The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Horror auteur Wes Craven followed his threadbare but horrifically compelling cult classic Last House on the Left with this wonderfully demented morality fable about a bloody war of attrition between two extremely different families. The… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 22, 1977
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2003
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A satisfying piece of pulp.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Beware! 70s horror film is ultra violent.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Even a dog has his day, and among the few tolerable features helmed by Craven is this early cult item.

Derek Adams
Time Out

A heady mix of ironic allegory and seat-edge tension.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

As disgusting as the movie is, the ride is never dull, but there's no need to take on the film to begin with unless there's something a little off inside your head.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

As a mirror to the low-fi, sci-fi hero journey of Star Wars, however, The Hills Have Eyes is the far less damaging to its respective genre.

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TV Guide

One of the prime examples of the what was so fascinating about American horror films in the 1970s.

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Christopher Null

Craven paints an interesting and uniquely bloody study of how 'normal' people will descend to the lowest depths in order to save themselves, but you'll have to suffer through a lot of tedium to get there.

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Craven's latent sick streak gets a major workout here, and the rudest shocks seem to center around the "good" family's parental figures.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A cheap rip-off of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with villains who are disgusting perverts that you want to see dead and main characters who act really stupid… More
Chris Weber
I'll just say right from the start that I am (somewhat) inflating my grade here. I know this film isn't that great, but there's enough stuff here… More
Cory Taylor
Normally it would be considered treason to remake a 70's "classic" from Wes Craven. In the case of 'The Hills Have Eyes' though, the… More
Alex roy
Wes Craven's 1977 film The Hill's Have Eyes is one of the most depraved and jaw dropping films in the horror genre. Wes Craven directs this awesome… More
Kevin Cookman
Wes Craven's cult classic reeks of lost potential, and it's due to one factor: the actors are unable to sell the gut-wrenching, truly dreadful… More
Christopher Heim
More like "The Hills Have Idiots". This movie is pretty much Wes Craven ripping off "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", except ineptly executed.… More