This film flat out sucks. I'm sorry to all of you Wes Craven and Hills Have Eyes fans out there, but after the first ten minutes I wanted to yank this garbage out of my VCR and burn it so that no one would have to gaze upon that particular taped minion of evil again. But alas, rental stores get iffy about burning their merchandise. Goons. But back to the matter at hand. The Hills Have Eyes was a real disappointment. It seems to me that when it was made, it was like Wes Craven forgot everything he did with The Last House On The Left, took a bunch of bad drugs, and ran around in a desert after some horrible actors for a while. Now, don't get me wrong, I love crazy cannibal families. I even thought about changing my last name to Sawyer for a while. The Hills Have Eyes just disappointed me, however. There was so much potential there, even if it did seem like a TCM knockoff, it could've worked great almost in an off-beat cannibalistic Road Warrior kind of way because of all the spare military equipment and intended survivalist attitude of the whole production. But, sadly, the film failed in any attempt it seemed to make at living up to the idea. The plot was thin, the acting horrid, and the direction was juvenile. For Craven or Horror completists, I'd say it's worth the price of a (VHS, not DVD if it's even on DVD) rental. About 2 bucks. Apparently this is supposed to be a classic to the genre, but hey, at about 2 bucks to rent it's cheaper than sleeping pills.