The Hills Have Eyes
This DVD, which incidentally is an unrated version, is simply the most horrific, frightening, bizarre film I have ever witnessed. Now please do not take that statement lightly. While the horror genre has never been my staple, cult classics have always rated high on my list of must-see movies. And I can recall a couple scary movies that not only had gory moments, but featured uncontrolled atmospheric suspense. The type of suspense that starts with the opening credits and stays with you the entire 90 minutes. The first Halloween movie comes to mind. (And it really didn't have that much blood in it.) Dawn of the Dead is another creep feature that takes a few days to get over. And the first Alien movie, which felt like you were there on the spaceship with the crew. (And the creature.)
Well this 2006 re-make of Wes Cravens' 1977 original, (which I have not seen) feels bad from the beginning and continues downhill from there. I think for the vast majority of the population, this movie is far too intense and violent to be even considered. And even I had to stop the player a couple of times, and take a break. But for those jaded members of society, who can keep pace with the emotional demands of an extreme, yet ultimately brilliant horror movie - this is a must see.
(Just don't watch it in the dark.)