The Hills Have Eyes II
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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Hills Have eyes II can be found here.

A team of rookie National Guardsmen are dispatched to bring supplies to a group of scientists who are installing a surveillance system in Sector 16, an old nuclear testing site in the New Mexican desert. However, they do not find anyone in the camp when they arrive, and they receive a hard-to-understand distress call from someone in the area. They send out a rescue squad, not knowing the signal is being sent by the murderous mutants who live in the hills.

The Hills Have Eyes II is a sequel to The Hills Have Eyes (2006). It is not a remake of The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985). The story and characters are completely different.

No characters from the first film return in this one. However, actor Michael Bailey Smith, who played Pluto in The Hills Have Eyes, is back as a new character, Papa Hades, the alpha male of the Hill clan.

Two years. This is evidenced at the beginning of the movie when it says "Two years ago an American family crossing the desert took a wrong turn and drove deeply into a military area known only as Sector 16. By dawn the next day, half the family had been slaughtered. In the following weeks the army conducted search and destroy missions throughout the area. Recently, for undisclosed reasons, electronic monitoring was ordered installed. It was nearly in place..." (This assumes, of course, that the 'American family' referred to is the Carters from the first movie.)

The reason for killing her right after she delivered a mutant baby is not explained in the movie. The purpose for breeding captive women is to increase the numbers of mutants, so logic would indicate that a woman should be used for more than one pregnancy rather than be killed off after giving birth. One possibility is that the baby was too mutated to live, so Papa Hades decided that the mother couldn't produce a healthy mutant-human hybrid and killed her. The fact that the baby died is shown in a deleted scene, where Missy wakes up (after her rape) to find herself tied to a bed and the dead mutant baby lying next to her. Another possibility is that the woman was so mutilated after the mutant baby crawled its way out of her that she couldn't be used again as a breeder, so she was of no more use to Papa Hades. A third possibility is that he was simply bored with her and wasn't interested in trying with her again.

Eight National Guard troops, accompanied by Sergeant Jeffrey "Sarge" Billstone (Flex Alexander) are sent to Sector 16 to deliver equipment to three scientists -- Doctors Wilson (Jay Acovone) and Foster (Philip Pavel), Han (Archie Kao) -- and their supervisor, Colonel Redding (Jeff Kober). Han and Foster are found dead, Wilson is pulled from a Port-a-Potty moments before dying, and Redding takes his own life. Of the National Guard troops, Mickey (Reshad Strik) is pulled into a mineshaft and later found dead, Sarge is accidentally shot, Spitter (Eric Edelstein) falls to his death when his climbing rope is cut, and Stump (Ben Crowley) falls to his death when his arm is chopped off. Several of the mutants are eventually killed (or, at least, seriously wounded). Missy (Daniella Alonso) is raped by Papa Hades but later rescued by Amber (Jessica Stroup) and Napoleon (Michael McMillian). Delmar (Lee Thompson Young) is shot by one of the monsters and later dies from blood loss. Crank (Jacob Vargas) is killed when a crate full of dynamite that he is holding ends up exploding. A text screen near the end tell us that the disappearance of the soldiers were never explained to their families. The soldiers were officially listed as absent without leave.

Amber, Missy, and Napoleon are seen walking out of the mineshaft. Meanwhile, their heat signatures can be seen on a laptop, which is closed by the gloved hand of a surviving mutant. The epilogue then reads: "The disappearance of the National Guard trainees and their sergeant was never explained to their families. Officially they were listed as absent without leave. Sector 16 is still not acknowledged to exist." Some viewers take this to mean that the remaining mutant(s) eventually also killed or made captives of Napoleon, Missy, and Amber.

Yes. It is shown as a "deleted scene" on the unrated DVD. After Missy, Amber, and Napoleon walk out of the mine, they see Hansel (David Reynolds) (the "good" mutant) sitting on the ground eating a dead body. He turns to them and says "RUN AWAY!!!"

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In order to get the R-rating by the MPAA, the movie was cut in some violent scenes. The unrated version features all these scenes. A detailed comparison between the theatrical version and the unrated version with pictures can be found here.

The woman is no-one we're supposed to know. She was simply used to illustrate the brutality of the mutants and their intentions.


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