The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 exploitation film made by Wes Craven. Inspired by the story of the Sawney Bean Clan.


The poster

The MPAA requested cuts to various violent scenes in order to achieve an R rating.

The following are a list of scenes with cuts:

  • A scene where Fred is beaten to death by Jupiter was cut down a lot.
  • A scene where Mars and Pluto kidnap the baby was also cut down.
  • Originally while eating Big Bob's arm, Jupiter thrust it into Big Bob's face and stick its finger into Bob's eye. More of this scene was also cut down.
  • Scene where Katie hits Jupiter in back with ax.

The deleted footage has since become lost.


The IMDB page on the more recent edits.

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