Hills Run Red

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  1. bloodthrill

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    Saw Train tonite.. some decent grue,abnormally-wooden Thora Birch had her moments,and the ending was pretty cool...but the flick felt truncated.Having seen it,I highly doubt twenty+ minutes were cut. Amazing how this type of information gets around,but can anyone who's seen the NC-17 version comment? Until I get it uncut,I'm not buying.
     
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    I put this on my Netflix after seeing this post last night. Hope it's good!!!
     
  3. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    I join you in that group!! :lol:

    I watched Hills last night after snagging it for $10 at Walmart. Really liked it. It had a few problems, but nothing that kept me from enjoying it. It was brutal as hell and a couple of scenes really got me, including the opening and the tree scene. Worth watching and if an unrated cut ever surfaces on Blu Ray, I'll probably buy it, if I hear it is worth the time. I can't see them having trimmed a lot of gore from this. It is pretty nasty as it stands!
     
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    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    I finally was able to get this from Netflix after over five months of waiting. The Hills Run Red is no masterpiece of horror but it is a lot of fun. Given that director Dave Parker previously helmed the almost unwatchable The Dead Hate the Living!, it's a miracle that this film is as good as it is. It's pretty standard slasher fare but the killer is cool and it's got some nice kills. It's also short and moves along at a quick clip. I still prefer something like Hatchet when it comes to modern day slasher films but Hills gets the job done.
     
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    Count me in as another who liked The Dead Hate the Living. It had a fun and campy vibe. Sure there were horrendous fire effects and other downsides, but any movie that has a close-up of a "FULCI LIVES" bumper sticker gets cool points in my book. I'll check out Hills Run Red when an inevitable unrated version gets released.
     
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    Hated this flick. HATED IT.
     
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    Well i finally saw this last night and like many here its not too bad. Terrible acting from the 3 'movie makers', but Monk as usual does a pretty good job. yes its a paste job of so many other films but its well done in that retro grimey Rob Zombie style.

    BUT!!! 2 Jarring moments spoiled it for me:

    1. When they find the hook used in the tree killing (Fulci's Demonia anyone?) in the forest, its obviously a prop used from the film!!!!! But they are totally underwhelmed about it and apparantly LEAVE IT BEHIND!!!! WTF????

    2 When they are in the house the main actor takes note of a foreign poster of the Hills film!!!! How is that possible when it was only shown 3 times then disappeared????
     
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    Hi everybody,
    I wonder if there have been any further developments with regard to a blu ray release. Anybody heard anything through the grapevine? If so, I won't go so far as to ask if it'll be uncut, but I'd be happy with a solid blu ray copy if I could find one. Thanks in advance for any info :)
     
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    has anybody watched the making of hills run red on the dvd, it's pretty much your standard making of, then they show a gore gag that i definately don't remember from the film, they show babyface chainsaw a guys head in half, fucking grusome with tons of blood shooting out of the seperating face, anyone who has seen the film recently remember that in the movie?
     
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    There were like 40 minutes removed from the film. That must be a scene that was removed.
     
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    40 mins removed surely not?
     
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    Lame torture flick disguised as a slasher movie.
     
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    I thought this movie was pretty good. For a modern day horror they at least created a cool new horror character with Babyface.

    I heard that stuff was trimmed from this as at the time WB were apparently against releasing unrated films on dvd. Never heard that 40mins was cut. That can't be right.
     
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    I actually found this pretty good. First of all, it has a nice plot hook: A young film enthusiast trying to track down an obscure gory horror movie shrouded in mystery. How can you not like that? It has some clever, if not particularly deep, comments on the medium and the genre, with references to such things as "breaking the fourth wall", yet it does so within the context of the movie. Overall, it's a smarter film than Laid to Rest and Hatchet. Now, a thrill ride doesn't have to be clever and self-referential (the latter can take you right out of the movie), but I also felt it had more heart than Laid to Rest - The Hills Run Red, even though it is grounded in post modernity, identifies with the love of early 80's slashers. And while Hatchet features a killer that could totally work in terms of backstory and appearance, the tone of that movie grated on my nerves on my first and only viewing, with some overwrought acting from much of the "victim pool". Maybe I need to rewatch it. The Hills Run Red runs into trouble in its final act: With its commentary on the genre and on film making in general, a traditional horror movie ending is difficult to imagine, but going with a fully self-referential conclusion would lessen the impact of the momentum built up until that point. The movie is closer to the first option, but the ending feels more unresolved than merely open.

    But overall, I enjoyed it. Best moment (spoiler): When Babyface suddenly speaks.
     
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    Just ordered this am hoping for a fun experience, one thing that's bugged me right away though is the DVD cover, it makes it look like its part of the Hills Have Eyes series
     
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    It bugs me that this isn't on Bluray yet.
     
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    I'm going to have to recant my stance on this.

    As a slasher nut, I was so excited for this movie. Plus, I loved Dead Hate The Living, super fun indie zombie flick. Ran out and bought the DVD on the release date, and ended up extremely disappointed. Didn't care for it at all. I hadn't really thought about it since.

    But something compelled me to give it another spin a few nights ago, and I really dug it. I still say they could have stepped it up on the slasher front, but I was prepared for that this time. Going in with such low expectations, I was able to just enjoy it for what it is. It's extremely well-produced and easy to watch, and at only 80 minutes it just flew by. It gave me a major Leatherface: TCM III vibe, a movie I've always enjoyed. But it definitely needed some more characters to pick off, as most of the kills aren't actual characters in the movie, just random people in old clips.

    This time around, I was also able to really enjoy the whole tracking down a lost horror movie / filming locations / actors and crew aspect of it. As horror fans and film collectors, I'm sure we've all been there. Hell, I'm still trying to track down a copy of the Dominick Brascia werewolf slasher Hard Rock Nightmare. Some of us go to conventions where we get to meet the actors from these films. We get all these great extras on the blu-rays where they track down the cast and crew of these old genre films and we get to see what they're up to now. I'm personally a sucker for filming locations and have gone out of my way to visit many. I thought that added a really fun aspect to the film, and there were a lot of charming nods throughout.

    Not a perfect genre film by any means, but a perfectly fine little diversion. There are definite leanings toward the whole "torture porn" craze of the time, but it wasn't as prominent as I remember. It definitely won't take me another five years to revisit this one.


    I'm game for whatever Dave Parker makes next. Looks like he's included in the upcoming Tales Of Halloween anthology, which should be a blast. Great line-up.
     
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    I couldn't get past the first ten minutes of this
     
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    Didn't want to start a new thread, but has anyone seen Dave Parker's latest movie It Watches? I found a used DVD for sale at Family Video tonight for $1.50. Curious to check it out.
     
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    ...and unfortunately, it's terrible in case anyone was wondering. Feels like it was made for nothing in the home of one of the filmmakers. The twist ending is a big middle finger to the audience. Plus, it's just plain boring. Avoid!
     
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