Directed by Wes Craven • 1977 • United States
Starring Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, Martin Speer
The lucky ones died first . . . Horror master Wes Craven achieved critical and commercial success with the likes of SCREAM and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET—but for many genre fans, the director’s grindhouse landmark THE HILLS HAVE EYES remains his masterpiece. Taking a detour whilst en route to Los Angeles, the Carter family runs into trouble when their camper van breaks down in the middle of the desert. Stranded, they find themselves at the mercy of a group of monstrous cannibals lurking in the surrounding hills. With their lives under threat, the Carters are forced to fight back by any means necessary. As grueling a viewing experience today as it was upon its initial release, THE HILLS HAVE EYES stands alongside the likes of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE as one of the defining works of 1970s American horror cinema.