a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
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.....
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.
Eins der vielen Untergenres des Horrorfilms ist der Home-Invasion-Thriller. Wie der Name schon andeutet geht es um das Grauen, das in die eigenen, als sicher empfundenen vier Wände eindringt und mal mit mehr, mal mit weniger nachvollziehbaren Motivationen das Leben der Protagonisten bedroht. Der französische Horrorfilm neueren Datums hat ein Faible für dieses Konstrukt, sind doch gerade die Vertreter der (durchaus fragwürdigen) „New French Extremity“ wie "High Tension", "Inside" oder "Martyrs" zumindest partiell Home-Invasions. Der in Deutschland holprig benannte "Spiel oder stirb" nimmt die funktionaleren Elemente des Subgenres und schustert sie zumindest mit kleineren Überraschungen versehen durchaus spannend zusammen. Löblich ist außerdem, dass er im Gegensatz zu seinen nationalen Verwandten auf übermäßige Gewaltexzesse verzichtet. Gorehounds werden enttäuscht, es gibt keine…
A decent home invasion thriller, Them is another movie that seemed to gain a lot of popularity due to the whole "based on real events" byline. There are moments of tension, to be sure, but too many scenes feel a bit repetitive and drawn out.
Ils (Them) is a tense french home invasion film (shot in Romania) about a young couple that lives a happy life in an isolated house but when night falls, terror begins.
Ils has some disturbing elements and even though we've seen the scenario countless of times before, it's an effective scenario that works (almost) every time because it feels real and genuinely frightening. When I first saw it, almost ten years ago it scared the shit out of me, it's not as shocking the second (or is it the third?) time I watch it but Ils is still a really good movie.
More horror films should be 73 minutes. David Moreau and Xavier Palud's nerve racking home invasion thriller Them kicks off with a brief prologue establishing the threat and ominous omnipresence of its titular antagonists before settling down for a ten minute introduction to the lovely couple we'll be witnessing fighting for their lives. Once the scares kick off, the film doesn't relent or lose steam once until the final frames, by virtue of there simply not being enough time for purposeless fat. Watching Them also raised a question for me: why don't horror films receive more Academy nods for sound design? The lively stereo audio provides fuel for half of the film's scares by way of running footsteps which gain…
Regulera de "terror" de subgénero " gente que se ve acosada por otra gente, se pasa media película escondida y en los 30 últimos minutos pasan cosas como que te hagan cosas a tí, cosas malas, y salgas corriendo como si nada. Cosas!!!"
No se si me cogió de sorpresa ,pero realmente me angustió y me mantuvo tenso durante buen rato. Ya se que películas de de acosados intentando sobrevivir a sus acosadores hay a patadas, pero la fotografía, los espacios y los sonidos perturbadores son elementos suficientes para tener en cuenta esta cinta , que encima se basa en hechos reales. Cuidado con quien decides jugar.
This horror movie builds up tension well thanks to inventive camerawork, and gets the spooky atmosphere just right. Unfortunately, it suffers from implausibility of the situation, and the payoff felt rather weak and not as shocking as intended. It also seemed a bit too short and could use a bit more story development for a full-length feature.
Of all the home invasion movies I've seen, this is my out and out favourite. It sets up the story for about the first half hour, then wham! It racks up the tension and does not let up.
It's wonderfully intense and has a lovely leading lady. What more could you ask?
Don't watch this alone in an empty house in the middle of nowhere late at night during a huge storm. #BetterLivingEverybody
A blend of personal favorites and films that I consider to be the "greatest" (as well as some of my…
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…