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[[quoteright:354:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hillshaveeyes1977.jpg]]

->''They wanted to see something different, but something different saw them first!''
-->-- '''Trailer for '77 version'''

-> ''The lucky ones die first.''
-->-- '''Tagline to both the original and the remake'''

This article covers both the '77 and '06 version of '''''The Hills Have Eyes'''''.

'77 film made by Creator/WesCraven, '06 by French director Creator/AlexandreAja, who is also responsible for ''Film/HighTension''.

A typical American family is on vacation and, depending on the version, either cut through the desert to save time or for the trip itself. On the way, [[DeadlyRoadTrip they break down thanks to sabotage]] and are stranded in the middle of the desert and are terrorized by a family who are mutated from nuclear fallout by government testing in the area. Though, ironically, they hate the people they rely on to survive, and lecture their victims before killing them about how it's their fault, which is terrifying and sadistic.

It can be seen as a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic statement]] on what people will do to survive and how the family unit can be corrupted, or a hardcore {{Gorn}} flick with some genuinely disturbing images.

The two versions are almost identical, and have both spawned a sequel each... both of which are almost entirely ignored by fans. See {{Sequelitis}} for the reasons.

There is also a GraphicNovel titled ''The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning'', which serves as both a {{Prequel}} and {{Interquel}} for the remakes, describing the origins of the mutants, as well as events taking place between the remake and its sequel.

There is a Ukranian film with [[Film/ChernobylDiaries a similiar plot]].
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!!The films contain examples of:

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:The original 1977 film]]
* AnyoneCanDie: Not even the pets were safe. [[spoiler:The director talked about possibly killing off the baby, only for the crew to threaten to leave if this was done]]
%%* AutoErotica
%%* BaldOfEvil: Pluto
%%* BeardOfEvil: Papa Jupiter
* BigBad: Papa Jupiter and his children. [[spoiler: Ruby does a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Ethel won't stop talking about [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent rattlesnakes]]. [[spoiler: Guess what kills Mars.]]
* DeadlyRoadTrip: The premise.
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Big Bob dies first. Even his son Bobby, who survives, becomes a supporting character. It is the son-in-law, Doug, the bespectacled, physically relatively weaker one who is the real Hero.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Attempted with a noose, only to be foiled and subsequently replaced with a worse death.
* EvilDetectingDog: The two German Shepherds that characters have with them.
* FadeToWhite: [[spoiler:The film fades to ''red'' as Doug violently kills the remaining cannibal]].
* FeudingFamilies: On this side, the civilized family. On this side, the cannibal clan. Winner takes all. Loser is dinner.
* GratuitousRape: A very shoddily done example that could have easily been cut out without changing a thing.
* HandCannon: Big Bob's weapon of choice
* HeroicDog: Beast, one of the German Shepherds.
* HollywoodCB:
-->'''Ethel:''' Testing, testing... Maypole, maypole... This is Mama Bear Carter calling, do any of your bears have your ears up?... Gosh, I can't seem to remember how this works.
-->'''Lynne:''' It's "mayday", mom, not "maypole".
* ImAHumanitarian: ''"I wanna eat the baby!"''
* KickTheDog: Poor Beauty...
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:The villains crucify Big Bob]], and set him on fire.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler: Doug sobs this when he finds his wife's body.]]
* RedRightHand: Papa Jupiter's split nose.
%%* SuperWindowJump
* TakeThat: The torn poster for ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' in the background, essentially the film marking its territory as being scarier than that one. Sam Raimi took some offense to this and featured a similarly torn poster for ''Hills'' in ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'', which began a long running feud between the two directors referencing each other's films.
* TalkingToTheDead: Papa Jupiter talks about how his family will devour the outsiders to [[spoiler:Big Bob's severed head]].
* ThemeNaming: All of the males in the original's cannibal family are named after planets; Ruby, the only female child, is the odd one out [[spoiler:and the one who makes a HeelFaceTurn]].
* TooDumbToLive: The family that gets caught. They are ''warned'' to stay on the main road. What do they do? Go off it almost immediately.
%%* TownWithADarkSecret
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The 1984 sequel]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Happens to Ruby]]. [[spoiler:She dies when she... hits her head on a rock.]]
* {{Flashback}}: Large portions of the film is made out of footage from the original to pad out time. There's even a scene of a ''dog'' getting one, for goodness sakes.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Happens to Ruby]], making the ending of the first something of a ShootTheShaggyDog.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The 2006 remake]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Oddly, the film is a case of both this and AdaptationExpansion. While it adds an extended sequence in a nuclear testing town and adds considerable depth to the characters of the Carter family, it also greatly dials back and [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderizes]] the mutant characters, who barely have any dialogue, and are portrayed almost entirely as soulless monsters, [[spoiler: besides Ruby]]. Also, it reduces the role of Fred, the gas-station man.
* AdaptationNameChange: In the original film, Doug's last name was Wood. In here, it's Bukowski, which is a Polish name which literally means "of the beech [tree]". Thus in a way he is still called "Wood".
* AnyoneCanDie: The promotional comic for the film plays this trope shockingly straight when [[spoiler: Doug, the undisputed walking badass PapaWolf of a man, and his baby both bite the dust. This was most likely done in order to demonstrate how much the new family does not fuck around.]] See below for further complaining on the subject and CanonDiscontinuity for peace of mind.
* AttemptedRape: Subverted, Lizard stops Pluto from raping Brenda [[spoiler:but Lizard goes through with it]]
* AxCrazy: Lizard, Pluto and Papa Jupiter.
* BaldOfEvil: Pluto
* BigBad: Papa Jupiter and his children. [[spoiler: Ruby does a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Apig seen at the gas station at the start of the film. [[spoiler: Ruby switches it with the baby and makes a break for it]]
* CreepyGasStationAttendant: He sends travelers in the direction of the mutants, and in exchange is given any valuables the victims had on them. By the events of the film, years of guilt have caught up with him, and he [[DrivenToSuicide commits suicide]] by blowing his brains out with a shothun in an outhouse.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Literally, in both. And on a Joshua tree, no less.
* DangerTakesABackseat: "Daaaaddy..."
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Doug (And his baby, for that matter)]] in the comic tie-in/prequel. Not perfectly fitting of this trope, but they may as well have killed him off in the opening panels. It's made all the more frustrating to witness when considering the fact that [[spoiler: the last time we saw him, he was practically a death machine who could probably vaporize all of them by simply dropping his pants.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: The mutants, though particularly Pluto are now more monstrous looking.
* GiantMook: Pluto.
* {{Gorn}}
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Granted, because of the fallout there's no choice in the matter.
* KillEmAll: This was the mutants' plan in the original, [[spoiler: in here, it becomes Doug's]].
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Big Bob's fate]], combined with crucifixion.
* {{Mutants}}: In the original film, the mutation of Papa Jupiter and his children is only subtly hinted to be the result of fallout (though casting Michael Berryman as Pluto is a rather... strong hint); in the remake, it's outright stated.
* PapaWolf: Doug
* RedRightHand: Papa Jupiter was going to have a parasitic twin growing from his torso, but it didn't make the final cut.
* TookALevelInBadass: Doug Bukowski, the bespectacled pacifist telecommunications worker who, near the end of the movie, goes on a bloody rampage through the hideout of cannibalistic mutants to save his baby daughter.
* VillainousBreakdown: Pluto suffers this when Lizard avoids him to rape Brenda.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: Big Bob (played by [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Ted Levine]] who is famous for playing tough guys) dies first and without putting up much of a fight.]]
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[[folder:The 2007 sequel]]
* AttemptedRape: In a CallBack to the first movie, Chameleon captures and attempts to rape Missy, but Papa Hades stops him - so he can rape her himself.
** Letch attacks Napoleon and attempts to rape Amber, before being incapacitated by Napoleon stabbing him in the foot. Amber then proceeds to stab him to death a bayonet.
* AxCrazy: Letch, who even kills Dr.Foster with an actual axe at the beginning of the movie. Also Stabber, true to his name.
* BaldOfEvil: Papa Hades, Chameleon, Letch, and Grabber.
* CannibalClan: The mutants.
* ChildByRape: The baby born in the opening scene. Papa Hades' three other sons Chameleon, Letch, and Hansel more than likely are, too.
* DwindlingParty: As the soldiers, and later the mutants get picked off one by one.
* InfantImmortality: Averted in the opening scene.
* NoWomansLand: The Hills are a truly crappy place to be a woman. Presumably this is why there are no female mutants; more than likely they all died from the males' mistreatment, or were killed when the males considered them no longer useful for breeding.
* RapeAsDrama: Missy's brutal rape at the hands of Papa Hades.
* ScreamingBirth: An incredibly graphic and gory example in ''very first scene of the movie'', with an unnamed blonde woman giving birth to Papa Hades' baby. Understandable, as she's naked and tied up to a bed inside a cave, bruised and bloodied from having been imprisoned and beaten for months.
* TheQuietOne: Letch and Stabber never speak at all, and the others only have a small handful of lines (largely consisting of one-word sentences). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as someone who has spent their entire life inside an abandoned mine in the wilderness is obviously not going to be very articulate.
* ShoutOut: Sarge keeps calling the Napoleon, who's a disgrace in his eyes, by the name "[[Film/FullMetalJacket Gomer Pyle]]".
* StalkerWithATestTube: The mutants want to abduct Missy and Amber, the only women in the group, in order to rape and impregnate them and raise their numbers.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Missy and Amber.
* WouldHitAGirl: Even though they desire women for breeding, the mutants have no problem with beating and torturing them, or killing them the second they become displeased with them.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: After the captive woman in the opening scene gives birth to a stillborn baby, an enraged Papa Hades kills her with a rock, evidently concluding that she won't be able to produce any healthy mutant babies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning'']]
* AttemptedRape: A soldier attempts to rape Karen after murdering her son in front of her, but is stopped by one of his superiors. This contributes to her StartOfDarkness.
* BaldWoman: Karen, shortly before her death, due to the effects of radiation poisoning.
* CoitusEnsues: One page depicts a very explicit scene of Karen and Jeb having sex. It turns to be a ploy to persuade him into making a DealWithTheDevil - he will help lure tourists to an isolated dead end road to be killed and eaten by the Hill People, who are desperately in need of food, and in exchange, they will give him their victims' valuables to sell.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Papa Hades ''really'' loved his mother, and deeply mourns her death.
* EyeScream: Karen kills Patrick by stabbing him in the eye before decapitating him and cutting off his hands.
* FetusTerrible / EnfantTerrible: Patrick believes Karen's son Hades is this, and goads the other villagers into driving them out of town.
* InfantImmortality: Averted by the brutal murder off Karen's first son.
* MysticalPregnancy: Somehow, Karen becomes pregnant, despite not having had sex ever since her husband's death two years previously. Everyone, even Karen herself, is mystified by it, though some are suspecious that she isn't telling the truth.
* NuclearNasty: The fallout from the atomic bombs eventually caused many of the original villagers to succumb to radiation poisoning, but not before they gave birth to numerous horribly deformed mutant children.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Papa Hades, who only had a handful of semi-intelligible lines in ''The Hills Have Eyes 2'', is the narrator of the novel, and is shown to be capable of speaking perfectly clear and intelligent English, as are several other mutants.
* StartOfDarkness: The US Army's senseless slaughter of the people of Yuma Flats was this for the survivors. For Karen in particular, it was the murders of her husband and young son.
* TheUnreveal: It's never revealed who Hades' biological father is, or how Karen conceived him in the first place.
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[[quoteright:354:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hillshaveeyes1977.jpg]]

->''They wanted to see something different, but something different saw them first!''
-->-- '''Trailer for '77 version'''

-> ''The lucky ones die first.''
-->-- '''Tagline to both the original and the remake'''

This article covers both the '77 and '06 version of '''''The Hills Have Eyes'''''.

'77 film made by Creator/WesCraven, '06 by French director Creator/AlexandreAja, who is also responsible for ''Film/HighTension''.

A typical American family is on vacation and, depending on the version, either cut through the desert to save time or for the trip itself. On the way, [[DeadlyRoadTrip they break down thanks to sabotage]] and are stranded in the middle of the desert and are terrorized by a family who are mutated from nuclear fallout by government testing in the area. Though, ironically, they hate the people they rely on to survive, and lecture their victims before killing them about how it's their fault, which is terrifying and sadistic.

It can be seen as a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic statement]] on what people will do to survive and how the family unit can be corrupted, or a hardcore {{Gorn}} flick with some genuinely disturbing images.

The two versions are almost identical, and have both spawned a sequel each... both of which are almost entirely ignored by fans. See {{Sequelitis}} for the reasons.

There is also a GraphicNovel titled
''The Hills Have Eyes: Eyes'' may refer to:

*
The Beginning'', which serves as both a {{Prequel}} and {{Interquel}} for the remakes, describing the origins of the mutants, as well as events taking place between the remake and its sequel.

There is a Ukranian film with [[Film/ChernobylDiaries a similiar plot]].
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!!The films contain examples of:

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:The
[[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977 original 1977 film]]
* AnyoneCanDie: Not even the pets were safe. [[spoiler:The director talked about possibly killing off the baby, only for the crew to threaten to leave if this was done]]
%%* AutoErotica
%%* BaldOfEvil: Pluto
%%* BeardOfEvil: Papa Jupiter
* BigBad: Papa Jupiter and his children. [[spoiler: Ruby does a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Ethel won't stop talking about [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent rattlesnakes]]. [[spoiler: Guess what kills Mars.]]
* DeadlyRoadTrip: The premise.
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Big Bob dies first. Even his son Bobby, who survives, becomes a supporting character. It is the son-in-law, Doug, the bespectacled, physically relatively weaker one who is the real Hero.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Attempted with a noose, only to be foiled and subsequently replaced with a worse death.
* EvilDetectingDog: The two German Shepherds that characters have with them.
* FadeToWhite: [[spoiler:The film fades to ''red'' as Doug violently kills the remaining cannibal]].
* FeudingFamilies: On this side, the civilized family. On this side, the cannibal clan. Winner takes all. Loser is dinner.
* GratuitousRape: A very shoddily done example that could have easily been cut out without changing a thing.
* HandCannon: Big Bob's weapon of choice
* HeroicDog: Beast, one of the German Shepherds.
* HollywoodCB:
-->'''Ethel:''' Testing, testing... Maypole, maypole... This is Mama Bear Carter calling, do any of your bears have your ears up?... Gosh, I can't seem to remember how this works.
-->'''Lynne:''' It's "mayday", mom, not "maypole".
* ImAHumanitarian: ''"I wanna eat the baby!"''
* KickTheDog: Poor Beauty...
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:The villains crucify Big Bob]], and set him on fire.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler: Doug sobs this when he finds his wife's body.]]
* RedRightHand: Papa Jupiter's split nose.
%%* SuperWindowJump
* TakeThat: The torn poster for ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' in the background, essentially the film marking its territory as being scarier than that one. Sam Raimi took some offense to this and featured a similarly torn poster for ''Hills'' in ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'', which began a long running feud between the two directors referencing each other's films.
* TalkingToTheDead: Papa Jupiter talks about how his family will devour the outsiders to [[spoiler:Big Bob's severed head]].
* ThemeNaming: All of the males in the original's cannibal family are named after planets; Ruby, the only female child, is the odd one out [[spoiler:and the one who makes a HeelFaceTurn]].
* TooDumbToLive: The family that gets caught. They are ''warned'' to stay on the main road. What do they do? Go off it almost immediately.
%%* TownWithADarkSecret
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The 1984 sequel]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Happens to Ruby]]. [[spoiler:She dies when she... hits her head on a rock.]]
* {{Flashback}}: Large portions of the film is made out of footage from the original to pad out time. There's even a scene of a ''dog'' getting one, for goodness sakes.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Happens to Ruby]], making the ending of the first something of a ShootTheShaggyDog.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The 2006 remake]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Oddly, the film is a case of both this and AdaptationExpansion. While it adds an extended sequence in a nuclear testing town and adds considerable depth to the characters of the Carter family, it also greatly dials back and [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderizes]] the mutant characters, who barely have any dialogue, and are portrayed almost entirely as soulless monsters, [[spoiler: besides Ruby]]. Also, it reduces the role of Fred, the gas-station man.
* AdaptationNameChange: In the original film, Doug's last name was Wood. In here, it's Bukowski, which is a Polish name which literally means "of the beech [tree]". Thus in a way he is still called "Wood".
* AnyoneCanDie: The promotional comic for the film plays this trope shockingly straight when [[spoiler: Doug, the undisputed walking badass PapaWolf of a man, and his baby both bite the dust. This was most likely done in order to demonstrate how much the new family does not fuck around.]] See below for further complaining on the subject and CanonDiscontinuity for peace of mind.
* AttemptedRape: Subverted, Lizard stops Pluto from raping Brenda [[spoiler:but Lizard goes through with it]]
* AxCrazy: Lizard, Pluto and Papa Jupiter.
* BaldOfEvil: Pluto
* BigBad: Papa Jupiter and his children. [[spoiler: Ruby does a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Apig seen at the gas station at the start of the film. [[spoiler: Ruby switches it with the baby and makes a break for it]]
* CreepyGasStationAttendant: He sends travelers in the direction of the mutants, and in exchange is given any valuables the victims had on them. By the events of the film, years of guilt have caught up with him, and he [[DrivenToSuicide commits suicide]] by blowing his brains out with a shothun in an outhouse.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Literally, in both. And on a Joshua tree, no less.
* DangerTakesABackseat: "Daaaaddy..."
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Doug (And his baby, for that matter)]] in the comic tie-in/prequel. Not perfectly fitting of this trope, but they may as well have killed him off in the opening panels. It's made all the more frustrating to witness when considering the fact that [[spoiler: the last time we saw him, he was practically a death machine who could probably vaporize all of them by simply dropping his pants.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: The mutants, though particularly Pluto are now more monstrous looking.
* GiantMook: Pluto.
* {{Gorn}}
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Granted, because of the fallout there's no choice in the matter.
* KillEmAll: This was the mutants' plan in the original, [[spoiler: in here, it becomes Doug's]].
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Big Bob's fate]], combined with crucifixion.
* {{Mutants}}: In the original film, the mutation of Papa Jupiter and his children is only subtly hinted to be the result of fallout (though casting Michael Berryman as Pluto is a rather... strong hint); in the remake, it's outright stated.
* PapaWolf: Doug
* RedRightHand: Papa Jupiter was going to have a parasitic twin growing from his torso, but it didn't make the final cut.
* TookALevelInBadass: Doug Bukowski, the bespectacled pacifist telecommunications worker who, near the end of the movie, goes on a bloody rampage through the hideout of cannibalistic mutants to save his baby daughter.
* VillainousBreakdown: Pluto suffers this when Lizard avoids him to rape Brenda.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: Big Bob (played by [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Ted Levine]] who is famous for playing tough guys) dies first and without putting up much of a fight.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The 2007 sequel]]
* AttemptedRape: In a CallBack to the first movie, Chameleon captures and attempts to rape Missy, but Papa Hades stops him - so he can rape her himself.
** Letch attacks Napoleon and attempts to rape Amber, before being incapacitated by Napoleon stabbing him in the foot. Amber then proceeds to stab him to death a bayonet.
* AxCrazy: Letch, who even kills Dr.Foster with an actual axe at the beginning of the movie. Also Stabber, true to his name.
* BaldOfEvil: Papa Hades, Chameleon, Letch, and Grabber.
* CannibalClan: The mutants.
* ChildByRape: The baby born in the opening scene. Papa Hades' three other sons Chameleon, Letch, and Hansel more than likely are, too.
* DwindlingParty: As the soldiers, and later the mutants get picked off one by one.
* InfantImmortality: Averted in the opening scene.
* NoWomansLand: The Hills are a truly crappy place to be a woman. Presumably this is why there are no female mutants; more than likely they all died from the males' mistreatment, or were killed when the males considered them no longer useful for breeding.
* RapeAsDrama: Missy's brutal rape at the hands of Papa Hades.
* ScreamingBirth: An incredibly graphic and gory example in ''very first scene of the movie'', with an unnamed blonde woman giving birth to Papa Hades' baby. Understandable, as she's naked and tied up to a bed inside a cave, bruised and bloodied from having been imprisoned and beaten for months.
* TheQuietOne: Letch and Stabber never speak at all, and the others only have a small handful of lines (largely consisting of one-word sentences). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as someone who has spent their entire life inside an abandoned mine in the wilderness is obviously not going to be very articulate.
* ShoutOut: Sarge keeps calling the Napoleon, who's a disgrace in his eyes,
film]] by the name "[[Film/FullMetalJacket Gomer Pyle]]".
late Creator/WesCraven.
* StalkerWithATestTube: The mutants want to abduct Missy and Amber, the only women in the group, in order to rape and impregnate them and raise their numbers.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Missy and Amber.
* WouldHitAGirl: Even though they desire women for breeding, the mutants have no problem with beating and torturing them, or killing them the second they become displeased with them.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: After the captive woman in the opening scene gives birth to a stillborn baby, an enraged Papa Hades kills her with a rock, evidently concluding that she won't be able to produce any healthy mutant babies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning'']]
* AttemptedRape: A soldier attempts to rape Karen after murdering her son in front of her, but is stopped
[[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes2006 2006 remake]] by one of his superiors. This contributes to her StartOfDarkness.
* BaldWoman: Karen, shortly before her death, due to the effects of radiation poisoning.
* CoitusEnsues: One page depicts a very explicit scene of Karen and Jeb having sex. It turns to be a ploy to persuade him into making a DealWithTheDevil - he will help lure tourists to an isolated dead end road to be killed and eaten by the Hill People, who are desperately in need of food, and in exchange, they will give him their victims' valuables to sell.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Papa Hades ''really'' loved his mother, and deeply mourns her death.
* EyeScream: Karen kills Patrick by stabbing him in the eye before decapitating him and cutting off his hands.
* FetusTerrible / EnfantTerrible: Patrick believes Karen's son Hades is this, and goads the other villagers into driving them out of town.
* InfantImmortality: Averted by the brutal murder off Karen's first son.
* MysticalPregnancy: Somehow, Karen becomes pregnant, despite not having had sex ever since her husband's death two years previously. Everyone, even Karen herself, is mystified by it, though some are suspecious that she isn't telling the truth.
* NuclearNasty: The fallout from the atomic bombs eventually caused many of the original villagers to succumb to radiation poisoning, but not before they gave birth to numerous horribly deformed mutant children.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Papa Hades, who only had a handful of semi-intelligible lines in ''The Hills Have Eyes 2'', is the narrator of the novel, and is shown to be capable of speaking perfectly clear and intelligent English, as are several other mutants.
* StartOfDarkness: The US Army's senseless slaughter of the people of Yuma Flats was this for the survivors. For Karen in particular, it was the murders of her husband and young son.
* TheUnreveal: It's never revealed who Hades' biological father is, or how Karen conceived him in the first place.
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* EyeScream: Karen kills Patrick by stabbing him in the eye before decapitating him and cutting off his hands.
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* CoitusEnsues: One page depicts a very explicit scene of Karen and Jeb having sex. It turns to be a ploy to persuade him into making a DealWithTheDevil - he will help lure tourists to an isolated dead end road to be killed and eaten by the Hill People, and in exchange, they will give him their victims' valuables to sell.

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* CoitusEnsues: One page depicts a very explicit scene of Karen and Jeb having sex. It turns to be a ploy to persuade him into making a DealWithTheDevil - he will help lure tourists to an isolated dead end road to be killed and eaten by the Hill People, who are desperately in need of food, and in exchange, they will give him their victims' valuables to sell.



* FetusTerrible/EnfantTerrible: Patrick believes Karen's son Hades is this, and goads the other villagers into driving them out of town.

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* FetusTerrible/EnfantTerrible: FetusTerrible / EnfantTerrible: Patrick believes Karen's son Hades is this, and goads the other villagers into driving them out of town.
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[[folder:''The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning'']]
* AttemptedRape: A soldier attempts to rape Karen after murdering her son in front of her, but is stopped by one of his superiors. This contributes to her StartOfDarkness.
* BaldWoman: Karen, shortly before her death, due to the effects of radiation poisoning.
* CoitusEnsues: One page depicts a very explicit scene of Karen and Jeb having sex. It turns to be a ploy to persuade him into making a DealWithTheDevil - he will help lure tourists to an isolated dead end road to be killed and eaten by the Hill People, and in exchange, they will give him their victims' valuables to sell.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Papa Hades ''really'' loved his mother, and deeply mourns her death.
* FetusTerrible/EnfantTerrible: Patrick believes Karen's son Hades is this, and goads the other villagers into driving them out of town.
* InfantImmortality: Averted by the brutal murder off Karen's first son.
* MysticalPregnancy: Somehow, Karen becomes pregnant, despite not having had sex ever since her husband's death two years previously. Everyone, even Karen herself, is mystified by it, though some are suspecious that she isn't telling the truth.
* NuclearNasty: The fallout from the atomic bombs eventually caused many of the original villagers to succumb to radiation poisoning, but not before they gave birth to numerous horribly deformed mutant children.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Papa Hades, who only had a handful of semi-intelligible lines in ''The Hills Have Eyes 2'', is the narrator of the novel, and is shown to be capable of speaking perfectly clear and intelligent English, as are several other mutants.
* StartOfDarkness: The US Army's senseless slaughter of the people of Yuma Flats was this for the survivors. For Karen in particular, it was the murders of her husband and young son.
* TheUnreveal: It's never revealed who Hades' biological father is, or how Karen conceived him in the first place.
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There is also a GraphicNovel titled ''The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning'', which serves as both a {{Prequel}} and {{Interquel}} for the remakes, describing the origins of the mutants, as well as events taking place between the remake and its sequel.
1st Jan '16 12:04:01 AM Garrus9
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* AttemptedRape: The "stopped violently" part of this trope is [[spoiler:acted upon by the rapist on the victim's mother...]] yeah.

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* AttemptedRape: The "stopped violently" part of this trope is [[spoiler:acted upon by the rapist on the victim's mother...]] yeah.Subverted, Lizard stops Pluto from raping Brenda [[spoiler:but Lizard goes through with it]]
1st Sep '15 4:39:12 AM WillBGood
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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:The villains crucify [[spoiler: Big Bob]], and set him on fire.

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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:The villains crucify [[spoiler: Big Bob]], and set him on fire.
1st Sep '15 4:38:57 AM WillBGood
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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:The villains crucify [[spoilerBig Bob]], and set him on fire.

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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:The villains crucify [[spoilerBig [[spoiler: Big Bob]], and set him on fire.
4th Aug '15 12:25:47 PM Pren
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* TakeThat: The torn poster for ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' in the background, essentially the film marking its territory as being scarier than that one. Sam Raimi took some offense to this and featured a similarly torn poster for ''Hills'' in ''Film/TheEvilDead'', which began a long running feud between the two directors referencing each other's films.

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* TakeThat: The torn poster for ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' in the background, essentially the film marking its territory as being scarier than that one. Sam Raimi took some offense to this and featured a similarly torn poster for ''Hills'' in ''Film/TheEvilDead'', ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'', which began a long running feud between the two directors referencing each other's films.
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