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The Hills Have Eyes Movie Review Summary

Actors: Martin Speer, Robert Houston, Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman, James Whitworth, Dee Wallace-Stone

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A family traveling through New Mexico on their way to California gets sent on a dead-end short cut through the desert by a gas station attendant.
The desert was a nuclear testing ground during the fourties and is now home to a race of genetic mutants that prey on the poor souls that happen to pass through.
The family's tires are blown out by spikes and they're stranded with their suburban and camper.
The dad, Bob, walks back to the gas station and his son-in-law, Doug, goes the opposite direction in search of help. Doug finds a dead end and returns to the camper, but Bob, back at the station is abducted by the mutants, tied to a tree near the camper and burned alive.
When Doug, another son, Bobby, and their mother went to help, two mutants storm the camper. They rape one of the daughters, Brenda, and when the other daughter tries to help they kill her and take her baby. When the mother returns to help she is also killed.
The following day, Bobby and Brenda remain at the camper and manage to kill one of the mutants while Doug goes after the ones that took his baby. He finds a village of mutants hidden in the hills. He fights with and kills two of the mutants and sees a girl run away with the baby. He catches her and she gives him the baby, but he's attacked by another mutant. He fights off the mutant and believes he's dead, but   the mutant rises behind him.
The girl tackles the mutant and they tumble off a cliff.
Doug, battered and bloody returns to a relieved Bobby and Brenda who barely survived this terrible ordeal.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson



THE HILLS HAVE EYES is a movie written and directed by Wes Craven in 1977.

The Carter family is heading to California. They get lost in the middle of the desert and have a car accident. They soon discover that they are observed by a semi savage family living in the hills around them. While Bob Carter is trying to find a phone, the rest of the Carters are savagely attacked by Pluto, Jupiter and Fred.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   hunted by inbred rednecks

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Southwest Desert?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes

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