30 September, 2014

Quick Movie Review

Posted by Socrates in movie reviews, movies, Socrates at 4:11 pm | Permanent Link

The Hills Have Eyes (Horror; 2006; Unrated Version; starring Kathleen Quinlan and Aaron Stanford; directed by Alexandre Aja).

A vacationing family, stranded in the New Mexico desert, is preyed upon by human mutants. The movie is gory and disturbing, but nonetheless it works. The extremely barren landscape adds a sense of surrealism and hopelessness to the film. I give this movie 8 out of a possible 10 points. For a horror flick, it’s pretty good. (Not to be confused with the low-budget 1977 version of The Hills Have Eyes).

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  7. 7 Responses to “Quick Movie Review”

    1. fd Says:

      Sounds good. It gets cold in the desert. Evolution is known to drive in the fast lane when it gets on edge.

    2. Tim McGreen Says:

      Not a big horror movie fan, but I did like George Romero’s 1979 classic Dawn of the Dead. Notice how the victims in those kinds of movies are almost always young, attractive White girls. I suspect the directors are somehow trying to “get back” at all the girls who turned them down for dates in high school.

    3. fd Says:

      Teenager slasher films burst on the scene in the late 1970s and continued to be wildly popular into the 1990s and beyond. I believe these films are a reflection of the massive, nightmarish divorce rate that spread across the country. Good looking White girls lashing out at society. Maybe they will come to our side in the near future.

      Freddy’s children

    4. zoomcopter Says:

      Worth a look-see.

    5. Walter Says:

      I seen this movie and have to say that movies that show rape are personally something I can’t stomach because some things are too much for me to bear. That’s just me someone else might like that kind of stuff but for me it’s too much for me to watch two white women get raped by miners turned into mutants by nuclear fallout.

    6. Howdy Doody Says:

      Hollywood, with a White government of Straight White men not sociopathic whore criminals their film’s would be used against them in trial’s for the damage they have willfully committed. Oh, they wink at each other over all the inside joke’s goy’s don’t see to get.

    7. Mel Brooks Says:

      Don’t know about this flick, but the original “The Hills Have Eyes” was one of the few horror films that scared me so positively shitless I jumped out of my seat and looked all over the house for anything to calm me down. I’m glad I was visiting my Gran (and her supply of good bourbon and sleeping pills) at the time and saw it on cable TV, rather than a movie theater. Truly a terrifying flick.

      Low-budget original? Those are usually the best horror films. “Night of the Living Dead” was shot on a shoestring budget, too.