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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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A family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization.


Alexandre Aja


Wes Craven (based upon his film), Alexandre Aja (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxime Giffard Maxime Giffard ... First Victim
Michael Bailey Smith ... Pluto
Tom Bower ... Gas Station Attendant
Ted Levine ... Big Bob
Kathleen Quinlan ... Ethel
Dan Byrd ... Bobby
Emilie de Ravin ... Brenda
Aaron Stanford ... Doug
Vinessa Shaw ... Lynn
Maisie Camilleri Preziosi ... Baby Catherine
Robert Joy ... Lizard
Laura Ortiz ... Ruby
Ezra Buzzington ... Goggle
Billy Drago ... Papa Jupiter
Greg Nicotero ... Cyst


While celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary, a couple are traveling 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 realize they're not alone and the hills indeed do have eyes. Written by ahmetkozan

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Ranked third at the box office during its opening week. See more »


(at around 1h 15 mins) When Doug is in the town in search for Catherine he reaches the house with the machine chugging next to it. Here the sunlight is coming from the right side of the house. In the next shot, the mutant with the neck brace drags a body from in front of the house. Now it can be clearly seen that the sun has moved all the way to the left of the house. See more »


[first lines]
Gas Station Attendant: Ruby, is that you?
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Alternate Versions

US version was heavily edited (31 changes) for violence to secure a R rating. This version was used for international theatrical distribution. Uncut version is available on DVD. See more »


Holiday Rose
Written and Performed by Elaine Suchow
Courtesy of Manhattan Production Music
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A gory killing horror movie about the classic Wes Craven story
9 May 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie begins with a prologue saying: Between 1945 and 1962 the United States conducted 33 atmospheric nuclear tests.Today the government still denies the genetic effects caused by the radioactive fallout.This gore-feast deals about a family in holidays traveling in a caravan.The family is formed by father(Ted Levine),mother(Kathleen Quinlan), daughter(Vanessa Shaw) with her husband(Aaron Stamford)and their baby, and two teens(Dan Byrd,Emilie De Davin). A gas Station attendant(Tom Bower) lead them for driving along a wrong turn throughout the New Mexico desert.But their journey becomes a nightmare for the familiar group pushed by eerie maniacs.Then a cruel band of inbred mutants cannibals attack them.They are taken in the nightmare clutches of homicidal inhabitants desert.A mysterious unseen creatures drag them away and torture,kill and they transform into flesh eating.These brutal people with rare names,Lizard(Robert Joy),Papa Jupiter(Billy Drago) and Big Brain(Desmond Askew)murder and dismember passing travelers.The maniacal assassins slaughter victims and annihilate the family members.

The film packs,tension,suspense,chills,terror,sadism and lot of blood and gore -including impalement,attempted rage,shot in the face,sliced,stabbing- courtesy of Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger.They create a creepy make-up of horrible mutants cannibals.The murders are gruesomely executed and equally as graphic as the original movie.The film is constituted by a well done terror set pieces with creepy and spooky atmosphere.The mutants appearance delivers the goods with hair raising chills and full scares.The story is borrowing from the classic¨Texas chainsaw massacre¨until recent movies like ¨Wrong turn¨and ¨House of 1000 corpses¨and of course¨Wes Craven's The hills have eyes¨. The motion picture is skillfully directed by Alexandre Aja.In spite of seeing a new version,it's certainly one of the most unsettling remakes of the last years. It's recently exhibited the second part directed by Martin Weisz.The film isn't apt for little boys,neither squeamish.

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Release Date:

10 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

CLA Studios, Morocco See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,708,512, 12 March 2006

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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