The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes ★★★

Wasn't sure about it at first. I don't think it finds the right balance between the legitimately thrilling and the ridiculous in the first half. Reminds me of films like Mother's Day or House of 1000 Corpses, it has its niche and its audience, but that's always going to be a turn off for me. But once things get really emotional, you start to feel the tension and sense of hopelessness that I wish to get earlier. For all the depravity and inhumanity on display, it never quite reaches the same depth of human savageness as The Last House on the Left. As unremarkable as it is, it's an entertaining film. But I'd still recommend The Last House on the Left instead, it is better than this in every way.

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