The Hills Run Red (2009) – Average Horror Flick with a hidden message
Category: Horror/ Gore/ Torture
Actors: Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrink, William Sadler, Janet Montgomery, Alex Wyndham
Duration: 82 min
You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
House of Wax (2005), Wrong Turn 2 – Dead End (2007)
Long Story Short: Tyler (Tad Hilgenbrink) wants to unfold the truth about a horror movie called The Hills Run Red, which was supposedly the most violent film ever made. But due to its brutality of serial killer and lead character Baby Face it was quickly pulled from the cinemas and disappeared including the entire film crew during the 80s. Together with the director’s daughter (Sophie Monk), his girlfriend (Janet Montgomery), and his best friend (Alex Wyndham), he travels to the woods where the movie was originally made and discovers the terrible truth.
Review: I have just recently heard about this movie and thought it seemed interesting. The movie starts off pretty creepy and has some decent shock effects, the acting isn’t bad either. But after about 25 minutes it gets a little predictable and people who are familiar with these kind of horror movies should have figured out the concept by then. Then it turns into a weird and perverted torture movie, which didn’t do it for me. Nonetheless I believe that The Hills Run Red – purposely or not – carries the message that the gore genre took over almost the entire horror movie genre. Atmospheric scary movies aren’t considered shocking any more, everyone seems to have the urge to top one another by adding more blood splatter and torture sequences to their movies in order to please the audience. What have we become that we get excited by watching violence in that extent?
If you watch The Hills Run Red don’t turn off when the end credits roll in, because shortly after that there is another scene that holds a tiny twist.