The Hills Have Eyes

Release Date: February 1st, 2002

DVD Release Date: September 23rd, 2003

R |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

Wes Craven's cult classic about cannibalistic mountain folk on the trail of stranded vacationers in the arid Southwest.

Cast: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, James Whitworth, Virginia Vincent, Russ Grieve, Dee Wallace, Martin Speer, Michael Berryman

Director: Wes Craven

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Blood Relations Co.

Distributors: Image Entertainment Inc., Vestron Video, Anchor Bay Entertainment

Keywords: Escape , Quest , Dark , Pursuit , Family , 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    Despite some admittedly intense sequences and a lean, spare script, The Hills Have Eyes hasn't aged all that well, particularly the business with the cannibals, who are more likely to inspire laughter from modern viewers than anything else. [31 Oct 2003, p.22G]

  • 63
    The Seattle Times

    Back from the time when Scream director Wes Craven still made real horror. A family on vacation with a trailer is irritating enough. But then their ride breaks down in the desert, and there's a clash of family values with a family of inbred cannibals. During the struggle for survival, it gets hard to tell who the real savages are. [27 Oct 2003, p.E1]

  • 63
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    The major saving grace of The Hills Have Eyes is that it’s better acted than probably any other film from Craven’s early period. Because of his emotionally bare nature, Robert Houston’s achingly implosive terror is more complex than your average male lead in a horror film. show more

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