The Hills Have Eyes ★★★★

Thanks, Criterion Channel! Grimy as hell, sun drenched in a terrifying way, and one of those practical effects probably had a really grim backstory. The grandfather’s casual racism stands out early (I went back, and yep, he used that word) — I wonder if Craven meant that to be yet another reason why the family was dislikable? It sure worked if so, and goes nicely with the blind assumption that a little prayer solves all woes.