The Hills Have Eyes (remake)

1137-poster
release date March 10 2006
studio Fox Searchlight
director Alex Aja
writer Alex Aja, Gregory Levasseur
starring Ezra Buzzington, Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Ted Levine, Vinessa Shaw, Emilie de Ravin
rating
R
site www2.foxsearchlight.com/thehillshaveeyes
trailer 1 Trailer #1

Synopsis

A new take on Wes Craven’s 1977 film of the same name, 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 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.

Official Review

When I saw High Tension at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2003, I boldly stated that director Alexandre Aja was the savior of the slasher sub-genre. Cut to 3 years later, every filmmaker is trying to top one another in the shock department. Since the success of Saw, torture is audience’s favorite flavor of the moment. We’ve seen Rob Zombie kick our asses with The Devil’s Rejects, Eli Roth gross us out with Hostel and let’s not forget the unflinching brutality of Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek. There seems to be very few uncharted areas a filmmaker can go when it comes to shocking the audience anymore. Aja definitely needed to prove that High Tension wasn’t a fluke. Remaking the Wes Craven classic, The Hills Have Eyes only adds to the pressure and skepticism that horror fans will no doubt have. …Read More

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