Okay, I'll say it ... I haven't seen the original The Hills Have Eyes. Deride my horror hound credentials as you wish.
While this omission may be a terrible sin in the eyes of many, it gave me a chance to view Alexandre Aja's remake without being tainted by my opinions of the original. What I can say is that, on it's own merits, the new Hills Have Eyes is an intense, visceral experience that is hampered by terrible pacing and characters that, while sympathetic, are rather flat and forgettable.(read more...)