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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.
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…
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.
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!
>making a movie about a home invasion
>having glenn howerton of it's always sunny fame in the cast
>glenn howerton's character dennis in it's always sunny is known for being a sociopath with implied serial killer/rapist tendencies and being overall extremely disturbed
>casting glenn howerton as the brother who's entire character arc is just walking into a house and getting fucking destroyed by a shotgun
>wasting glenn howerton
I WANT TO LIV
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.
Why did I bother?
When I saw The Strangers 8 years ago I hated it. I can't tell you why, it's just the only memory I had from viewing it.
I'm not going to sit here and say it's the best film ever because it has a few flaws...
1) wow what an unlikable couple we have to root for.
On the other hand their drunken attitudes and manners towards each other feel spot on for a couple having a major fight. Frankly, I would have left her ass at the reception.
2) the first act is a god damn slog.
Yeah, I know, character building but as #1 days they aren't likable and this just drags the film on.
3) the final few…
O vácuo de drama bem detalhado do começo é o início da bola de neve de acontecimentos genéricos e sem motivos que seguem e continuam a se mover pela gravidade da tensão sem resposta. Julgar é pra que está por fora.
one of the best home invasion movies out there
you're next did it better
A good first hour is undermined by almost supernatural bad guys and a lack of real tension. Refusal to explain it all a bonus.
Call 911 ffs
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