Alexandre Aja directs Aaron Stanford, Emilie de Ravine and Ted Levine in the horror remake where a family is stranded in the desert surrounded by a cannibalistic mutant brood.
One of the better gore remakes… even it does tone down some of the more abrasive agit prop satire of Wes Craven’s Seventies original. Aja (the most consistent survivor of the Splat Pack generation of directors) ratchets up the tension, relishes the mutant monstrosities and delivers plenty of competent shocks. Tomandandy’s score bullies you into submission, Gregory Nicotero’s KNB make-up outfit deserve a Golden Chainsaw for the in-camera FX work. Only a slightly anonymous cast let’s this down.
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