The bloodiness of The hills have eyes was typical of a film competing against classics like Texas chainsaw massacre. When I think of that [chainsaw] movie and the similarity it has with the HEAVY METAL band W.A.S.P., I'm revved for delving into claim to fame stories about the GLAM METAL band to see what links between Blackie Lawless and Chainsaws I might find. Perhaps I'll write about it in this blog. I had to insert the DVD for The hills have eyes one last time because I wasn't sure if I had skipped a special feature—the trailer ads—as I did indeed skip that with the other two DVDs. I always watch the special features for films I enjoy.
So, I pop in the disc and discover there is no trailer. I'm convinced that I previewed a TV ad when it was released. Unfortunately, I have bad short term memory. I visit imdb.com to watch the trailer there, but ze QuickTime trailer, she is not available. If I could just watch the trailer once, I could verify whether or not Kathleen Quinlan might've been a factor in my decision to see it, but I heard a positive review for the 'unrated' film on a podcast called Scene unseen. Kathleen Quinlan was in American Graffiti, a film I will definately watch again for her scenes. Recent films with Kathleen are Apollo 13 which I've seen, Independence Day, and that's it. There's more in her filmography, but nothing I've heard of, or with name actors in them. Since she seems to be having such streaks of unknown films, I wonder if her abject death scene has any influence on the films she gets. I've heard actors abhor death scenes, but never understood why.