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The Hills Run Red -- Three friends embark on a journey through rural America. The object of their obsession? A copy of an obscure horror film from the early 1980s.
The Hills Run Red -- Trailer: Home video trailer for the horror film about a group wandering the woods in hopes of finding one of the most frightening movies ever made.
The Hills Run Red -- Home video trailer for the horror film about a group wandering the woods in hopes of finding one of the most frightening movies ever made


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29 September 2009 (USA) See more »
Trespassers will be slaughtered...
A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sophie Monk ... Alexa

Tad Hilgenbrink ... Tyler (as Tad Hilgenbrinck)

William Sadler ... Concannon

Janet Montgomery ... Serina

Alex Wyndham ... Lalo

Ewan Bailey ... Sonny

Danko Jordanov ... Babyface (as Danko Iordanov)
Mike Straub ... Gabe
Hristo Mitzkov ... Jimbo
Georgi Dimitrov ... Lance (as Georgi Dimitrov-Bomba)
Ekaterina Temelkova ... Sherri

Raicho Vasilev ... Babyface actor
Itai Diakov ... Teen Babyface (as Ithai Dyakov)
Petya Ivanova ... Alexa, age 5
Elene Mshvidobadze ... Alexa, age 10
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Velizara Stoyanova ... Dancer

Directed by
Dave Parker 
Writing credits
David J. Schow (teleplay)

John Dombrow (screenplay: original screenplay)

John Carchietta  story

Produced by
Charles V. Bender .... co-producer
John Carchietta .... producer
Ethan Erwin .... co-producer
Robert Meyer Burnett .... producer
Carl Morano .... producer
Erik Olsen .... executive producer
Steve Richards .... executive producer
Roee Sharon .... producer (as Roee Sharon Peled)
Joel Silver .... executive producer
Jonathan Tzachor .... producer
Stephen Bender .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Frederik Wiedmann 
Cinematography by
Ilan Rosenberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harold Parker 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Gillian Hawser 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Antonello Rubino 
Art Direction by
Ivan Ranghelov 
Set Decoration by
Paolo Faenzi 
Costume Design by
Jasmina Vasileva  (as Jasmina Vasileva-Stoichkova)
Makeup Department
David P. Barton .... special makeup effects artist
Desislava Grozdeva .... key hair stylist
Petya Simeonova .... makeup artist
Yana Stoyanova .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Vessela Bannzurkova .... unit production manager
Jeff Shiffman .... production supervisor
Jon Gordon McKenzie .... production manager: additional photography unit (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sylvia Asenova .... second assistant director
Vessela Bannzurkova .... first assistant director
Ivan Kotsev .... second second assistant director
Natasha Roth .... third assistant director
Geraldine Schubert .... first assistant director: second unit
Jeff Shiffman .... first assistant director
TreJulie Stamos .... first assistant director
Svetoslav Velichkov .... third assistant director
Art Department
Svetoslav Angelov .... carpenter
Anton Arnaudov .... laborer
Giorgi Avramov .... assistant set decorator
Vladislav Balchov .... laborer
Beka Bichinashvili .... laborer
Bogdan Bogdanov .... set dresser
Michael Broom .... conceptual artist
Michael Broom .... mask designer
Victor Deyov .... carpenter
Dian Dimitrov .... carpenter
Ivo Dimitrov .... carpenter
Kiril Dimov .... carpenter
Lachezar Dobrev .... carpenter
Maria Doicheva .... painter
Bojidar Evtov .... carpenter (as Bojidar Eftov)
Martin Genchev .... set dresser
Orlin Grozdanov .... property master
Valentin Hadzhiev .... carpenter
Anna Hadzhieva .... art department coordinator
Sashko Iliev .... art department buyer
Veselin Ilov .... carpenter
Georgi Kodzhabashiyski .... painter (as Gerorgi Kodzhabashiiski)
Mihela Kondeva .... painter (as Mihaela Kondeva)
Georgi Kostadinov .... plasterer
Nedelcho Kostadinov .... plasterer
Peter Krumov .... set dresser
Jerad Marantz .... concept artist
Veselin Milanov .... carpenter
Dimitar Minev .... laborer
Kolio Nachev .... painter (as Kolyo Nachev)
Ivan Nikolov .... carpenter
Iva Petrova .... stand-by props
Martin Radnev .... laborer
Sonya Savova .... draftswoman
Eleonora Slavkova .... painter
Svetoslav Stoilov .... carpenter
Borislav Vasilev .... leadman
Georgi Petrov Yakimov .... stand-by props (as Georgi Petrov)
Evgeni Yordanov .... construction manager
Zhivko Zhelyazkov .... laborer (as Jivko Jelyazkov)
Zhivko Zhelyazkov .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Zac Anderson .... foley editor
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Steven Avila .... supervising sound effects editor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Naomi Dandridge .... adr recordist
Ryan Davis .... sound re-recording mixer (additional re-recording mixer)
Tom Deane .... adr mixer
Caleb Easter .... sound editor
Rob Embrey .... post sound coordinator
Petar Kadiiski .... boom operator
Tsvetan Kadiiski .... sound recordist
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Sean Madsen .... sound engineer
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Alexander Pugh .... sound designer
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Jason Shaffer .... sound effects editor
Bryon Speller .... dialogue editor
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Kyle Tilbury .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Utt .... sound engineer
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Brian S.M. Wroth .... adr editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Scott Conner .... sculptor/ prop maker
Graham Denman .... special effects shop assistant
Ron Karkoska .... special effects supervisor
Ana Preciado .... special makeup effects
Stefan Razlojki .... armourer
Mike Rotella .... sculptor
Graham Schofield .... sfx props
Mark Villalobos .... special makeup effects supervisor
Patricia Villalobos .... special effects crew
Visual Effects by
Eran Barnea .... visual effects supervisor
Sonya Atanasova .... stunt
Georgi Dimitrov .... stunts
Ivailo Dimitrov .... stunts (as Ivailo Dimitrov)
Borislav Iliev .... stunts
Danko Jordanov .... stunt double
George Karlukovski .... stunts
Velizar Peev .... stunt double
Elitsa Razheva .... stunt double: Janet Montgomery
Georgi Stanislavov .... stunts
Ventsislav Stoyanov .... stunts
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitko Bonev .... first assistant camera
Miroslav Borisov .... grip
Dimitar Cvetkov .... electrician (as Dimitar Cvetkov - Miteks)
Vladimir Dimitrov Dimitrov .... grip
Alexander Dimitrov .... grip
Emil Dimitrov .... unit loader
Stanislav Dimitrov .... electrician
Toni Dimitrov .... electrician
Yulian Filipov .... grip
Vasil Galabov .... key grip
Mark Gamsey .... second unit: cinematographer
Stoyan Georgiev .... grip
Alexander Idakiev .... electrician
Rumen Idakiev .... electrician
Nikolai Kerezov .... Steadicam operator
Nikolai Kerezov .... camera operator: "b" camera
Liam Kibbutz .... lighting technician
Tsvetan Kostov .... grip
Mihail Kotev .... assistant camera operator: "b" camera
Kiril Kurtov .... best boy grip
Ivo Minchev .... video net
Dimitar Petrov .... best boy electric (as Dimiter Petrov - Tsaisa)
Konstantin Popov .... gaffer (as Konstantin Popov - Kosio)
Ilan Rosenberg .... camera operator: "a" camera
Nikifor Sopov .... electrician
Emil Spasov .... electrician
Kostadin Stoichev .... electrician
Miroslav Stoilov .... focus puller: : "b" camera
Alexandra Bachvarova Trifonova .... still photographer (as Alexandra Bachvarova)
Vladimir Varadinov .... electrician (as Vladimir Varadinov - Plehi)
Simon Varsano .... still photographer
Pavel Vladimirov .... grip
Dimitar Vuchkov .... grip
Mihail Yanakiev .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Dean E. Fronk .... casting: US
Gillian Hawser .... casting: UK
Eddie Jaszek .... casting assistant
Arlene Kiyabu .... casting associate: Warner Bros.
Ivan Kolev .... extras casting: Bulgaria
Donald Paul Pemrick .... casting: US (as Donald Pemrick)
Jonas Talkington .... casting: Bulgaria
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Desislava Andonova .... costumer
Vyarka Sirkova .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Evans Butterworth .... digital intermediate producer
Marc Carlini .... assistant editor
Adam Farrar .... post-production assistant
Sean Findley .... post-production consultant
Christopher Hills-Wright .... post-production consultant
Kathleen Largay .... digital intermediate assist
Adam Ohl .... digital intermediate producer
Ralph Paredes .... post-production coordinator
Frank Roman .... digital intermediate colorist
Crispin Struthers .... additional editor
Dan Tegnelia .... post-production assistant (as Daniel 'Chachi' Tegnelia)
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist
Location Management
Galabina Botova .... assistant location manager
Ivo Simeonov .... location manager
Music Department
Zewhong Lee .... music preparation
Haim Mazar .... score engineer
Zdena Pelikanova .... orchestra contractor
Derek Somaru .... music editor
Hyesu Yang .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Trayan Anachkov .... transportation
Stefan Cheresharski .... unit driver
Lubomir Evtimov .... transportation coordinator (as Lyubo Evtimov)
Milen Filipov .... unit driver
Tzvetan Ignatov .... unit driver
Sashko Iliev .... unit driver
Martin Kolev .... unit driver
St. Kostadinov .... unit driver
Kiril Kurtov .... unit driver
Yuri Lakov .... unit driver
Vesko Ntachev .... unit driver
Ivan Petkov .... unit driver
Stoyan Rakovski .... unit driver
Emil Serkedjiev .... unit driver
Georgi Stanchev .... unit driver
Dimiter Zarev .... unit driver
Other crew
Timothy Alverson .... visual consultant (as Tim Alverson)
Gina Amador .... post production accountant
Matt Bierman .... production executive
Jacqueline Buda .... assistant production coordinator
Michael Frayeh .... production accountant
Mario Georgiev .... production accountant
Nikolai Grozev .... production assistant
Cherise Honey .... production coordinator: USA
Bogdan Hristov .... production assistant
Joshua Hummel .... assistant: Steve Richards
Ivo Johnev .... medic
Kristina Kambitova .... legal advisor: bulgaria
Ivaylo Kirilov .... production assistant
Daniela Koeva .... producers asssistant
Jon Kuyper .... production executive
Ronald J. Levin .... legal representative
Lilly Manjarrez .... office coordinator
Stasia Petrova .... production coordinator
Marina Ranghelova .... travel coordinator (as Marina Stoytcheva)
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer
Natasha Roth .... production assistant
Geraldine Schubert .... assistant: Mr. Parker
Petur Shipkov .... production assistant
Federico Silva .... production assistant: US
Alexander Skerlev .... production assistant
Petko Slaveikov .... production assistant
Shelly Stoyanova .... script supervisor
Jonas Talkington .... clearances: Bulgaria
Ron Tansingco .... assistant: Erik Olsen
Yanko Ushatov .... payroll accountant
Ina Vaseva .... assistant production coordinator
Mariana Vodenicharova .... production assistant (as Mimi Vodenitcharova)

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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and torture, grisly images, sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
81 min
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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly Entertaining, 30 September 2009
Author: chrismsawin from United States

Going by the DVD cover and title alone, The Hills Run Red looks like it's just capitalizing on the success of The Hills Have Eyes remake from 2006. So going into the film, that's pretty much what I was expecting. Since it's a horror film that was released straight to DVD, expectations should never be high since they're usually released that way for a reason. Surprisingly though, that wasn't the case this time around as this turned out to be a pretty solid little horror flick. The film winds up bearing little resemblance to the Alexandre Aja directed The Hills Have Eyes as it delivers a fairly original concept and a satisfying experience overall.

The film will pretty much reel any horror fan in with the opening sequence as the atmosphere for the film is set up early on and doesn't shy away from blood and gore. Lack of nudity and sexual content isn't an issue either as there is plenty of that to go around. With all that in mind, this pretty much has everything any horror fan could ask for already: lots of blood and tons of T&A. The acting is also a bar above what you're probably expecting for a release like this. To be honest, it's pretty decent and there really isn't much to complain about in that department. Although, I do think William Sadler steals the show but he's also probably the only recognizable actor in the film. Babyface actually turned out to be quite sadistic and better than his origin let on. When you're shown how he got his name and who he really is, it's kind of lame at first. The concept eventually grows on you though and is pretty original as far as serial killers from slasher films go.

If you ever saw Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, one of its peaks was that it not only pointed out cliché moments in other horror films and dissected them but also wound up breaking most of them while going in a different direction. The Hills Run Red touches on this a bit, as well. Some examples are cell phones actually work out in secluded areas, a gun is brought just in case they run into trouble, and flares are brought in case flashlights don't work. Horror movies need to be as fresh as possible as it seems like just about everything has been done, which is probably one of the reasons remakes are so popular right now. It's just refreshing to see a movie not follow the same generic formula.

You can't always rely on your first impression as The Hills Run Red seemed like nothing more than a copycat horror film that was rushed straight to DVD. In all actuality, however, it turns out to be a sexy, blood-splattering wet dream for horror fans with a better than expected storyline, above par acting, and what could be a new face in the horror franchise. If you like films like this, give this one a go. You may be pleasantly surprised and be sure to catch the extra scene in the middle of the credits at the end.

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