The Hills Have Eyes Reviews
March 17th 2016
I never see the gosh darn original and its sequel ever on television. Well, it appears to be very faithful to the original. There's those awkward scenes which tell you that it's a remake and then enough modern stuff to make it a modern film. Most likely, the whole camper scene is as eerie and violent and graphic as the original, but worse.
I like to compare this remake to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In that case, I have seen the original and the remake. I find the original terrible and the remake a faithful but way less shitty film. Not sure if the sequel to this movie is a remake of the original's sequel. Slasher films get a lot of heat for originality or creativity. The stupidest part about this film is why the townies are so screwed up and 90% of them are murderous, homicidal freaks. Don't know. Again, if I was to take a guess....this film was heavily inspired by The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Another thing to note, is that the remake of TCM was a legit remake, still taking place during the same time frame. This remake is modern. Almost making this more like a reimagining instead.