Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes: the classic “well, I guess we’ve all gotta start somewhere” early feature-length.
I applaud the rocky, cannibalistic location this movie is set in, the score is productive sometimes, and I suppose the experience was unintentionally funny, but yeah, this project was definitely filmed during what the cool kids would call “amateur hour.” Atrocious acting, dialogue, shot composing, and continuity plotting; plus, it so shamelessly rips off Texas Chain Saw Massacre to frankly offensive degrees. I’m glad Wes Craven grew out of this phase though because he ended up becoming a spectacular director.
Let’s furthermore acknowledge that the dog, Beast, is ironically the smartest character in the film. Some more steadfast proof that dogs are simply THE BEST.
“The Hills Have Eyes” is now available to stream on Tubi, Vudu, iTunes, Sling TV, and Amazon Prime.