The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 (1985) – WTF Happened to This Horror Movie?

One of the many horror classics we received from director Wes Craven was the 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes… but when he brought us a sequel the following decade, things didn’t turn out so well. The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 (watch it HERE), released in 1985, has a reputation for being a mess – and is known as “the movie where a dog has a flashback”. To find out what went wrong behind the scenes on this sequel, check out the new episode of WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? in the embed above!

Scripted by Craven, The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 has the following synopsis:

Ignoring the warnings of a survivor of the earlier gruesome ordeal, a group of youngsters set out to take the desert road again. When their bus runs short of gas and they are stranded in the middle of nowhere, the crazed mutants reappear, their blood lust unabated. In the lethal duel that ensues, the lucky ones die first. Until, finally, an injured man and a blind girl are left to face the terrible Reaper – alone.

The film stars Tamara Stafford, Kevin Spirtas, John Bloom, Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, John Laughlin, Willard E. Pugh, Peter Frechette, Penny Johnson, Colleen Riley, and Robert Houston.

This is what the WTF Happened to This Horror Movie series is all about:

Hollywood has had its fair share of historically troubled productions. Whether it was casting changes, actor deaths, fired directors, in-production rewrites, constant delays, budget cuts or studio edits, these films had every intention to be a blockbuster, but were beset with unforeseen disasters. Sometimes huge hits, sometimes box office bombs. Either way, we have to ask: WTF Happened To This Horror Movie?

The The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 episode of WTF Happened to This Horror Movie? was Written by Cody Hamman, Edited by Juan Jimenez, Narrated by Jason Hewlett, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

A couple of the previous episodes of the show can be seen below. To see more, head over to our JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.