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The Hills Run Red
The Hills Run Red
Actors: Sophie Monk, William Sadler
Director: Dave Parker
R     2009     1hr 21min

You heard the story. The one about the goriest, bloodiest splatter flick ever, the one made in the ?80s but mysteriously lost. Flash forward to now: Young cinema buffs search for the secret location where the movie was sho...  more »


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Actors: Sophie Monk, William Sadler
Director: Dave Parker
Creators: John Carchietta, David J. Schow
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/29/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 21min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, Portuguese
Subtitles: English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Jasmine K. (jazztastic) from SCRANTON, PA
Reviewed on 3/23/2010...
So I finally got around to watching this movie and I have to say it was pretty decent. The ending was so-so and kind of leave things open for a sequel, but overall, it was a nice little horror film. Lots of blood and gore with some nudity and sex thrown in for good measure. If you have a queasy stomach/weak constitution, you may not be able to handle this. It does remind me a bit of Blair Witch, but with a lot more going on. Definitely give this one a chance.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 2/15/2010...
This movie is a thriller for all!
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Stephen W. (thegreatest) from PORT HURON, MI
Reviewed on 10/9/2009...
A great little horror flick that was a straight to dvd title! The premise is a little similiar to Blair Witch, but it is not a bad movie. Worth checking out for horror and gore fans! Also contains some sex scenes, so kids shouldn't see this movie.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Horror Nerd | 10/03/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I like slashers a great deal. As a horror fan I have seen tons of them. However I dislike wink wink nudge nudge type horror set ups in the style of scream. So I was a little unsure how I would feel about The Hills run red. It isn't a perfect film but I must say the level of effort that went into the acting, direction and writing put the film over the top, and won me over even if I don't like the self aware angle that the film uses.

The picture delivers as a straight ahead slasher first and foremost, and isn't bogged down with the smug tone that plagues most films with that movie in a movie style. None of the patting themselves on the back. The characters are actually likable and fairly well developed for a movie of this sort, and the killer is really cool and creepy looking and has one of the best designs for his getup of any killer in years. I think baby face looks awesome. And the special effects don't let one down either. There is a bit of the CGI stuff, but the gag kind of called for it on such a low budget film so I give them that.

It is well worth a look for long time slasher fans, and anyone who feels the level of both direct to video pictures and just horror in general isn't where it should be. It's not a classic, but as a good throw in movie for Halloween The Hills Run Red will do nicely. The fake trailer is also very cool. So much so that I do wish they had just made that film instead, but this works too."
That is one ugly baby
Sid the Elf | North Pole | 10/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As October nears the need for horror is an absolute must to bring in the Halloween season. Not sure if we were in the mood for an actual good horror or a laughable b horror is what brought us to this evenings feature The Hills Run Red. Judging by the cover you have a pretty creepy looking axe wielding maniac on the loose which is usually enough to get the green light, even though most covers are always way better then the film itself. Luckily it turned out to be pretty enjoyable with some b tendencies.

The film starts with an obsessed horror fan in search of a film called "The hills Run Red" which was banned over 20 years ago due to it's graphic nature. The director and cast were said to have disappeared off the face of the earth leaving only the director's daughter left. So our fanatic finds her working at a local strip club, plenty of rack action in this one, and talks her into helping him document her father's film. Eventually they get into the woods where the film took place and find the killer Babyface, who looks exactly like the killer from Dark Ride, taking the documentary a little off course. The rest is pretty predictable but what horror isn't?

Overall The Hills Run Red was a success for Sid. The acting was descent as was the story, however there was still a nice underlying sense of b which is always a huge plus for us. Certainly it's not the best thing you'll ever see and isn't all that original but it still worked. It's a little more then you're average run of the mill horror which we wouldn't recommend buying but would say it's worth a rental/free view online, or just no pants. As far as what a young Sid would have thought leads to: oh yeah oh yeah. It surely would have been enjoyed for the sheer fact it was horror coupled with plenty of nudity."
A pretty decent homage to the 80's Slasher flick
Otis Driftwood | Chicago, IL | 10/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Let's face it, there is no such thing as originality in the Horror genre anymore. Every horror movie steals a little from here and a little from there, but that can be said about numerous other genres as well. Nonetheless, with the countless amount of remakes and sequels being made nowadays it is refreshing to see someone take a stab (no pun intended) at their own character at least. All that aside, I was extremely reluctant to see this movie based on the cover alone. It looks like a photoshop job was done to throw a pic of the killer on the cover and replace "Have Eyes" with "Run Red." But I needed a horror fix and decided that I might as well give it a shot. Much to my surprise, this is a decent little horror flick. It follows the typical horror outline: Teens venture into the woods looking for something, killer finds teens, the chase begins... But it's all done pretty well. There is a few twists in the movie to keep you on your toes,(although one is pretty obvious from the beginning,) and I really liked the ending as well. The acting isnt all that great, but it isn't subpar either. There is a good amount of gore as well as a good amount of T&A. I went into this movie expecting complete garbage, and was pleasantly surprised when the movie ended. Overall, I would give the Hills Run Red 3 and a half stars, it's a nice little tribute to the good old days of slasher movies."