a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
They're already inside
Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise. They're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.
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.....
A very intense horror movie...that is based on a true story. Movie does an excellent job building suspense....all the while staying away from gore....a young John Carpenter would be proud of this movie. A couple who live in a big house in the country get attacked when it gets dark....the pretty much describes the entire movie. The first 10 minutes...which centers around a minor car accident is extremely intense....and reminded me of the scene in Halloween when Michael Meyers escaped from the hospital by jumping on a car. The first hour we do not know who is attacking the house....that makes them even scarier.....and when do figure who is attacking the house it only adds to the intensity of the movie. Movie is from France but it is worth checking out.
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.
For the most part, I most enjoy horror films that are grounded in reality. I usually find naturalistic horror to be much more haunting and atmospheric than supernatural or psychological horror because I think what is plausible is much more terrifying than the alternative. As I've said in other interviews, I am an atheist; I don't believe in spirits or ghouls or demons or possession or the devil, and rarely do I find any of these things to be horrifying. Of my top ten horror films of the 21st century, at least six (though I argue eight) of the films are completely plausible, and the other two are highly metaphoric in nature (so THE OTHERS and IT FOLLOWS get passes).…
What a simple, dark and creepy thriller from Romania. I know this film was based off of true events that happened to some people in Romania. David Moreau and Xavier Palud did a great job with approaching this film in a minimalistic fashion. They didn't bombard the viewer with over the top scare scenes and a high gore content. No, they kept everything in the background and used subtle keys to clue the viewer into certain moments. The couple is stalked by a group of assailants that terrorize them in their home one night. The house is rural and deep within the forest. Small things begin to happen, like knocks on the door and the car's alarm going off. The…
"We just want to play!"
Them is pretty much the foreign equivalent to The Strangers, but it came first and is superior. It's thrilling, creepy and very intense
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Oh god no! Unarmed people!"
-Nobody that has a gun.
And no, this isn't based on anything. Wanna know how I knew before checking the wiki entry?
When people die/vanish the police don't ignore the tunnels right underneath the area/murder scene. This film is absolutely retarded.
Great horror flick based on a true story about crazy kids from bosnia. Its in french but a well done movie. Fun watch!
Very quiet horror movie, well set up. Didn't really like the husband, I thought he was quite useless, but I felt highly invested in the woman's survival. The finale was gruesome and gruelling, and I shuddered at the ending. Well worth it.
Creepy and minimalist. Right off the bat, you have to appreciate a movie that relies on so little for its affect. Light, darkness and creaks -- that's really about it here.
I also love how exactly no explanations are offered as far as Who or Why. There could be no Why in situations like these -- that's the point. Not the scariest movie in the world -- and I don't really like or "get" the prologue murder -- but it's solid and self-contained in a way many horrors sometimes should be. Pretty decent watch.
Kids of anarchy!
This is just superb and deserves way more recognition than it gets. 'Them' genuinely scares me...
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