Talk:The Hills Have Eyes (1977 film)

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Loose Sequel?[edit]

I have some problems with the following:

The film is considered by many horror film fans and Wes Craven fans to be a loose sequel to Craven's earlier film Last House on the Left; both films feature upper-middle-class nuclear families as protagonists, with the antagonists being "corrupt" versions of the traditional family. Both films' conflicts center around a clashing of the two families, centered around rape and murder, with the nuclear family striking back in bloody and primal fashion to overcome their corrupt counterparts.

Yes there are some similarities, but that does not mean that the film is a "sequel" to TLHOTL. The story of TLHOTL closely follows that of The Virgin Spring. And this page claims that THHE was based on a Scottish legend. So they are two very different films with different sources but with some key elements in common (something not unknown amongst films by the same director). This does not make one a sequel to the other. You would never say that Scorsese's Taxi Driver was a sequel to Mean Streets, and by this logic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre could also be named as something this might be a sequel to, and clearly that is not the case.

Furthermore, who are the fans who believe this? Almost sounds like weasel wording. Asa01 02:40, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

DVD commentary from Craven notes[edit]

Some people think that Papa Jupiter's peculiar physical traits are a result of his parents being exposed to radiation fallout from testing in the Nevada desert, but on a recent DVD commentary Craven denies such a contrual. If Papa Jupiter was born in 1929 or 1939, then there would have been no nuclear testing present.

12:20, 8 December 2006 (UTC)Enda80

The text reads like stream of consciousness. It needs a lot of re-write. I'll try to get to it later.~~L.[edit]

Please help. Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 07:30, 7 March 2007 (UTC).

Fair use rationale for Image:Hills have eyes poster.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 22:58, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Lynn vs. Lynne[edit]

I changed every occurrence of "Lynn" to "Lynne" because that's how IMDB credited the character played by Dee Wallace. Feel free to change it back if it's actually spelled as Lynn. There are far greater problems with the synopsis but I haven't seen the movie so someone else will have to make those changes. - (talk) 17:49, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Check Hyperlinks[edit]

Links to actor's are not correct e.g. "Jupiter" James Whitworth links to poet who would have been six during the filming of this movie. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:27, 8 April 2012 (UTC)


This article is too short and is missing important citations for its information. The production section is way too short and needs to be expanded in more detail than what it currently has, with information on the film's development, writing, and filming added to the article. The reception section also needs to be expanded with more reviews from notable critics added to the article. All of these changes and additions need to occur in order for this article to meet Wikipiedia's standards of a well developed and properly referenced article.--Paleface Jack (talk) 18:11, 28 October 2015 (UTC)