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the hills have eyes

The Hills Have Eyes
Directed by:
Wes Craven
Cast: Maxime Giffard, Michael Bailey Smith, Tom Bowe, Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan

Written by:
Jaysin Champion
AKA Jay Decay

June 13, 2006

Alright I just want to say at first I was really skeptical about watching this movie because I'm a HUGE fan of the original, so much that I have an autographed lithograph of the front cover of the original signed by Michael Berryman himself and a picture of us together, we talked for Hours the two days I talked to him at Hauntcon in the early months of 2005.


With that said I LOVED this movie. Rarely does a remake compare even CLOSE to its prior counterpart and I have to say it blew my mind. Not only is this movie the bloodiest movie I've seen in the theatre to date *I rarely go to the theatre as is* but never have I ever really just been satisfied with such a cliffhanger, the ending leaves lots of questions to be answered but still packs in enough action and violence along with story to make up for the not so pleasing ending. Aaron Stanford plays Doug Bukowski, a chump of a mobile service salesman and I have to say that he pissed me off through the whole movie until he turns himself around and makes himself worthy of his prize, life itself. Although I wanted him to die at the beginning of the movie he really turned himself around and impressed me, and for that I give him supreme credit although his other movies sucked.

Although the entire Carter family in this movie was kind of back and fourth in comparison to the family in the first movie I'd have to say that they really went out and pushed the bar with remaking this movie, the special effects were great, a redneck blows his face off *and it shows it!*, the mutated fiends are awesome and this movie is just an all around great flick. Most of the time I'll say that a remake is a great movie in its own and far apart from the original but I'd go as far as to say that this movie was damn good even in comparison to the original.

If your skeptical about this movie get over it, it's definitely worth watching and drooling over the great kill scenes and beautiful desert scenery.

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