Films: The Hills Have Eyes (1977), The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 (1984)
Alias: Papa Jupiter, the Reaper, Mama, Pluto, Mars, Mercury
Height/Weight: That of average humans.
Summary: Road trips should be character-building and fun. They shouldn't have deranged cannibalistic lunatics stalking you at every turn. But sadly, the Nevada deserts are home to a very VERY bad family of them.
History: Papa Jupiter was deranged from the start. After killing his mother via childbirth, he slaughtered his family's livestock and killed his nicer sister in a fire. His enraged father soon beat him with a tire iron and left him to die in the Nevada desert. But Jupiter survived, and soon started a cannibalistic family with drunkard Mama. His children were the mentally immature Mercury, the bald man child Pluto, and the animalistic Mars. Oh, and Jupiter had a brother known only as "the Reaper". Together, this family would find and terrorize anyone unfortunate enough to get stuck next to their domain.
Notable Kills: One of their victims is crucified and burned.
Final Fate: Mercury is sent off a cliff by Beast, a German Shepard particularly furious about the death of his mate, Beauty (get it?). Pluto gets his throat torn out by the same dog, Jupiter gets hacked in the back by an axe, and Mars gets bitten by a rattlesnake before being stabbed repeatedly. In the sequel that no one asked for, an inexplicably alive Pluto gets shoved off a cliff by Beast while the Reaper falls down a mineshaft after barely surviving an explosion.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 3.5-It's nice that we have ourselves a tight-knit family, but man, are these guys crazy or what? Most are horribly misshapen, and their ways of killing are vicious. It's nice to see them all perish horribly.
Trivia: -Jupiter and his family was inspired by Alexander "Sawney" Bean and his family of 48. This man and his family terrorized Scotland between the 13th and 16th century, killing and eating over 1,000 people before all of them were executed.
-The much-maligned sequel literally has no reason to exist. Aside from continuity errors, Wes Craven admits to making it solely for the money, and even then the budget got cut.