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Wes Craven United States, 1977

Ricky Robertson Jr.'s rating of the film The Hills Have Eyes

I always thought of Wes Craven as the light and fun master of horror, so I was surprised to find that this is one of the most brutal, no holds-barred horror movies of the 70's. What really sets it apart is the horror relating to the loss of family. It really gets to you seeing these characters agonize over the loss of their loved ones in unexpected and unimaginable ways for almost the entire running time.