The Hills Have Eyes
Directed by Wes Craven
All right, we all know how I am going to react to this. There is another pretty upsetting rape scene that we have to sit through. Would the movie really be that different if that was taken out? I don't understand why it was necessary. I guess I should just be grateful we didn't have to deal with Last House on the Left.
The Carter family is on a road trip, but their car crashes. Of course, the hills that the Carters are traveling in are infested by cannibalistic rapists. It's Craven subtlety that makes his early horror films so special.
There is nothing clever in this film. It's simply shocking, disturbing act after shocking, disturbing act. Unlike a movie like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I don't feel like there is any real need to see this if you are interested in the evolution of the horror genre. Completely skippable.
Craven considered this to be an homage to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Craven originally wanted the baby to die, but the cast and crew threatened to walk if that happened. Because, you know, that's going too far.