I woke up around 5:00am this morning and couldn't fall back asleep... so I popped in "The Hills Have Eyes"... I bought it for $5 at the movie store about a month back.
I gotta give it a 9/10.
The director of this movie (whoever he/she is) knows how to make a horror movie effective. In the beginning of the film, we are presented with a large extended family on a road trip. All of these characters are very likable, even the dad who is a bit of a jerk. We're given about a half hour to get to know them and follow them on their journey... all the while getting clues that something is not quite right.
Then comes the inevitable scene where the nice family becomes aware of the enemies, the "no turning back scene". I watched this 20 minute scene literally slack-jawed the entire time. Gruesome, horrible, thrilling. You have to care about the characters to care when they die. And these characters really, really
If you like horror films, I would whole-heartedly recommend this one.