Mutant Eats UK Competition in Horror Shock
The remake of a 1977 Wes Craven slasher frightened off the competition in the UK box office this opening weekend. The Hills Have Eyes, directed by Frenchman Alexandre Aja, raked in £1.1m. The film tells the story of a family who become stranded in the Mexican desert, only to come under attack from a bunch of flesh-eating mutants. The remainder of the box office chart was spread between a selection of crowd-pleasers and Oscar-winning indie films.