Quick Review: The Hills Run Red is a breath of fresh air amidst the horde of average to bad slasher movies that make it to VOD or DTV.
First, it has an original script, second, the acting is way above average for this kind of movies and third, everything is aptly put together by Director Dave Parker.
All the codes of a slasher movies are being deconstructed in The Hills have Red and, as a result, you won’t see most of the twists and turns coming at you. Of course a few of them are a bit contrived but at the end of the day it will keep you guessing until the end.
Sometimes the movie can get a little bit too self conscious (“nobody cares about that subtextual shit, get to the kill!!” utters one character during the movie) and having characters reacting like “real people” used to watching horror movies is nothing new (Scream and more recently, The Cabin in The Woods are the most famous examples) but the script is still smarter than your average horror movie.
Because the movie is well paced, it’s definitively a fun ride and there is plenty to enjoy for gore and T&A lovers. And let’s not forget the killer, “Babyface”, who is hands down one of the most memorable killer in recent memories (what a great mask!!).
P.S: Don’t stop when the credits roll, you’ll miss one creepy last scene.
My Rating: 6.5/10
Director: Dave Parker