The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes

Wes Craven (1977)

X Certificate


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Drawing inspiration from the myth of Sawney Bean and his Scottish cannibal clan, director Wes Craven here crafted the best of his early low-budget horror epics. Brutal desert dwellers lay murderous siege to stranded innocent campers in the Scream maestro's exploration of depravity and the survival instinct. Using mirror images of two families at the opposing extremes of humanity, Craven's sharp sense of suspense and his willingness to take shock images to their limits carry a potent charge. The introduction of the extraordinary-looking Michael Berryman to the roster of unpleasant characters only adds extra punch to the charnel-house terror invoked.


Stranded motorists find themselves at the mercy of a group of inbred cannibals and regress into savagery as they fight back. Grisly and notorious horror from Wes Craven, starring Susan Lanier, Robert Houston and Dee Wallace, with Michael Berryman as the eldest son of the mutated tribe.

Cast & Crew

Brenda Carter Susan Lanier
Bobby Carter Robert Houston
Doug Wood Martin Speer
Big Bob Carter Russ Grieve
Lynne Wood Dee Wallace Stone
Ethel Carter Virginia Vincent
Jupiter James Whitworth
Pluto Michael Berryman
Fred John Steadman
Ruby Janus Blythe
Mars Lance Gordon
Mercury Peter Locke
Mama Cordy Clark
Director Wes Craven
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: New Realm EntertainmentsGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray