THE HILLS HAVE EYES
Posted by Written in Blood
Directed by Alexandre AjaWritten by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur I know that the original 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes is supposed to be one of Wes Cravens best films. To be honest, I was bored with it after thirty minutes. Coming from a horror fan like myself, that’s a bold statement. I remember all my friends in school telling me that I just had to see the movie. So I did, and I didn’t like it. Of course, knowing me the way you do you will clearly understand that I told you all that so that I can tell you all the rest. The remake of The Hills Have Eyes is one kickass motherfucker of a horror film. The story is the same; vacationing family breaks down in the middle of the desert right near where they’ve been doing nuclear testing and are beset upon by a band of inbred mutated hill people that have been watching their every move. Pretty soon there’s blood, guts, knives, bullets, fire and everything in between as the hapless vacationers battle the horrendous hill people. There’s enough ugly in-breds and buckets of blood to make a splatter fan have a gore-gasm in their tighty-whiteys. Director Alexandre Aja directs his first American film after coming off the success of the gory as hell High Tension as if he would never get another chance behind the camera. The Hills Have Eyes is one of the best remakes of a horror film that I’ve seen in a long time. It delivers the nasties with the force of a freight train. Oh yeah, watch out for Robert Joy as one of the Hill people. He’s the guy that plays Sid, the medical examiner on CSI: New York. He has a scene where he bites the head off a parakeet and drains the blood into his mouth. That’s sick and awesome all at the same time.
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About Written in BloodI was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on March 4, 1962. I guess that makes me old, but I certainly don't feel that way. I still play video games and listen to rock and roll music. I love movies, especially horror films. I have a beautiful wife who is my all time best friend. She supports me in everything I do. More importantly, she calls me out on my bullshit. This blog is dedicated to her for everything she's done for me.
Posted on 11/16/2011, in 2000's Horror Films, 3.5 Blood Drop Ratings, Movies and tagged Aaron Stanford, Alexandre Aja, Dustin Hoffman, Hills Have Eyes, Movie, Robert Joy, Straw Dogs, Ted Levine, United States, Wes Craven. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.