The Hills Run Red is a low-budget straight-to-DVD horror but it isn't too bad. It is directed by Dave Parker and it stars Sophie Monk and William Sadler (of Roswell fame).
The movie begins with some kid cutting up his own face and sewing on a mask. Then we cut to Tyler(Tad Hilgenbrink) who is a horror movie fan and he has found out about this lost movie called 'The Hills Run Red' which was directed by Wilson Concannon (Sadler) who disappeared after he made it. The movie has disappeared too and it was considered too violent for cinemas when it was released years ago.Tyler finds a trailer for it on the internet and he wants to find out more about it. He ropes in his friend Lalo(Alex Wyndham) and Serina (Janet Montgomery) who is meant to be his girlfriend but she is messing around with Lalo. Tyler finds Concannon's daughter, Alexa(Monk) and he asks her about her dad. It turns out that she is a mess and a drug addict. He helps her kick the habit and then the four of them journey to find out more about the obscure movie.
They visit the various locations of the movie and Alexa fills them in with what she can remember from her childhood. They talk to various people and Tyler puts everything on camera. They set off for the woods where Wyndham's house was and Tyler hopes to find a print of the movie there. Wyndham's house is out in the middle of nowhere. The group are attacked by some locals while they are in the woods and out comes the killer from the movie, Babyface. It turns out that he is real!!! The kids are tied up and Babyface looks at Alexa. She runs and he follows her. The others get free and try to find Alexa. Tyler reaches the house and he looks around. He finds Alexa tied up and he resuces her. Babyface returns and everything goes haywire!I am not going to give away the ending so you will have to watch it to see what happens....
This movie was okay. There were some good scenes and it was enjoyable for a murder-by-numbers movie.There are no surprises here and you should only watch this if you like a gory horror movie with some boobs thrown in..Enjoy the picture of Sophie Monk above.... This movie gets a 5/10.