The Hills Have Eyes
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.
When a film’s credits list the actors by order of appearance and the character at the top of the list is identified only as “first victim,” you know you are in for a blood bath. From start to finish this movie takes its viewers on one of the most unbelievable and unimaginative adventures into the depths of depravity and cannibalism with no justification what-so-ever given in the script.
Questions abound such as why are the mutant family members so consumed with killing and eating everybody they see, when they could merely trade in the valuables of their victims for food with the gas station owner who sends them their prey? And, why hasn’t anyone gone looking for the dozens of missing people that the mutants have killed over the years? The screenplay is almost as full of holes as the people who were shot or hacked to death in this gruesomely awful movie.