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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxime Giffard ... First Victim
... Pluto
... Gas Station Attendant
... Big Bob
... Ethel
... Bobby
... Brenda
... Doug
... Lynn
... Baby Catherine
... Lizard
... Ruby
... Goggle
... Papa Jupiter
... Cyst
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While celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple are caravanning through the desert with their 3 children, son in law and their baby granddaughter. While the rest of the family agrees there are plenty of better and more appropriate things to do to celebrate an anniversary, they make do with what they have, but things take a turn after a sketchy gas station attendant informs them about a "short cut" that will take them in between a series of hills in the desert. It doesn't take too long before they realise they're not alone and the hills indeed do have eyes. Written by Bianca Hart

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The lucky ones die first. See more »

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Rated R for strong gruesome violence and terror throughout, and for language | See all certifications »

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10 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Despertar del diablo  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,708,512, 12 March 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,778,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,355,813
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Temperatures soared in excess of 120 degrees Fahrenheit on the Moroccan desert set. See more »

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(at around 19 mins) After showing the tires on the truck getting completely punctured and deflating, in the next scene, just prior to hitting the big rock, the truck's tires are clearly still inflated. See more »

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Gas Station Attendant: Ruby, is that you?
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Alexandre Aja will be the next Wes Craven
16 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

A remake it was... yes a remake, and of a classic horror movie too that was good enough as it was, however... in a world of terrible remakes and sequels, this was something that was far from terrible. I would like to say first and foremost, that I was pleased with Aja's first film "High Tension", the man has talent, and he put it to good use here: A gory, insane, slasher type horror thriller that was the opposite of cheesy. It really was creepy, and that is extremely hard to do these days. It had great character structure, you can identify with and care for the people who are going through this hell. Not many horror movies do that, it's not even their job, however, it worked for this film. now that we know the character structure was believable, The story, oh yes, the story itself, which we already seen in the original, was a bit far fetched... but it was interesting and thrilling. In a way, believable, because there wasn't much of anything in the movie happening that one would refer to as bull**** like what tends to happen in most of the rather bad films they make nowadays. Great fight scenes, well choreographed, great realistic, really disturbingly graphic looking gore FX, the acting for both the victims and the killers all done well by these mostly relatively newer, lesser known actors, who all did great jobs at portraying. All that I can say about this film, in my humble opinion is: one of the thrilling, more fun horror films that has came out in the past few years. Right on par with Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this beats the hell out of crap like the Ring, The Grudge, Boogeyman, The Fog and other watered down, pussified horror remakes. If you want scary, than see this film. But I must warn thee: It is definitely not for the faint of heart, so leave the littl eones at home.


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