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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

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On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fred
... Ruby
Peter Locke ... Mercury (as Arthur King)
... Big Bob Carter
... Ethel Carter
... Brenda Carter (as Susan Lanier)
... Lynne Wood
Brenda Marinoff ... Katy
... Bobby Carter
... Doug Wood
... Jupiter
... Pluto
... Mars
... Mama
Flora ... Beauty
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A family going to California accidentally goes through an Air Testing range closed to the public. They crash and are stranded in a desert. They are being stalked by a group of people, which have not emerged into modern times. Written by Paul Popiel <marekp@interlog.com>

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22 July 1977 (USA)  »

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$230,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$25,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,000,000, 31 December 1992
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According to star Robert Houston the audition process for the film depended a lot on whether or not an actor could cry on cue. See more »

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(at around 1h 14 mins) As Jupiter and Pluto are heading toward the trailer, the scar on Jupiter's face disappears for several shots. See more »

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Lynne Wood: What the hell was that?
Mama: Sounded like some sort of animal.
Lynne Wood: Yeah well, if animals around here are smart enough to run radios we're up shitcreek without a paddle.
Mama: You know you never used language like that before you moved to New York City.
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Disturbing for its time but the far superior remake tore this apart.
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I saw this for the first time in the late 80s. Found it to b disturbing then. But when i saw the remake in 2006, i found this to b very mild. Jus revisited it again. The plot is about a family taking the wrong turn off the main road and finding themselves being hunted down by a cannibal family. Talking bout this original, some scenes i found to b comedic. Maybe if the remake didn't exist, this movie wud have still been disturbing. Well this movie does deserve some respect among horror fans. The dress of the mother of the cannibalistic looked as if she is some gypsy woman. One member wearing bear skin in a desert n most of em wearing necklaces made outta some teeth. The cannibalistic clans looked more like dirty hippies n Mexican bandits rather than ferals. The scene where the kids on the radio r asked about their defence strength n the reply they get..... was really comedic. Sitting ducks. Hahaha... The scene wher the old ex cop is roasted alive n his eyeballs r shown.... Comedic? This movie lacked the tension, atmosphere n suspense. It lacked the brutality. Remember Texas chainsaw massacre being brutal, atmospheric n tensed without blood n gore. Agree the remake by Aja is hands down much superior than this original but Craven shud b applauded for making this n Last house... in the 70s. Except for Berryman, the cannibalistic male members looked more like Mexican bandits who hasn't taken bath for months. Avoid the 1984 sequel like plague. The sequel contains unnecessary tremendous footage from the first part.


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