Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The hills have eyes (1977)

Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Now to start of of this review i must say i like the remake of this film in the same way i like this film, why i like them is not just because of the violence in both films or the extremely grotesque scenes in the new ones (though not usually my favorites), no it's not just those aspects, it's the fact that this is a more original idea, now if your not familiar with the original film which is the one I'm reviewing today here is the Imdb plot description:

  On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

sounds simple enough though it still works and makes this film all the more creepy. Now the remake (reviewing that tomorrow) the bad character's of the film aren't just savages, they are also inbreeds and victims of nuclear radiation who are quite mad that the people are intruding on they're turf. Now back to this film kind of the same thing only they don't look quite as nasty as the remake but still quite effective seeing as how the lighting they use (which is incredible for films like this) makes the evil character look more menacing like on the poster. Now to finish this off I'm going to say that though the remake is not quite as powerful, it does create it's own style and feel which i like because it doesn't try to be this movie for the most part other then character's, setting, and tone but at the same time make it's own film and so i leave you on a note of happiness that you can enjoy this film and it's remake as much as i do and i bid thee farewell till tomorrow.

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