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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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Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Steadman ... Fred
Janus Blythe ... Ruby
Peter Locke ... Mercury (as Arthur King)
Russ Grieve ... Big Bob Carter
Virginia Vincent ... Ethel Carter
Suze Lanier-Bramlett ... Brenda Carter (as Susan Lanier)
Dee Wallace ... Lynne Wood
Brenda Marinoff Brenda Marinoff ... Katy
Robert Houston ... Bobby Carter
Martin Speer ... Doug Wood
James Whitworth ... Jupiter
Michael Berryman ... Pluto
Lance Gordon ... Mars
Cordy Clark ... Mama
Flora Flora ... Beauty
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Storyline

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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A nice American family. They didn't want to kill. But they didn't want to die. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Relations See more »

Filming Locations:

Apple Valley, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$230,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$25,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,000,000, 31 December 1992
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Production Co:

Blood Relations Co. See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (Double Tension System) (Japan theatrical release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Brenda Carter: We're gonna be french fries! Human french fries!
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Disturbing for its time but the far superior remake tore this apart.
13 July 2017 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

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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