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The Hills Have Eyes
The lucky ones die first.
A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
As I was watching this for the second time, I realized why I like this movie so. In many ways it feels like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, my favourite pure horror film of all time. The whole lost in the wild, being picked off by a grotesque, whack-job family is very reminiscent of Chainsaw and Aja pulls it off quite well here.
The protagonist family is very good; the personalities and relationships are varied and you get to know them well in the relatively short time they are all on screen together. While none of them are truly amazing in their roles, they are more than adequate to keep me invested and the interplay between them makes them seem even…
Probably one of the very few horror remakes that surpass the original.
Monsieur Aja is one sick bastard.
One of the better remakes of the last decade, this has a slow start but it kicks off nicely once the action begins. Gory and kinda gross, I liked it.
One of the best and most underrated horror films of the 00's.
Oh the gore.
This film is not for the faint of heart, that's for sure. It's disturbing, it's chilling, it's upsetting, it's great!
The Carter's seem like your typical American family going on what seems to be their last big family vacation. They take a detour through the desert on their way to California which ends up being the biggest mistake of their lives. They set off a trap, crash their car/trailer and start getting attacked and stalked by crazy hill people who are deformed as a result of radiation exposure. You find out a lot about this family in such a short time and it's upsetting when they get attacked but it's really awesome and gratifying to watch them fight back, dog included.
A great modern horror film. If you don't mind massive amounts of blood, I say give this film a try.
Definitivamente Uno de mis géneros favoritos del terror. ''Turistas Siendo asesinados''
Una familia que va en un remolque a california, debe pasar por un desierto, pero al pararse en una gasolinera, el dueño de ésta les da indicaciones para una especie de ''Atajo'', ellos deciden entrar a esa carretera, sin saber que será la peor decisión de sus vidas.
Eh visto muchas películas como éstas, y según leí una vez esto es un remake, Y ni idea acerca de la original pero ésta es ARRECHISIMA. El gore, las actuaciones, la tensión, Los creepys asesinos, y la trama más creepy aún. Si eres de esos que les gustan esas películas Sangrientas, ésta está hecha para tí.
Nota Mental: Cancela cualquier viaje a los Médanos.
A couple changes to the template. Namely, the order in which the family is killed, which ties into the shitty political motivator - the mutants are betrayed by their own Republican government; a Democrat without any need for guns leads the victims to their ultimate survival; the gun toting parents are the first to die. Aja has such technical skill and no purposeful means to deploy it.
"One of the most exhilarating, intense, and engrossing Hollywood shockers ever made." Stars the tech from "Nikita". The director of "High Tension" returns with an epic remake. Up there with "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Evil Dead".
Disturbing and better than the original, but it lacks some of the quality horror elements found in Alexandre Aja's High Tension.
Didn't think this would be much cop, but I was suprised by it - it wasn't half bad. Teenagers get attacked in the desert by mutated peeps who lived near a nuclear test area. Some good gore in it, a couple of annoying actors, but yeah - I quite enjoyed it.
Bloody and violent. Great remake.
I've seen this movie maybe a half dozen times and it never fails to shock. In my opinion it is much better than the original (which isn't very good) in every which way. Better acting, better effects, better make-up, better directing, better music, better cinematography, better dttory, better everything.
Aja is one of modern days best horror directors. His remake of The Hills Have Eyes is endlessly watchable, even though it is disturbing as hell. Rape, murder, death, gore, revenge, a message, and tension pumped up to the nines.
Forget any other movie where The Hills Have Eyes features in the title. This is the definitive film in regards to all four films in the original or remake series. And boy o boy is it gory.
It'll thrill you, it'll scare you, it'll entertain you. And if you watch it again it'll do it all again.
The first of Alexandre Acha's string of dissapointments after 'Haute Tension'. Such a good material turn into a Hollywood Horror Cliché. Don't even get me started on the cast and make-up effects.
I've got to say I think Alexandre Aja's remake of "The Hills Have Eyes" is fantastic. The central theme connected with America's past nuclear testing program is strong, the acting is good and some character development works well, and the horror is taken very seriously and builds up with a great atmosphere that is genuinely disturbing rather than coming across as an immature attempt to shock.
My full review is here:
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