I must confess, I wouldn’t be as much of a movie fan as I am now if it weren’t for…
Lock the door. Pretend you're safe.
After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive.
The Strangers at times only barely resembles what you'd call an actual "movie". There are no character arcs, no plot, and no motives to speak of. It almost feels like a documentary at times without actually having that documentary look to it. Sadly, the last few minutes, where it starts getting a little unrealistic, feels out of place and leaves the audience with a somewhat disappointing ending after the nice build-up.
Now, I won't rate the film like I'd usually rate similar films because this slasher flick meets the bare minimum requirements needed to make a feature-length movie, but that somehow doesn't affect my opinion on the movie at all. All I know is the movie was very creepy and atmospheric, hence the four-star rating. Probably one of the scarier horror films to come out in recent years, just because of how simplistic it all was.
I am glad this film's middle part drags and stumbles otherwise I don't think I could have taken it.
The poster sums up everything I find horrific in this film. See, there is one thing that scares me and that is having no control over what is happening to you. Here the Hitchcock approach of showing the danger and keeping the protagonists unaware of it made me squirm in my seat for most of the first act. Being scared by something is always a personal thing, and let's just say I did not feel at ease in my own home while watching it.
I'm glad that the quality of the film dropped in the second act when the plot takes…
Such a creepy game of hide and seek. One of the two movies to actually leave me feeling scared after first seeing it.
One of the more genuinely terrifying films I have watched in sometime, let down only be moments of "the house invaders seem a bit too supernaturally gifted to be human and too cold and disconnected". If that's makes sense... Other than that, this film is very good!
I like that it only follows the couple, and ratchets up the tension through the three home invaders increasingly psychologically torturing the hapless duo.
There are moments of genuine scares, tense nail-biting suspense and flat out creepiness. Well done!
Despite terrible performances from Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, a stupid ending, and a fairly uninteresting plot The Strangers has enough scary moments to almost be worth watching. Almost.
The movie is about a young couple takes a vacation to a remote location where they are terrorized by strangers. Remember how John Carpenter's Halloween was so scary and so chilling to watch, That movie had good characters and it was so creepy, but the Strangers was really slow and really boring and not scary at all.
I watched this movie, "The Strangers" back in June of 2014. People who witness me livechat it would know that I found the movie amazing and quite terrifying, and for some odd reason, I expected other movie-goers, or just people who reviewed the movie to have the same thoughts as I did. I fairly see it's gotten negative reviews because it "smashed every single Cliche known to horror movies", and reading these reviews, I'm actually dumbfounded at how hypocritical people are regarding it, and how much they censure it.
The thing about this movie that got me is that, this actually happens. Yes, it may seem a bit cliche; A remote town home, with a young couple all alone. Yeah…
A home invasion flick involving a young couple staying at a cabin. Supposedly based on a true story, I am curious how much of it was held true. Nothing revolutionary in the home invasion horror sub genre but was fairly entertaining, it just didn't stand out.
This movie sure does have some terrifying knocking
I want my wasted time back.
Illudendosi di terrorizzare, The Strangers è tutto basato sui rumori improvvisi. In realtà quel gran fracasso sono tue palle che si rompono.
Holds up even though I already knew the beats and outcome. Shortcomings were highlighted as well however. If you haven't seen this and you like spooky movies you probably should.
A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.
A standard horror film situation is done with style and some inventive and scary twists.
(Watch out for Gemma Ward as one of the masked strangers!)
Another home invasion thriller, but this one is a little too slick for its own good. Running only 76 minutes, it was still way too long.
Just a tiny bit better than it was worse. Great lossless sound on the Blu-Ray.
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