The Hills Have Eyes


1h 30m 1977

Brief Synopsis

A family going to California accidentally goes through an Air Testing range closed to the public. They crash and are stranded in a desert. They are being stalked by a group of people, which have not emerged into modern times.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hills Have Eyes, Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Synopsis

A family traveling to California accidentally drives through an Air Testing range closed to the public. When they crash their car, they're left stranded in the desert, becoming prey for the violent savages who inhabit the area.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hills Have Eyes, Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Quotes

Do you always try to stop trespassers by hanging yourself?
- Big Bob Carter
Baby's fat. You're fat... fat and juicy.
- Mars
That's not my Bob!
- Ethel Carter

Trivia

There is a ripped poster of Jaws (1975) visible. See also: _Evil Dead, The (1982)_ , _Nightmare on Elm Street, A (1984)_ .

Producer Peter Locke has a memorable cameo as Mercury, the imbecile-sounding gang member with the feathered head-dress who is only spotted twice throughout the film, firstly at Fred's garage and secondly communicating with Mars and Pluto using a USAF radio.

The dead dog used as a stand-in for the family's slaughtered Alsatian 'Beauty', widely believed to be a dummy dog, was in fact a real (already dead) dog that director Craven and producer Locke had bought from the county sheriff's department.

When originally submitted to the MPAA, the film was given an X-rating which would have relegated it to the porno circuit and severely hurt the box-office returns. Craven cut the film enough to secure an R rating, and the original director's cut is thought to be no longer in existence.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video August 4, 1988

Released in United States Summer July 22, 1977

Filmmaker Wes Craven marked his feature directorial debut with "The Last House on the Left" (USA/1972).

Released in United States Summer July 22, 1977

Released in United States on Video August 4, 1988