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Faster paced for today's audiences, this Hills remake ratchets up the gore for the hardcore horror fans, but will turn away casual audiences. Read critic reviews

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A family road trip takes a terrifying turn when the travelers become stranded in a barren atomic zone established by the U.S. government. However, the unlucky travelers discover to their horror that the wasteland is far from uninhabited, A band of bloodthirsty mutants prowls the area, and there is nothing they like better than fresh meat.

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Aaron Stanford
Doug Bukowski
Vinessa Shaw
Lynn Carter Bukowski
Emilie de Ravin
Brenda Carter
Dan Byrd
Bobby Carter
Tom Bower
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Billy Drago
Papa Jupiter
Ted Levine
Big Bob Carter
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Maxime Alexandre
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Mark Bennett
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Joseph C. Nemec III
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Critic Reviews for The Hills Have Eyes

All Critics (142) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (74) | Rotten (68)

  • Like Craven's original, Aja's version gets the job done - it makes your stomach turn, puts you on edge, and gives you a horror-movie ride.

    March 24, 2007
  • It's just nasty.

    March 20, 2006
  • What's fundamentally missing is the anarchic, irrational unpredictability that made the original so terrifying.

    March 20, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • If these hills only had eyes, it would be one thing but parents should know that they also have mutants wielding pickaxes which results in a disturbingly graphic movie not suitable for sensitive audiences of any age or species.

    March 11, 2006 | Rating: C
  • ... Aja and his gorehound ilk are making movies that simply wallow in state-of-the-art displays of torture, sadism and sexual humiliation.

    March 10, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • ... a brilliantly reimagined version of Wes Craven's 1977 micro-budget horror classic ...

    March 10, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hills Have Eyes

  • Aug 09, 2016
    Just shows how much farther horror films have come recently. This film was considered decent at the time of its release, and though it has an interesting setup, it's badly flawed.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2015
    It started off like it was going to surprise us but a few poor jumps later it turns into a gory action film that was just weird and never offers anything new or memorable.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2015
    One of the best horror remakes to come out in this most recent trend. Rather than ignoring its source material, or taking the other extreme of drearily rehashing it scene for scene, Aja and Levasseur's The Hills Have Eyes simply expands and improves upon the original.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 09, 2013
    Ugly, brutal, unforgiving and unpredictable, this remake doesn't offer much novelty to Craven's subversive 70's horror flick, other than some fantastic effects, brutal violence and incredible desperate setting. It carries a very grindhouse feel through and through that is lacking on some recent horror movies, not afraid to take things to the next level and torture the audience while at it. It's a shame that the mutant clan doesn't have much exposition. Some of the dynamics presented are well-realised but they're never explored in depth. If they would, the final showdown between the two families would have a whole different impact.
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