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National Guard soldiers stop at a New Mexican outpost only to find the isolated camp mysteriously deserted. Little do they know that these are the very hills that the ill-fated Carter family once visited, and that a tribe of cannibalistic mutants lies in wait.
For die-hard horror fans, The Hills Have Eyes 2 is a knock-off remake/sequel that delivers a few queasy thrills. While it represents a minor improvement over the 1985 sequel to Wes Craven's 1977 original (you know, the one with the notorious "canine flashback"), it's yet another cookie-cutter exercise in death by stupidity, focusing its Aliens-in-the-desert plot on a scrappy, ill-tempered unit of National Guard soldiers who've been sent to investigate the first remake's hellish aftermath in the bomb-tested wastelands of Nevada. (Like its far-superior 2006 predecessor, this sequel was shot on location in Morocco.) Unfortunately these bickering recruits are an embarrassment to their inauthentic-looking uniforms, and their reckless inexperience (not to mention a tired, uninspired screenplay by Craven and his son Jonathan) makes them easy targets for the ravenous, irradiated mutants who dwell within a treacherous network of tunnels and caves. As the generically! good-looking cast is reduced to a few terrorized survivors (which somehow doesn't stop costars Jessica Stroup and Daniella Alonso from looking like fashion models), music-video director Martin Weisz switches to auto-pilot in his dubious feature debut, serving up a basically plotless succession of grisly makeup FX by Howard Berger and his crack team of gore-mongers. The gross-out factor is sufficiently amusing (including one soldier pulled through a hole with one leg in the totally wrong direction), but even devoted horror connoisseurs will have to admit this is pretty lame stuff. --Jeff Shannon
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This movie is a continuation of sorts of the first remade Hills Have Eyes except this time it's National Guardsman who cross the desert mutants path and pay the price for it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cyril J. Martinez
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|why the take off the slipcover||
The slipcover really adds nothing overall...
If you really want to then I suppose you could just go take one from Best Buy or something but I don't see why. It's just filler.
Aug 8, 2007 by Arg! | See all 2 posts
|what is so different about the unrated version....||
I agree, 9 times out of 10 the re-release of a re-release that was just released 2 months ago that costs $30 but the original release is now down to $10 is never any better than the original release. Who cares what the guy that cleaned the dressing room of the co-co-co-star found in the room... Read More
Aug 1, 2007 by Matthew J. Brown | See all 2 posts