Saturday, 4 March 2017

THE HILLS HAVE EYES (2006 - Remake)

The original "Hills Have Eyes" (directed by Wes Craven) from 1977 was an intensely creepy and engrossing affair and i have to say I think this is a worthy remake. Is it as good as the original? Not sure, I can barely remember the original as I watched it so long ago, but its a great film for those that never saw the original and a great re-boot.

This one centres around an extended family travelling across the American desert, when they are 'stopped' dead in their tracks in the middle of nowhere by some mysterious inbred mutated desert folk. Their sudden stop tests the existing tensions within the family while they figure out a way to get out of their predicament. A family divided of course makes an easier target and while the grandfather goes back into town (the nearest settlement with human life and a petrol station) the creepy children of the dirt circle in on the family and one by one commit atrocities on the unsuspecting family.

I found this one to be immensely watchable and genuinely disturbing and from what I remember the gore has been amplified substantially from the original.. While its impossible in my opinion to capture the feeling of those 70's horror flicks this does make up for it in other area's

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