The Hills Have Eyes

Critics Consensus

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



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"The Hills Have Eyes" is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic testing zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carters soon realize the seemingly uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a blood-thirsty mutant family. And, they are the prey.

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Emilie De Ravin
as Brenda Carter
Aaron Stanford
as Doug Bukowski
Dan Byrd
as Bobby Carter
Vinessa Shaw
as Lynn Carter Bukowski
Kathleen Quinlan
as Ethel Carter
Ted Levine
as `Big Bob' Carter
Tom Bower
as Gas Station Attendant
Billy Drago
as Papa Jupiter
Robert Joy
as Lizard
Desmond Askew
as Big Brain
Maxime Giffard
as first victim
Judith Jane Vallette
as Small Deformed Child
Adam Perrell
as Small Deformed Child
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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.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer

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