We Destroy The Family

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The Hills Have Eyes may not be the most famous Wes Craven movie but no one who’s seen it has ever forgotten it…Craven mixes elements of horror (campfire-tale lore, gore and cannibalism) the Western (desert setting, two battling families) and the fear of shattered middle-class safety and looking into an abyss that also looks into you, as felt in Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs and Craven’s own Last House On The Left…and weaves it all into the seemingly simple straightforward story of an average family on the way to California who get stranded in the desert…a lonely desert where a family of modern day savage cannibals prowls for food, swag to steal, and people to torment…The innocent family must fight hard to survive…even if it means resorting to savagery themselves….

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