The Hills Run Red
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When a young slasher movie fan's obsession with finding the complete print of an infamous horror film leads him and his friends to the woods where the picture was shot, they realize too late that filming has never ended -- and that their fate is to become the stars of the next horrifying scene, immortalized on celluloid even after their gruesome deaths, if they don't find a way to survive!]]>
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The film starts with an obsessed horror fan in search of a film called "The hills Run Red" which was banned over 20 years ago due to it's graphic nature. The director and cast were said to have disappeared off the face of the earth leaving only the director's daughter left. So our fanatic finds her working at a local strip club, plenty of rack action in this one, and talks her into helping him document her father's film. Eventually they get into the woods where the film took place and find the killer Babyface, who looks exactly like the killer from Dark Ride, taking the documentary a little off course. The rest is pretty predictable but what horror isn't?
Overall The Hills Run Red was a success for Sid. The acting was descent as was the story, however there was still a nice underlying sense of b which is always a huge plus for us. Certainly it's not the best thing you'll ever see and isn't all that original but it still worked. It's a little more then you're average run of the mill horror which we wouldn't recommend buying but would say it's worth a rental/free view online, or just no pants. As far as what a young Sid would have thought leads to: oh yeah oh yeah. It surely would have been enjoyed for the sheer fact it was horror coupled with plenty of nudity.
The picture delivers as a straight ahead slasher first and foremost, and isn't bogged down with the smug tone that plagues most films with that movie in a movie style. None of the patting themselves on the back. The characters are actually likable and fairly well developed for a movie of this sort, and the killer is really cool and creepy looking and has one of the best designs for his getup of any killer in years. I think baby face looks awesome. And the special effects don't let one down either. There is a bit of the CGI stuff, but the gag kind of called for it on such a low budget film so I give them that.
It is well worth a look for long time slasher fans, and anyone who feels the level of both direct to video pictures and just horror in general isn't where it should be. It's not a classic, but as a good throw in movie for Halloween The Hills Run Red will do nicely. The fake trailer is also very cool. So much so that I do wish they had just made that film instead, but this works too.
The hulking killer who graces the film's promotional art is named Babyface and while he is clearly just another in a long line of visually arresting horror movie villains, that is exactly what he is meant to be. He is the killer of the movie's lost horror masterwork and his cracked porcelain mask and necklace of baby rattles and building blocks are exactly what you would expect from a character in such a film. This does not stop them from looking awesome however and Parker gets the best of both worlds by using the character as the real-world killer too.
The film does have a few problems and it isn't always quite as smart as it would like you to think it is. Though it has a few very cool effects shots and killings it does leave you wanting a little more from the enigmatic Babyface in order to make him a serious threat. It also has a few plot-holes and logic inconsistencies which threaten to pull you out of the action but thankfully this threat is never fully realised and the whole thing moves along so swiftly that any pit-falls are quickly forgotten, especially once William Sadler's insane movie director makes his appearance in the final act.Read more ›
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good hour and a half of craziness. pretty demented film. which is what we are all looking for, no? :)Published 12 hours ago by Mark Troiano
With Scream mixed with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Wrong Turn, 8mm and other backwoods slashers, The Hills Run Red is the horror film that truly redefines the genre. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jamie Moore
Good film ummm the way it was about making a horror film lol...but yeah decent movie & gory.Published 8 months ago by Ariana
Wow I was really surprised by this one. Having seen the cover a dozen times I decided to pass, that is until I found it DAVID SCHOW (Screenwriter of THE CROW) had written the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by PULP reader
Originally written 10-4-10
A movie freak named Tyler(Tad Hilgenbrink) is obsessed with a movie trailer of a film called The Hills Run Red. Read more
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Hey Michael how do you know the movie WAS NOT rated to begin with? Maybe the only version IS the RATED R version! So...
just because a movie is rated R, does NOT mean that there is an UNRATED director's cut floating around somewhere.
Oct 2, 2009 by compsciguy | See all 8 posts
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