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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Writer/director Wes Craven and producer Peter Locke Rating:7.5/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on September 1st, 2015:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Wes Craven and producer Locke convene for a very fond look back at the making of "Hills." A movie that resonates, especially when considering the recording of this commentary, shortly after the events of September 11th. The "fear of the outsider" is explored, as Wes imparts many of the philosophical aspects behind, at face value, an exploitative "siege" picture. Their rapport is great, and the track receives a fair share of humor from both. That's not to diminish the sheer amount of production information that is peppered throughout. The trials of filming in the Mojave desert, working with canines (as well as actors young and veteran), and exploring many of the tricks behind creating a "Horror" classic on a rather spare budget. I'm always taken by the ease with which Craven can discuss his films, and yet, deliver a few non sequitors that reveal the true "prankster" under the professorial veneer. There is a comfort in knowing that there are over 20 commentaries that Craven has contributed to his films (and television work). I frequently return to tracks like this one, to learn from, and enjoy the company of a "Master of Horror." 8/10