The Hills Run Red (2009)★★★☆☆


This movie was just okay. I just saw William Sadler in something else (don’t remember what offhand) and when I saw that he was in this, I figured I’d give it a try. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of this movie until yesterday. I think I was looking around IMDb at other movies and this popped up under one of those “you might also enjoy” headers.

And I guess I enjoyed it. I mean, it was passably entertaining. And reasonably scary. Babyface is a scary killer and some of the torture scenes were definitely terrifying. And the plot was pretty interesting, though I can’t really call it an original.

The acting was pretty subpar, though. I thought that Tad Hilgenbrink (Tyler) was pretty good in Lost Boys: The Thirst. He must have learned a thing or two between this movie and that one because he wasn’t great in this. Neither was Sophie Monk (Alexa). William Sadler did a fine job, and I actually thought Janet Montgomery (Serena) did as well…but most of the movie is spent with Tyler and Alexa, of course.

Oh, and the opening sequence? Definitely definitely not understated in this one. It might have been the most disturbing part of the whole movie, actually. Anyway, this isn’t a terrible movie and will probably keep you entertained if you’re bored and looking for something to watch.