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The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)

A group of bikers, heading to a race, become stranded in the desert and find themselves fighting off a family of inbred cannibals who live off the land.


Wes Craven


Wes Craven




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Houston ... Bobby
David Nichols David Nichols ... The Psychiatrist
Virginia Vincent ... Ethel Carter (archive footage)
James Whitworth ... Jupiter (archive footage)
Suze Lanier-Bramlett ... Brenda (archive footage) (as Susan Lanier)
Tamara Stafford ... Cass
Kevin Spirtas ... Roy (as Kevin Blair)
John Laughlin ... Hulk
Willard E. Pugh ... Foster (as Willard Pugh)
Peter Frechette ... Harry
Colleen Riley Colleen Riley ... Jane
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Sue (as Penny Johnson)
Janus Blythe ... Rachel / Ruby
Lance Gordon ... Mars (archive footage)
Brenda Marinoff Brenda Marinoff ... Katy (archive footage)


A group of bikers, which includes some of the survivors from the original film, embark on a journey by bus to a biker race near the desert of the infamous incidents. However, because of a mistake they are late and decide to take a shortcut through the desert. Halfway through the desert the bus breaks down. While trying to repair the bus, some of the group wander off, and wind up in the traps of the survivors of the mutant family of the first. Then the mutants go after the rest... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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So you think you're lucky to be alive...


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Some of the music cues were previously used in another 80s horror film: Friday the 13th. 'Friday' and The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 were both scored by composer Harry Manfredini. See more »


(at around 43 mins) Pluto is supposed to be holding on to the rope that is dragging behind The Reaper's bike. But, at one point, both of his hands are off the rope, indicating that it's attached to his body and dragging him along. See more »


Harry: [after just dodging and catching a cylinder with spikes sticking out of it] Ha! ha! You missed me! You missed me! Na! na! na! na! na! na!
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Referenced in Hard Rock Zombies (1985) See more »

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What on earth is this?
14 June 1999 | by G.SpiderSee all my reviews

Wes Craven admitted in an interview that he needed to make some cash fast, would have happily 'directed Godzilla in Paris'. So he made a sequel to one of his well-made and enjoyable films.

However, 'Hills Have Eyes 2' is a letdown. It seems to rely heavily on flashbacks to the previous (superior) film and is really nothing more than a 'Friday the 13th' clone. It even has the same composer as the Jason films (Harry Manfredini) so much of the music in 'Hills 2' could make you think you're watching a 'Friday the 13th' sequel. This whole film is just a waste of time. The characters are so obnoxious you don't give a hoot what happens to them, the 'Papa Jupe's brother' business is glaringly contrived and unlikely and to cut a long story short I have trouble believing that this mess was by the same director who brought us the best of the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' films and 'Shocker'.

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Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA) See more »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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