Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Campy Fun!  Today's film is The Hills Have Eyes.  It starts with an innocent family traveling through the desert on their way to sunny California.  They wind up in uncharted territory in an Air Force testing area/nuclear testing area/Area 51/something like that.  Anyway, it all goes downhill from there.

The bad acting award goes to the mother.  Goodness she was awful.  Also I didn't like Lynne, the mother of the baby Kate.  She was constantly pawning off her baby on the other relatives, and never fed or played with her once.  Then she left her baby in the camper so she could have sex in a station wagon.  Real class act mother right there.  I'm sure we won't miss them when the hillbillies attack them.

There are some very nice explosions in this movie, which I thoroughly enjoyed watching.  Then once the hillbillies kidnap the baby, it becomes all out war between them and the family.  Luckily the family finds a new ally in Ruby, the youngest and only other female hillbilly besides the mother.  She even picks up a rattlesnake and throws it at a guy!

However, don't be expecting a happy ending.  Or a sad ending.  Better yet, don't expect any ending at all.  The film just stops and the credits roll.  It's like they got tired of filming in the hot desert sun and just gave up.  How rude.  I wouldn't want to watch or read anything if it turned out to not have an ending.  I would be so disappo

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