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.


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A team of trainees of the National Guard brings supply to the New Mexico Desert for a group of soldiers and scientists that are installing a monitoring system in Sector 16. They do not find anybody in the camp, and they receive a blurred distress signal from the hills. Their sergeant gathers a rescue team, and they are attacked and trapped by deformed cannibals, having to fight to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Last year, the lucky ones died first. On March 23rd, the lucky ones die fast. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for prolonged sequences of strong gruesome horror violence and gore, a rape and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hills Have Eyes 2  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,686,362 (USA) (23 March 2007)


$20,801,344 (USA) (1 June 2007)

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Did You Know?


This is the fourth film to bear the title of "The Hills Have Eyes," preceded by the original 1977 version, The Hills Have Eyes (1977), its 1985 sequel, The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984), and the 2006 remake The Hills Have Eyes (2006). See more »


During the scene where PFC Missy and PFC Amber were sitting on a rock and pretending that they were chatting in order to lure the wild mutants into a trap is shot in the late afternoon. Because of the light orange-red background we can clearly see that it is at near the setting of the sun. However, from the next and following scenes to the end of the film, in the dark mines we can see clearly that the sun was shining brightly, which means it is at noontide. See more »


Napoleon: [bursting out of the portable toilet with his pants down, hysterical and screaming] Fuck!
Amber: What?
Napoleon: There's a hand in the shitter!
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References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »


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User Reviews

A Nutshell Review: The Hills Have Eyes II
19 April 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I had actually liked the remake of Wes Craven's Hills Have Eyes, which was shown here last year. Directed by Alxandre Aja, it was top notch violence and gore which actually sent a chill, because the victims were an innocent family out for a holiday, and to see them getting systematically deeper into trouble, somehow makes it rather horrific to sit through.

While its predecessor was shown here with cuts, The Hills Have Eyes II is shown here in its full gory glory. However you wonder, just where did all the blood and gore had gone. Written by father and son team Wes and Jonathan Craven, the follow up movie (also a remake of the sequel to the original) seemed to be lacking in flavour and spirit. Sure the mutants are back, but there's very little space given to set them up, or enough time for you to identify and distinguish one from the other.

Did director Martin Weisz opt to play it safe? There's tension built, but nothing too riveting. The narrative is simple and straightforward, without much thought into trying to capture the X-factor why the original had worked somehow. Attempting to shock just for shock's sake, the movie opens with the birth of a child, in the most un-Discovery Channel manner, before introducing us to the victims, I mean, characters, and a short scene to link the events from its predecessor.

Again the military's dirty hands are in this one. Gone are the family, and in comes a small squad of National Guard trainees. It's soldiers versus A-bomb mutants, so the numbers come in handy to build up the body count. But in fact, none of them died in any creative manner. It's the usual hack jobs, and more uninterestingly, through the use of their carbines. Boring, and I guess too many movies outdoing one another in the creative death department, has taken its toil on this one, where simpleness and sure death like falling from great heights without the camera flinching, go unappreciated. Truth is, you know that it's a camera trick, and boy, are there a number of recognizable indoor shots for this outdoor movie, that makes it look cheap.

By the time it takes for these rookie soldiers to complete their training to the dark side and become cold killers (fighting for their own survival), you'll be more than in a hurry to head for the exit. To enjoy this movie, the usual leave your brains at the door cliché applies. Just make sure someone doesn't take a real machete and help you put it there.

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