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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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Dave Parker

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David J. Schow (teleplay), John Dombrow (screenplay: original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... 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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Trespassers will be slaughtered...


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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Trivia

Director Dave Parker didn't meet the principal cast members until two days prior to the shooting of the picture. See more »

Crazy Credits

There's a scene during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Manhunt (2003) See more »

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Bubblin' Blood
Written by Dave Grave
Performed by Frankenstein
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What Scream did to slasher movies...
30 May 2009 | by kriglerSee all my reviews

...The Hills Run Red does for torture porn flicks. This horror subgenre has been going downhill for a while now, rapidly losing any kind of semblance of a subtext or deeper meaning and only giving its viewers what a lot of them no doubt crave: meaningless and increasingly graphic gore. That the genre got to the point of self-reflexivity may be a good sign - perhaps the dumb torture porn wave is ready to disappear from the mainstream (though the fact that this film is straight-to-DVD might not get it the recognition it deserves). This is not Haneke territory, though - nor it should be -, nevertheless The Hills Run Red provides a nice sarcastic commentary on the shock- and blood-craze of recent mainstream horror cinema. Its philosophy, albeit none too deep, provides a refreshing change of course from similar films. (And dare I say makes its point just as powerfully as the so-called "auteurs" do with their not much subtler films about violence, who get a nice stab in the movie - not literally, though.) Directing is skillful for the most part, however, the level of acting gradually becomes way over the top and hysterical, which is a shame. I wonder when horror directors learn that this kind of bad stage acting style just kills the atmosphere. Crazy psychos can be much more threatening when they are subdued and quiet. All in all, Hills Run Red is a surprisingly solid horror film with more brain than most flicks in its genre. It is taut and its brevity is welcome as well. My only problem is that the plot twist in the second act is totally spoiled by the preview material. It's a huge shame, because it works tremendously in the film but of course only if one goes in unsuspecting.


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Release Date:

29 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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