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They're already inside
A young couple lead a happy, quiet life in the countryside. But little do they know they're being surrounded. When night falls, the couple will come face to face with THEM. Who are they? What do they want? The answers will take them to the very limits of fear itself."
A 'Choose your own adventure'- sort of review. Please feel free to grab a spare pair of pants on the way in.
You're in bed, alone after a night of watching tv and liking lists on Letterboxd. It's cold and raining outside as you sleep.....
....but you wake up at 03:46am though you're not quite sure why or what interrupted your slumber. Your house is dead silent. Your bedroom stinks of farts and you remind yourself never to eat expired peanuts EVER again......
...then you hear what sounds like a children's toy, a clacker of sorts. From downstairs. From the dark. You're just imagining things. Probably. Watching too many movies can warp fragile minds. The hairs on the back of…
.....creeped me the fuck out.......French bastards.....
I was lead to believe that the film The Strangers was a remake of this film. Apparently it isn't. It's just a ripoff of this film and a poorly made one if you ask me. There's a few major differences in both films that oddly enough were minor in their execution, it's a simple matter of one director mistaking creepiness for fear.
While The Strangers seemed more concerned with making it's villains seem disturbing, directors Xavier Palud and David Moreau seem to understand that the unknown is much more terrifying or unsettling. Having your home invaded by an unknown number of assailants, not knowing who they are or if they're armed and with what, handicaps your options…
I see myself as a very rational person when it comes to fears. I'm not afraid of the dark. I can with ease walk alone through a dark forest or in (most) larger cities after midnight. I haven't locked my door since I moved out on the countryside, I let my kid climb around everywhere, snakes are free to live on my lot and even though I hate some birds (twitchy bastards) and tend to get more and more afraid of heights the older I get, you can't really say I have any phobias.
I'm not saying that I don't have fears though, on the contrary, I've lived with anxiety issues most of my life and has seen and experienced…
The tagline for this film on IMDB and the DVD case reads "The film that terrified Europe has come to America".
I'm just kidding. This film would probably terrify only the most novice of horror watchers. It's pretty typical home invasion stuff, with a weak twist regarding who Them are. Had the build up been a little better the twist might have worked, but it's all pretty average in every way. If you're considering watching this I recommend watching The Last House on the Left remake instead. It's a similar premise and much better in my opinion.
Expected Ils (aka Them) to be better than it eventually was. I've heard lots of good things about how tense and well written it is, but ultimately I found it to be a little bit tedious at times.
I liked the concept, stripping things down to the minimum of basic home invasion movies but way more intense. Unfortunately, something about it just felt unremarkable. But I liked what they were aiming for. Unnerving occasionally, some rather uncomfortable scenes to sit through, and an unsettling idea behind it... Lots of 'un's... it just didn't really have as much impact on me as I was expecting, therefore I found it disappointing.
This French horror film has a young couple who are stalked by a group of murderous children that are out to kill anyone that they see in their sights. It starts out pretty interesting,but ends on a pretty sour note with one of those nihilistic finale that's become too cliché in modern post-2000 horror cinema. Some people here on Letterboxd have compared it to THE STRANGERS,via its similar tone(and semi-similar finale),only that THE STRANGERS is a home invasion film and this one mainly takes place outdoors(ala EDEN LAKE).
Grueling, visceral horror picture, clocking in at a fast, taut 77 minutes. A treat for scary movie fans, this picture was written and directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud, filmmakers who know how to cut and to use sound to generate that unbearably pleasurable suspense that keeps Karolyn and I huddled on the couch in October, the month for things like this. (One of the sounds you'll keep thinking you recognize, but they don't show what it is until the end.) You won't be able to shake this French production, which has a French couple newly moved into a roomy and rambling, crumbling, altogether wonderful old manse in the woods outside Bucharest. The woman is a French teacher at…
Very effective, nerve-jangling hoodie-horror. I would have rated it higher if the shocks hadn't been exactly where I'd expected them to be.
One of the better horror films i have seen in the last couple of years. I thought it would be something like the blair witch project, but im happy it was different and more like a proper film with some great scenes with tension that brought me to the edge of my seat. It builds up very well in a slow and steady pace without rushing things. That really makes you live yourself into it. Although the ending is quite predictable i thought it was very good and unsettling. A pretty good watch.
31 Days of Horror- Film #1
Une histoire vraie de jeunes petits cons qui jouent avec la mort
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
- #3 in Hoop Tober list
- I'm always a bit skeptical when killers toy with their victims in horror movies, at least not until having them definitively cornered. I prefer the scares to be reasonable - noises that come from someone breaking into a house, flashlights shining into the house, shutting the electricity off - those are reasonable and presumably just a byproduct of a sensible home invasion turned killing spree. Turning the TV on and making weird noises in the woods during a chase seem a bit less reasonable. Things like that seem to be there more because it's a horror movie and it's just creepy to do those things. I don't know, maybe it happens…
Them is a taut home invasion film. It does little that hasn't been done before, or since, but presents it with a gritty aesthetic that really heightens the viewing experience.
Clem and Michael are still fairly young in life, late-20s would be my guess. She teaches, he's a writer/pinball player. They live in Middle of Nowhere, France, in an unnecessarily gigantic house. How they got the money for such a property from teaching, I'll never know.
And then they get home invaded.
We see little of the assailants. Instead we see the effects of the assailants--lights cutting off, TVs getting turned on, flashlights bobbing, etc. When we do catch sight of them, it's brief. A foot that lingered a second…
We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…