"Wes Craven's classic falls stylistically somewhere between the raw snuff-film feel of his previous, "Last House on the Left," and his later, more refined "A Nightmare on Elm Street." This gives Hills a perfectly appropriate combination of raw grit and stylish direction, resulting in an intense thrill ride that's also a true horror classic."
"Craven's follow-up is far inferior to the original, being more in the vein of the "Friday the 13th" series, complete with a score by that series' composer Harry Manfredini. This one also features the notorious "dog flashback scene.""
"This tv-movie was a.k.a. "The Outpost" and "The Hills Have Eyes, Part 3," though there is no association with the previous films other than the fact that it's produced by Wes Craven (writer-director of the first two) and Peter Locke (producer of the first two). Regardless, this one's almost unwatchable."
"When is Hollywood going to stop pigeonholing Wes Craven to the horror genre??!! Look at how good "Music of the Heart" and "Red Eye" were, and how bad "Cursed" and this film are! Craven (and his son, Jonathan) wrote the screenplay for this remake-to-the-sequel, yet it's still completely boring and uninspired. Still not as bad as "Mind Ripper," though."