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March 26th, 2007 at 6:08 pm

Then and Now: The Hills Have Eyes Posters

in: Horror

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) Vs. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

The Hills Have Eyes Poster (2006)The Hills Have Eyes Poster (1977)

n the newer poster we have the creepy image of a woman who is being held down by an unseen assailant. In the older poster we have a bald guy. Oh how much movie posters have changed.

Honestly, the older poster is pretty cheesy and follows the convention of showing “the monster”. I don’t think that was ever a very effective style and you don’t see much of that anymore. What you generally get nowadays is a shot of the victim, or part of her (and it generally is a “her”). Sometimes you get a hint of “the monster”, perhaps a tool he uses, or, in this case, a hand. But never a full blown picture of his face.

The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 (1985) Vs. The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)

The Hills Have Eyes 2 PosterThe Hills Have Eyes Part 2 Poster (1985)

And here we see pretty much the same difference. In the poster for The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 the bald guy is joined by grimacing red guy. In the poster for the latest film we have a victim in a bag being dragged through a desert.

I think I prefer the posters for the new films. A lot.

By the way, The Hills Have Eyes 2 is not a remake of The Hills Have Eyes Part 2. But it is still fun comparing their posters.

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