My first introduction to "The Hills Have Eyes" universe was with Aja’s 2006 remake. It was an intense, blood soaked ride, that hit me like a sledgehammer across the face.Fast forward to now... the 30 year horror addict in me always regretted not going back to view Craven’s vision. I was really surprised to see the remake was almost beat for beat what the original was. The only exception, besides budget; Aja’s film dove a little deeper and gave more to the characters and backstory.Craven’s Hills is very “of it’s time”, and stays in line with most of his earlier work. You can easily argue that it hasn’t aged well or maybe it was just intended to be messy. I always felt like Craven’s early work is just him having fun and not really focusing much on giving a shit. That may be a turn off for some, but its given us some pretty wacky exploitation with jarring tonal shifts....Anyways...While I won’t be revisiting this as much as the 2006 version, I still had a fun time. If you are in the mood for some clumsy grindhouse trash Hills is perfectly serviceable. THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) February 19, 2018 On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.