The Hills Have Eyes, Part 2

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In part I, the reason Wes Craven's "hills had eyes" was because the cannibals that lived there were lying in wait for their next meal which happened to be a family from Cleveland. In this sequel filmed in 1983, the only survivor of the family is trying to overcome his nightmares (which allow for flashbacks to the first film). Meanwhile, an escapee from the cannibal family is taking some motorcycle racers on a bus ride to a competition when they cross through the same desert locale that she once called home. Sure enough, hunger strikes again. The soft-spoken Craven's sense of humor and perspective has an outlet in one scene when even the dog has flashbacks. This less satisfactory horror film was released almost simultaneously with Craven's hugely popular Nightmare on Elm Street.


Critic Reviews for The Hills Have Eyes, Part 2

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Audience Reviews for The Hills Have Eyes, Part 2

  • Apr 03, 2015
    I swear this music is straight out of the earlier Friday the 13th movies... Either way, if you don't count Mindripper (and you shouldn't), this is the worst of the Hills Have Eyes franchise. Though they do scream a little less, and my ears thank Part II for that.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 21, 2012
    The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 is a poorly constructed horror film that is absolutely pointless. This film lacks anything that made the first film so good. This is one of those films that never should have been made. The film has an uninteresting plot, one that doesn't satisfy. Wes Craven really delivered something original with his original film, but with this one, he misses the mark. The problem with this film is the plot and the poor acting. It's no wonder that Wes Craven disowned this film years later; it's one of his worst along with My Soul to Take. This film fails to build on the success of the first, and it becomes tiresome. The films ends up being without any form of direction or entertaining value and it just ends up being one of those sequels that fails to deliver the entertaining aspects that fans of the first are looking for. I wasn't thrilled with this film, and overall it's a bad film with a poor plot. This is a film that is a poorly constructed film that is all over the pl\ace and you just don't end up being entertained whatsoever by this film. This film was bad and the original film should have been left alone, in my opinion it did not need a sequel. The only thing that this film proves is that some classics don't need a second sequel to cash in on the reputation of the first. Watch the original Craven Cult hit, and avoid this film. This is one of the first bad films by director Wes Craven, and it shows that he didn't put much effort into making a consistent, thrilling and ultimately engaging film. This film fails to deliver in all respects.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2011
    An absolutely pointless sequel to the cult classic.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2009
    Yep... even worse than the first. I just couldn't help but laugh at how lame it was. Maybe (if I were old enough at the time) I should have watched it back then to see what kind of thrill factor it left, but in these days it's just boring and dumb.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer

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