Hills Have Eyes

Synopsis: While celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple are caravanning through the desert with their 3 children, son in law and their baby granddaughter. While the rest of the family agrees there are plenty of better and more appropriate things to do to celebrate an anniversary, they make do with what they have, but things take a turn after a sketchy gas station attendant informs them about a "short cut" that will take them in between a series of hills in the desert. It doesn't take too long before they realise they're not alone and the hills indeed do have eyes.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Alexandre Aja
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  2 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

[Geiger Counter Crackling]

- [Crackling Continues]

- [Breathing Deeply]

Help me! Help me. Help me.






- [Spear Piercing Flesh]

- [Screaming]


My cake is ready.



Time for the show. Everybody on stage.

##[Man Singing Country]

##[Singing Continues]


[Metal Signs Squeaking]

[Pig Snorting]


- Is that you?

- [Woman Panting]

Goddamn it.







If that's you, Jupiter,

I got some buckshot for you.

Ya hear me?

I told you, it's over!

I'm out! Ya hear me?

You're on your own now!



I'm sorry,

I can't do this anymore.

[Woman Panting]


- [Car Horn Honking]

- Huh?



[Horn Honking]


- Ah! It's hot out here.

- Honey, you ought to stay

in the car out of the wind.

- Well, honey, I have to stretch my legs.

- Where the hell is everybody?

- Hello?

- Hey.

- Get up, jackass.

- Bobby!

Oh. Hey.

- Fill her up and check the fluids, my friend.

- Oh, yeah. Right away, sir.

- [Dogs Barking]

- Hey!

- [Woman] Beauty, Beast, stop it!

- Ah! Ah! Damn it!

You okay?

Tell me again why we couldn't fly

like normal people? Oh, that's right.

- They wouldn't let your dad drive the plane.

- Doug, relax, please.

It's their silver anniversary,

and they're so happy you came.

- Your parents can't stand me.

- Nope, you're wrong. They love you.

I could have taken them

on a cruise.

Hey, you know what?

Stop. I never ask you for anything, okay?

Just think how happy you'll be when

Catherine comes along on our 25th, huh?

- Huh?

- [Catherine Cooing]

[Kisses Lips]

- [Catherine Fussing]

- Aw, it's okay.

It's not gonna be

in a f***ing trailer home.

Don't see too many travelers around here.

Where y'all headed?

- San Diego.

- California?

- Uh-huh.

- Sure didn't take the fastest road.

Oh, no. We absolutely

had to see the desert.

- Didn't we, Bob?

- Absolutely.

There ain't nothin'

to see in the desert.


Did you hear that, honey?


Don't you know it's illegal

to smoke around a gas pump?



- [Girl] Come here. Come on.

He's a good little piggy.

- [Pig Snorting]

Little baby piggy.

Little baby piggy.

Hey, Bobby, come over here.

Look at this.

Oh, my God.

That's so random.

You two make a perfect pair.

- [Pig Snorting]

- Hey.

You're sweet.



Hey, what are you doing?

Don't pee there.

What the hell do you care?

Just turn around for a second.

Uh, hello.

Don't you see that?


[Older Woman] She's so uncomfortable

in this heat. I told you to use cloth diapers.

- Mom, the doctor said these were fine.

- Look at those little cheeks.

- I know, sweetheart.

- Yes, she is. It's okay.


I think she's getting hungry again.

[Phone Beeping]

Uh, excuse me. Do you have a phone I can use?

I can't get a signal out here.

No, I don't.

Hey, Bukowski.

Give the cell phone a rest.

Sorry, Bob. Duty calls.

[Woman] Honey, you've been on the phone

since we left, really.

- [Doug] Well, sweetheart,

I've been gone two days.

- [Urinating]

I have to make sure that

my store's not burning to the ground.


Oh, God.


[Insects Buzzing]

Thanks, Brenda.




What the hell, Brenda?

Damn it!

Damn it!

Got it all over my hand.


How far are we from l-88?

- Freaking perv.

- What?

- [Man] You're at least five or six hours.

- You hungry, sweetie?

- [Mom] Why couldn't we

have gone through Santa Fe?

- It's nasty out here.

- Honey, could you put a cork in it for a minute?

- Well, if I do say so myself...

ma'am, your husband here's

quite right.

This is the only southbound road

going to l-88. From there...

you can take the 40 to California,

but it's a long, old drive.

That doesn't bother me a bit.

I like to drive at night.

I used to work the night patrol

for 15 years.

Is that right? You a cop?

- Well, detective.

- Not anymore, thank God.

- I'm starting my own, uh, security firm.

- Uh-huh.

You a cop too, mister?

No. I'm in telecommunications.

I sell cell phones.

- You won't find any customers around here.

- Yeah, no kidding.

- [Man] Everything's fine. Oil's okay.

- [Barking]

- [Woman] Beauty, come back here!

- [Taps Hood]

Hey, buddy.

What do I owe you?

- Uh, $46 even.

- [Barking Continues]

Oh, hey, Bob, here.

Let me take care of that.

I can still afford the gas, Bukowski.

Keep the change, my friend.

That's not what I meant.

- [Man On Radio Chattering]

- [Woman] Beauty?

- Beauty? [Whistles]

- ##[Man Singing Country]


Beauty? Come on, girl.



Beauty? Come on, girl.


- [Clattering]

- Hello?

- Is anyone there?

- [Beauty Barking]


[Barking Continues]


Beauty, what are you doing?


- Can I help you, miss?

- Oh, I'm sorry.

It's just our dog. She just-

She got out, and she won't stay put.

- [Doug] Lynn, we're leaving!

- Come on, girl. Let's go.

- [Horn Honking]

- [Lynn] Bobby, she keeps getting out.

- It's all right. I got her.

- Okay.

Oh, honey? Honey?

Could you, uh, tell him to take it easy?

- The heat's making me nauseous.

- Let's go!

- Do you need something?

- [Horn Honking]

- No, thanks.

- [Chuckles]


Let's go. Let's go. Let's go!


Honey, we're on vacation.


You know, uh...

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Alexandre Aja

Alexandre Aja (born 7 August 1978) is a French film director best known for his work in various horror films. Aja rose to international stardom for his 2003 horror film Haute Tension (known as High Tension in the US and Switchblade Romance in the UK). He has also directed the horror films The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Mirrors (2008), Piranha 3D (2010) and Horns (2013). more…

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