The Hills Run Red [DVD] 
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Horror from director Dave Parker. A film fanatic desperate to track down an infamous slasher film takes his friends to the backwoods location where the original was shot in order to try to find the missing movie. Little do the young cinephiles know, however, that a new onslaught of real terror is about to be unleashed...
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‘The Hills Run Red’ is hardly a classic, but at least it makes some attempt to be a little bit different. Okay, so the attractive teens go to your average out-of-the-way place and fall foul to... (well, you have to watch the film to find out), but at least the film-makers know the ‘horror conventions’ and do their best to subvert them. The teens are investigating a ‘legendary’ eighties horror film that has somehow got lost among the way, therefore there are plenty of references to horror movies’ conventions and they do manage to break them here and there.
The acting is about what you’d expect from a B-movie and the kills are inventive (although some people might notice the excessive use of CGI here and there) and, as I’ve mentioned, there’s a few little differences that makes this one (at least) worth a watch if you’re into the genre. Yes, it’ll never be in the same league as the original Texas Chainsaw film, but it’ll while away an hour and a quarter if you have time (and teenagers) to kill.
Thankfully within minutes of it opening, and it has a particularly gross opening by the way, I knew I was in good hands! Firstly, it didn't look cheap and the credits were nicely rendered (it's amazing what a difference this can make to first impressions!) and, secondly, the actors could clearly act, which is always a bonus!
The story, such as it is and without giving much away, involves a young man's obsession with a notorious and unavailable slasher movie from the 80's. His quest to find out about him leads him and his small gang of friends to the woods and, as ever, there are very bad things lurking in them thar woods!
What followed was a good old fashioned, unapologetically nasty and creepy horror with more blood and guts than a messy abattoir!
Those who don't appreciate the genre may pick holes in the plot and moan about the general level of unpleasantness on display here but, for the true horror fans, this is what it's all about!
It's a no-brainer to watch, no doubt about it, but that's generally what I want from my horror, I want to see lots of killing and gore and occasionally, just occasionally mind, ask myself WHY I'm enjoying it!
On that front, THRR certainly delivers! The gore hounds among you will be satisfied by this one. It doesn't shy away from what's going on. It also boasts a pretty creepy, iconic-looking bad guy in Babyface who, once upon a time at least, would've surely been fit for a franchise.Read more ›
1 disc. Feature running time: 78 min. Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1. Feature aspect Ratio: 2:40.1 Widescreen.
Region 2. Languages: English, Castilian Spanish, Czech and Hungarian. Subtitles: English, Castilian Spanish, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish and Turkish.
* Commentary by director Dave Parker, writer David J. Schow and Producer Robert Meyer Burnett
* 'It's not real until you shoot it: Making The Hills Run Red': 28:17 min. documentary
The second half of the film, involving all the violent and gore sequences is without doubt the best part in this production. Seems director Dave Parker feels rather more comfortable telling and depicting raw horror scenes than with the rest of the film. After a brief opening sequence showing the origin of the demented killer we find ourselves overwhelmed by a quick succession of nude scenes. No complains about this, but feels a bit strange to me, like having desserts without taking the second course... Then we have some typical clichéd moments, some chatter here, some chatter there... until the action really begins, and from that moment on we are in for a quite disturbing killing spree that recalls me The Texas Chain Saw Massacre at times but with a more gruesome and gory touch. The Hills run red is truly a gore fest.
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ThIs is a real gore fest so if that's your bag then this is the one for you. I find it hard to believe that there are so many idiotic students roaming around in these movies, but... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Dave Burgess
I'm not sure what passes for a b-movie any more, but this film surely has a reasonable budget, actors and reasonable production values - the over production of which is... Read morePublished 3 months ago by mike_review
Horror films can rot your brain!!... Well this film is based on that. Extremely gory, documentary within a film, like so many of these types out there they do not tend to end... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Josie M
Very Similar in Vain to the Cigarette Burns episode of Masters Of Horror.A young Director is on the hunt to find An Infamous Horror movie that had an effect on everyone who was... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mrs. D. Moncrieff
A sick and twisted tale.
only reason this movie gets 4 stars is because it feels rushed , it feels like there should be an extra 15 mins of film. Read more
Not too bad! You have to be a horror film fan to enjoy this one,but it deserves a place in all horror film fans collections! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mr. M. K. Johnson
Been there, seen it. Basic plot. Normal Ending for "gasp" The hill runs red 2.Published 9 months ago by Terry