Horror movies you won’t want to watch alone: 26. The Hills Have Eyes
In 2006, a remake of Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes was released, and with it came a story that is both terrifying and complicated. It is nearly impossible to explain this movie without going too deep into detail and giving away a majority of the story.
Not only are there mutant people who have been infected by nuclear radiation, but they are also (for the most part) murderers who have no problem setting traps for people and killing them. And these mutants do not discriminate when it comes to who or what they kill.
After setting a trap for whoever comes their way, these mutants end up basically trapping an entire family on their turf. And while the family splits apart in an effort to get help, it leads to so much tragedy and murder that you won’t know what to think.
Perhaps the worst part of this movie is the murder of one of the family’s dogs. It is definitely the moment that stuck with me. But of course, there was a lot more to this film than a murdered dog. It feels like most of the family ends up dead at the hands of these mutants. And the way the film ends just leaves you with the sense that none of this is over, making it a terrifying watch long after the story is finished.
The Hills Have Eyes may not be for every horror movie watcher, but is definitely one to consider if you are looking for a movie that thinks outside the box for its horror.