Im sure guestar57 will love it.
Dach Nednil | Slidell, La USA | 03/28/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A word of advice to all potential buyers. Asylum hasnt made a good movie yet. Read the reviews on here, click on the names and notice what other movies they have reviewed. If you have one guy raving about Asylum movies maybe he doesnt have your best interest at heart because he works for Asylum!"
The Hills Have... Stupidity.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 08/19/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Hillside Cannibals (Leigh Scott, 2006)
As good as The Dark Knight was (see above), Hillside Cannibals is bad. I'm always in the mood for a good Hills Have Eyes ripoff. I love the original as much as I hate the remake. I hated this more than I hate the remake. And that's saying a lot.
If you've seen, or read about, or even heard of, The Hills Have Eyes, you have the basic idea here-- a bunch of young-and-beautifuls, an isolated place, some inbred cave-dwellers, and a confrontation that ends in a great deal of bloodshed. Where Scott tried to take a right turn into originality land was that instead of the focus here being on the young-and-beautifuls, after the initial confrontation, he puts the focus on the cave-dwellers. And I admit that, if such a thing were actually done correctly, this would have been the most brilliant film of its type since Wes Craven's original. The problem is that it's not pulled off correctly. No, not at all.
It's pretty obvious that screenwriter Steve Bevilacqua (responsible for the similarly painful Supercroc) had some very good ideas of where to go here; a language of grunts and gestures that never comes close to being fully realized, internal warfare, that sort of thing. On a theoretical level, it's a fascinating concept, and one I'd really like to see taken to its natural conclusion. Instead, it seems to have been used for cheap thrills. Problem is, it doesn't provide many of those, either. The scenes where the cave-dwellers hunt, torture, or otherwise interact with the "normal" humans are at least kind of halfway watchable, but there are too few of those to carry the whole movie, as short as it is (eighty-two minutes). So much possibility, and none of it realized. (half)