The Hills Have Eyes (1977) – Rating, Synopsis, Review

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) - Rating, Synopsis, Review

The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 English language horror movie directed by Wes Craven. The Movie is Produced by Peter Locke under Blood Relations Company Productions. When we consider the Casting of this movie, the lead roles are played by Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman, while the supporting cast includes Dee Wallace. Coming to the Important Crew: Music is composed by Don Peake, while Wes Craven has provided the screenplay.

  • Release Date:  1977
  • Genre:  Bumpkin & Redneck
  • Cast and crew: John Steadman, Janus Blythe, Peter Locke, Russ Grieve, Virginia Vincent, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Dee Wallace, Brenda Marinoff, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, James Whitworth, Michael Berryman, Lance Gordon, Cordy Clark, Flora
  • Director:  Wes Craven
  • Screenwriter:  Wes Craven

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)Rating:

  • Dylan = 9 / 10;
  • Raoul = 6 / 10;
  • Andrew = 8 / 10;
  • IMDb = 6.4 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 6.7 / 10;

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) Synopsis:

A family traveling in camper-van across California find themselves stuck in the middle of deserted hills populated by hostile savages.


The original Hills Have Eyes is a good horror film, but one that looks very old for the modern viewer. I made the mistake of watching Aja’s remake before this one. PLEASE DON’T do the same mistake or you will find it difficult to enjoy the original (the plot is really the same). It then makes it a bit awkward for me to comment on this movie, which I guess was great back in the 1970s, with inventive characters, great action scenes, and a really innovative plot. But I personally found it a bit slow, with not much happening at the time. It appears pretty weak in comparison with both the remake and other similar movies from the same period, for example, Texas Chain Saw. Recommended to horror fans that want to know their classics or to anyone that hasn’t seen Aja’s remake.

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