- The Hills Have Eyes III
The Hills Have Eyes III Directed by Joe Gayton Produced by Jonathan Craven
Written by Jonathan Craven
Starring Lance Henriksen
Music by Don Peake Cinematography Eric Saarinen Editing by Harry Hitner Release date(s) 1995 Running time 108 minutes Language English
Although it is marketed in some areas as a sequel to the original The Hills Have Eyes and The Hills Have Eyes II, no actors, characters, or scenarios link it to those films. Its only connection is producer Wes Craven, who wrote and directed the other two films. (His son, Jonathan Craven, is credited as a writer.)
Set in a remote desert location, government scientists perform reanimation experiments in an underground nuclear facility. The goal is to create a superhuman. Their first subject, "Thor," is a specimen from a suicide found in the desert. In the attempts to bring Thor back, an uncontrollable creature is unleashed.
The movie begins with the family unit of Stockton (Lance Henriksen), daughter Wendy (Natasha Gregson Wagner), and son Scott (Giovanni Ribisi), preparing for a visit to the desert. Stockton is a former participating scientist of the experiments. Upon arrival, Stockton finds the current scientists still continuing with their work. Thor is awakened, and the facility goes into lockdown status. Trapped inside as prey for their creation, the scientists and Stockton's family must defeat Thor or escape from an impenetrable post. As they are picked off by Thor's hunger for a chemical derived from human brains, their means of survival diminishes.
Thor, like the mutants from The Hills Have Eyes, is a result of science gone wrong. However, unlike the other mutants from the series, he was created through reanimation experiments performed on a suicide victim, rather than radiation exposure. Thor is a cannibal, though his hunger appears to derive from a necessity to ingest a certain chemical found in the human brain. Thor also deals with issues of parentage, reproduction, remnants from his former life, and his mentality that had driven him to suicide.
- Lance Henriksen as Stockton
- Claire Stansfield as Joanne
- John Diehl as Alex
- Natasha Gregson Wagner as Wendy Stockton
- Gregory Sporleder as Rob
- Giovanni Ribisi as Scott Stockton
- Dan Blom as Thor
- Adam Solomon as Mark
- John Apicella as Larry
- Peter Shepherd as Frank
- "Mammals", Lucifer Wong (Wong Music/BMI)
- "Blacknailed Fingers", Terrordactyl (Hatchet Blade/BMI)
- "Back Down", Charley Horse (Hatchet Blade/BMI)
- "Bandit Swings", Terrordactyl (Hatchet Blade/BMI)
- "Bodies Piled Up", Charley Horse (Hatchet Blade/BMI)
- All Music property of (Hellnote Recordings)
The Hills Have Eyes series Films Characters Related
- The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning (Graphic novel)
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