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The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)

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A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

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Martin Weisz

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cécile Breccia ... Pregnant Woman
Michael Bailey Smith ... Papa Hades
Archie Kao ... Han
Jay Acovone ... Wilson
Jeff Kober ... Redding
Philip Pavel ... Foster
David Reynolds David Reynolds ... Hansel
Tyrell Kemlo Tyrell Kemlo ... Stabber
Lee Thompson Young ... Delmar
Daniella Alonso ... Missy
Eric Edelstein ... Spitter
Jessica Stroup ... Amber
Joseph Beddelem Joseph Beddelem ... Insurgent
Jacob Vargas ... Crank
Ben Crowley ... Stump
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Storyline

A team of trainees of the National Guard brings supply to the New Mexico Desert for a group of soldiers and scientists that are installing a monitoring system in Sector 16. They do not find anybody in the camp, and they receive a blurred distress signal from the hills. Their sergeant gathers a rescue team, and they are attacked and trapped by deformed cannibals, having to fight to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Last year, the lucky ones died first. On March 23rd, the lucky ones die fast. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for prolonged sequences of strong gruesome horror violence and gore, a rape and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hills Have Eyes 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,686,362, 23 March 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,804,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,466,538
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Wes Craven originally looked at Michael J. Bassett the director of DeathWatch (2002) to take over the directing role, But ultimately chose Martin Weisz after scheduling conflicts with Bassett. See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) After the training exercise, and After-Action Review is held. During the AAR, magazines are still clearly seen in the rifles. The FIRST thing done at the conclusion of a live fire exercise it to lock and clear all weapons. Ammunition is then turned in before troops exit the range - the military keeps extremely tight controls on ammunition in a training environment, and does not give soldiers free reign to simply run about while carrying live ammo. This error is further continued by the fact that they possess live ammo when they arrive at the scientists' camp. See more »

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Title Card: Two years ago an American family crossing the desert took a wrong turn and drove deep into a military area known only as Sector 16. By dawn the next day, half the family had been slaughtered.
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Alternate Versions

The unrated version is almost one minute longer than the theatrical version with mainly extended scenes of graphic violence and gore added. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Youth in Revolt (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hills Have Eyes
Written by William James "Bleu" McCauley III & Taylor Locke (as Taylor Alexander Locke)
Performed by Loudlion
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Acceptable following with the mutants cannibals attacking again
3 February 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Between 1945 and 1962 the United States conducted 33 atmospheric nuclear tests. Today the government still denies the genetic effects caused by the radioactive fallout located in sector 16. A team of soldiers(Jacob Vargas, Daniella Alonso,Jessica Stroup, McMillian, among them) from National Guard carries supply for a scientific group . But a mysterious unseen deformed humans drag away and attack them. The anthropophagous beings murder and dismember the soldiers one by one, having to combat to survive.

This unsettling gore-feast contains thrills, chills horror, grisly murders and lots of guts and gore, including, stabbing, impalement, beheading, among others. The killings are gruesomely committed by the cannibal mutants who hold an eerie make-up by Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger , an excellent craftsmen.The storyline by Wes Craven borrows from the commandos war movies along with the classics¨Texas chainsaw massacre(Hooper)¨, ¨The hills have eyes(Craven)¨until recent films like ¨Wrong turn and House of 1000 corpses¨, and of course the first part directed by Alexander Aja(2006).The creepy maniacal creatures appearance deliver the goods plenty of screams, terror,violence and blood. Atmospheric and suspenseful musical score by Trevor Morris. Colorful cinematography and a little dark during underground scenes by Sam McCurdy. The motion picture is professionally directed by Martin Weisz(Rohtenburg). The tale will like to horror and gore buffs. Rating : acceptable and passable, but isn't apt for squeamish


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