It is two years after the entire Carter family was attacked by mutants living in the hills of the New Mexico desert. Now a group of rookie National Guard must bring supplies to a research facility located near these hills. When they arrive they find the whole camp is deserted and they also receive a fuzzy distress signal from somewhere in the hills. Their leader, Sergeant Jeffrey Millstone (Flex Alexander – Snakes on a Plane, Money Train), decides to go into the hills to investigate the call. Very soon in, as members of the group begin to disappear and die, the young Guards, including PFC Reed (Lee Thompson Young – Akeelah and the Bee, Friday Night Lights), PFC Martinez (Daniella Alonso – from television's One Tree Hill), PFC Johnson (Jessica Stroup – appeared in episodes of Grey's Anatomy and Girlfriends), and PFC Medina (Jacob Vargas – Are We Done Yet?, Bobby), realize they are in a fight for their lives against these bloodthirsty mutants.
The film is exactly what you would expect from a film with this title. It is the fourth 'Hills Have Eyes' film and it follows along the formula of the others with plenty of scares, bodies and blood. Once the fighting and violence between the Guards and the mutants begins it pretty much goes on for the whole film. There is no real story or character development; we are watching only for a body count total. Director Martin Weisz (Rohtenburg) just rushes from one attack/death scene to the next without much thought to anything else. This is his second film about cannibals so he seems to be somewhat of an 'expert' with this subject. Sometimes I found myself bored a bit at the obvious attempts to shock us with unnecessary rape scenes, etc., but if you dig this kind of film then you should be fairly happy.
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-The Hills Have Eyes trailer