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The Hills Run Red (2009)

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A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Monk ... Alexa
Tad Hilgenbrink ... Tyler (as Tad Hilgenbrinck)
William Sadler ... Concannon
Janet Montgomery ... Serina
Alex Wyndham ... Lalo
Ewan Bailey ... Sonny
Danko Jordanov ... Babyface (as Danko Iordanov)
Mike Straub Mike Straub ... Gabe
Hristo Mitzkov Hristo Mitzkov ... Jimbo
Georgi Dimitrov Georgi Dimitrov ... Lance (as Georgi Dimitrov-Bomba)
Ekaterina Temelkova Ekaterina Temelkova ... Sherri
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Babyface actor
Itai Diakov Itai Diakov ... Teen Babyface (as Ithai Dyakov)
Petya Ivanova Petya Ivanova ... Alexa, age 5
Elene Mshvidobadze Elene Mshvidobadze ... Alexa, age 10
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Tyler is obsessed by the horror movie "The Hills Run Red", considered by those that had seen it the scariest movie ever made, with the deranged serial-killer Babyface in the lead role. However, the director Wilson Wyler Concannon and the movie vanished many years ago and there is no available print. His research is affecting his relationship with his girlfriend Serina that is needy and feels neglected. When Tyler discovers that Concannon's daughter Alexa works in a night-club, he decides to meet her and asks about the missing movie. The woman tells that the movie might be in her father's house in the middle of the woods, and Tyler decides to travel to the spot with Alexa, Serina and their friend Lalo. Along their journey, Tyler films and interviews some locals. During the night, they are attacked by the rednecks, but they are saved by Babyface that kills the assaulters and is controlled by Alexa that runs away from him. Tyler, Serina and Lalo get rid off the ropes, but Tyler decides ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Trespassers will be slaughtered...

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and torture, grisly images, sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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2.35 : 1
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The movie theater sequence at the start of the movie was shot on the first day of production. See more »

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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Bubblin' Blood
Written by Dave Grave
Performed by Frankenstein
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I was expecting a little more exploitation, and a lot less CGI.
30 September 2009 | by Strawberry_TyphoonSee all my reviews

The Hills Run Red (2009) After reading several reviews for The Hills Run Red offering high praise, I suppose my hype meter kicked in. I was told that it was gritty, grimy, and uber-violent. Sounds good right?

The story follows Tyler(Tad Hilgenbrink: Amusement) as he develops an obsession with an 80's slasher film called The Hills Run Red. Legend has it, that it was immediately pulled from theaters after it was shown, due to a strong reaction to the violence shown on screen. Since then, all people involved in production have mysteriously disappeared. After some internet browsing, Tyler manages to get a line on the director's daughter, whom is showing off her beautiful natural breasts at a strip club. The plan is, find the daughter, get her to help him find the movie.

The Hills Run Red is one of those films that I realize is a cut above most straight to DVD horror films, and I DID enjoy the film. I guess I just felt a little disappointed. I was expecting a little more exploitation, and a lot less CGI. The kills are inventive, but is almost killed by the CGI work. This is the type of film that you NEED practical effects for.

Acting is good across the board, most notable is Sophie Monk, who plays Alexa. Sophie is a stunning natural beauty. Nothing like seeing some meat on the bones instead of the current skeletal Hollywood trend. The pacing is excellent, the cinematography is top notch.

As I said, it's a great film, and I highly recommend it, I guess I was just expecting something different. I'm going to have to knock it down a point though for the shoddy CGI work. Get a clue up and coming film makers, there is no substitute for well done practical effects. CGI will NEVER replace the rubber suit, and fake blood.

3/5 -napalmfuzz

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