THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 is easily one of the most preposterous sequels in the history of Horror cinema. It seems inconceivable that the same man who had written and directed A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET just a year earlier could have produced such garbage, despite his own claims that the film was made at a point in his life when he needed the money. HILLS 2 takes directly after FRIDAY THE 13TH, pitting a group of idiotic teenagers against the hillside cannibals after they take a detour through the desert on their way to a motorcycle rally. Luckily for them, they are joined by a reformed Ruby and the heroic canine Beast, who had each taken on the demented family eight years earlier. It is absolutely absurd to think that Ruby would allow the group to travel on the same blood-soaked road where her family had killed countless people knowing that more of them could be lurking in the hills. The fact that the motorcycle rally just happened to take place in the same remote location is also completely contrived. It is simply a pathetic way to bring new victims into the desert. Craven brings back Michael Berryman as Pluto, but also introduces a new villain known as The Reaper, who is supposedly Papa Jupiter's older brother (again going against information given to us in the original). The pair tracks down and kills each of the teens in a variety of uninspired (but mildly gory) ways. To fill time, Craven also employs a number of flashback sequences, one of which has gained the film its greatest notoriety. Beast, the Carter family dog, inexplicably has a flashback of his own, where he recalls attacking Pluto from before. THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 is a film that any fan can do without, and a mar on Wes Craven's career.