Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer.
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
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
The car crash scene, where the family's car and trailer are sabotaged, took 3 days to film. See more »
(at around 58 mins) Lynn hits Lizard on the left side of his face/head with the skillet. During the next few quick shots, Lizard screams and is pointing the gun at the baby, and there's no blood on the left side of his face. Once Lynn says "no please", the camera view of Lizard from behind Lynn shows blood all over his left cheek. He then reaches out to touch Lynn's face, we see a shot of Lynn's face, then when it cuts back to Lizard the blood on his left cheek is gone. See more »
Okay remake. Given the choice, see the original for real fright.
This remake of the Wes Craven classic is nowhere near as good. Certainly it has some great moments and visual images and the idea of a "modern" family having to fight off a family of savages is a frightening one, but some where along the way it lost its teeth. Certainly the fact that the studio asked that some of the more subversive touches of the original (baby for dinner anyone?) be trimmed doesn't help. It also doesn't help that this film has inspired countless remakes an homages over the last 30 years. Worse, I don't know how many retreads I saw in the last year. Why remake a film if you're going to de-claw it and then take the same path as every other film maker. Its pointless. Worse its about 20 minutes longer than the original film and as a result this film tends to stagger about for a good while before it seems to get its focus. Its not bad, but the remake is better and more out there. Given the choice, see the original.
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